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by Rip Tanion
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:19 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A different kind of zooming hypercomic: The Formalist
Replies: 12
Views: 13944

BuckBeaver wrote:I hadn't seen this until today, very nice Merlin.
My first time, as well. Quantum physics meets comics. My head is spinning...like that cube from "The Corbomite Maneuver". Wow.

If you had unlimited bandwith, and infinite time (and eternal patience) to work on it, that thing could go on forever.
by Rip Tanion
Tue Feb 01, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: Scott v. Bear
Replies: 23
Views: 42714

Bear beats Scott.. Rock beats bear? Good one, Greg. Of course, it would have to be a pretty big rock. Scott inks paper? (Which actually suggests a "What Else Does Scott Understand?" illustration of a hardcore rapper named MC Loud) Which, of course, means now you have to do that! Don't forget to giv...
by Rip Tanion
Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:09 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A Flash question - vector vs pixel
Replies: 8
Views: 10389

collegepros wrote:vector =)
Thanks, but could you elaborate a little on why, please, mebbee, perhaps?
by Rip Tanion
Sun Jan 30, 2005 8:07 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Image file-size
Replies: 13
Views: 16229

Personally, I'm still on dial-up. I think something like half the British home internet users still are (broadband was slow arriving here thanks to British Telecom's foot-dragging). Hey, there's a lot of foot dragging here in the good old USA, too. I live on the edge of New York City, and I had bee...
by Rip Tanion
Sun Jan 30, 2005 7:23 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: Scott v. Bear
Replies: 23
Views: 42714

Gee, I'd put the Bear in a landslide. Bear beats Scott, then eats Scott. No contest. Something's fishy. Of course, the voting system is faulty. Nothing to stop someone from voting over and over again. I just voted for the Bear ten times in a row...and I don't even live in Chicago (I live in Bronx Co...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Jan 27, 2005 6:37 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A Flash question - vector vs pixel
Replies: 8
Views: 10389

This reply will be really of no help, but my gut tells me vector color will be slightly smaller. Yeah, initially my gut told me the same thing, but I began thinking that might not necessarily be the case. Things ain't always quite what they seem in this topsy-turvey web world. So, will the black & ...
by Rip Tanion
Thu Jan 27, 2005 12:08 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: A Flash question - vector vs pixel
Replies: 8
Views: 10389

A Flash question - vector vs pixel

I'm thinking of making a Flash version of a comic that I posted up a year ago . I plan to add some visual F/X and the like. In order to do this, I'm going to split it into two plates or layers; a B&W layer, and a color one underneath. My question is this. While I plan to use a bitmap image for the B...
by Rip Tanion
Tue Jan 25, 2005 5:08 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Sad, sad news: Will Eisner Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 12418

If there's a positive that's come out of Eisner's passing, it's that people seem to be starting to rediscover just what a genius he was. A buddy of mine got put in the "doghouse" by his wife, a week or so ago, for spending a chunk of change on those old Spirit magazines someone was selling on Ebay. ...
by Rip Tanion
Tue Jan 25, 2005 4:45 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: 12 Hour Comics Day
Replies: 30
Views: 41444

Why does 24 Hour Comic Day have to be scheduled for the weekend? Why not Wednesday and Thursday? Besides it seems like Illinois doesn't like comics, nowhere here is hosting the event . Anybody near Chicago know of a place that is unofficially hosting? I don't see New York on the list, either. Who t...
by Rip Tanion
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: Sad, sad news: Will Eisner Passes
Replies: 11
Views: 12418

The Creator Of The Spirit Goes Up To The Spirit In The Sky. 'Tis a sad way to start the New Year. Eisner was a superior draftsman, but he was also one of the greatest storytellers in comics. He even wrote two books on the subject of comic storytelling, and panel layout. I own them both, and I highly...
by Rip Tanion
Tue Dec 28, 2004 3:10 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Zel Avy?Mip
Replies: 2
Views: 3543

Well of course it's trippy. I was smokin' a mess o' weed back in them days. Hoo-fah!

You mean you actually understood some of it? Uh-oh. You'd better go see a shrink if that's the case. :wink:

Well at least you liked it. Thanks, Eric. Though shame on you for not taking the quiz. :cry:
by Rip Tanion
Mon Dec 27, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: Zel Avy?Mip
Replies: 2
Views: 3543

Zel Avy?Mip

http://home.earthlink.net/~riptanion/_thumbs/px128/yi-mof_128.gif Do you know the meanings of the following words? VIZNIN KUGOWAST HEBLON UGO OFRU GROLLUM רדעק AVY?MIP If you do, then perhaps you should get your head examined. If you don?t, then you should read? ZEL AVY?MIP!...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:38 pm
Forum: Zwol forum
Topic: To Boldly Split Infinitives
Replies: 12
Views: 23220

Watched the Star Trek Original Series episode "Arena" last night. Kirk understands primative cannons. I never understood why Kirk felt sorry for the Gorn. I mean, if the Gorn really had a legitamite claim to Cestus 3, then they should have sent an ultimatum to the Federation to beat feat, or get at...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Sep 20, 2004 5:26 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: My Personal Push Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 5339

Aw, come on, Greg. I'll be the first to admit, my grammer and spelling can be horrendous at times. I know the rules, but I always seem to forget them when I write or type. My typing is even worse. People have accused me of typing with my toes. If you had any sympathy for me, you'd put a spellchecker...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:49 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: Music!
Replies: 96
Views: 257107

Elvis was the 50s version of Justin Timberlake. I seriously doubt anybody will be buying Justin Timberlake compilations 40 years from now. I doubt he will inspire generations of singers and musicians. I doubt people will be making pilgrimages to tour his home. Next, you'll be comparing the Beatles ...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:30 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: What else does Scott understand?
Replies: 160
Views: 627732

Scott understands hope. But does he understand Crosby? [rimshot] OK, I know that joke is older then even Scott. [rimshot] I just thought of a good one, but I gotta hook up my scanner to my new PC, and get the old one off of my drawing table, first. I'll give you a hint...it's evil. Muwahahahahahaha...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: My Personal Push Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 5339

To quote the late, GREAT Ronald Reagan, "Well, there you go again" Becks, Becks, Becks. So angry. So filled with hatred and intolerance for opposing political views. So consumed by your own predjudices. I like you, son, but you really should lighten up. And making lame baby eating jokes, while jihad...
by Rip Tanion
Mon Sep 13, 2004 12:03 am
Forum: Hype!
Topic: horror comic
Replies: 13
Views: 7181

Well, I finally got a chance to get through the last page. Wow, that's some sick stuff, and it looks like it's only gonna get sicker. Can't wait.

Let me guess: Liz grows up to be a "Goth chick", and enrolls in Art School. :wink:
by Rip Tanion
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:49 pm
Forum: (Web)Comics Theory: ART
Topic: packaging a discussion in comic form
Replies: 22
Views: 21191

"Tell me, Master Po - When is a comic not a comic?"

And while we're at it - How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
by Rip Tanion
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:46 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: What else does Scott understand?
Replies: 160
Views: 627732

Understands micro-payments. I sure as hell don't.
by Rip Tanion
Sun Sep 12, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Morning Improv
Topic: Music!
Replies: 96
Views: 257107

Re: Just looking at what is on the shelf right now...

I'm an old school headbanger from the '80s - and damn proud of it. Me too! I seem to be one of the few headbangers where I live (and only female). Unfortunately, country music is the favorite genre here (Opera and country are probably the two genres I really can't listen too). Sigh, now I am beginn...
by Rip Tanion
Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:23 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: horror comic
Replies: 13
Views: 7181

I like it, DM. I only had time to check out the first dozen pages, but it's pretty creepy and interesting. The cross-hatching style is perfect for the genre. Your hand must hurt. :wink:
by Rip Tanion
Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:20 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: My Personal Push Poll
Replies: 11
Views: 5339

To quote Max Kellerman, "Wrong, wrong, and wrong. First of all Buchanan and Bush are about as distant from each other as Seoul is from New Brunswick. Neoconservatism vs Paleoconservatism While I don't agree completely with the assessments given in the above links, they're certainly more acurate than...
by Rip Tanion
Tue Sep 07, 2004 5:01 pm
Forum: Hype!
Topic: No comics here
Replies: 1
Views: 1525

Snazzy caricatures. They're more in the style of illustration, than comics, but I think most of them capture the essence of their subject.

Wow, you're the only person I know to tackle Nicholas Hammond. You certainly got down that cheesey costume they used on the lame Spidey live action series.