Q:ILLEITY. ILLEITY YOU TALENTED F***. Don't do a epilogue, DON'T MAKE THIS ANYMORE SADDER THAN THIS NEEDS TO BE! please...
Okay… so an anon Ask spoiled the Two-Parter for me, so I’ll stay away from the site for the meantime until I’ve watched the episode.
Until then, cheers! :)
Q:Wow... Figured I might get a response regarding the ask on your "Doodles" responses, but I never thought you'd go back and recollect them just because of one anon's question! This is why I like you Matt. You go the extra mile for your fans.
Well thanks :) It’s not much trouble anyway, since I keep the doodles in a folder entitled “Quick Works” arranged per year.
Ew don’t forget the Dragon Ball Z movie, and that Airbender movie from he who shall not be named.
On one hand, it’s our responsibility as fans to believe that the Dragonball Z and Airbender movies never existed and yet on the other hand, we must never forget them lest Hollywood put out with more crap of its ilk.
Q:Do you think Adventure Time would still function well as a live action TV show/movie like Ben10 does?
I wouldn’t be so close-minded as to say no (Even though that was a knee-jerk reaction), but it just doesn’t sit well with me seeing a pale pink actress and a digitally elongated rainbow horse.
People would find more humor in the portrayal rather than from the story itself, which isn’t always a good thing. I’m struggling to remember a decent Cartoon -> Live Action adaptation yet only two shows come to mind: The Fairly Oddparents movie (Meh) and the Super Mario Bros. movie (God forbid)
Q:Ever hear of the film, "The Thief and the Cobbler"? It's such a beautiful movie, even if it was unfinished and then defiled by Miramax.
Yep. Saw of a clip of it on YT.
Massive undertaking and a sad reminder of great projects left to decay. Guess abandoned buildings aren’t the only ones that give that kind of feeling. :/
Q:Stupid question- what's the difference between "lawful good" and "lawful neutral?" As far as I know, neither are despicably evil, although one of them may be a jerk.
um he actually lives in baja california, which is in mexico
Alright, corrected, but the point remains, the dude had access to the San Diego Comic Con, which means that if he can go to the big cons, he shouldn’t have trouble visiting the smaller ones to get his work checked out.
Q:I have a chaotic good protagonist who is the sidekick to a kind of neutral neutral deutagonis (<sound interesting so far?) If you could create a story what basic "allignment " OUTLINES (they shouldn't rule the character) would you pick for the main cast?
It depends on the story, dude. You can’t tell a story by depending on the alignments of the characters. It only helps in determining how they would act and even then, if you depend on it too much, your characters will become predictable and boring.
As I’ve said before, Start with the story. Then the characters will react to it based on their motivations and drive the story forward.
Q:i have been wanting to do a webcomic for a while already. got the story, characters,backstories, only thing i cant do is draw my characters (i end up drawing something different) any advice?
Er… get better at drawing?
I mean, you spent your Skill points in Writing and other Skills. It’s time that you focus on adding Skill points to Drawing and Sequential Art and to do that, you need to get out there and Draw. You can take classes or practice on your own, but really, there’s no other way out of it, than through it. Buy a sketchbook, some pencils and get started.
Besides drawing, you also need to read comic books and see how they tell stories, how they place the panel balloons and how they pace it, among other things. You can learn a lot from a single issue of a good comic. Scott Mccloud has some good books to help you like “Making Comics”. You might get lucky and find it in a used books store or library. Just don’t buy retail, as you can use the money saved on art supplies. Oh, and make trips to museums. I recommend the Getty Center (Always free) and the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) (Free Thursdays, but confirm it first).
Also, build a portfolio and have it critiqued by a professional. You’re really lucky, since you live in California, and a lot of good cons happen there. Even the smaller cons have guest stars that you can show your folio and get some advice. For example, I attended the Long Beach Comic Con and I got to meet with duss005 AKA Dustin Nguyen and he told me his story on how he broke into the comics scene.
His story was both valuable and inspiring. And he took time to draw me Stephanie Brown on an issue of Batman to boot.
You can always hire another artist to draw it for you, but you’ll need money for that and your vision on how the story will be told will never really match the art compared to if you drew it yourself.
Good luck dude. If comicking is really something that you want to do, you’ll push on despite the difficulty.
Oh, and have fun along the way! People forget that sometimes.