Ed

Occasional webcomics artist

Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

Inktober themed post b/w abcwarriors pinup from Simon Bisley late 80s I think.

October 12, 2019
Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

If anyone can recommend some vertical scroll- style webcomics that demonstrate excellent pacing... I don’t have a good feel for the style so any links would be appreciated

October 12, 2019
Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

I was always a freehand fanboy over AI - even when bought aldus, then sold it off off to macromedia, then bought it back when they bought macromedia, then killed it off for good. Now its designer.

October 08, 2019
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blackgates@mastodon.art

I curate a small crime webcomic directory so if anyone knows of someone working on story in that genre please give them/me a heads up - perhaps its a good fit - theblackgates.com/crime-webcom

October 03, 2019
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blackgates@mastodon.art

I posted some pages up to tapas.io - they have strict guidelines (which means perhaps its not the best place for a fightstory) as such I happily censored out any graphic content. In my opinion in didn't affect the flow or comprehension and in fact the negative space may have given things more heft.

October 01, 2019
Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

I'm going to pimp Amelias work as it as awesome (as well as her crime webcomic kings club)
instagram.com/amelioratedpotat
theduckwebcomics.com/Kings_Clu

October 01, 2019
Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

Formats. It feels like webcomic content is being pushed towards a mobile friendly format (single col vertical) rather that a more standard print/tablet based format. Not sure I'm on board with this, but will be looking at workflow options around it. Its easy enough create the display engine e.g theblackgates.com/comic/mobile but do I direct energy towards it... Not sure

October 01, 2019
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blackgates@mastodon.art

I tested the activitypub wordpress plugin to my wordpress site with the idea that you could get dedicated release notifications into the fediverse without the rest of the blather. e.g. @projectnews Need to sort profile pic but an interesting idea.

September 24, 2019
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blackgates@mastodon.art

Back from a hiatus and new to mastodon so figured I'd intro the fight-webcomic I've been working on - will be 8 parts in total, currently working on 6. Heres a single page from parts 1-4 as a primer. View at theblackgates.com

September 24, 2019
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blackgates@mastodon.art

When I update a block of content I need a chapter cover for it. These are generally cribbed from the existing art in some way, but for this one I quickly rendered the character in the post below. The pose is more cocky / less violent, but the intensity of the face is still there, space on the top right to fit the logo / text block

September 21, 2019
Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

That feeling when something clicks. I've been sitting on a project problem for a few months, occasionally attempting to find a way through it. Latest crack - like that - it fits, its right, can make progress.

September 03, 2019
Ed
blackgates@mastodon.art

thanks for having me. Currently lapsed webcomic guy with time limitations. Currently working on a fight story.

September 02, 2019