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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    so many comics scosglen

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited July 2009
    the stories are short and i like art so you can do art squidbunny

    srsizzy:

    for the writing part, go to the thread in graphic violence ( http://forums.penny-arcade.com/showthread.php?t=96567 ) where many questions that anger and infuriate me (as well as some good ones) about the story, writing in general, and how everything works are answered.

    as for the limits: there are very few! just go nuts with the idea. doesn't have to be serious. doesn't have to be funny. just has to be a good story that you think everyone else involved in the project will vote to have in!

    yeah, it all depends on what makes you comfortable and what you think best serves the artists sensibilities and yours

    sometimes if you want to be very specific you can go ahead and try it in script format

    here's some scripts warren ellis did

    now, you don't have to ape the formula whatsoever, but that's to give you a point of reference if you want to try it that way

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    anjin knows him some goddamn comics

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    anjin don't know nothin about nothin

    that's right I'm callin you out anjin

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    for no good reason

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    shit man you ain't shit about shit

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  • srsizzysrsizzy Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Anjin-San wrote: »
    yeah, it all depends on what makes you comfortable and what you think best serves the artists sensibilities and yours

    sometimes if you want to be very specific you can go ahead and try it in script format

    here's some scripts warren ellis did

    now, you don't have to ape the formula whatsoever, but that's to give you a point of reference if you want to try it that way
    Oh man, that's like having to think of storyboards while you write a screen play, except maybe more difficult.

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  • sharky tsharky t LondonRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Sounds interesting.

    I'll get involved if it gets started before I go back to school.

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    not exactly! but if you're not comfortable with that format, just go with what works best

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  • Calamity JaneCalamity Jane That Wrong Love Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    writing something right now

    for something like this, i think it's a good idea to have a good mixture of little exposition when needed, and a lot when warranted

    to elaborate, crazy old comics seem to have a fucking boatload of exposition for no apparent

    look at claremont's old x-men stories for a point of reference. wolverine thinks out two sentences mid jump into the water

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    just remember these are short stories -- something claremont could never ever write

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    also people who do art: monday I am gonna actually give you something to do finally

    it may or may not involve making lazy writers write already

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    yeah well too bad because I have to start studying

    good luck with the rest of them though

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    tam you suuuuuck

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  • TamTam Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    this is true

    well

    if you give me one of the shortest ones, I may be able to do it

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'll give you a really short one

    actually PM blankspace his is short and quick and he is going to script soon

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    okay art guys, I said I was gonna give you something to do and here it is:

    draw a cover!

    the only elements I absolutely need are the satellite and an everyman becoming a hero

    the composition can be whatever you want

    the title is Sentry Duty

    I'm gonna go through them all and we can vote on the best cover when all is said and done.

    as for the interior art, as soon as I start getting outlines, I will PM everyone who said they'd do art with the pitches that are in need of an artist and it will be first come - first serve on what you draw unless I really think x artist would work with y story in which case I will be a dick editor and force you two together.

    once you get in contact, I'll want you artists to kind of help the writer along with the script. not write it, but just tell them NO NO I CANNOT DRAW THAT DO NOT PUT THAT IN or give them some ideas for panel structure because they ain't know nothing.

    once the scripts are done, PM them to me and I'll go through them, tell you what changes to make and then you guys can get to the writing/drawing portion.

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  • The One 52The One 52 Registered User
    edited August 2009
    I like those big projects, they get me pumped each time. Like "Oh boy I wanna be a part of this", but each time they all eventually crash or don't happen for some reason(s).

    Nevertheless, if I have the time next week, I'd like to contribute with a story and art. Is there a list of pre-determined writers and artists, or can we submit something at anytime if we feel like it?

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Hey TLB

    Should I make my logo available here for people? Or what. Or do you not want to use my logo? Either way its cool.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    The One 52 wrote: »
    I like those big projects, they get me pumped each time. Like "Oh boy I wanna be a part of this", but each time they all eventually crash or don't happen for some reason(s).

    Nevertheless, if I have the time next week, I'd like to contribute with a story and art. Is there a list of pre-determined writers and artists, or can we submit something at anytime if we feel like it?

    oh there are no pre-determined writers or artists

    I don't expect most of the people who said they'd do something to actually produce so I am letting any and everyone do something

    and plus if no one else does something I'll get my stories drawn by all the rad artists

    either way I win at least

    also lucas

    make the logo available to the people here

    it's their choice to use it or not, because at this stage nothing is set in stone, not even the logo

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    K. Here's the logo I whipped up.

    PNG FORMAT ---- This version has a clear background. It appears white on the page but trust me, if you were to paste that fucker elsewhere it would be clear.
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v228/Metafour/SentryDuty_logo1-1.png


    JPG FORMAT --- Simple black background for your viewing pleasure.
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    NOTE TO ARTISTS:

    PM me if you want to use my logo and I will email you the PSD file.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I was wondering about the logo. I might try a quick mock up cover tonight cause I gots some free time anyways. I'll probably try my hand at a logo cause me no likey the gradient.

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  • JyrenBJyrenB Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'll try to put something together in the next couple of days.

    Do you want a fake company/bar code/etc on the cover or just the art and logo?

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  • Toji SuzuharaToji Suzuhara Southern CaliforniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Also, is the satellite on Lucas's logo what the satellite looks like? I have a feeling the answer is "it'll be designed by consensus", but that's really a better answer for the writers than it is for the artists, since it's the one thing that needs a consistent look (unless it doesn't, and that's the point?) and there's more of an investment for the artists in drawing the satellite than there is for the writers describing it.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Well if you want to use my satellite I can make it available. I didn't draw it or anything. Basically what I did was took a couple different photos that I found on google and pieced the parts together and then put an ink rendering on it and then black and whited it. Its not anything too fancy.

    I was basically just going for simple and iconic.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    no need for a fake company or bar code

    the satellite in the logo is not what the satellite has to look like, as there are multiple ones in the actual stories. You can make it the super deluxe new hi-tech version of it or the rickety 1 week away from retirement one.

    as for the stories in particular, I am gonna be a dick in making the writers describe the dang satellite for this very reason

    so I guess the answer is: no, there is no general design for every satellite so long as it looks like a satellite

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  • squidbunnysquidbunny Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Might want to mention that people ought to work at a size large enough for eventual print? Possibly a no-brainer, but it would suck if someone went to the trouble of crafting an excellent cover at too low a resolution.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    So what's good for resolution, like 300?

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I would say 300 would be a good resolution, yes

    dang you squidbunny and your thinking about real things I should be thinking about

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I will hopefully have something for someone to draw by the end (2359 EST) of Wednesday.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I want to see some cover mock-ups! And more logo designs!

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    And these people need scripts! Patience!

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    once you get me your script, I'll go through it and make sure everything is up to snuff then we can get you an artist and things will be peachy

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  • Spectre-xSpectre-x Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm going to do a quick cover mock-up I think after I buy some cereal and milk for eating and drinking, respectively.

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    Spectre-x wrote: »
    I'm going to do a quick cover mock-up I think after I buy some cereal and milk for eating and drinking, respectively.


    I fully expect it to be the king of all covers. I'm still working on mine mind you, but maybe it could be your covers court jester or something.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    adam I think you are missing out on the lucrative VARIANT COVERS market

    (someone do a zombie variant. I dare you)

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  • earthwormadamearthwormadam ancient crust Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    That sounds fun, but I'm going to stick with mine, since I'm thinking there wont be too many covers featuring lazer shooting hobos.

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  • The Lovely BastardThe Lovely Bastard Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    oh no lazer shooting hobos is fine and dandy

    fine and dandy

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  • DouglasDangerDouglasDanger PennsylvaniaRegistered User regular
    edited August 2009
    once you get me your script, I'll go through it and make sure everything is up to snuff then we can get you an artist and things will be peachy

    today was a crazy laundry day, with almost no actual usable time, but tomorrow before work (I work second shift, but get up at 9 or 10) is clear aside from a trip to the barbershop. I hope to finish my script tomorrow. I may work on it some tonight, if I don't get boned into working late.

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  • LucascraftLucascraft Registered User regular
    edited August 2009
    I'm just curious. For doing speech bubbles, are there tools or plug-ins or something available in Photoshop for doing this? Also, TLB do you have a set letterer, or is it up to each creative team to do their own lettering?

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