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What are good resources for creating fictional comic book/cartoon towns/cities & mapping them out?

 
 
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 10:03 am
@JGoldman10,
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What are good resources for creating fictional comic book/cartoon towns/cities & mapping them out?


One possible source could be your own mind, I assume you have a brain and could maybe form a few ideas of your own.
Then again I see you've already relinquished rational thought to your "god", so maybe I'm wrong to assume you have a mind of your own. Sad.
JustBrooke
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 01:18 pm
@Ben Smith,
Ben Smith wrote:


Then again I see you've already relinquished rational thought to your "god", so maybe I'm wrong to assume you have a mind of your own. Sad.


Really, Ben?

Lots of people believe in God or a higher power, including myself. For you to assume they have no mind of their own or rational thought - THAT is what is sad - and it's wrong.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 01:32 pm
@JustBrooke,
JustBrooke wrote:

Ben Smith wrote:


Then again I see you've already relinquished rational thought to your "god", so maybe I'm wrong to assume you have a mind of your own. Sad.


Really, Ben?

Lots of people believe in God or a higher power, including myself. For you to assume they have no mind of their own or rational thought - THAT is what is sad - and it's wrong.



Most people don't think that Goldie speaks for God though.
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Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 01:37 pm
@JustBrooke,
Says you.

Does this higher power guide you, tell you the difference between good and bad.
Do you need this higher power to do this for you?
If this god came to you and told you to kill your child which I believe he is prone to do, IE. Abraham & Issac. Would you???.
Do you really believe, if so the answer must be an unequivocal yes.
This is what I mean by handing over your free will or rational thought to god

I don't need any fictional higher power to guide me, I have a mind and a conscious and can figure these things out for myself.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 02:56 pm
@Ben Smith,
You have to have to know how REAL cities and towns are put together to understand to to "build" a fictional city or town. You need a sense of structure and consistency. You can't just have random locations pop up in your fictional city or town when you write a cartoon or comic - like have one place randomly pop up in one story and have another place randomly show up in another. Your locations have to have continuity.

For example, if you have a mayor's office or a town hall or police stations, these places HAVE to be in SET locations within your fictional town or city no matter what story you are writing.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 02:57 pm
Not to mention bodies of water and bridges - is your town or city surrounded by a body of water? Is it connected to another town or city via a bridge?
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:08 pm
@JGoldman10,
Yeah but if it's a cartoon, well every scene is a stand alone scene, for instance you draw a police station and put a building each side, that's it, you don't need to elaborate any more than that and the same goes for most scenarios. Didn't Top Cat basically take place beside a fence more or less.
I think maybe you're over complicating things but it's your cartoon. Go for it.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:22 pm
@Ben Smith,
Top Cat episodes didn't always take place in the alley.

Look at DC and Marvel Comics comic book stories and cartoons - they have a sense of structure.

izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:31 pm
@JGoldman10,
Will your opus feature many 'up the alley' scenes?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:34 pm
@Ben Smith,
Did you ever watch Ducktales, or Darkwing Duck or Tiny Toons? Those cartoons featured STRUCTURED cities - Duckberg, St. Canard and Acme Acres, respectively. They didn't have random places popping up like what you are talking about.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:37 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

They didn't have random places popping up like what you are talking about.


Delboy!
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:42 pm
I am going to wait and see what Aldistar has to say. Very Happy
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:43 pm
@izzythepush,


izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 03:52 pm
@Ben Smith,
Isn't that the number one favourite scene of all time?
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:05 pm
@izzythepush,
Absolutely priceless and this one too...
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:06 pm
@JGoldman10,
In other words you're waiting for visitors at the asylum you're in.
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:13 pm
@Ben Smith,
They're showing a lot of them on Dave at the moment. My grown-up daughter's not seen them before, so I've seen a lot just now. It is something people will still be watching in 20 years.

You didn't pick up on my Everton ref on another thread so what is it? Everton, Liverpool or Tranmere Rovers? I think they're all good sides, I don't want to start a footie quarrel or anything. Goldie could do with a bit of footie chat. Most of his threads end up a bit gay.
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:34 pm
@izzythepush,
I got the Everton ref all right, but I'm not from the Pool, I'm just working/living here for now.
Although it's a hard place to leave, great place and good people.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:41 pm
@Ben Smith,
I stayed with a mate who lives in Wallasey, for a week. I had a brilliant time, I knowe what you mean, they're lovely people. Did you have the tasche before you moved there, and are you planning on having a perm?
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 04:55 pm
@izzythepush,
Tache comes and goes. PERM???

I live close to Wallasey some of the time.
 

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