Comics - Nothing Gained, Nothing Lost Pt. 2 - December 7th, 2011, 4:04 pm

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Oh no those guys whatever shall we dooooo.
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Afrohawkman, December 7th, 2011, 4:04 pm

Dun dun...dun?
So this is that other style of text bubbles I was thinking of using. Let me know if you guys like it or not. I'm also thinking about making their faces double sized but it might cause complications depending on the size of the text bubble. We'll see.

No, that other style does not consist of 9 panels every comic. The number of panels depends on how much I actually need. Minimum 3, maximum 9.

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User Comments:

santanab17, December 7th, 2011, 4:07 pm

I like this kind and cool comic

pat15, December 7th, 2011, 4:09 pm

The text bubbles looks so... odd. I mean, most of us are used to the "tails" of the bubbles going to whoever is the one talking. It works when they're off-screen, but not really here >.>
That's my opinion anywhoo

Gigi19972010, December 7th, 2011, 4:13 pm

@pat15: I agree.


321TaTer, December 7th, 2011, 4:13 pm

I kinda agree to pat15. But still, AWESOME comic!

SolaratheHedgehog, December 7th, 2011, 4:33 pm

pat15 took the words out of my mouth, but they're good, none-the-less

ClareSilver47, December 7th, 2011, 4:43 pm

The text bubbles either need borders or need to be neon and fuzzy :D
They look like something someone on MSPaint would do

Hero of Comedy, December 7th, 2011, 4:47 pm

Now the villians are gonna help?! *Gasp*

jakeroo123, December 7th, 2011, 4:58 pm

Let's scream until someone does somthing stupid that makes us laugh!

Shadow-Dinosaur, December 7th, 2011, 5:00 pm

The fight is on! :O

Geoff, December 7th, 2011, 5:14 pm

I think Afro is a pretty cool guy. Eh makes comcis and doesnt afraid of anything.

DarkNut255, December 7th, 2011, 5:17 pm

I think you should keep the colors, but remove the heads and make tails.

Afrohawkman, December 7th, 2011, 5:53 pm

Maybe I'll do both. I like the colors, and the tails would make it less confusing, but I like the heads too, even if they're a little unnecessary. I'll put up a comic soon with that idea and see how that looks.

RyoSoulreaper, December 7th, 2011, 6:04 pm

Nothing will snap you out of a Star Trek like daze like a good smack to the face.

Da J Man, December 7th, 2011, 6:29 pm

Was Ganon too fat to fit on the screen again? :D

ghost kirby fan 99 (Guest), December 7th, 2011, 7:08 pm

*comes out of wooden wall* HEEEEEEERE'S GHOSTY! :3 title says the rest

Lord Enigma, December 7th, 2011, 7:49 pm

They just got defeated. Now they want more? They must really like to suffer.

GalacticNinja, December 7th, 2011, 8:29 pm

XD Love Kirby in the fourth panel...

Rage, December 7th, 2011, 9:37 pm

Nah, the bubbles look kinda bad and stale.

qazox, December 7th, 2011, 10:40 pm

@pat15: Agree. Though if you keep the colors for each hero it wouldn't be that bad eitehr.

bartekolo, December 8th, 2011, 9:41 am

I like the bubbles and the comic is so super (the after substract too)!

ghost kirby fan 99 (Guest), December 8th, 2011, 3:47 pm

so... why is everybody ignoring me?

DarkMario1000, December 8th, 2011, 4:42 pm

@Mouseover Text
Uh…go in to another REALLY long adventure that could be shorter, but Nintendo and Sega and HAL Laboratory decides to not go with the easier method.

BuddyT, December 8th, 2011, 4:48 pm

Yay! Looks like another epic battle! :D

TheTurbo, December 8th, 2011, 6:31 pm

I actually have a ton of respect for Afro, he takes criticism so well and is so profesional.

Afrohawkman, December 8th, 2011, 7:37 pm

Me? Professional? You're too kind sir :D

@ghost kirby fan 99: I'm sorry, did you say something?

Arc Impulse, December 9th, 2011, 8:25 am

You asked for advice? Prepare for..Dun Dun DUN! THE WALL OF TEXT!
I must admit I'm not sure...
On one end, I felt like the tails of the previous page were a little too fat. As a result when you have enough people talking in one panel, half the shot gets completely cut off by the tails. If you were to keep the tails(which would be helpful), I'd just shrink them up a teensy bit.
As for these ones, the lack of tails isn't confusing to me, but I could see where it would throw off some people specially considering it's been a comic book staple for decades now(If I'm not mistaken almost 100 years)thus it's pretty much engrained in our system to prefer having tails. Having said that, the colors and heads are nice. If you were to combine the 2, I feel like mayhaps a Paper Mario vibe would come across. I'm betting you've played the series but on the off chance you haven't it'd be a good thing to have such a style, unless you're one of those types who's seeking to create a brand new style altogether in which case I wish you the best of luck because it's hard enough to come up with original styles for stories but for writing/text? Yeah nothing comes to mind there.

Afrohawkman, December 9th, 2011, 10:59 am

That's not a wall of text, that's more like a general structure of a wall of text. :P

The tails is one of my problems though. If you haven't noticed, I've been doing tails entirely sprited as opposed to using the pen / paths tool with The After Subtract. While this is all good and well, the problem is that if I try using paths on those square dialogue boxes, they don't look very good because they clash. So I went with sprited tails that look somewhat okay but I don't want it to be like last comic where they block out a lot of stuff, especially because a lot of the new backgrounds aren't as "2D" as these are.

I'll have to think of something that works. I'm currently experimenting with a bunch of different styles though I'm trying not to really steal something from someone else. If I can't, I'll probably go back to circles which I'm really hoping I won't have to do. This is kind of me experimenting with many ideas. If it becomes to distracting I'll put up an author comment / news post with my ideas and see which ones work the best.

I may keep the heads though. I like the heads. Not sure.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, especially Arc who gave me a nice structure of text, I should be updating again soon. Maybe this weekend.

Kuzer1000, December 9th, 2011, 2:59 pm

THEY'RE BACK!!! AHH!!! KIRBY! EAT THEM! I wonder what Eggman tastes like? Eggs? lol :P

TheTurbo, December 9th, 2011, 5:15 pm

Are you using photoshop for this? I suggest adding a stroke.

Afrohawkman, December 9th, 2011, 5:55 pm

Nope, GIMP. It has the ability to add strokes but they look gross. Are you saying for the borders? I can get the borders going pretty easily.

Afrohawkman, December 10th, 2011, 1:52 pm

That's what I meant, I use Strokes on the speech bubbles now. I'm okay for not using Photoshop though, I don't want to learn another program anytime soon.

Oceanus92 (Guest), December 10th, 2011, 10:38 pm

Hmm...why not keep the color and the heads, but instead of tails, use lines towards the characters? That way, the panels won't be cluttered with the tails, and you keep the colors and heads for recognition as well?

Plus the heads and colors look nice~

Afrohawkman, December 11th, 2011, 8:36 am

I think I have another idea for next time's comic. You'll see soon enough hopefully.

Dragon (Guest), December 11th, 2011, 4:23 pm

What the hell is wrong with the bad guys, Eggman can't even fight without a vehicle and he's just STANDING there!

lakie_da_HEDGEFROG!, December 13th, 2011, 6:32 am

blargh, not those douchebags... when I get super mario 3D, legend of zelda OOT 3D and sonic generations im gonna have to have an 'after subtract' marathon

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