Comic-Con 2013, Initiate Launch Cycle
Initiate Launch Cycle
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 by techgnotic
Last day of Mission-Preparation-Protocol. Slow roll of the mighty Artist Alley rocket ship out to the launch pad has begun.
Systems and housings look stable.
Fuel lines clear and steady.
Test firing booster engines.
San Diego flight and arrival path confirmed.
The 200 wondrous artists of Artist Alley are approaching, armed, adrenalized, and ready to draw.
Psychologicals of all deviantART personnel and support staff assessed and locked down.
Llamas prepped and groomed.
Security alerts and procedures initiated. All Creative Systems cranked to “11” and then broken off.
All nations beware and all nations rejoice.
We are Inked, Locked, and Loaded.
Fella just flashed the GO Signal.
ComiCon 2013 is on
Come join us at
Come join us at San Diego Comic-Con 2013! DeviantART's booth, located in Art
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I will start by talking a bit about web-safe fonts and the concept behind a fallback hierarchy. Further down you'll find a selection of properties that can be styled with examples and explanations.
So, let's go!
The standard web safe fonts
A font is defined as web safe when it is installen on a great number of user's computers. They are also called system fonts, and can vary depending on your PC. Fonts on a Mac OS are not necessarily the same as fonts on a Windows OS.
Here's is a little example: on the left side is an image, an image created in PS on the right side. If both sides look the same, or at least very similar, it means they a
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Another tutorial for news articles and journals on dA!This one is meant to help you add structure to your news articles (and personal journals) and thus enhance the reading experience for your audience.
I have already written a tutorial on the topic of HTML Literature, but only showcased what is possible there. It is almost the same as :faq104:
This tutorial will try to explain why you should use additional HTML in your articles and how it helps improve their quality.
Also it turned out to be quite long, so skip to your liking.
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Why is structure important?
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1. Favorite character/person (show, comic, band, ect.).
2. Favorite animal.
3. Favorite character/person as that animal.
4. Your pet as a human, or, if you don't have a pet, some random animal as a human.
5. Something inspired by your favorite song.
6. You genderbent.
7. One of your friends genderbent.
8. You as an animal.
9. Least favorite character.
10. Least favorite character in a flamboyant dress saying "Im fabulouuuus".
11. Draw with your foot.
12. Draw upside down.
13. Your crush wearing a banana suit or your worst enemy holding an apple. Or both.
14. You as a troll. (homestuck)
15. You in trickster mode. (also homestuck)
16. You bending an element. (avatar ATLA and/or LOK)
17. Your favorite character cosplaying as your least favorite character.
18. Person irl you dislike in a raccoon suit wearing a mustache.
19. Any random person dressed up as a dinosaur running around and yelling at people.
20. You as a gangster or a pimp. Or both.
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Problems with using images:
Despite being big an images turns out to be too small for a journalAn image does not repeat seamlesslyText becomes non-re
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If you find an exact match or find a missing font, feel free to reply to this journal entry to add it to the list.
Couldn't be found, but this is the family it belongs to.
Close equivalent, but not perfect. Sometimes the family is mentioned.
Exact match found.
On the front cover where it says, "Kodansha Comics" is Mango Gothic regular. It is 29 dollars. No known equivalents.
The title pages on Sailor Moon and "Act": Caslon Italic Swashes (29) is only one of the two.
For example The P, E, I, second T, R G are all of this font, however the other letters the A (for internal) and N (also for internal use) aren't that font.
The second title pages font for the Act title: Caslon Swash Italic WFA is similar to the second font except on the N. You can download that here: http://www.whatfontis.com/Ca