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:
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:
Do you know anything about acquiring funding for animation and/or comics?
A while ago I started this thread:
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:
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.