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Pixel Pun 176: Power UP! ALSO... SWEET TOOTH RETURNS! X3

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When no hope is left,
he will make things right!
POWER UP!
He will make crime go down!
(I think he's related to the Konami code...)

Before posting the next Sweet Tooth Page, you'll probably need to see the last one!


Is this the end of their "trip"?
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From:kinakomochi
Date:January 8th, 2008 09:42 pm (UTC)
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You know... I was thinking of your comic after reading this one... your particular narrative style would be best told in short animations. Not just gifs, but cartoons about 15 - 30 secs long. d(^-^ )

Well, what are you waiting for? Animate for the win! (^,^ )
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 8th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
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I don't have flash or flash skills... Not to mention it would probably take me months just to make those 15 sec cartoons... :(
From:kinakomochi
Date:January 8th, 2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
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I'll try to be brief...

Correct me if I'm way off... but pixel art's appeal is the necessary economies of '80s game resolutions, returned and reimagined as an artform, right? Well, nothing keeping you from using those same '80s paradigms, but applied to motion.

Rachet their movement, use cycling to prolong movement and lower difficulty, just like the game designers of yore did. Sure it'll be more work... but I think it'd really make your style pop... esp if you're good with comedic timing. Make 'em gifs if you have to -- that seems to be the poor man's animation medium anyway. d(^-^ )



Edited at 2008-01-08 10:22 pm (UTC)
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 8th, 2008 10:28 pm (UTC)
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Oh, you mean an animation with pixel art? Yeah, I plan to do one eventually, but I haven't really thought much about it... ^^;

My games have movement and sound doesn't that count? =P
From:kinakomochi
Date:January 8th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
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It does! Totally. d(^,^ )

Strictly from my point of view... I sometimes don't get your comics... while I 'get' it after a few eyepasses, they often (to me, mind you) look like snapshots of an animation I wish were there, to make it more alive.

You can put much more of Tanukitsune into animation, as well, to heighten the personality and expressiveness of your chars. Good luck! ---=== --o-( '-')o-
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
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From what I've read in books, what I do is called action to action strips?

I'm still learning, and hopefully improving too! ^_^;
From:kinakomochi
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Perhaps it's my background bias. I was raised on manga (not translated, either), with a lot of suggestion of motion through devices like speed lines, blurring, exaggerated perspective, and others. In my own comics, I never leave these out. That's probably why I find your comics strange sometimes. Then there's the noob factor... I'm not already familiar with the storyline, so it's hard to get in to it mid-story. Just honest criticism from another artist.

And sprite comics? Unless the writing is BANG ON riotous-good, it's a lazy man's style, if you ask me. ( 9 9)***

Edited at 2008-01-09 02:56 pm (UTC)
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 9th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
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The problem with sprite comics is that you are "borrowing" art AND characters AND a world to work with. The story is more or less already written you're just messing around with it... ¬_¬
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From:mawthekiller
Date:January 10th, 2008 05:55 am (UTC)
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Well I think I could help you out just to make the strips a bit more animated but I think just working on making it something simple that does loop like a gif would please both parties on this.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 10th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
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My strips were actually animated in the beginning, but a few comic artists recommend me to not do it, saying they would be harder to put in print later...
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From:mawthekiller
Date:January 11th, 2008 05:58 am (UTC)
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Which I agree with them on and find very interesting.
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From:pistacchioso
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:08 pm (UTC)
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i was into pixelart once. it's nice to see your pixelled non-spritey comic!
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:22 pm (UTC)
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Thanks! You don't want to get me started about sprite comics... ¬_¬
From:(Anonymous)
Date:January 9th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
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errr-- no no..

>>>runs to read 8 bit theater<<<
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From:mawthekiller
Date:January 10th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
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I like how the sweet tooth is all images and no words. Still I do find it interesting that Power Up looks similar to Superman. Just adds to the humor like clowns inside a tiny car. The car alone is funny, but what is inside just makes it funnier.
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From:tanukitsune
Date:January 10th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
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The whole idea behind the comic is to use no words, except maybe "The End".

I did want to give him a generic superhero look, I even tried to give him pecs... but he looked like a freak! XP
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From:mawthekiller
Date:January 11th, 2008 05:56 am (UTC)
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nice.
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