Several of you inquired about purchasing a print of the Marsha and Wendy illustration I posted a few weeks ago. Because I love and appreciate you, I made some!
The stats: 11x17, matte paper, comes folded in half. Shipped in a kraft envelope. $5.
I have really tried to keep the price down on this. Unfortunately, postal rates just went up and it’s one of those cases where non-Americans will end up paying more in shipping than the cost of the poster. I’m really sorry about this.
I will also be selling these at MoCCA Fest, in person.
A guide to how to do word balloons in comics which I read a few years back and still find very useful
So here’s the first few pages of my comic, 01. I’m putting it up online for all to read for free, so go and download it! If you’d like, that is. I’ll be selling this at cons and try to get it out at places hopefully? Yeah.
It’s an attempt at Auto-biography comics with structure. This comic revolves around my issues with art and growing up with it in your heart and soul? Yeah. Yeah!
PS. If you like it, you can message me here I guess? I’d like to hear people’s thoughts be it good or bad.
PPS feel free to share it I guess. You can send the PDF to anyone, share the link whatever! I encourage it? Yeah! YEAH!
“What’s wrong with God’s butt?!”
In the West, plot is commonly thought to revolve around conflict: a confrontation between two or more elements, in which one ultimately dominates the other. The standard three- and five-act plot structures—which permeate Western media—have conflict written into their very foundations. A “problem” appears near the end of the first act; and, in the second act, the conflict generated by this problem takes center stage. Conflict is used to create reader involvement even by many post-modern writers, whose work otherwise defies traditional structure.
The necessity of conflict is preached as a kind of dogma by contemporary writers’ workshops and Internet “guides” to writing. A plot without conflict is considered dull; some even go so far as to call it impossible. This has influenced not only fiction, but writing in general—arguably even philosophy. Yet, is there any truth to this belief? Does plot necessarily hinge on conflict? No. Such claims are a product of the West’s insularity. For countless centuries, Chinese and Japanese writers have used a plot structure that does not have conflict “built in”, so to speak. Rather, it relies on exposition and contrast to generate interest. This structure is known as kishōtenketsu.
“Katakana sound effects have long been a vital part of manga, with authors often using them lavishly throughout sequences to help heighten the visual mood of the story. It’s actually a really interesting topic of thought: designing typography based on the sound effect that each character has.”
These striking rings are available through Mitsubai Tokyo. Prices range from smaller characters (ッ) which sell for 7,612 yen to larger characters (ド・ゴ・ハ・ガ) which sell for 23,100 yen.
[via Spoon & Tamago]
I think this idea is super cool