Madefire Motion Book Day Oct 2, 2014Madefire Motion Book Day 4 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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Motion Book Day
Welcome to the first in a series of spotlights on the Madefire publishing tools. For those of you have haven’t heard of Madefire—watch this short video.
Publishing here on DeviantART is now a reality. While the app was created with comics in mind the DeviantArt community have started to use it in all manner of wonderful ways it wasn’t designed for, with some awesome results.
Here is a small selection of material produced by the community that shows a variety of ways you can publish your work. From comics to short prose stories and poems. Yep, you heard right. Poems, too.
Featured Motion Books™
100 points giveaway + more points to grab! CLOSEDHello guys!100 points giveaway + more points to grab! CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's another opportunity for you to win points in different ways. Please read the journal till the very end to avoid any misunderstanding adn to know the rules and the info. Thank you.
Lucky number is 84, the winner is Lady-Wild Congrats!
First of all, we have 100 giveaway here! One lucky winner will have this awesome prize!
In order to participate you should this journal! (the winner will be chosen randomly among those who faved it)
(Optional) me. I do giveaways quite often so you'll know when I do them again. But please watch me only if you like my art, not only because of the chances of getting points.
Deadline: September 11, 2013
dA community on Madefire appDo me a favor:dA community on Madefire app4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Get out your Android, iPad, iPhone, or mobile platform of choice, and open the Madefire app. There's a bunch of new things I'd like you to check out.
The sections work like this:
This is 'classic' comic material. No bells, no whistles, just no bullshit, honest comics. (Indie creators and publishers should know we can put their material up within a couple of weeks of sending us a PDF. If your book isn't here you should ask yourself why not?)
This is where we continue to push the medium with a wide variety of cutting edge digital storytelling unique to each book. We also have books from top publishers - those that have had vision and were willing to push the envelope. You can get sucked in for hours.
We also have a deviantART section that features two categories:
The catch-all for pretty much everything anybody publishes on dA using the motion book tool. This ranges from single image parallax pa
Madefire - The future of storytellingMadefire - The future of storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PARKER- a fan Motion book trailerNow that the Motion tool at Madefire is open to the public to create their own Motion Books I kidnapped two talented folks and forced them to take my Spiderman fan Art and create a trailer for a fictional Spiderman Cartoon show/comic story.PARKER- a fan Motion book trailer7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to Evan Limberger
and Joe Otis Costello for putting this together. Be prepared for a Rocketeer or a Superman fan Motion book at some point!
CLICK ON THE RED ARROW TO ENJOY!
A Guide to Effective TaggingA new method to promote and discover art has been released to the community in the form of Tags! When submitting art, adding relevant tags to your deviations will help viewers discover art of interest to them and give your work more exposure.A Guide to Effective Tagging4 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You can add tags based on a variety of things, be it subject matter, themes, medium used, fandom, or anything else you feel is important.
Use these tips to make the most of tags and help your art to find its audience:
Keep it simple. The less complicated the tag, the easier your art is to discover.
Be specific. If you take a picture of a rose, tagging it as #flower, while correct, won’t get your art as much attention as tagging it #rose will. You can, of course, tag both.
Tag efficiently. If your art is based on Lord of the Rings, tag it #LordOfTheRings and/or #lotr. You don’t need to tag every combination — t
I Got Angry Pt.5Something else to get a bit angry about...I Got Angry Pt.57 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you GET a distribution deal, you'll be in the long shadow cast by the big companies, buried in a dark corner of a vast monthly catalogue.
If you have no marketing budget, then your only option is to hit message boards, FaceBook, indie-driven comic sites, and by getting hold of a list of the internet comics news sites – they're easy enough to find, you just have to Google them.
If you have created your own book, and your dream is to see it printed, but you have literally no funds and nobody is willing to publish it, there are other great options, such as http://www.lulu.com/blog/tag/print-on-demand/. Here you can upload your entire book having placed it into one of the templates they provide, and you can then order a printed, bound copy direct from them for the price you set for it. Print on demand is an incredible innovation, and like Amazon, they will list your book for anybody to buy, they'll eve
Here is a little bit more of 'Parker'!Here is a little bit more of 'Parker'!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I Got Angry! Pt.4 (Furious Interlude!)I was wondering to myself if I was STILL angry about things, even after all these years - and honestly? I really am!I Got Angry! Pt.4 (Furious Interlude!)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Actually - I'm f**king pissed-off!!!
You'll be hard-pressed to find an artist that isn't!
We're over a barrel. We're art monkeys. We're work-for-hire engines that spit out the creations of others as best we can, striving to gain enough prominence to sustain an ongoing living, dreaming of a legacy.
We face hatred, the bitter barbs of trolls, the cruel dismissal of subjectivity, unfair comparisons with our peers.
We have to navigate taste, culture, the need for relevance.
We have to beat our way past the legions of others after the same job.
We have to remain immune to the jealous mutterings of those that fall along the way.
It SUCKS being a part of the machine, the self-serving circle of an industry consuming itself because it doesn't know any better. It's stuck in an ancient cycle, a rotating dance that is literally going nowhere!
So yes. I'm f**k
I got angry!Anger.I got angry!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anger and frustration.
That's what started it all!
I'm not somebody that feels entitled. I don't expect anything from the world, or anybody in it. That said, I did feel I had earned a fair hearing. I'd put in the years, drawn the BIG books, and the cool ones! I thought I should, by rights, be able to get at least one pitch for a creator-owned comic written and drawn by me off the ground. But though I must have pitched upwards of 30 titles across the board over a period of TEN YEARS, nothing landed.
So yes. I was angry and frustrated!
I was asked, by the very excellent Joseph Michael Linsner, what Madefire was all about a couple of weeks ago, following the Big Wow Comic Fest. It was a good question, as it pointed out a gap in our message, something people were perhaps not getting:
Why do it?
What was the need?
The need was to create a platform for the digital age on which creat
I Got Angry! Pt.3I'm not an angry guy. I'm very mild-mannered. But there's SO MUCH I wish I had known up front, before I got into comics. There are rudimentaries that I'm kind of angry nobody clearly pointed out before I got in too deep.I Got Angry! Pt.37 months ago in Personal More Like This
Nobody tells you that in the mainstream, as an artist, you'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
Are you hearing this? It's REALLY a big one:
You'll almost certainly be drawing stuff you're NOT prepared for, and don't really have any desire to do or passion for.
What does that mean? What are you saying Sharpie? How can that be right?
Well - and this is from experience - you won't generally get to draw or write the book you're most suited to.
Classic example: I've been trying to get a Conan gig my whole career - a book I'm so clearly suited to it's unreal, and pretty much every artist I know has said as much! - and yet, even after all this time (27 years
I Got Angry - recap!So, having gotten all riled up about publishing, I wanted to do a recap, and see what ground we covered:I Got Angry - recap!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
My first angry post was all about 'why' - why do it? What was the motivation? Why was I so bloody angry? And what was I doing about it?
Part 2 was about identity - who are you? What should you know about yourself and the industry if you really want to get serious about it?
http://techgnotic.deviantart.com/ wrote as part of his amazing response: 'But I think there comes a time when the whole system becomes so exhausted from mindless repetition that a certain cynicism becomes the only form of true enlightenment and what we loved about our artistic obsessions gets forgotten.'
http://deevelliott.deviantart.com/ also had some strong thoughts, including 'you have to bite your lip when f**ked up the arse and treated like you don't matter, better still sm
The Digital Revolution Continues Here!WOW!!!!The Digital Revolution Continues Here!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously, what an incredible few days!!!
I wanted to capture a bit of the excitement and share my favorite digital comics and books, from pros and amateurs alike, because something really special is happening! I'll be sharing more in the coming weeks and months, but to kick you off and without further ado:
NEW USER GENERATED CONTENT
These books show a range of styles and approach, from classic static manga, to innovative use of sound and motion:
This parallax by Danesippi is deceptively simple, but works beautifully. So much depth!
The most basic use of the tool, but so amazingly designed and executed by Grozyll that it begs to be checked out.
East and west are fused in this book by
Tutorial and Process Video UP !Tutorial here =Tutorial and Process Video UP !8 months ago in Personal More Like This
World Manga Academy is a new site to share and request tutorials.
Check them out !
To those who are interested to see how I paint stuffs, good news !
I have uploaded some videos to youtube, check it out !
I got angry! Pt.2As I said - I got angry. Frustrated. And I see it a lot. How DO you get your work out there? How do you get seen?I got angry! Pt.28 months ago in Personal More Like This
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you want to ask yourself first. There is such a vast array of genre and sub-genre, technique, approach, and so on, that it's important to be clear where you want to go with your work at the outset – and you have to be REALLY honest and tough on yourself.
Do you want to draw:
If you're into the capes and tights and you want to go mainstream you're going to have to want it incredibly badly, as the competition is the most extreme I've ever known it right now. There seems to be more titles than ever - and with the digital revolution more people are capable of producing sleek, mainstream quality art - but right across the
1200 POINTS RAFFLE ~NOW CLOSED~[EDIT] Thank you for everyone who participated. The raffle is now close and me and Ludar will be announcing the winner later today1200 POINTS RAFFLE ~NOW CLOSED~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconItsLudar: and :iconxXxsnufflebunnyxXx: decided that we would love to spread Christmas cheer by giving you the chance to win some points~
There will be a total of three winners, fighting for the sum of 1200 with first place getting a higher sum than third place.
NOTE: If people would like to donate prizes (whether that means some extra points, llamas, drawings for the winner) just let us know... you are more than welcome to help out! Also we will try to return the favor by featuring your name on our journal!
1st place - 700
2nd place - 320
3rd place - 180
The time this raffle will take place is between December 1st and December 25th.
50 point give away + other prize's (Closed)see this journal for winners :350 point give away + other prize's (Closed)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
okay i know its only a small one but its my first one and that's all the points i got XD
There will only be 3 winners O.O
so how to enter ...
all you have to do is this journal
No journals unless you want more people to join up to you with journals ^^
1st and 2nd place ...
-will get 25 yay points,
-also get a blinking icon each. Icons will be by Tannywantan,
-and each one drawing of there choice by jelikattebayo
will get a single chibi character either of their OC or a custom character.by Nametagz
the winner will be picked of Random.org
This ends on the 13th October
good luck ~
If anyone wants to help with the prizes jus
~~Autumn & Halloween Contest~~A new folder has been created for the new season, Autumn. This coincides with our Halloween contest. Submit your best Autumn/Halloween work to the gallery folder.~~Autumn & Halloween Contest~~1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Submit a work that best blends Autumn with Halloween.
One submission only.
Work must be related to the theme of the contest or it will be turned away.
Both original works and existing works will be accepted.
We will have a 1st place and runner up format chosen by you at the voting poll.
All contest entries to the gallery will be carefully examined by admin before the top ten finalists are selected.
All categories of art are welcomed. 1st place wins 200 points. Runner up wins 100 points.
Contest submissions begin today. Deadline for entries will be Thursday October 24th.
Top ten finalists will be chosen for voting poll by the weekend.
12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway 'ended'This contest is completed.12 Month Premium Membership Giveaway 'ended'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Note: All giveaway prizes will be allocated via random selection
Requirements to enter:
1 Give me a Watch
2 Fav this journal entry
3 And leave a comment
Winner will be announced 31st October
Congrats to the winner: Camila
CATURDAY CHRISTMAS! (WIN MEMBERSHIP + 20 POINTS)This week's Caturday is considered "Catmus" in honor of the holiday spirit. As it is the time of giving I am bumping up my point giveaway to 20 . Also, I'm giving two separate deviants a ONE MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP.CATURDAY CHRISTMAS! (WIN MEMBERSHIP + 20 POINTS)1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
-Simply favorite this journal and you're in! (Even if you are featured here, you can still enter!)
-At the end of the week, through random.org, 1 deviant will win 10 points, then chosen the winner will be asked which artist they liked best from this week's feature and that artist gets the other 10!
-The membership winners will also be chosen through random.org
DEADLINE FOR MEMBERSHIP IS CHRISTMAS. I WILL CHOSE THE MEMBERSHIP WINNERS ON CHRISTMAS MORNING! (est time zone)
Good Luck and Merry Catmus!
Now for the cats!
Merry Christmas everybody!Just wanted to say so. Also thanks to you all. I hope you´ll get some nice presents everybody.Merry Christmas everybody!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, by the way, I will give 5 points (oh my god, so much points! ) to random person who will fave this. (Deadline: 27. 12. 2013)
Update: Winner - :iconxookami-kittenx: Congratulations!
WINNER ANNOUNCED EARLYWinner got announced early because I'll be busy tomorrow.WINNER ANNOUNCED EARLY1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Birthday contest!! JUST A FEW MORE HOURS!!Hi there!! Another update... Literal entries are welcome now so if you want to submit something you wrote, well... Now you can!!Birthday contest!! JUST A FEW MORE HOURS!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So yesterday I discovered that it was the birthday of one of our contributors, manatiki So my gift for her will be a birthday contest :iconforeveralonemouthplz:
"A fiery birthday"
manatiki is a HUGE fan of Fire emblem, so you have to do a drawing that combines the birthday theme and the game Fire Emblem
1-One drawing per member.
2-You have to be a member to enter.
3-It has to be a new deviation make after this day (August 8)
4-No stealing works.
5-It can be traditional media, digital media, cosplay, etc.
6-It has to have at least 1 Fire Emblem reference.
7-Nothing yaoi, yuri, sexual stuff, nudity, etc.
Llama, 20 from TheLadyMoon
3 months premium membership by mr-tiaa
Colored piece from zaphyrae
Winners Package from :devAnothe
DHP Character Contest! .:Closed:.Update 31/03/14 - Today is the last day of the contest, now is your last chance to get any entries submitted, tomorrow the contest will be closed, the contest folder will be closed for submissions and all submissions will be moved to their appropriate folders for a permanent place in the group... judging will start tomorrow!DHP Character Contest! .:Closed:.1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Update 23/03/14 - Only a week left to go to the contest deadline, if you have not entered and would like too, you should should really think about getting your submission started and finished real soon, we so far have so many amazing entries so thank you to everyone who has entered thus far as well as everyone who is going to enter, if you do not have the time to enter do not worry, we will be holding 2 more contests this year so stay tuned ;D (last reminder will be a day or two before the contest is over)
Update 17/03/14 - Only 2 weeks left to go until the contest deadline, if you want to enter you should consider starting your entry now, I do not want to have to