Inspiration Thread

Are you looking for tips on how to get started as a comic/manga artist? Maybe you're looking for feedback on works you've already created. Then this is the forum for you! (Note: Ported from Gomanga.com)

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Thu Apr 28, 2011 3:31 pm

sarydactl wrote: Yugoslavia is the nation of cool. Officially. Nikšić's is my favorite. How do you find all this cool stuff, adrian?
I spend A LOT of time on the internet...

...and I'm fortunate enough that I have enough people between facebook and work that share a lot of great links.

EDIT: And I also try to follow some industry folk on Twitter.

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by Lord Styphon » Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:57 pm

sarydactl wrote:Yugoslavia is the nation of cool. Officially.
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Sounds like the country is...
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...right up your Sniper Alley.
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YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by yesterdayshero » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:47 pm

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Tue May 10, 2011 4:05 pm

Not exactly subtle, but if it's good enough for Scott McCloud to blog about it...
http://www.nettserier.no/jellyvampire/1304892000/

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Post by yesterdayshero » Tue May 10, 2011 6:09 pm

shutupadrian wrote:Not exactly subtle, but if it's good enough for Scott McCloud to blog about it...
http://www.nettserier.no/jellyvampire/1304892000/

; w ; *manly tears* So awesome
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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by Dai » Fri May 13, 2011 12:26 am

A couple of people from deviantART decided to redraw a particular two-page spread from Hellsing and try to enhance the scene with their own style:

The original:
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IceCreamMouth's version:
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PhiTuS' version:
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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:20 pm

2011 Invention Awards: A Crime-Fighting Armored Glove
It is equipped with a video camera and a stun gun to keep criminals at bay

http://www.popsci.com/diy/article/2011- ... evelopment

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:06 pm

Volcano erupts in Chile
The eruption of the Puyehue volcano in the Andes mountains of southern Chile last weekend provided some spectacular images of the force of nature. Ash covers the landscape and thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding rural communities.

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2011/0 ... chile.html

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Post by yesterdayshero » Wed Jun 08, 2011 7:54 pm

Looks like a Final Fantasy attack...
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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:58 am

yesterdayshero wrote:Looks like a Final Fantasy attack...
But this is happening IN REAL LIFE.

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Post by yesterdayshero » Thu Jun 09, 2011 4:02 am

Just like Final Fantasy...
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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Wed Jun 15, 2011 5:45 pm

Bryan Lee O'Malley breaks down his process of developing a Scott Pilgrim poster.
http://radiomaru.com/2011/06/15/scott-p ... velopment/

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Fri Jun 17, 2011 10:39 pm

And now, some twitter words from Deb Aoki.
one thing i hear from japanese editors/creators is "we don't need more manga artists from US if all you're doing is copying what we do."
http://twitter.com/#!/debaoki/status/81845620670861312

they are, however, interested in creators who can take the manga influence & create something that is unique. same goes for US publishers
http://twitter.com/#!/debaoki/status/81845818063196160

it's ok to be inspired by manga -- but don't stop at just imitation. US creators are in a unique position to be influenced by many styles
http://twitter.com/#!/debaoki/status/81846436953726976

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Re: Inspiration Thread

Post by shutupadrian » Fri Jun 24, 2011 8:44 pm

Katsuhiro Otomo and the Perfect Panels of 'Akira'
(Comics Alliance article. Otomo, I should say, is likely my favorite artist and probably the biggest influence on my style. - shutupadrian)
Panel-to-panel progression is closely related to storytelling. Skilled progression will create the story in your head, and turn still pictures into animation. Picking that perfect moment for a panel may well be the most important job a cartoonist has. A talented artist who draws the action half a second too late will create a book full of awkward poses and ugly action. A talented artist who nails that moment, though, can make something fantastic.

Katsuhiro Otomo's good at a lot of things -- pacing, plotting, destruction, terror -- but today? Today, he's good at storytelling. Otomo is a master of the perfect pane
http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/06/2 ... omo-akira/

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