Inspiration Thread

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Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:01 pm

Figured I'd post some links to some eye candy.

This time around, got some stuff with regards to cover design. It might spark something with regards to composition and layout.

If ya find anything else, (on any topic) add to the thread.


20 Amazingly Integrated Comic Book Logo Illustrations
No surprise, Will Eisner features prominently here.
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/1 ... rated-art/

Book Cover Archive
Book books. Lotsa books.
http://bookcoverarchive.com/

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Post by redprincess » Sat Apr 16, 2011 8:36 pm

I noticed that Tite Kubo does this with his current chapters numbers and titles.

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Post by shutupadrian » Sun Apr 17, 2011 10:02 pm

Marvel writer Greg Rucka puts one of his scripts online.

http://www.gregrucka.com/wp/a-little-dusty/

Okay, so it isn't exactly eye candy, but I'm sure it'd a nice insight into what a pro script looks like.

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:53 pm

Jason Aaron writes like his parents are dead:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=31959
To write like your parents are dead doesn't mean you actually wish them harm. It's just about letting go of your inhibitions. Forgoing embarrassment and plunging ahead. Not censoring yourself. Not worrying about who might read it, but just laying yourself open regardless of what others might think.

To write for yourself and yourself alone.

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by Lord Styphon » Wed Apr 20, 2011 10:22 pm

shutupadrian wrote:Jason Aaron writes like his parents are dead:

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=31959
To write like your parents are dead doesn't mean you actually wish them harm. It's just about letting go of your inhibitions. Forgoing embarrassment and plunging ahead. Not censoring yourself. Not worrying about who might read it, but just laying yourself open regardless of what others might think.

To write for yourself and yourself alone.
Also, dressing up like Batman.

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Post by sarydactl » Thu Apr 21, 2011 6:29 am

It's kind of bad English, but
http://animapple.blogspot.com/2011/03/p ... -kami.html

The author of TWGOK (and other manga) spent 13 years before making that hit manga. In the meantime? BROKE AND MOOCHING OFF PARENTS. As someone fresh out of college with...well...not a very good choice of degree, I can definitely relate. It gives me hope. Maybe in 13 years I'll be able to do what I love for a living (drawing manga, writing poetry) :'D .

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Post by shutupadrian » Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:58 am

ANNCast, April 22nd. (podcast)
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/anncast/2011-04-22

They discuss the death of Tokyopop, but also have a bit towards the end (during twitter questions) about the state of manga-influenced comics.

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Post by redprincess » Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:25 am

yesterdayshero wrote:http://manga.about.com/od/mangaartistin ... -Smith.htm

Interview: Felipe Smith
Ah, he's a really good guy. I've met him, he signed a copy of my peepo choo and looked over my art. Although, his response was simple. It was very perplexing. lol

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Post by yesterdayshero » Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:38 pm

redprincess wrote:
yesterdayshero wrote:http://manga.about.com/od/mangaartistin ... -Smith.htm

Interview: Felipe Smith
Ah, he's a really good guy. I've met him, he signed a copy of my peepo choo and looked over my art. Although, his response was simple. It was very perplexing. lol
Lol he does sound like a cool cat, I wanna follow his steps....and then overtake him *evil laugh* jk
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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:25 pm

Artbox WIP takes you through various artists' pages, from roughs to finish.
http://www.artboxforum.com/wip/

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:55 pm

DC Comics Spotlights Artists' Creative Processes on 'The Source' Blog (via ComicsAlliance)
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/04/2 ... he-source/

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Wed Apr 27, 2011 4:54 pm

25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future
Might spark something for settings and architecture.

http://www.cracktwo.com/2011/04/25-aban ... -look.html
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Post by yesterdayshero » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:01 am

ADR this was pure eye candy for me thanks~
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Post by sarydactl » Thu Apr 28, 2011 9:24 am

shutupadrian wrote:25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future
Might spark something for settings and architecture.
Yugoslavia is the nation of cool. Officially. Nikšić's is my favorite. How do you find all this cool stuff, adrian?

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