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sabirpirzada
03-04-2010, 05:41 PM
Can anyone recommend any good ones?

I'm working on my own right now (http://destinyprinciple.blogspot.com/) and I have NO IDEA what I'm doing.

I'm looking for feedback. Which panel sequences are confusing/hard to follow? What do you recommend I do to make them clearer?

How is the lettering? If you know how it can be improved (if it's font, placement, etc) I'd love some feedback on that as well.

and anything else you might have to say. I'm sure it's more than a little confusing because there are pages that go in between these pages that I haven't "shot" yet that will make the transitions from page to page a bit smoother. It'll probably be pretty obvious where those would go.

Thank you

Patch
03-04-2010, 06:20 PM
Check out In The Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe by John Fuqua, Steve Parke, & Steve John Phillips:

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss343/ZPatch/poebook.jpg

It's the best photo comic I've ever seen.

Matthew Brown
03-04-2010, 06:23 PM
http://asofterworld.com/

Patch
03-04-2010, 06:29 PM
http://asofterworld.com/

Man, you can't throw a rock in this city without hitting a pretty girl.

And that pretty much kills your chances.

sabirpirzada
03-04-2010, 06:45 PM
Check out In The Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe by John Fuqua, Steve Parke, & Steve John Phillips:

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss343/ZPatch/poebook.jpg

It's the best photo comic I've ever seen.

yeah that's amazing. The story made me feel nauseous, though. Pretty crazy.

And "A softer world" is awesome! I'm more looking for long-form comics, not strips, though. Thanks

shoelaceless
03-04-2010, 06:50 PM
I like this little comic by Ezra Claytan Daniels.

http://loadedblankshq.com/plate1.html

Supreme Convoy
03-04-2010, 07:15 PM
I wish I could point out Brian K. Vaughan's proposed photo comic prior to Runaways and Y: The Last Man fame, it was a pretty cool example. However, his site no longer exists so I can't point it out.

My initial thoughts on your comic is to use wordballoons. But if you're trying something new, then run with the current way. I would recommend adding a drop shadow between the text and pick a color that's easy on the eyes. "This is bullshit" line on the third page is pretty hard to read.

I think people have a hard time capturing movement in fumetti/photo comics. Just make sure characters are actually walking instead of them pose as if they were walking (I hope that makes sense).

OzMan
03-05-2010, 07:03 AM
Since I have no talent for the pencil I have been writing but have no artist, and I have been seriously considering using photo sequential art but painting the figures over using photo shop.

I just have not liked the photo realistic stuff that I have seen before, it's sense of reality seems to take me out of the story for some reason.

Has anyone tried photo painted over with photoshop? are there any samples out there anyone can recommend??

sabirpirzada
03-05-2010, 10:16 AM
I wish I could point out Brian K. Vaughan's proposed photo comic prior to Runaways and Y: The Last Man fame, it was a pretty cool example. However, his site no longer exists so I can't point it out.

My initial thoughts on your comic is to use wordballoons. But if you're trying something new, then run with the current way. I would recommend adding a drop shadow between the text and pick a color that's easy on the eyes. "This is bullshit" line on the third page is pretty hard to read.

I think people have a hard time capturing movement in fumetti/photo comics. Just make sure characters are actually walking instead of them pose as if they were walking (I hope that makes sense).

I've seen Brian K. Vaughan's comic and it is awesome! It was a big inspiration on me doing this piece.

The thing about word balloons is, every time I've seen them used in a photo comic, they look a little... tacky. I'm going to see if I can pull it off without them, but I'll definitely include a drop shadow. Good looking out on the color, thanks.

And I'll keep the thing about movement in mind. I appreciate the advice.

Donal DeLay
03-05-2010, 11:24 AM
Go here, http://eddiecampbell.blogspot.com/2007/05/comics-craft.html

Eddie Campbell has some great posts on crafting comics. There's even a ection on FUMETTI, including an example of his own attempt.

Donal DeLay
03-05-2010, 11:37 AM
Check out In The Shadow of Edgar Allan Poe by John Fuqua, Steve Parke, & Steve John Phillips:

http://i590.photobucket.com/albums/ss343/ZPatch/poebook.jpg

It's the best photo comic I've ever seen.

Fuck.

My wife and I were going to do a 24pg mini-comic about Poe. I'm gonna need to read this now.

SteveFlack
03-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Since I have no talent for the pencil I have been writing but have no artist, and I have been seriously considering using photo sequential art but painting the figures over using photo shop.

I just have not liked the photo realistic stuff that I have seen before, it's sense of reality seems to take me out of the story for some reason.

Has anyone tried photo painted over with photoshop? are there any samples out there anyone can recommend??

Greg Land and Greg Horn.

Is your first name "Greg"? Because if it is, I think you have a future here!

sabirpirzada
03-06-2010, 12:32 AM
Go here, http://eddiecampbell.blogspot.com/2007/05/comics-craft.html

Eddie Campbell has some great posts on crafting comics. There's even a ection on FUMETTI, including an example of his own attempt.

Thanks, that was helpful!

ForkDolphin
03-06-2010, 12:40 AM
I've never seen a photo comic I liked. They all suffer from student film syndrome. Poor acting/overacting, bad photography, silly effects, and goofy writing. I'm sure someone has done some good work, or will one day, but I haven't seen it yet. I'll have to check out that Poe thing, though. Oh, actually, Eric Powell did a pretty funny photo comic in The Goon. So, make sure all of its aspects are good rather than bad. Only then will you succeed.

sabirpirzada
03-06-2010, 09:29 PM
I've never seen a photo comic I liked. They all suffer from student film syndrome. Poor acting/overacting, bad photography, silly effects, and goofy writing. I'm sure someone has done some good work, or will one day, but I haven't seen it yet. I'll have to check out that Poe thing, though. Oh, actually, Eric Powell did a pretty funny photo comic in The Goon. So, make sure all of its aspects are good rather than bad. Only then will you succeed.

Yeah that's definitely the case for mine but you have to start somewhere...

I'm curious to see if photo comics take off and become a legitimate (popular) thing in the future. Time will tell.

ForkDolphin
03-06-2010, 09:59 PM
Yeah that's definitely the case for mine but you have to start somewhere...

I'm curious to see if photo comics take off and become a legitimate (popular) thing in the future. Time will tell.
I don't know if they will ever become popular, it's already a niche within a niche, but there's no reason it can't. The problem is it's a new thing, and it's going to be really difficult to find actors that aren't terrible. It's hard enough finding good actors for a film, as evidenced by nearly every student film I've ever seen. Then there's also the fact that there isn't much of it out there from which to draw inspiration. If I want to make a film there's millions from which to learn and draw inspiration. It's not completely reinventing the wheel but it's close. I don't know if they'll ever work or I'll ever like them, but I'm ready to be proven wrong.

oconnellmd
03-06-2010, 11:39 PM
Ever checked out The Homeless Channel?

I met its creator, Matthew Silady, at a store signing we were both doing. All photos, manipulated in Photoshop. Check it out:

http://web.mac.com/msilady/Pro_2.1/The_Homeless_Channel.html

...and use the "behind the scenes" link to check out how he does it (or how he used to do it, since he now does it differently). Really interesting...and inspiring for people like me who can't draw. :)

stevapalooza
03-07-2010, 08:21 AM
I've never seen a photo comic I liked. They all suffer from student film syndrome. Poor acting/overacting, bad photography, silly effects, and goofy writing. I'm sure someone has done some good work, or will one day, but I haven't seen it yet. I'll have to check out that Poe thing, though. Oh, actually, Eric Powell did a pretty funny photo comic in The Goon. So, make sure all of its aspects are good rather than bad. Only then will you succeed.

Yeah. So far no one has been able to make a fumetti that didn't look stiff, silly, and posed.

The only photo comic I've ever seen that worked was an old fumetti I had as a kid. It was an adaptation of the movie Grease, but each panel was a screenshot from the movie. They should've made more of those. They were cool.

OzMan
03-10-2010, 09:51 AM
Fuck.

My wife and I were going to do a 24pg mini-comic about Poe. I'm gonna need to read this now.

BOOM studios also released a series called POE. you might want to check that out. I have the first two issues but i havent read them yet, tune in though, I'll get to them eventually after i finish reading POWERS vol. 1