View Full Version : actual working Comic Artist,writers,ect
07-26-2004, 02:39 PM
Dear Good Folks out there in Pencil Jack land,
I was curious to how many actual working ( working for a living )
and I mean in comics,are there here in Pencil Jack, ( just wondering,)
07-26-2004, 10:04 PM
not me. I'm a lazy bastard dufus who is too lazy to read words. See comics have pictures with them. thats why I post here.
It's like a story without words.
oh yeah. I'm too poor to afford a T.V. or go see a hollywood movie.
I am banned from ther library. So my only choice left is Penciljack.
07-27-2004, 06:41 AM
as a father of 4-I do relate to some of your comments,how ever I can't afford to be a Lazy ( sorry about your mother ) dufus,the last picture show I went to was Spiderman-1,( ON A FREE PASS )I do have a T.V. and a VCR that works most of the time,I lost my driver license in 88 so I also have a hard time at the Library,( can't get a card )
True Comics are full of pictures, But a comic seminar I just attended this 6th of July,really renforced that a Comic and a movie are very much alike,and need the same attention,this includes,dialog ect, ( unless it's a silent picture like the Tramp )
seriously,I'll be going to another learning session on the 10th of Aug.I've been stranded in this High Desert totally with out direction,now I'm getting opportunity so I'm going for this wild world of comics,
God is Good!
07-27-2004, 06:56 AM
From this board, Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Cory Walker (foolkiller), EJ Su, Ryan Ottley (UncleWYA), Mark Englert, Nate Bellegarde (Akira X), and Benito Cereno are probably the biggest names. There are others like Methane and jacon that I know color for people. Todd Nauck has stopped by. Loston Wallace's done some work for folks and Robin Riggs is a big name.
That's just off the top of my head, I'm sure there are more. There is also a level of who's done work and when. You'll find everything from the guy doing his own web comic that turns out a new page every few weeks, to the guy who works at Marvel writing 4, 5 or 6 books a month. To classify it into groups of people who work or who don't wouldn't be fair.
As to who does it for a living, well that first list is pretty good, but I don't know if that's something we've ever discussed. Some folks live off eBay commissions. Some people do children's book illustrations as well as comics. Still others are trying to get to a point that their art supports them and they can quit their lousy day job.
07-27-2004, 07:25 AM
Thank you Kind sir,
once again you have came to the rescue,The reason I was inquireing about working in comics for a living, is I have a rare opportunity to learn from ( in person ) one of Dark Horses Top Inkers,who also has a couple of his own independent titles,that he does the writing,pencils,ink,lettering,sound-effects,ect,
I just wanted to know that here in Pencil Jack land I would be getting sound professional advice too,some of these folks around here seem to use this as a sort of play area,
anything I learn from my hands on adventure that would benifit Pencil Jack I will be happy to relay,
Thank you again I-Penciler,
God be Blessing!
07-27-2004, 08:37 AM
Don't make the mistake of ignoring good constructive critiques just because the person posting the critique isn't a currently working professional. Many artists can be very helpful even though they are not working in comics at the moment. Closing your mind to only accept critiques from working professionals is kind of like closing one eye while trying to drive. Sure you can do it, but I wouldn't recommend it.
07-27-2004, 08:44 AM
That and you'll get more responses from hobbyists or those with more time to cruise the boards. Most of the "pros" are actually working and their time is taken up by that so they don't offer as many insights. With exception, of course.
07-27-2004, 10:58 AM
07-27-2004, 01:29 PM
Have no fear,I've learned from my 44yrs on this planet not to be so narrow sighted or minded,and Yes I-penciler is right,most of the pro's I've met,and have got to know are soooo busy just to get them to say howdy back is something,most replys are " Hi Bryan,pages arn't comming as easy,way behind,talk soon." although they know I'm Dead serious,and I do get a solid reply or answer to my many questions, (but that takes a while,)
so please,do not worry,and thank you for your responses,
07-28-2004, 02:25 AM
xadrian, you left out Khary Randolph and danimation. Oh, and Jamal Igle.
...can't think of any more at the moment.
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