I couldn't find any information as to how Alan Moore goes about writing his comics (namely Watchmen, V for Vendetta, and From Hell). I found an excerpt from his Watchmen script
which shows how incredibly detailed he is in describing each panel. I once read that on Watchmen, it was a back-and-forth between him and Dave Gibbons, where Gibbons starts off with roughly sketching out the panels, gets comments from Moore, gets greenlit, then proceeds to drawing the final version. Any more information on Moore's process? Any other scripts you know of and is his writing as detailed for all his projects as detailed (I know that From Hell has labyrinthine appendices that almost match the work itself in length for example)?
I have some artwork that I want to put on coffee mugs for friends. Though I see a few DIY sites, I am not sure what resin to use to hold up in microwave so would like your recommendations on commercial sites. I may eventually do bulk orders if I decide to sell so if you have any recommendations that would be different for bulk orders, I am game for those suggestions as well. Vistaprint was around $20-25 after all was said and done.
Thanks, and enjoy your weekend.
Are there any free photo editors that can work with higher resolution images (300dpi) and offer some of the effects that Pixlr-o-matic can? They seem to save to web resolution only.
I have a perfectly good new iPad that is sadly underutilized. I'd like to start sketching and drawing on it, but I have no idea where to start. Help! [more inside]
How do I find an artist or Graphic Designer to do some pieces for a boardgame I am designing for cheap or free. Or am I doomed? [more inside]
I have good drawing skills (especially pen and ink) but am an amateur artist. I would like to get into working with digital art etc perhaps even to the point as a side job or making a living. The bumps are that I cannot afford to go back to school and am not super tech-savvy (yet). I have basic skills in Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator but that is it. Any ideas on where to go next? (I am so completely ignorant on the field taht I don't know what to call people who do this for a living.) Push come to shove, I could probably take a few classes a year, though after I save some money.
I'm looking for avant-garde/experimental comics or sequential art. [more inside]
Looking for a downloadable poster generator that was on the net around six or seven years ago. You selected a style and provided text and it used an algorithm to create a poster in the style that was "hip" at the time. Background images featured urbanscapes and the like which would have looked right at home on a WILCO album cover. I may have actually seen it here first. Does it still exist? Is there a Mac version of it? If not, anything else like it today?
How would I go about creating a much larger version of this image
so I could print and frame it?
Where The New Comics At?
: In addition to my many other hats I may be getting a job reviewing new erotica/sexuality/explicit etc comics in the future. I'd get my pick of any comic/graphic novel to review as long as it includes some element or discussion of sex or sexuality or whatever. The problem is that I have no idea what the new releases are and I can't seem to find a centralized list of upcoming titles with enough description. [more inside]
Can you recommend any graphic novel / comic forums or groups that focus on more obscure, non Barnes and Noble titles? [more inside]
Apparently I'm a fan of graphic novels now, but I don't even know where to start. I love (LOVE!) Preacher
; I liked Watchmen
. What should I read next? [more inside]
I would like to read graphic artists' accounts of their work process, like Kazu Kibuishi's walk-through
of the making of Copper
. Discussions of favorite pens or art supplies or studio setup also very welcome. [more inside]
What icon represents 'Graphic Design?' [more inside]
What printer/printer output will please an art director? An artist is shopping for a new inkjet printer. It will be used to print graphics and photographs for submission to art directors, so she would like to know if there are industry standards or preferences for the output. [more inside]
I am looking for the name of a graphic artist who was featured in DWELL early this year. From the 50's (more or less), very modern and minimal drawings of insects and nature. It is a man, and I am pretty sure he was American. Anyone know this?
Best way to manage sketchbooks? [more inside]
Is there any way to generate a series of swatches around a specific spot color in either Illustrator, InDesign, or CorelDraw? [more inside]
PortfolioWebsiteFilter: I need some examples of aesthetically pleasing websites! [more inside]
Clients want me to use stock graphics in their logos. May I do so, if I warn them that the resulting logo may not be trademarkable? [more inside]
Amateur artist needs help setting a price... I'm a Canadian college kid and an amateur artist. I got an email a few days ago from a musician in England asking me to design a CD cover for his band, based on him having seen a picture online of the only commissioned artwork I've ever done (a small painting that I sold for $125 American).
He's asked me to set my price, and I've got no idea. I'm not a professional by any means, and I'm just a kid, and pretty broke anyway, so I'd be happy with relatively little, but I don't want him to think he's getting some kind of bargain-basement deal. What should I take into account here, and how should I go about negotiating a price with him? Is there anything else I should know about this kind of transaction?
Thanks in advance.
Fellow designers and typeface enthusiasts! I need help. Check out the unfortunately tiny picture of this Sandler & Young Christmas album cover
. What typeface is that? The accuracy of a Christmas card hangs in the balance... [more inside]
The ultimate act of defiance? Just now on Air America Radio, Randi Rhodes described a poster / pin design that was common in the 1960s that featured a mouse giving the finger to an eagle, with a caption that said "the ultimate act of defiance". Any idea where I might find an image of this? Googling didn't turn up much.