I don't have a graphic novel. Now I feel bad
I was once on the receiving end of a critique so savagely nasty, I marched straight out of class to the office and changed my major (sketchbook).
There's a lot of people who can't draw who have done very successful webcomics, simply because the story was so good. And at the same time I'm sure there's great artists whose webcomics haven't done so well because they can't write a story.
I can also think of one comic off the top of my head where the art wasn't so great to start off, then by the end of it the creator's art has become really incredible through all the practice.
Anyways, it's not like people having graphic novels is hurting you, is it?
"Anyways, it's not like people having graphic novels is hurting you, is it?"
...buuut...they're soooOOOOoooooooo heavy! My back hurts now since I can't get real comic books...
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My sketchbook thread:
I think every artist should create their own graphic novel because its a great learning exercise. You have story telling, anatomy, composition, lighting, shadows, action, page layouts, character development...so much. I should create a graphic novel about this thread.
What's wrong with everyone wanting to do a graphic novel (or as I like to call them, 'comic books')? And if someone's mother wants to do one too, more power to her!
Last edited by LEBurgess; July 9th, 2011 at 09:31 AM. Reason: Typo
DMFA is another, which I'll link just because of the vast change from the first to present comic; http://www.missmab.com/
Then there is Sarah Ellerton. When I started reading her first comic years ago I thought the artwork was incredible; http://inverloch.seraph-inn.com/viewcomic.php?page=2
And now - http://requiem.seraph-inn.com/viewcomic.php?page=799
Check these out too:
Rotor - GoGoJoJo
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I don't have a graphic novel but I am waiting for my rap career to take off.
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In one way or another most of this has been said but starting a graphic novel is a great idea to keep yourself motivated and improving (mostly because you draw a lot to make one). I read tons of comics, webcomics, manga, etc and the improvement they make in their drawings can be very astounding. Sometimes you don't even notice since the improvements happen so gradually but when you compare that first comic to the most current its awesome. And they improve on all other sorts of skills too.
This thread title should be changed to "everyone should have a graphic novel", it's great fun
My sketchbook thread:
Am I on my way or is it back to my inner graphic novel?
"Three's so little room for error."--Elwell
This could be the next challenge on CA - "make a graphic novel just like mom used to make"
Aw come on man. Don't necro a thread over a year old for a thanks about a quote.
Yeah, I remember this thread. I was going to put it back to the grave
but there's some funny stuff in here.
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