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I grew up on Charlotte Bronte and Bill Watterson, with a healthy coating of Star Wars.

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Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:58 AM

This random, but I was thinking about comics that have had a huge impact on me as an artist, writer, and individual. These are comics that changed the way I look at the genre and medium of comics, and how I participate in that medium. I kind of put them in (rough) chronological order, plus the "lessons" that I learned from them. Like I said, random :)

  1. Calvin and Hobbes: this was my introduction to pictures-and-words stories.
  2. Tintin: my first "long" story in comic form.
  3. Fruits Basket: first graphic novel series
  4. FullMetal Alchemist: a broader understanding of storytelling possibilities.
  5. Unsounded: first in-progress webcomic with a serious plot/not a gag-a-day strip.
  6. Watchmen: visual ways to to freak out the reader, which heightens the story (omg I can't even that book.)
  7. Stand Still Stay Silent: webcomic that showed me the artistic possibilities of the medium.
  8. Plume: first time I ever backed a comic on Kickstarter and got the finished result in my hands. (Recently backed the printing of vol 3!!)
  9. ReMIND: another unique style, but also explored questions of faith
  10. Bone: I realized that you can define "serious" and "funny" in your own story; Bone is "goofy" but the story is "grave."

There are so many other comics that I love, but these are the ones that really had a profound effect on me. Honestly, out of all of these FMA and SSSS are probably the two that stand out as the biggest "Aha!" moments. They really redefined what was possible for an artist/writer to create.

So. Uh. Enjoy :lol:



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SophieSeraph Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really, you have a lot of beautiful drawings, I love it! ♥
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crayon-landscapes Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017  Student Filmographer
thanks for the fave :D
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CDL113 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

Thank you for the Faves! :+fav: :XD:

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LadyCortuna Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! I hope it's a wonderful day!
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KenryChu Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday!! :)
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