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Journal Entry: Sat Nov 17, 2012, 4:51 PM
I'm going to be going on about comic making. Since I was asked about them in my poll.
A good thing to think about when making a comic, is the storyline. Never rush and draw as you go. It won't make sense. Trust me, I did that in my Splatter arena comic, and now look back to see how bad it was. Best thing to do is write a plot, think through it, create possible character designs, and take your time. Never rush but still work at the comic constantly. Start writing the story down before making the pages. What I did was write on MS word, and each paragraph I made a page.
Example:
My latest page:
Here is a paragraph from my story. In writing first.
Above in a ship, the vortian guard sits across from a shorter vortian. The guard brought up a holographic map, "So my Irken seems to be dropped off near the same sector, of your Irken."  The Smaller vortian moved on top of the table, growling, "I doubt that your Irken…hmmm what's his name." The guard corrected, "Rheu, against your Irken Del." The vortian replied, "yes, Rheu. Luckily the horrible creatures have IDs within those mechanical brains on their backs. He raised his hands, "Otherwise I'd resorted to calling them big meanies."  The Vortian turned his attention to the guard, "so what's your bet?" The guard grinned, "100 monies says your Del dies by the hands of Rheu." The smaller one cackled," Deal!"
Then I turned this paragraph into a page.
RU-Page-4 by RoboticMasterMind

There is some Do's and Don'ts
Do's
1. Take your time
2. Plan
3. Practice character angles
4. Write your story before making the page.
5. Proofread to avoid typos
6. Research if you are unsure about something for the script.
7. Use reference, but never copy your ref. Only use it to give you ideas of how something will be designed, including bgs.

Don't's
1. Do not overuse curse words. It ruins the plot line and makes it sounds unintelligent and badly planned. A character may be foul mouthed but using too much cursing makes the reader shake their head, especially cleaner readers. You will never see a published book or comic with over cursing. Only curse when necessary.
2. Do not rush, it will make the pages look bad.
3. Try not to procrastinate. There are things that are tempting but during your free time work on the comic page.

Here is a comic tutorial I made for creating the pages faster digitally.
Comic Tutorial by RoboticMasterMind

When writing your story, first think of the setting, and even try to think of possibilities. Try to be as realistic as possible and even attempt foreshadowing, that might effect the future.

Hope this helps!


Background by RoboticMasterMind

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SteeveLeeII Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This will help me a lot! Thanks for posting! :)
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RoboticMasterMind Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem :)
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InvaderLez Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
used to make up dialouge as I went through the story for a comic I was ding for a friend. It embarasses me now.

Friend: Ahaha, that's sooooo funny...:sarcastic:
Me: :D (thought she meant it)
Friend: ...........(this is really bad)

She told me she hated it years later. :O_o:
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RoboticMasterMind Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I did that too in Splatter Arena. Looking at it now, I found it made no sense what so ever. ^^;
So now I pre-write everything, and it makes so much sense and looks better too. :D
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