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Coming up in June... [19 May 2011|08:49am]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Each year I am keen on both of these events. The following is copied from the relevant websites, and is open to anyone regardless of geographical location.


Drawing Day - June 4, 2011
One day a year, the world stops to remember that joy we had when we first picked up a pencil and created our first piece of art - that's what Drawing Day is all about. The goal for Drawing Day is simple - to create enough drawings to make some noise worldwide for the sake of art. 2008 was the first year of this initiative. Our goal is definitely a long-shot, but we continue to aim for 1 million drawings worldwide. We have no precise measure to know if we reach this goal. If we come close we will all definitely know. Even if we reach 10% of our goal in the first year of this initiative, it will be a great achievement but we will continue aiming for the magic million. Simply draw, then submit drawings to our website or any of our participating websites.


Comikazi Challenge 2011 - weekend of 11th June (a long weekend in most of Australia)
The Challenge is to create a comic in 24 hours, in whatever medium you're comfortable in. Use ink, computer graphics, paint, magazine photos, crayons; use paper, bristol board, wacom tablets - it doesn't matter. Every year we have around 60-80 participants and some absolutely amazing stories keep coming out of the challenge. No. Seriously. Have a look for yourself! The site hosting the challenge (Pulp Faction) takes in anywhere from 170,000 to 200,000 page hits during the challenge period every year (sponsors, that means your banners were viewed approximately 22,000+ times during a normal event)!

Worth the $? [04 Aug 2010|02:17pm]

I'm considering buying a student version of the Adobe CS5 suite for work on my Masters (about $A339-399). I realised this morning that I've probably spent a lot of time in the past looking for cheaper alternatives to Photoshop and Illustrator (and find some really cool software, like Inkscape and Creative Docs), but if I can afford this (and right now, maybe I can) then maybe it'd be a lot simpler just to done with it and buy them.
Don't get me wrong, I love Paint Shop Pro (and will keep around for a while), but it lacks a number of features (like proper CYMK support, which GIMP doesn't have either) that look like they won't be added to the feature set any time soon. I've come to the conclusion that it will be much easier for me to make my graphic novels (two 100+ pp books) using Photoshop. The new version seems to have some sort of 3D capability. I currently have access to old versions of Fireworks and Manga Studio as well. The version I'm looking at has the following applications in the package:
InDesign CS5
Photoshop CS5 Extended
Illustrator CS5
Flash CS5 Professional
Dreamweaver CS5
Fireworks CS5
Acrobat 9 Pro
Adobe Bridge CS5
Adobe Device Central CS5
Version Cue CS5

I know I'd be using Photoshop, and probably still using Fireworks (so easy to add speech ballons and text with it)) and maybe Illustrator (never actually used it) as well. The others, well it might be nice to have them anyway, but they're not essential (though I always wanted to muck around with flash). 

What do you think - is it worth the investment?

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24 Hr Comic Challenge [05 Jun 2008|07:43pm]

[ mood | artistic ]

A blatant plug, but I though you might be interested in this event, which is on this weekend:

Click for details

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My webcomic [29 Mar 2007|08:59pm]

[ mood | blah ]

For those of you who haven't read my webcomic yet... FBCG It's going on hiatus for a little while, however, there's PLENTY for you to read and catch up on. Start with Chapter 1 instead of Chapter 0, because Chapter 0 might turn you off to the whole comic, depending on your interests.

My contacts:
aim / icq / msn / yahoo

Just ask me for my logins.


So much has changed ( admin post ) [22 Oct 2006|05:30pm]

I can't believe that despite my absence, this community is still alive! For those who don't know, I was the original admin for this community when my Lj name was still Maru. As years went by I changed my LJ name twice, once to amphifunk and another to this one, Keppo.
Just a few minutes ago I tried to resurrect my Maru account, only to be told that I would have to pay an extra $15 bucks to bring it back. Not cool, but what are you gonna do right?
I want to try to avoid creating another I.O.C.A as I know not everyone has this community on their friends list, so reminding everyone might be slow.
If anyone has any ideas of how I can get back to my admin controls without shelving the extra money, that would be fantastic.

And also....I apologize for being abscent for so long and not being able to maintain this community as much as I should have in the past. If anyone had any problems, or if I missed any troll threads or flame wars, I again am sorry for not being there to prevent them if any.

If any of you have questions, you can contact me at kepp0sama@hotmail.com.

P.S I'm sure some people will be looking at this and thinking that I may be an impostor. Don't worry, I have a couple of good long term friends that are members here that know me and could also tell you that I was the original admin for this place. I just wanted to throw that out there before someone thought I was a fake.


FBCG [07 Jul 2006|08:24pm]

FBCG updates on Tuesday's and Friday's now! Woot. http://fbcg.comicgenesis.com

The Daily Beast rises again [22 Jun 2006|01:27pm]

Hello chaps! We have just posted our 50th beast over here at TDB, and after a two-month hiatus at that (oh dear, oh dear)! Things will be going full-swing again - that means a beast almost every day, and other beastly surprises coming up. We'd love you to join us!


New webcomic! [20 Jun 2006|11:50am]


please read about page before reading. give feedback! :)

24 Hour Comic Challenge [10 Jun 2006|06:06am]


I'm ON!

See my pages over at PulpFaction.

You may need to register there first as it's in the "Mature" section.


You can read in Random Thoughts.


new web comic! [03 Apr 2006|05:17pm]



Coming Full Circe, Page 5 [13 Mar 2006|07:02pm]

Coming Full Circe Page 5 now up.
This will be crossposted...a lot.

here or on banner to go to

full Circe"


My new Online Comic! [10 Mar 2006|09:49pm]

Hello. I would like all of you to take a look at my first Webcomic.

Finally created a journal for my web comic. Check it out if you're up for a "change". :)
Cross Posted a lot.

here or on the banner to go to the Webcomic


Hello everyone! [15 Jan 2006|02:42am]

I would like to introduce the first webcomic effort of myself, littlelemming3, and my best friend curioustwibbit: a (usually) daily single-panel strip called The Daily Beast.

Twibbit draws a beast and sends it to me, and I fill in the words. All sorts of amusing and random things ensue. Here is our very first one, to get you started:

So if you're interested in checking us out, and maybe adding us to your friends list to get daily updates (every image is the size of the one above, which we hope will not damage your friends page), please visit thedailybeast or our website, www.thedailybeast.com! : )

Hi, I hope you don't mind. . . [02 Nov 2005|11:12pm]

[ mood | contemplative ]

I am the Crappy Artist, and I'd like to plug my new Crappy Little Comic here.

I didn't mean for it to be a one panel comic in the beginning. But a friend had an idea for a stand-alone strip, and I ran with it. Right out the door. . . And I've been running for a month now. Some of the themes are adult in nature, and some of them won't make any sense to anyone outside my very small sphere of influence. . . And some of them are just for me! But that's beside the point. I do it because I like to make people laugh, or cry, or cringe, or even [insert emotional reaction here].

But I would like some feedback, too. If it's not too much to ask, that is.


{crossposted at webcomicartists}


FBCG (a geeker comic) [18 Sep 2005|07:51pm]

[ mood | catching up on things ]

I have a webcomic of my own, it's doing alright it appears. I keep getting more hits. I guess I'm just advertising in the right areas.


Main character:
Miranda: a nerd whose into computers and gaming. She works at a computer store. She's a sarcastic kind of girl. Miranda's always making fun of Sam and Erik.

Other frequent characters:
Sam: is kind of ditzy, but intelligent all the same. She loves playing gba, and she loves porn. Her favorite hangout is 4chan. Works at the arcade.
Erik: sucks at video games, but still loves to play. He's always getting made fun of by Sam and Miranda. We're not sure if Erik has a job yet. But we'll write on and see where he ends up.

A new character coming:
Rob: a stoner/hacker. He wont be a frequent character, sort of just an extra.

Updates on Friday's. I haven't missed an Update yet.


Sad Heart's Shadow [12 Sep 2005|06:05pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

I am finally trying my hand at an online comic: Sad Heart's Shadow. Comments are welcome.

-- Laura Seabrook


Webmanga [13 Aug 2005|04:30pm]

Hey, if anyone here is looking for a new webmanga to read, you should check out "Deathfist Ninja GKaiser". It's a henshin styled superhero comic.

It's kind of like Power Rangers meets South Park, but if your a fan of Viewtiful Joe you'll probally like it. If your interested, check it out.

[14 Jul 2005|10:54am]

A Webcomic of miniature proportions...

Image hosted by Photobucket.com



Action Figures.

Click the banner or... Click here for episode one (of seven currently posted...)

Comix & Zine Production Bibliography [16 Nov 2004|02:53pm]

[ mood | okay ]

I created a Bibliography for "Comic & Zine Production" for my Library Science course.


Into Stuff [30 Aug 2004|08:52pm]

[ mood | optimistic ]

Just joined the community. I've been doing my own comics off and on for a while now, though mostly in self-published stuff, and for local magazines.

So far I haven't drawn/designed any comics deliberately foronline-distro, the ones I do have online have been scanned in from artwork meant for photocopying (I'm a messy artist, so an increased hilight gets rid of the marks). Because of that, everything tends to look a little clunky, and trying to optimise the artwork for web presentation hasn't had the most reliable results.

Anyway, you can find a clump of my stuff at Laura Seabrook's Queer Stuff, a site that deals with being different (and I have a few of those). there's also another cache of my stuff (but mostly of Carol Wood and Sue Butcher) at Octobriana's Slack Archives.

I'll watch this community with interest, as I'd like to do more online stuff (Dreams & Wrong Number were redone just for online content).

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