Welcome to the last week of pin-up’s. Because of this autopilot, I’m totally lazy with no ambition of finishing pages anymore. Actually, loads of things have been happening in the background and I’m excited to announce… MakingGraphicNovels.com the forum!
As if there aren’t enough forums out there, but here’s the kicker, I’m trying to make this a forum specifically geared towards, as if it’s not obvious, making graphic novels. There are plenty other forums for artists out there but I’ve found it extremely hard to find anything that really aids the creation of graphic novels. Hopefully this can add to the information on reMINDblog in ways that I could never do on my own. My vision is to have a forum that anyone can come to to find any information on making their graphic novel. I have one opinion but I know that there are multiple ways to accomplish the same thing and everyone needs to find their own method in the end. Hopefully this forum will allow you to find all kinds of approaches to the same questions. Feel free to join and add your thoughts and hopefully tutorials and tips. There are sections for you to post the progress of your graphic novel and sections for you to talk about everything from lettering to page layouts. Hopefully soon we wont have to dig around the web anymore to find this niche stuff.
I know what your thinking. I’m hungry. Well, go get a snack and then come back and start posting like there’s no tomorrow.
I want to give a big thank you to a few friends who helped me get this thing started. First off, Rand, who set up everything and changed it all around to fit my specifications. You should see this artwork too. Not only is he a IT Guru but he can draw a mean portrait. See Rand’s website here.
Second, I want to thank Daniel Lieske, who has a huge forum of his own and kindly gave me tons of great advice for starting my own. If you haven’t seen his blog, you really should check it out. He’s making a graphic novel of his own called The WormWorld Saga which should be going online later this year. It looks amazing!
If you do jump in head first, I only ask that you be gentle on me and Rand if something goes horribly wrong. We are still working out bugs and learning how to manage and moderate everything in a forum. I’ve never done anything like this before so feel free to kindly call out anything that’s messed up and I’ll try to address it.
New T-shirts and hoodies are being printed as you read. This time I have every thing from S to XXXL and there’s plenty for everyone. I was originally going to take a pre-order but I decided to print a pile so I could sell them at the comic conventions next year too. Who knows, maybe I’ll sell out and need to print more before the cons start up for me. That would be a good problem to have so I’m not worried.
As soon as I get my first batch of shirts in hand I’ll post it here so be ready for a random surprise post.
Enjoy the last week of pin-up’s because come Monday, things are gonna start getting ugly. Chapter 3 begins!!!