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24th Nov 2009, 3:14 PM

Antihero

The "Artistic process"

I have been asked how I come up with my comics. The answer is kinda confusing... You see, I have about three different thought processes when I start out on a comic;

* The first process is that the idea for the comic comes from something I've done or a conversation I've had. These are the more numerous of the comics I draw.

* The second ones are ones that the story comes from the sadistic part of my brain which uses sarcasm to make fun of people. Most of the time I can keep this in check, but when I can't, I use Damian as an outlet. Damian has got to be one of my favourite characters. I get to say all the things I wish I could say in real life, but can't because I might offend someone. Here it's okay, though (apparently) because I use stereotypes...

* Lastly, and my favourite type of comic, is the type where I have no idea what to do and just start drawing random comics. The first panel is usually just strange, and then it gets weirder from there... Check out the latest (10th) comic if you don't believe me...

So basically, I really don't have an answer, and just used the question as an excuse to ramble on about stuff. It's fun...

Nathan- AKA Antihero

23rd Nov 2009, 11:27 PM

Antihero

Things we have learnt from comics: pt1

When I first started writing and drawing comics, I had no real storyline, and the characters looked really weird. However, at one point, I drew Mitch (Blake) and his now-girlfriend, Stacey (Emily) dating. Around two months after said comic, they actually did start dating. I thought to myself 'this is strange.' Not that they were complaining or anything, in fact they'd forgotten about it (as had I) until I pulled out my folder of old comics and checked the date on it; two months later.

Now at that time, I had changed the format to the comics and I actually had a storyline and everything. I then drew Hayden (Sparx139) dating one of our other friends, Alicia (her character will be appearing in the comics shortly). They have both threatened me with a slow and painful death if this actually happens... Which leaves me confused; if they do get together, then they would be happy to be together... thus, they would have no reason to inflict painful, lingering death if they do start to date... hmmm...

This is the third... no, wait, fourth incarnation of the comic now, and I do have an entire storyline, which means that it makes a lot more sense. The first incarnation was just weird, and the second and third ones had lots of small story arcs in between random events. However, this makes me even more frightened. If Mitch actually runs off to Mexico, then I guess you can blame me...

Nathan- AKA Antihero

23rd Nov 2009, 12:18 AM

Antihero

How to get rid of idiots

The worst thing about drawing/writing is that there's always the one 'make a suggestion for the sake of making a suggestion' guy. The guy who make a suggestion, only to realize how stupid it was and immediately say 'No, wait, I liked it better the other way.'

I once had a guy tell me that it would be cool if my comics had a moral at the end of each comic. A MORAL. He said 'hey, you know what? there should be a moral to the story.' My response was something along the lines of this: "No. My comics barely have a story for there to be a moral to." He kept it up, until finally I gave in. I drew a two panel comic. The first had a person laughing at a comic without a moral. The second (captioned "With a moral") had a man with his head exploding. Underneath this comic I wrote: "The moral of this story is; morals are stupid."

I haven't heard from him since.

P.S. This is not to say I don't want any suggestions. All suggestions are received equally and will be considered as such, just consider them before you send them, please...

Nathan- AKA Antihero

22nd Nov 2009, 9:07 PM

Antihero

I'm back

Uh... hi again... Sorry I haven't been on lately and everything...

Ah, stuff apologising...

Look, my house has been renovated and stuff, so the room in which I keep the computer has been looking like a warzone for the past week, so I've only just gotten back online now (which is why todays comic is late). Hopefully I'll be able to update regularly now, but if not, I'll just do what I did last week and put them up on a timer to be shown on the site when they're due to go up...

*SIDE NOTE* I put the site on the webcomic list and apparently we're, like number 1,600 out of something like 15,000, which is cool. I did have something else to write now, but I forget... :s

Nathan- AKA Antihero

16th Nov 2009, 12:28 AM

sparx139

Renovations

So, our wonderful author is unavailable for the next few days, due to rennovations that are being done. Not to worry, the comics will still be published.

Speaking of renovations, the site is still getting smoothed out. I'm still making cosmetic changes to the layout, so I appologise if the site goes... strange... for a few minutes. I must have forgot to close a bracket somewhere...

If you have any complaints or suggestions about the layout (or just want to say that it's awesome =D), please contact us and give us your feedback. And if you have any suggestions for more pages, then send them as well.

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