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Author:  willandbeyond [ September 3rd, 2010 17:01:01 pm ]
Post subject:  Hourly Comic Day

http://www.hourlycomic.com/hourlycomicday.html

I browsed through and didn't find RC on there for 2010. I hope this oversight won't happen next year. StW was on there, you can't have other photocomics showing you up can you?

Author:  g0m [ September 4th, 2010 13:04:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Hourly Comic Day

Ben's hourly life? Sounds like a thing.

Author:  Diane Heaton [ September 5th, 2010 04:41:14 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hourly Comic Day

The one problem I see is the role computers have in my comic. I get the impression that the standard procedure, with drawn comics, is to write and draw each strip out on paper during the hour depicted, then scan them all in later. That way, you don't need to go to your computer every hour, which would heavily constrain the daily routine (probably in uninteresting ways).

The way I make a photocomic involves heavy computer use. If I'm away from my computer (as I often am during the course of a day), I can plan out the general course of a strip and take some pictures for it. But that's a very small part. The computer-aided portion involves selecting the particular pictures to use, putting the dialogue in (often with considerable rewriting), and so on. Doing that after having lived through the entire day would make the strips less authentic as hourly comics, since there's no way to ensure that I'd be making the strips the way I would have without knowing what was going to happen next.

Author:  willandbeyond [ September 7th, 2010 19:40:48 pm ]
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Mobile uploads sound like the solution. It obviously won't be as polished as your normal comic, but that seems like kind of the point.

Author:  Diane Heaton [ September 8th, 2010 02:33:34 am ]
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Being less polished is certainly fine, but I'd want the strips to be more developed than sets of a dozen or so photos each.

I could probably carry my laptop with me all day, and spend fifteen minutes or so each hour putting stuff together in Photoshop. That means not going far from outlets for too long, since my laptop's battery is very bad at holding a charge, but it's possible. Constant Internet access wouldn't be required, since they could just be uploaded at the end of the day.

The more convenient option would be to carry some pencils and paper with me, and draw a comic each hour. It wouldn't be the first time I've dabbled in the experimental medium of drawn comics.

Author:  g0m [ September 8th, 2010 15:44:35 pm ]
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OR you could write captions on a piece of card with a marker and hold them in frame

Author:  Diane Heaton [ September 8th, 2010 18:29:55 pm ]
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That still requires having a computer with me every hour. If I go out to make a three-panel comic with just a camera and some notecards, what I get is a camera containing a couple dozen photos of notecards. I don't think that bears the same relation to a finished photocomic that a comic drawn on a piece of paper does to an uploaded scan of that drawing.

Author:  chenjesu [ October 1st, 2010 03:51:48 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Hourly Comic Day

I've got your back, Ben. You run a quality webcomic, and if any of these hooligans try to get you to cheapen your quality again, I will tell them off.

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