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

 
 
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 07:16 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Streetfighters that fight crime - ACTION HEROES.

They won't experiment with being SUPERHEROES until later.

OOh that sounds like fun!

Make sure they use condoms.
Questioner
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 07:17 pm
@Sturgis,
I wasn't going to touch that one. Thanks for touching that one.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 07:18 pm
Sturgis and Questioner are OBVIOUS TROLLS. IGNORING BOTH.
Sturgis
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 07:19 pm
@JGoldman10,
Not to worry I've been on his ignore list for a while now.
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Questioner
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 07:21 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Sturgis and Questioner are OBVIOUS TROLLS. IGNORING BOTH.


I prefer the term Toll Collection Specialist.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 07:34 pm
@Questioner,
He says he ignores me, but he always ends up responding. The only people on Goldie's threads,(And they are THE BEST ******* THREADS ON A2K, are people taking the piss.)

We're not trolls, if we were we'd be like this on every thread, but we're not. We're just like this on Goldie's threads. I think he is BRILLIANT. An evangelical Christian obsessing over a crime fighting cat is so ******* surreal. Smoke a spliff, read his posts, life doesn't get much better than this!
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 08:10 pm
@Sturgis,
Hello?? I am NOT a kid.

COMPUTERS take the BRUNT WORK out of composing artwork by hand. That is why a LOT of COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS and ANIMATION HOUSES OPT for DIGITAL material.

USING A COMPUTER PROGRAM WILL HELP ME MAP OUT A FICTIONAL CITY A WHOLE LOT QUICKER.

JUST BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN IN SCHOOL A LITTLE OVER A DECADE DOESN'T MEAN I LIVE UNDER A ROCK. I TRY TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ART WORLD.

I WAS AN ANIMATION STUDENT BUT I WANT TO GET INTO COMICS.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 08:10 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

The good guys fight a whole bunch of baddies.

They do so locally, nationally and globally, and make allies along the way.

The bad guys fight the heroes and makes allies in a similar manner.
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Questioner
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 08:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Hello?? I am NOT a kid.

COMPUTERS take the BRUNT WORK out of composing artwork by hand. That is why a LOT of COMIC BOOK PUBLISHERS and ANIMATION HOUSES OPT for DIGITAL material.

USING A COMPUTER PROGRAM WILL HELP ME MAP OUT A FICTIONAL CITY A WHOLE LOT QUICKER.

JUST BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN IN SCHOOL A LITTLE OVER A DECADE DOESN'T MEAN I LIVE UNDER A ROCK. I TRY TO KEEP UP WITH WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE ART WORLD.

I WAS AN ANIMATION STUDENT BUT I WANT TO GET INTO COMICS.


Nonsense. Computers take the 'boring work' out of composing artwork by hand. The BRUNT WORK as you put it is conceptualization, continuity of theme, and uniqueness of concept.

For those you need a brain, quite possibly an extended education or at the very least enough personal experiences to put together a world that anyone would give two cents about.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 08:32 pm
@Questioner,
I am designing the characters and coming up with their names, and their tools, weapons and/or accessories.

Designing buildings and mapping out cities and other locations takes up MOST of the work. I'll reserve that for the computers.
I can use grid paper to help me keep my characters to relative scales, but using a computer program can help me keep track of backgrounds.

I can create SOME buildings and scan them and put them in the program.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 08:36 pm
Animation people take shortcuts. They can create a few objects and keep duplicating them to fill up one scene for instance.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2011 08:39 pm
@Questioner,
COMPUTERS CAN HELP KEEP TRACK OF WHERE ALL THE BUILDINGS AND OTHER THINGS ARE LOCATED IN YOUR CITY OR TOWN. YOU CAN USE PROGRAMS TO INDEX THIS STUFF AND USE PROGRAMS AS REFERENCE GUIDES.

THEY CAN HELP KEEP THE SCALES/PROPORTIONS CONSISTENT.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 01:07 am
I thought maybe someone here would know about computer programs or some books or other resources off-hand I could use to create some fictional cities or towns with.

I dug around and found some:

http://www.profantasy.com/products/cd3_examples.asp
http://www.humantransit.org/2011/06/deep-geeking-a-fictional-city.html

If I find more I'll post some.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 01:08 am
@Questioner,
Question for you- what is wrong with using a computer program to create cities/towns and then drawing them out?

Mapping it out with a program saves a lot of time and help keeps track of things.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 04:29 am
@JGoldman10,
Films like The Terminator, and series like Battlestar Galactica imagine a conflict between man and machine, caused by an out of control military. Nobody ever imagined machines would become self aware so they could write/draw a comic strip for a man too lazy/unimaginative to do it himself.


Thanks for dooming humanity.
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Questioner
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 07:48 am
@JGoldman10,
JGoldman10 wrote:

Question for you- what is wrong with using a computer program to create cities/towns and then drawing them out?

Mapping it out with a program saves a lot of time and help keeps track of things.


There is nothing wrong with it. I wasn't refuting that it makes it easier. I was refuting your statement that it takes the brunt of the 'hard work' out of the process.

I think you'll find when going through the process a little further that 'keeping track of things' such as buildings isn't as important or difficult as you think it is. It's much more difficult to assign values, personalities, and quirky traits to characters to make them worth caring about.
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 08:13 am
@Questioner,
Don't hold your breath, Goldie has turned procrastination into an art form.
Ben Smith
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 12:21 pm
@izzythepush,
One of Goldie's Victims. Goldie did "pet" this poor pussy.

http://images.sodahead.com/images/profiles/0/0/0/9/9/8/7/1/1/profiles_unseenposter_5143_583394.jpeg
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Questioner
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 12:44 pm
@izzythepush,
I fully expect these posts to eventually veer towards
"how would you draw a picture of a cat and a dog holding paws?"
"No, can you make the fence a little more red?"
izzythepush
 
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Reply Wed 27 Jul, 2011 01:16 pm
@Questioner,
I'm just amazed how many of them are there.
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