hey dude, do you have any advice on making comic layouts? any rules to work by or tricks to try?
I went to school of visual arts for 2 years in the cartooning program where they taught me all these rules for layouts and how big the gutters between panels should be and all this other bullshit, and then I dropped out because I realized there really is no wrong way to do the technical aspects of comics.
I guess my best advice would be to make sure people will see what you want them to see, not to leave out any details that will make the comic too confusing if absent, and to remember that pacing is really important always. This is all stuff I still am trying to master as well.
And read scott mccloud’s understanding comics, it brings up a lot of really great points.
oh i think i was getting PAC confused with the brooklyn comix & zine fest … but i’m a little worried about being under-prepared for PAC also - gonna be gone most of july so that leaves verry little time for making and printing new work! :/
Haha yeah, too many conventions! I love em, but they are exhausting. Some people are at every convention, I feel like I would never have any time to get anything done if I was doing that.
alright, new summer goal ~ make samosas for everyone at philly alt con? (if i haven't dropped dead from screen printing for 2 weeks straight at that point, oh the woes of life)
ah I might not be there! CCC was asked but none of us ended up reserving a table. I think because Noel is going to Zine Dream in toronto with all our zines the next weekend so we might not have anything, and I was worried I might not have any new zines in time (I have really low quantities left of everything else I have so it wouldn’t be worth it unless I did something new).
Who knows though, maybe I’ll make a bunch of new stuff before august and try to hijack someone’s table.