Update 18: Badasses
January 21, 2014 12:05 am
As an avid comic fan, I’m acutely aware of onomatopoeia and how it can be used to enhance a page’s action. More recently, I’ve seen pages with absolutely no sound effects. No “blams” or “kabooms,” just the action. You hear the sound effect in your head, and I barely noticed their absence. I had two versions of this page, and obviously the sound effects won. The action on the page is so fluid and great, as Nic handles motion and fight scenes just as expertly as he does those still moments that FOTB fans should be pretty used to, by now. In the end I went with the effects, because without them it gave off this very (obviously) silent vibe, and that’s not what I wanted to convey.
I had a big discussion yesterday about commenting on comics. As you can probably tell, below every comic post is a comments section. We’ve been fortunate to only have thoughtful, complimentary thoughts expressed here so far. But one of the phenomena that I found most interesting was the fact that some readers have an apprehension about commenting; that they feel they’re putting the author out, or intruding on a more engaging conversation. Or worse yet: the author won’t care what they have to say. I won’t spend a lot of time on this, but I’d like to express to any readers that feel this about us: you’re always welcome. I try very hard to respond to every comment we receive, and every email we get. I like reader interaction, whether it’s you guys interacting with each other, or with me. So I’d like to say that comments and discussions are always welcome. And feel free to drop me an email if you have a thought you’d like to share on a personal level. We’re in that infancy stage where I can (and probably will) respond in a good amount of time. I appreciate you reading. I really do. And I know you are! So share your thoughts. It’s safe here.
Talk to you later!