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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 5:07 am     Reply with quote
A question for anyone who uses computers for finished comics artwork - what ratio is generally preferred for publishing, i.e. is 1:1 okay, or half-up or what?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 9:57 am     Reply with quote
no idea what you're saying...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 11:38 am     Reply with quote
geh?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 1:29 pm     Reply with quote
Uh... what I'm struggling toward is what is the most preferred image size.

Traditionally, comic book artists work at roughly 15 by 10 inches, but does working digitally require this? Or can digital files be reproduced successfully if the source artwork is at exactly the same dimensions as a standard comic book?

I imagine this is probably a pretty dumb question, as I'm sure these days it's digital all the way to press, but some conformation would be nice.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 4:34 pm     Reply with quote
The only thing digital on comics are the colors and maybe lettering. The pencils and inks are still done on traditional 10x15 format.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 4:42 pm     Reply with quote
another question on comics done digitally.... do I have to sign my name on the last box of every page?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 4:54 pm     Reply with quote
I imagine that's true in most cases, but I've been reading Mark Salisbury's book 'Artists on Comic Art' and was interested to read that Brian Bolland has now dispensed with pen & ink completely and now uses photoshop from start to finish. From the interview, though, I got the general impression he was still working at 15 by 10.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2001 5:03 pm     Reply with quote
I'm not familiar with Brian Bolland. Doing everything in photoshop might be ok for a graphic novell where there are usually very nice time limits. Most standard comics however are monthly and bi-monthly, so it involves an art team to get them out fast. I wouldn't suggest doing everything in PS. If you want to be a penciler then you should pencil.

As far as signing your name it depends on what it is? Is this your own comic strip? Then I'd say yes. If this is for comic publisher then ask them. If this is for submission pages then only on pinups. I'd suggest putting a small border around if you are doing submissions and just putting what you did in the border.. ie. Pencils: Joe Madureira Inks: Tim Townsend Colors: Brian Reber. (I'm going to start doing this by the way on my portfolio)
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2001 11:23 am     Reply with quote
thanks for your thoughts, Chapel

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2001 4:02 pm     Reply with quote
Thanks Chapel. Actually... I'm the guy who does the pencil, inking, and digital work... also I'm writting the story...

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