Christian Comic Arts Society

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Lettering for comics questions

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I am going to re-letter some comics (change font), but had some other questions while I am st itQ1: should text always be ALL CAPS?Q2: should text always be centered?Q3: how to show a sigh in middle…Continue

Best place to publish Christian comics online?

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Hi all, I am a hobbiest (not professional), but started with Adobe Character Animator to create some animated cartoon videos. The goal was to have fun, engaging content for youth, based on a bible…Continue

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"Oh, and final advice, when you do buy one stop looking at the ads. It will just make you feel bad if you see a cheaper one after you buy your own! ;-)"
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Website:
http://extra-ordinary.tv/
Area(s) of Interest or Expertise:
Adobe Character Animator, IT professional. I am not a very good artist so I use computers to cheat a lot!
My Testimony: (We encourage members to share briefly about how their faith in Christ has impacted their lives.)
My series title, “Extra Ordinary”, is about making the Extraordinary Word of God ordinary in your life. It should be second nature, not something unusual, hence the name “Extra” ordinary. The episodes are meant for outreach to make the Bible less “scary” and more a source of wisdom.
Dream Job: (If you could have your dream job in the comics industry, what would it be?)
I am really interested in the intersection of comics and computers. There are lots of tools around making it easier to produce comics, but quality and creativity still seems to take sweat and tears!
Favorite Comic Creators:
I watch a bit of Japanese Anime on Crunchy Roll.

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At 3:16pm on September 4, 2018, Yoshi Rhul said…

Although I recognized almost all of those titles, I haven't seen a single one!

This is my list:

Boruto, any Naruto Movies, HUNTERXHUNTER, Inuyasha, Hikaru no Go, Sonic X, Little Witch Academia, Speed Racer, and Rurouni Kenshin. That's not even covering all the Anime movies!

At 12:22pm on September 4, 2018, Yoshi Rhul said…

Hey, Mr. Alan, What Anime shows do you watch? 

At 11:03pm on August 30, 2018, Ralph Ellis Miley said…

Welcome to the CCAS.  Thank you posting some of your work.  Looking forward to knowing more about you.  If you live in the Southern California area there is a monthly meeting of the CCAS the 1st Saturday of each month.  May our gracious Lord and Savior richly bless you in the knowledge of His eternal love. 

At 12:59pm on August 29, 2018, Igor Cicarini said…

Hey Alan

Sorry the mess in the last part. My suggestion is to go for with Slice of life.

Regarding the software, you can use two better ones for your characters called Clip Paint Studio and rpgmakerweb. There, they have 3d characters templates you can use to create your story. Find below the links:

https://www.clipstudio.net/en

http://www.rpgmakerweb.com/products/programs/manga-maker-comipo

About the background, It is ok to use 3d templates but you need to study lightning in order to integrate the characters with the environment. Have you watched the anime called "Your Name"? Study its backgrounds lightning. 

At 12:18pm on August 29, 2018, Igor Cicarini said…

Hi Alan thanks for your comments. I'm glad you liked. Ok, regarding your work, if you don't mind if I comment here, It's very good. Although is necessary some improvements in some areas. And It is not my intention to look like as a superior person here. I 'm just trying to help you. 

For example, the lettering. Try to use professional fonts like comics or manga use. I attached the one I use here and It is very good. CCComicrazy-Roman_0.ttf

The anatomy needs to improve as well. You are very talented but you make some anatomy mistakes (which is very normal, everybody does that). Needs to dedicate in this area. If you have the chance to acquire the book 

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615272819/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i0

It's the best in this aerea. Study it every day.

Do u use any software for the background or do you download the images? And is not necessary to put background on every frame, specially when you have a close up and the character is saying sth important. 

Use this Slice of Life" / "School"? "Comedy" / "All Ages" to Webtoon. 

If I can help you with anything else, let me know.

Best

Igor

At 9:18am on August 28, 2018, Lizzie G said…

Hiya, Alan! :D

I love your art style!

At 8:42pm on August 27, 2018, K.G. Adams said…

Welcome to CCAS! I’m excited to see your work! 

At 5:15am on August 27, 2018, Yoshi Rhul said…

Hi! Welcome to the CCAS! I love your avatar, it's so cute!

 
 
 

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