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Anonymous said: i saw you asking in that narutaru post: shiina's t-shirt in the first few volumes reads 'aeroplane' in russian

Thanks!

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ghastderp:

banshelydia:

perfectly-modest:

Islamic headscarf 101.

this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

also did you know you can use a hijab to hold a phone to your ear? i saw a neighbor doing that the other day, looked comfy.

ghastderp:

banshelydia:

perfectly-modest:

Islamic headscarf 101.

this is really important because I didn’t realize there was a difference and other people should know this 

also did you know you can use a hijab to hold a phone to your ear? i saw a neighbor doing that the other day, looked comfy.

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kbonzo said: I'm currently reading up on comic page construction and since I love how your pages turn out, I was wondering if you have any recommended reading or certain rules you follow?

fowlie:

Ah geeze, my page layouts are all pretty standard, actually.  Most of what I know I picked up from comics I’ve read, and advice from friends.  

I like to follow the KISS rule: Keep It Simple, Stupid.  95% of my Fritz pages look like this:

Things I think are important:

  • Big panels feel like they have more time passing in them, while smaller panels feel very quick.  Open panels can create a great scene of lingering or slowed time (don’t put them too close together, it can get confusing when they’re touching.)
  • Establishing shots to open new scenes, so the reader knows where the fuck we are and what characters are there.  If you’re going back to an already established location, you can fudge it and rely on ‘land marks’ of the location.  
  • Gutters, they separate your panels and give them room to breath, and clarity.  I like to avoid black gutters for this reason.  
  • Breaking the panel should be used sparingly, but is a great way to make the action really ‘pop’.  
  • Every page should have at least one background, to ground the characters and setting. 
  • Word bubbles from different panels shouldn’t be too close or touching.  Most people read the words on a page first, and this can mess up you panel order by leading their eye wrong. 
  • Keep dialog short and sweet, don’t cover your characters in words. Save large amounts of text for large panels. 
  • Show don’t tell.  Comics are a visual medium, have fun with your art. 

Now, all rules can be broken.  I wing pages a lot, and go with my gut when it comes to a lot of my decisions in layout.  Comics are visual art first, so if something doesn’t follow the ‘rules’ but feels right/looks good, I’d say go for it.  Experiment and have fun!  The more comics you draw, the better they get.

Read lots of comic, from different artists, and think about what you like about their work.  Movies are great, too, for figuring out tricks for visual transitions and scene layouts.  I have a habit of imagining how I would draw some transitions/scenes to get the same feeling in still, black and white pictures.  

I hope this helps! 

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Hey there everyone! It’s time for another Narutaru liveblog. This time, I’m tackling the third chapter and, as I have warned in the previous post, this is where things get dark. So heads up!

Warning: this chapter contains cutting/self-harm.

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Hey, what’s up everyone?  How are you doing? You all ready for some Narutaru liveblogging!? … no? Well umm… too bad! Cause here it is anyway! On to the second chapter.

Warning: this chapter contains nudity.

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fowlie:

please consider supporting Fritz though Patreon! 

No Fowlie, what are you doing to me ;_;

fowlie:

please consider supporting Fritz though Patreon! 

No Fowlie, what are you doing to me ;_;

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PyroFox55 Liveblogs an Obscure as Shit Manga

So I was like just listening to some of the songs I have on my old mp3 player cause hey, haven’t used it in a long ass time.

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Look at that dingy old fucker.

One of the songs I have in there is Uninstall, the opening to an anime called Bokurano. Now, I recall liking that anime; it was a fairly depressing story at times and it had some problems, but I can say that I overall enjoyed watching it (I think I watched it when I was like, what, 14?).  Now, this anime was an adaptation from a manga of the same name (which I haven’t read), which was created by a dude called Mohiro Kitoh. The thing is, this guy also created several other mangas, one of which was quite possibly one of the most depressing stories that I have ever read, so much so that I think it kinda fucked me up back then…  and sort of still haunts me to this day.

That manga is Narutaru.

To put it simply, Narutaru (also known as Shadow Star), tells the story of a young girl called Shiina and her little monster friend Hoshimaru. The story follows Shinna as she meets other people who also have little monster friends… and who unfortunately end up doing horrible things with them. There is also something about a government conspiracy that plans to use the monsters for whatever, but who even cares; by the end of the manga, you probably are going to be too emotionally crushed to give a shit about those guys.

To be honest, I still really like that song, but the memory of reading Narutaru wasn’t pleasant in the least. But then, it made think…  maybe if I reread it I’ll find out it wasn’t that bad; maybe I’ll even realize I was just making a needless fuss about the whole thing, and that I don’t have a reason to regret having read it; or maybe I will end up hating it even more! Who knows! And hey, why not post my thoughts about it on the internet so that I can actually put some original content on my tumblr so people can have a better insight on this series?

So in order to put those restless thoughts to an end, I’m gonna blog about it chapter by chapter for the whole world to see. Even though I have only, what, 10 followers?

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fucktonofanatomyreferencesreborn:

A mouth-watering fuck-ton of hand angle references.

By Shadowcross on DA.

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carvasoul:

powflip:

Preface by PowFlip

Incredible. It is hard to hate a person but it is easy to hate a thing or an idea. If you find yourself thinking hateful thoughts for someone, you should remember that the part that you hate is not all that they are. Just like you are not just your hatred. You are more. 

carvasoul:

powflip:

Preface by PowFlip

Incredible. It is hard to hate a person but it is easy to hate a thing or an idea. If you find yourself thinking hateful thoughts for someone, you should remember that the part that you hate is not all that they are. Just like you are not just your hatred. You are more. 

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historical-nonfiction:

Welcome to Derinkuyu, an underground city that once housed up to 20,000 people. In the Cappadocia region, famous for its cave dwellings and underground villages, Derinkuyu stands out for sheer size and complexity. Locals began digging in the 500s BCE. The city consists of over 600 doors, each of which can be closed from the inside. Each floor could be closed off as well. And just to make attacking completely impossible, the entire city was deliberately built without any logic. Its maze-like layout makes navigating the city nightmarish for unfamiliar invaders.

(Source: whenonearth.net, via nots-funratu)