The State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYACAbout SYACThe State of Web Comics + My Intentions with SYAC10 months ago in Personal More Like This
One of the reasons I focus so much attention on Marvel and DC is because they’re big companies who should know better. They are made up by hundreds of people all chipping in little bits here and there, and for that there is no excuse for bad artwork, bad writing, or bad material in general. They are, to an extent, a bit of a cheap shot, but everyone can learn from their mistakes and I can offer my opinions about them and what I personally would do differently. And if you’re paying money for their products, I think you deserve good content in return, no?
SYAC is, at it’s core, about how comic artists and the comic industry works and poking fun at the various things they get wrong... and sadly that includes a lot of really hot button topics like Women’s Rights, Sexism, Racism, Homophobia, etc. Comics are no longer their own sheltered little thing... they’ve been THRUST into the mainstream audience and all of these problems we or
Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring Here's the last tip I mentioned in "Be Clueless, Write Awesome:"Character Secrets: Hooks, Gaps, and Caring3 months ago in Personal More Like This
If the reader doesn't care about the characters, he won't care what happens to them. End of story.
It doesn't matter how many brilliant twists unfold in your masterpiece- all just more stuff nobody will read. Unless your characters make an impression- fast. Which begs the question.
A few incredibly simple tools have worked wonders for me.
But first, one important distinction.
I've seen this advice over and over- that readers must 'like' the protagonist, that having a relatable lead character is mandatory.
Readers do not have to like your character. They don't even have to relate to your character.
They only have to do one thing: Care. Be interested. Burn to see what happens next.
You could write about a kindly old man walking his puppy to the grocer, and he could be the most likeable, relatable codger imaginable- but if he's bor
V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark ShadowsI love this part.V4 Sneak Peek #9: Shading Dark Shadows5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shading is when the flat colors come to life, light falls on the scene, shadows form, and magic glitters.
Twenty pages of Volume 4 are shaded and ready to roll- ten more, and the first Chapter will be done.
The shading is going at a good clip thanks entirely to Liz and our intrepid freelancers- THANK YOU GUYS! They're laying down the hours of work it takes to block in the flat colors, paving the road to a finished book.
And sometimes they add a little extra...
Collecting all icons in one place :DIf you sent me an icon or made me an icon that is not under with the others, let me know and I will add you.Collecting all icons in one place :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt like collecting them like MizAmy has. I will also add new icons I get/buy from people here aswell ^^ so this will be my icon collecting journal xD <3 herpderp
:A Wild Snuff Appeared!: by PrePAWSterous- CE - griffsnuff by VlSl0NCon - Snuffen by JoNmlRCE: Griffsnuff by Bienoocontest entery for snuffen by inugouNOMNOM by BananemHats are for Wearing -CE- by TheMidnightMage:thumb347315210:Nomnom by SmusheyGriffboing by yeagar:CE: Snuffen - jumping icon by TheFailedDream:CE: Snuff Dance Icon by FluffehButtC-Entry: Snuffen by Cittyy:thumb349063257:You're A Wizard Snuffy by ForTheLoveOfWalrusSnuffen Ball by Hellfire-FelineGift For Griffsnuff by AusieOtterPieSnuffen by Locomatic:thumb368360466:
random gift by kudohazamasanSnuffen Icon by toucSnuffen .:CE:. by shibe-intensifiesDancing Snuffen 8D by CainttMai fish: griffsnuff icon contest entry by MizalAlexieeSnuffen1 by ClefairyKidSnuffen2 by ClefairyKidSnuffen3 by ClefairyKid:thumb347314850::CE: SNUFFEN by PuffySmoshSnuffenPedoWink by HalliovaSnuffen eating your hats... by SkaieBluePixle Gurrfsnuff Contest Entree No Sise Varrations by Creepsalote78snuffen icon by Avian1131:thumb348
V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!Good morning, sir!V4 Sneak Peek #8: Pencils DONE!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Or madam. As you prefer.
I have an update- the reports are true. Volume 4 pencils are done! Every story page in the book is penciled, and merely awaits color, your eminence.
Chapter 10 is blocked, and nearly all of Chapter 11. Chapter 12 is in the works. So I ought to be able to bulldoze in and start shading up a storm. I'm hoping I can KO about a Chapter's worth of shading every month.
To hit that stride, I'll have to take a break here and build a Prelude pad, KO a few commissions, try to get caught up on e-mails and... egads, when is the last time I replied to someone in the art accounts?
Bad, bad David.
I'm being stingy with samples from Volume 4 here because I want to avoid spoilers. But have some random art advice:
One of our freelancers was interested in how to draw fabric- what makes it look natural, that sort of thing. I doodled this up. The most helpful analogy we dis
Ask Me Anything: Answers 3- LoreAsk Me Anything: Answers 3- Lore1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Is there a way for both races, both dreamkeepers and nightmares, to co-exist
peacefully without further conflict? I mean, given into account that the dreamkeepers
used to have all sorts of powers before the law came down, there must be someone
in that world that can adjust a non-conflict spell to encompass the globe, turning
the two races into something like negative and positive magnets, in which they
would never be able to attack the other or even get close enough to harm each
other with violence, save for those who live in their own races. Or a emotion-manipulating
spell that causes nightmares to be friendly and non-hostile whenever they encounter
a dreamkeeper, and vice versa for dreamkeepers as well.
If someone could brainwash other sentient beings on a scale sufficient to change
the balance of global reality, I could only imagine the hell of unexpected side
effects that would ensue. And even then the change would only last
I see armies of Froggies...The last two weeks brought many new developments and news:I see armies of Froggies...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first we have entered a new year, so:
Happy 2013 everyone! May you achieve all your dreams and wishes!
After celebrating the 1000th page view only two weeks ago, views still rose exponentially and surpassed the 2000 mark just yesterday!
By the time I got around to type this journal entry, we are already about 79 past that mark again.
So you deserve a VERY BIG THANK YOU for all that ongoing interest in my works. You can't imagine how much I appreciate it.
The most exciting news for me was, that my Little Froggy wrist Gatling gun was chosen as a DAILY DEVIATION on December 23th!
What a magnificent Christmas present!
I was understandably totally dazzled and freaked out by this honor bestowed upon my lil' fellow.
The results were unbelievable more than 6500 views and almost 800 favorites in 24 hours for my Froggy!
Also I received many many comments, inquiries and requests and I thank you for every one of them.
Well, this leads t
8D creative challengeOMG I wake up and so many people did it so far!!! That is so awesome! take a look8D creative challenge1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL not be adding more 8D but take a look at these ones anyway! you can always post your version in the comments below so people can see yours there.
GriffSnuff's Creative Challenge by LilySpring Nymph Lady and The Pretty Flower by Hellfire-Feline Creative Challenge - Griffsnuff Entry by Jocyhope Little Parrot by LeftyNinja Balloon In The Forest by pinkbunnii Creative challenge Derp by Kinla Griffsnuff Creative challenge by MizAmy :thumb416453567: :thumb416448217: .Creative Challenge. by Lyrhiant I took a challenge by CaptainDashund :thumb416461436: griffsnuff: Creative Challenge 1 by pixielog Creative Challenge - AFRO LIZZARD by kittenScientist Creative Challenge Willows by Ithlini Color Challange (with Video) by T-Harley challenge accepted by Kya-Sandora Upside Down by Pheoniic 1 Layer Creative Challenge by Elephantfreak :thumb416551441: Griffsnuff's Creative Challenge by coloured-prisms Pulse by FoxBold Ichiya thingamabob by HoneyShuckle Creative Challenge by xKurrMeowx Octopus by The-Snalf :thumb416498637: Challenge picture by derFluechtling FANCY KICK. by DilaraOezkan Creative Challenge by Growlipsis Creative Challenge by Seelensucherin Creative Challenge by sisaat Color challenge by Leaglem :thumb41646775
Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) PseudoroidsAs usual, I created a video showcasing my Megaman Bosses. This time, it's the Pseudoroids turn!Megaman ZX Ultimus(ZX3) Pseudoroids1 week ago in Art Features More Like This
I'm sure no one has discovered it yet but there's actually a secret on my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser! I want you to check it out again!
On my Megaman ZX Ultimus- Pseudoroids Teaser, when it finished loading. Instead of clicking the "Start" button, click the "Megaman ZX Ultimus logo" and see what's next! If you discovered it before, then you are lucky to see pseudoroids in advance! The secret is actually a special update back before when I'm still showing the hidden pseudoroids.
If you remember the poll before, I asked if you saw all
Comic Book Recommendation List 1Dr. CatComic Book Recommendation List 19 months ago in Personal More Like This
He’s a doctor! He’s a cat! What more could you want from this incredibly cute series?
I really wish I had more to say about this comic because I love it so much but... it’s just too damn cute! You can read the webcomic here: http://doctorcatmd.com/
All New Marvel NOW! - Ms. Marvel
I’ve mentioned this here before, but I’ll do it again. This series, so far, has been awesome. It’s only 4 issues so far, but it’s a romp to read and the artwork is imaginative and fun. The story details about a Muslim teenager gaining super powers and donning the attire of Ms. Marvel. Kamala Khan is a hilarious character, and you really feel her struggles to get use to her new predicament. Like I said, only 4 issues so far, so we don’t really know what direction this story is heading... but overall it’s been a blast. Strongly recommend it if you can find it. Marvel’s “ALL NEW MARVEL NOW!” comi
The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been foundIn the early 1980’s the American video game industry bombed so spectacularly, that it was rumored Atari just dumped their unsold copies of E.T. in a landfill in the New Mexico desert. It’s been a longstanding folk tale of the modern video game industry. And now it’s been proven true.The E.T. Cartridge Landfill has been found10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Microsoft (of all companies) teamed up with a documentary filmmaker to go and explore the desert in the hopes of uncovering this legendary landfill of shitty games. And it looks like they were successful. http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/134045-E-T-Cartridges-Found-in-New-Mexico-Landfill-After-30-Years
As cool as this is... I can’t help but feel a little... disappointed. And more or less it’s because the hard working Angry Video Game Nerd left his post of doing regular updates to start filming an actual feature film with the plot being uncovering the mystery around the legendary E.T. landfill. The AVGN uprooted his home life, moved to California for a year, hired acto
Megaman X9 Chapter 5: InfuriationSignas sent a few personnel to go to the New generation research facility to arrest Sid and get Axl. When the personnel got to the place. They were all hysterical because all they see was a worn out facility filled with massacred reploids. Axl is nowhere to be found. It is evident that Sid had taken Axl with him.Megaman X9 Chapter 5: Infuriation10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Zero arrives with X in the entrance of the headquarters. Just as they are about to enter the Headquarters. A group of humans arrests X and Zero claiming it is because of the casualties they have caused on the Jakob’s incident. However, Zero does not surrender. Because Zero resists to take them into custody, humans forcefully captures them. Zero also badly damage from the explosion, he haven’t manage to fight and defend for themselves especially it is humans who arrests them. Because they are badly damaged, they were easily knocked unconsciously with an electric shock.
They were taken to a place where the survivors of the Jakob’s incident stayed.
Not ALL BlankI started seeing the “not all ___” retort when it came to feminism. The response was “not ALL men,” usually as an argument to derail any discussion about how badly women are generally treated by the male gender. Since then, the phrase has started to apply to pretty much ANY sub culture/group. “Not ALL Bronies,” “Not ALL gamers,” “Not ALL comic artists” etc, etc. And most recently I saw it when I stated that I didn’t like 4chan because of how vile and vitriolic the website generally is. “Not ALL 4channers” is the gist of the argument. And I think this nonsense needs to stop.Not ALL Blank8 months ago in Personal More Like This
OF COURSE we know that “not all ____” is true. I don’t know anyone who actually believes that ALL men, ALL gamers, ALL 4channers, ALL bronies, etc are evil or bad. But guys... all those things have a reputation, and if that reputation is generally negative then you need to step up and correct it. And to
My Thoughts On #GamerGateLast night I said something incredibly stupid on twitter about GamerGate. You see, someone had decided to send child pornography pictures to Anita Sarkeesian through twitter, and I made a comment equating the act to GamerGate sympathizers. That was incredibly wrong of me to do and it was quickly pointed out to me how wrong it really was. I rightly apologized and then something happened that I’ve never had happen to me in my 10 years of being on the internet... people didn’t dwell on my mistake and actually started to provide me with lots of helpful information about GamerGate! That really took me by surprise since I am so use to having every slip-up and mistake held against me forever. It was enough to make me realize that perhaps I have been wrong about the GamerGate movement being created to silence women in gaming.My Thoughts On #GamerGate6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And that’s why I’m going to apologize for the last couple of journals here on DA too. All last month it has been absolutely ter
Thumb Emotes Guide (PMotes)Thumb Emotes Guide (PMotes)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Step #1: Click the white space in the comment box or reply button first in order for the "Add Media" to show up
Step #2: Click "Add Media"
Step #3: Go to the right side (where the media section pops up) and click "deviantART"
and choose "Favourites"
and choose the folder you created for your thumb emotes for example "Emotes or PMotes" folder which I made.
Step #4: Click the emote you want and it'll be the
Megaman X9 Ending: IndebtedThree days laterMegaman X9 Ending: Indebted10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Dr. Sid is in his new base along with the new generation reploids. He is in his personal room when suddenly, Sigma enters the room. Dr. Sid was overjoyed because he thought that X and Zero had defeated him.
Hehehe, I have finally get rid of those two Maverick hunters! Sigma said.
Sigma! It’s a pleasure to see you! I thought you loss to them! Sid said.
Because of your capabilities you have created a magnificent battle armor. Although, it was destroyed from the crash of Jakob’s basement, I manage to survive by using the prototype’s body of Axl. Hehehe! Sigma said.
My pleasure! Sid said.
So, May I hear the plans and the process you did in order for your plans to be successful. It will be my joy to hear how a genius like you had achieved your motives. Sigma said.
My only motive is to annihilate humans who lives on the sanctuary but when I realize about the parasite on the prototype, resurrecting you become one of my goals as well.
When I heard that the pr
To Enable or Disable - THAT is the questionPewDiePie is closing comments on his YouTube videos. In his opinion the disconnect between YouTube personality and fans is too great, and most YouTube comments are worthless spamming, hating, or just plain garbage. While he has turned off comments before in protest of certain things, this time around he says comments are gone for good on all future videos uploaded to YouTube. You can watch his video describing this new change here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_hHKlEZ9GoTo Enable or Disable - THAT is the question6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What interests me about this, however, is the way in which people are reacting to it. A lot of people are saying “good!” or “YouTube comments are terrible, so I totally understand why he’d do that!” Which is a little surprising to me... because of Anita Sarkeesian.
Now we’ve talked about Anita Sarkeesian before. She makes feminist videos dissecting tropes about women in gaming. As a result of her doing this, she’s gotten ungodly amounts of backlash and hatred. Since her vid
BioShock Infinite AddendumI’ve had enough time now to think about the events of Infinite, and the DLC, and how they relate to the first game (which I have not played but know the story to). I think I understand better now why so many people like the BioShock series. While I may not like the FPS genre much at all and feel it’s a terrible way to get your story through, the story IS still there and makes sense once all the parts are put together. I just wish that all of that story continuity and complexity and depth was in some other format. An FPS is just the wrong genre for this sort of thing IMO.BioShock Infinite Addendum10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I will admit that my first experiences with the game were negative due to it being REALLY unfamiliar to me, and by being bombarded with too many new concepts to grasp and fit together all at once. Given that I know BioShock Infinite’s publicity background (ie: their desire to have it appeal to everyone) I find this to be a bit of a contradiction. I don’t really feel that Infinite is very.... new
Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too SaeI luv yoo all too peeses, all yoo wochers. I just wanned to say so beefor this rant...Idunno Wut Ur Tryin Too Sae1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Speling is sooper importint. If yoo dunno how to spel or yoos punkshuashun, I dunno wut yur triin too say. I luv, yoo, so I forgiv yo. But othurs r not so nis. Othurs will stop triing to reed wut yoo rote an ignor yoo. Or wurs, insult yoo. It wil hindder yoo the wurst wen tring to get a job. Emploiers wont wayst ther tym with yoo. But bi far, the wurst part of misspeeling iz wen peeple dunt unnerstan yoo. Espeshaly wen teh bad speling is cuppled with bad gramer.
Fur alot ov yoo, its not ur folt. Iv herd that sum scools hav stoped teeching speling. That is such a crym agenst yoo, its reedikyulus. I no sum math teechers hoo wil hayt mee fur saing it, but onessly, speeling is mor impordint then most math. I bet ther r sum wurds heer yoo kant even figyur out beecuz its speeled so badlly. But seereeusly, if yu dun eevin no how too spel "ballon" I dunno, i fell lik yoo rnt old eenuff too bee onlyn. That bi
You'll be OK"You’re walking down the street, and you’re worried about being late for meeting someone.You'll be OK11 months ago in Personal More Like This
You’re anxious about what they might think of you. You pass some people and worry a bit about what they think of you, without realizing you’re doing it.
You’re worried about some things at work, and all the things you have to do in your personal life (taxes, errands, bills). You have this feeling you should be doing more, doing something else. All the time.
You worry about how you look, about how you’re perceived, about how you’ll do, about whether you’ll fail, about how much you have to do, about what you don’t have, about what you’re missing out on, about how you compare to others.
Don’t worry, you're not alone. We all worry about these things.Here’s the thing: in all of these cases, you’ll be OK. Life will turn out just fine.
We’re always worried about what might go wrong, about the bad thing
Update kunAUTUMN IS HERE GAIS AND GALS, Summer is finally fading and leaves are dropping, I love this season more than ever! WOOOO. I need to go for another walk adventure and take photos before winter.Update kun6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I have also earned way more than I thought I would this week so I will most likely push this weeks commissions over in next week aswell. I dont want to stress with work and burn myself out xD Which means I might not open new ones on sunday! I still gotta figure out my value tax since I have earned the limit now. I will get back to ya'll on that.
THEN there are always those days when you wake up and you just know there are things you should get done, and you know you can do them but your body and brain just, euhueuhuehuehue today your gonna do nothing but clean one window and be pleased and no nothing more.
I will be needing some extra time so i can finish my other todolist of things I owe people ^^ and since I have gotten my bonus from my other work, I can finally relax a bit when it
Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic InfluenceOne of the many complaints lobbed at me is that I have enormous influence on a younger generation and therefor it is incumbent upon me to shape up and fly right so these young tikes get the best artistic advice possible. IE: People worried that my “bad art and methods” are corrupting the next generation of artists and therefor I should stop making art altogether to prevent this.Real Scientific Danger of My Artistic Influence7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Setting aside the ignorant and harmful messages that this sends to young artists (such as the ignorant concept that all young artists only ever follow ONE artistic influence their entire life and aren’t influenced by ALL the art around them at all times), I decided to see how much credibility this “fear” actually had... using MATH.
So I have about 57,790 watchers on DA. I’m not counting other sites like Facebook or my website because there’s obviously some overlap, and some of the people who hate me will fill in that gap. So roughly 57,790 people on the planet watch me.
Be Clueless, Write Awesome.Why finish anything when you might not be good enough yet?Be Clueless, Write Awesome.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
There are myriad ways to avoid completing a project, and one of them is to become the eternal student. Always learning, always improving, so that future hypothetical story keeps getting better and better... While somehow never making its way into reality.
But on the other hand, it might help to know a bit about swimming before jumping overboard. So where do you draw the line? What do you absolutely need to know before getting your feet wet with a story?
I can't speak for anyone else. But when I started Dreamkeepers, I didn't know jack about story.
I didn't know about inciting events, verisimilitude, thematic armature, pinch points, none of it.
Quite simply, I did not know what the hell I was doing. Which makes for an interesting question about my first books.
Why don't they suck?
Professional reviewers have said "the writing was absolutely golden," that they were "completely blown awa
Critiquing Critiquing StoryStory: Turns out you're doing it wrong.Critiquing Critiquing Story6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone is- and what's more, anyone who tries to make a foray into storytelling without having mastery over their efforts merits endless scorn.
I've had the privilege of sharing advice with some other creators of late, and seen some of the (usually anonymous) criticism being leveled at their work. It's noteworthy for being intense, superficially sophisticated, and misguided.
Now, there are two kinds of creators out there. Those who don't give a fig for what other people think, and dismiss all criticism out of hand.
...Those creators tend not to improve.
Then there are those who care about the quality of their work, take pains to make it enjoyable for others, and are receptive to feedback.
These individuals have the most potential as writers, and are also most vulnerable to their efforts being permanently deformed by vindictive critique.
They'll be assured their characters are flat cutout