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How many visual artists, which includes cartoonists, and writers are on this site, besides myself?

 
 
Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2019 05:17 am
Hi. As some folks on this site know, I am a cartoonist and writer and aspiring voice actor. I'd like to know, how many visual artists, which includes cartoonists, and writers are on this site, besides myself?

I'd like to reach out to other visual artists and writers on this site.

I'd like to ask them technical questions about drawing and writing, and other questions pertaining to visual art and writing.

I would like to reach out to other cartoonists on this site, specifically, and ask them technical questions about cartooning and other questions pertaining to cartooning.

Please help- thank you.
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Reply Thu 18 Jul, 2019 08:48 am
@JGoldman10,
Hello J
Not sure I can help you much. Quite a few years ago, I developed a cartoon strip but dropped the project because I wasn't satisfied with the quality of humor I was able to manage for the context. I also tried some single frame cartoons which I did send out and built up a stellar collection of rejection notes which i posted in my studio for the benefit of my friends.

What sorts of issues/questions are you seeking to discuss?
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2019 10:00 pm
@blatham,
Hi Blatham. How are you? Thank you for responding.

I have a number of questions I'd like to ask and things I'd like to discuss about.

I'd like to know, what artists' tools, materials and resources and equipment do you use when you produce your comics? What pencils and inks do you use? What do you use to color your comics? Has that changed, or do comic pros still use the same stuff they traditionally used to produce comics? Do you use any software to produce your comics?

I know comic pros use a lettering guide:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48392197876_e339831414_o.png

I had one but I have to replace it.

What other drafting tools do comic makers use?

I was told years ago, if you want to produce your own toons and comics, get Adobe Flash, Quarkxpress, Adobe Flash and Adobe Illustrator.

I know Adobe Flash is for producing toons. I was told:

"Either Photoshop or Illustrator will be suitable to do your illustrations and add text to them but Illustrator is the better choice of the two as it is vector based, giving your artwork cleaner, sharper lines, as well as allowing it to be scaled without loss of quality.

QuarkXPress is page layout software, more suited to putting your comics book pages together, but not for creating the actual artwork."

Do you know anything about this? Do you know of any good alternative programs to use?

Do you know of any good resources for comedy writing for comics and animation?

Do you know of any good resources for writing comics and animation in general?

Do you know a lot about comic book/strip conventions? By conventions I mean the elements of comics that are commonly used to produce comics.

Do you know of any good resources to show you how to properly draw visual effects in comics? Motion lines and such. More specifically, things like arc lines to show that a punch is being thrown, and a starburst to indicate the point of impact.

Do you know of any good community sites I can go to to learn how to use Flash and/or other 2D animation software, or to get help with drawing and writing?

Could you give me help with drawing and writing if I started a thread about it?

Could you give me help with learning Flash and/or other 2D animation software if I started a thread on it?

Do you know anything about voice acting? If so, I have some technical questions about voice acting I would like to ask you.

Do you know of any online communities I should go to to get help with voice acting?

A while ago I started this thread:

https://able2know.org/topic/518472-1

Do you know anything about acquiring funding for animation and/or comics?

A while ago I started this thread:

https://able2know.org/topic/526644-1

Do you know anything about how to approach comics industry pros (creators, writers, artists, etc.) at comic book conventions about acquiring funding for producing comics and about how to break into the industry?

Do you know anything about showcasing comics you make in web video form and in other formats online?

Do you know anything about producing web videos for video sharing sites like YouTube, Metacafe and Dailymotion? Do you know what tools, equipment and resources I need to produce web videos?

Have you ever produced your own animation? If so, I have questions for you.

What's the correct technical term comics pros use to refer to uninked comic book or strip panels? I asked about that here:

https://able2know.org/topic/526848-1

No one responded.

How do (indie) comics and animation people stay on schedule?

I think this is about all I can think of at the moment. I'll let you know if I have any other things I want to ask and/or discuss about - I will post about them here.

Thank you. Please respond soon.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sat 27 Jul, 2019 10:43 pm
@blatham,
Do you know anything about mapping out fictional locales for cartoons and comics?

I forgot to mention this thread:

https://able2know.org/topic/525515-1
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2019 12:58 pm
@blatham,
Do you know anything about self-publishing your own comics, and about acquiring funding for self-publishing comics?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Sun 28 Jul, 2019 10:14 pm
@blatham,
What art correspondence schools and writing correspondence schools out there are legitimate?

I am familiar with Art Instruction Schools:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Art_Instruction_Schools
http://artinstructionschools.edu/

There's a few others I have heard of:

Landon School of Illustration and Cartooning
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_N._Landon

Famous Artist School
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Artists_School
https://arthomestudy.com/coming-soon

AIS stopped accepting new student enrollments about a year ago. I recall seeing a few notices that they were closing down, and now they are closed. I want to call and ask AIS if I can still request their study materials from their website. I want to still use their study materials to teach myself how to be a better artist.

A couple of years ago I passed their free art test and I was invited to enroll in their home study art program, but I was going to wait till I had the time and money to do so. Of course I can't officially enroll in their program and get a Certificate of Completion but I still want to use their study materials anyway.

The Landon School of Illustration and Cartooning disbanded years ago:

http://ead.ohiolink.edu/xtf-ead/view?docId=ead/OCLWHi0015.xml;chunk.id=headerlink;brand=default

But Landon's art correspondence school study material is available in book form:

http://www.enchantedimages.com/landon_second/Landon_book.htm

for sale at the link above and elsewhere online, or in PDF form:

https://docplayer.net/39024948-The-landon-school-of-illustrating.html
http://www.enchantedimages.com/landon_second/landon_second_edition.pdf

According to https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Artists_School:

Famous Artist School closed in 2016, but their textbooks are still available for sale.

I've heard of the Kubert School:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kubert_School
http://kubertschool.edu/

I don't know of any legitimate writing correspondence schools. I know this one was a scam:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Famous_Writers_School
http://mentalfloss.com/article/64671/famous-writer-who-brought-down-famous-writers-school

I would like to take Continuing Ed courses at my old art school pertaining to producing comics professionally- drawing, writing, inking, coloring, printing, etc. I would also like to take Continuing Ed courses in animation- mainly refresher ones to learn how to produce cartoons professionally. I would also like to take Continuing Ed courses for voice acting- I want to learn how to voice act professionally for my own cartoons.

My ultimate goal is to produce my own cartoons and comics and showcase them online with the intent of capitalizing off of them.

What venues would you suggest pursuing to get all the training I need to make all this happen?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jul, 2019 09:15 am
@blatham,
Here's a discussion thread for you, that no one, as of the time of this post, responded to:

https://able2know.org/topic/527117-1

It's about internships, apprenticeships and learnerships.
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Tue 30 Jul, 2019 09:16 am
@blatham,
Did you go to any art school before you started producing your comics?
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