When Life gives you Lemons

Discussion in 'Transformers Funnies' started by Merchhounds, Aug 4, 2012.

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For the Comic sig.

Poll closed Feb 16, 2013.
  1. Screw The Rules I'm King Fricking Arthur!

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  2. For The Honor Of SkullGirin W'll Smite That Reader!

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  3. Or some thing else.

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  1. Merchhounds

    Merchhounds Well-Known Member

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    Hi this my attempt at a phocomic any input is appreciate thanks in a advance.


    Arc: "BLASPHEMY"!!!!!!
    MaoChao: Ah come on it not that bad.
    Arc: Yes it is it can't have tomato without sour cream!!!!
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    MaoChao: Can you help me clean up.
    Arc: Na I'm getting me a another one.
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    Arc: Come on push me up higher I'm almost there.
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    MaoChao: The things I have to put up with.
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  2. GingaMagnus

    GingaMagnus Designated Toku Nerd

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    Not bad for a starter. Nice quality photos and a set up that gives me a chuckle... Just actually add the dialouge into the photos and You my friend are golden!
     
  3. Mr. Chaos

    Mr. Chaos Force Ghost

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    Good start. You are keeping the panel count low, which is a big thing in my book. As ultramagnus said, now focus on getting the text on the pictures. Do you have Microsoft Powerpoint? That is what I use for my comic, as it allows tons of manipulation of the dialogue and ease of use. If not, use MS Paint.

    Also, and this is advice I give EVERY new comic creator, make sure you do your research. Not when it comes to the toys, but to comedy. Read other peoples webcomics, especially LegoTFGuys, Grimlock_13, weeklyhero, Fez Kindle's, Happy Hour, Spoiler comics (my apologizes to all the others who I am missing) and, if I might be egotistical, Hearts of Plastic and M and P's B&B.

    Look at how we all do our humor...how we structure our jokes and make use of the panels. I personally learned from weeklyhero's strip and a few others how to get timing down, as well as reading DILBERT and PEARLS BEFORE SWINE. Half the battle is figuring out how to get the tone and pace right...once you have that, you will be golden

    You are heading in the right direction, keep it up.
     
  4. fafireguy

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    Or you could just use GIMP like many comic creators and myself use. PS. The program is for free
     
  5. Thunder_Cracker

    Thunder_Cracker Friendship is Evil!!

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    Nice quality photos, nice slice of life humor of a sort

    Me like, me wait for next strip

    Me bring popcorn and sour cream incase
     
  6. Merchhounds

    Merchhounds Well-Known Member

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    Thank you all have be var help fell. This is just a test.
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  7. Datbotwithaface

    Datbotwithaface Well-Known Member

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    What's the mech on the left side. It Kinda looks like a wanzer
     
  8. Fez Findie

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    Not too bad, likin' Mao-Chao bein' the straight-man of the sorts, just trying to deal with her little friend :lol 
     
  9. GingaMagnus

    GingaMagnus Designated Toku Nerd

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    Nice, But you might wanna make the white block a bit smaller.
     
  10. Wars

    Wars Regular At Swerve's™

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    Nice start. I'll follow. :) 
     
  11. Merchhounds

    Merchhounds Well-Known Member

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    It's a wanzer called Zenislev color gray form Front mission 3.
     
  12. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Kind of a nice change of pace since she's usually the moe of the Shinkis. :lol 
     
  13. Starfire22

    Starfire22 Wall crawling menace!

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    A few improvements here and there would help.

    Nonetheless, great start. :) 
     
  14. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

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    Del Taco! YUUUUUUUM!

    Listen to this man!
     
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  15. Merchhounds

    Merchhounds Well-Known Member

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    OK test #2
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  16. Thunder_Cracker

    Thunder_Cracker Friendship is Evil!!

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    Photocomics, you're doing it right :thumb 

    That's how I feel after I order from McDonalds' Drive Thru service
     
  17. Merchhounds

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    OK in update title: Dream Big
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    Again thanks for all the feedback it really helpful.
     
  18. Datbotwithaface

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    Run away. It's cuteness will kill us!
     
  19. Shatterpoint

    Shatterpoint Neato

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    Batman is disgusted. :p 
     
  20. Polenicus

    Polenicus Warring At Play

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    I think the most important thing to start off with in a comic is clear pics, and you've got that part down.

    The nifty special effects are... well, nifty, but if the base photo is speckled blurry junk (See some of my comics for examples, especially the early ones) all the effects in the world are just a coat of spackle onto top of a really crummy foundation.

    Looking forward to seeing where you go from here.
     

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