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01/11/08

You know you have been reading too much manga if: The idea you had for the first two panels would have worked better if the comic was to read from right to left. :)

I have been reading a lot of really, really good manga and web comics as of late and have come to the conclusion that my work is very weak in comparison. So, I took it upon myself to study my favorite artists in manga and web comics for the last several days. This week, I applied what I have learning into paneling, story flow, and having my characters do something with their hands other than just leaving them hanging at their sides. I need to keep pushing myself forward!

On a more humorous note, I did the initial drawing for this comic at 12:30 in the morning. Lol, there were so many errors in the first drawing that I just kept telling myself, ‘Skip it, you can fix it in Photoshop.’ I should post the rough sketch sometime just so everyone can compare the drawing errors and even the change in dialog. I am finding it amusing to see the differences between my thought processes really late at night and during the middle of the afternoon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

01//08

Hey everyone!!

Happy New year!!

I hope that everyone’s new year has started in a positive way.

I know that this is the time for everyone to make New Years Resolutions, and I am one of those who do that as well. I have two mail resolutions for this year. The first one is probably one of the most common resolutions, and that is to loose weight and exercise more. I need more of the exercise than anything, but I know that the weight will go down as I exercise more.

The other resolution is to come on the forums more often. This is one of those that I will need help with. If you are a member or join the forums and notice that I am not on at least once a week, please email me at spam@ardentflame.com and I’ll do my best to get on again as soon as I can.

On the forum note, I am looking for people to join the forums and make it active again. Purple and I like talking to each other, but it is more fun when we can get other people involved as well. I hope to see you all there.

Thank you for reading the comic and joining the forums.

Happy Friday!!!