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Outlaw Territory Eisner Nomination

Journal Entry: Thu Jun 12, 2014, 2:09 PM
Outlaw Territory Vol. 3, an anthology of comics about the old west (in which I drew a story for), edited by Michael Woods and published by Image Comics last year, was nominated for an Eisner award in the Best Anthology category!

Eisner voting ends tomorrow-- if you would like to vote, you can do so at the link below:

www.eisnervote.com

The whiskey stand-off, 1 of 8 by DiegoTripodi The whiskey stand-off, 2 of 8 by DiegoTripodi Whiskey sketch by DiegoTripodi

  • Listening to: Catching the Big Fish audiobook, by David Lynch
  • Drinking: Water

Website 2014 + ''The black sheep'' online

Journal Entry: Wed Jan 22, 2014, 12:30 PM
Hi everyone,

 I've just finished updating my website, which can be visited at: www.diegotripodi.com/

 Also, those interested can read online the samurai comic I had drawn last year for SPX, "The black sheep" (print version still available from MB37's Storenvy page ).

The Black Sheep, pages 06 and 07 by DiegoTripodi The Black Sheep, pages 14 and 15 by DiegoTripodi
Naoki by DiegoTripodi The black sheep by DiegoTripodi The black sheep by DiegoTripodi

  • Listening to: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • Reading: Marcial Lafuente Estefanía
  • Drinking: Tea

Comics

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 20, 2013, 9:57 AM
Hi Everyone,

  Hope you are all doing well. A quick journal entry to spotlight some comics projects that might interest you:

Virgil
 The talented Steve Orlando, a writer whom I had worked with on a number of short stories many years ago, is teaming up with artist great :iconliteracysuks1: on a new graphic novel (a LGBT Crime Noir set in Jamaica) called "Virgil", which is now on Kickstarter, where you can learn more about the project and see some of the awesome art samples. www.kickstarter.com/projects/t…
Virgil cover by literacysuks1 Virgil teaser by literacysuks1

Heathen
 A collection of over 150 pages of comics and illustrations, including unpublished works, by my brother Jeremy Baum :iconmadbaumer37:. The book will debut next month at SPX 2013, and is available for preorder here: madbaumer37.storenvy.com/produ…
Dispatch by madbaumer37

Look Straight Ahead
 By Elaine M. Will :icondlmx-13: Simply put, one of the best books I've ever read:

 Jeremy Knowles is a 17-year-old outcast who dreams of being a great artist. But when he suffers a severe mental breakdown brought on by bullying and other pressures at school, his future is called into question, as is his very existence. Can he survive the experience through the healing power of art? And just what does it mean to be "crazy," anyway?

 You can read it here at dA, or at Elaine's website: blog.e2w-illustration.com/ And you can now pre-order the print copy from any comic book shop. To buy a copy online: lookstraightahead.bigcartel.co… and plan B: www.amazon.com/Look-Straight-A…
Look Straight Ahead cover by dlmx-13Look Straight Ahead no.2 cover by dlmx-13Look Straight Ahead no.4 cover by dlmx-13Look Straight Ahead issue 6 cover by dlmx-13 Look Straight Ahead page 1 by dlmx-13

  • Drinking: Water

Tagged

Journal Entry: Sat May 18, 2013, 11:57 AM
I've been tagged by my friend Zoe :iconcluedog:

Questions:
1.  What's the strangest dream you've ever had that you are comfortable telling?
I usually don't remember what I dream, but as far as I can tell, they tend to be quite mundane. :shrug:

2.  Who's the most beautiful person you've ever seen?
I don't know.

3.  What's the first movie you've ever seen in a theater?
The earliest memory I have of seeing a movie in a theater was the "Masters of the Universe" movie, with Dolph Lundgren. This must have been in the late 80s. And I remember walking away from the theater with my family, during the end credits, and turning my head back to see the screen, because one of the characters (Skeletor) appeared again on screen for a brief moment. I thought it was so cool that they would do that. :laughing:

4.  If you could live in any time, what would it be?
Now.

5.  Who do you think the most overrated musician alive today is?
No idea.

6.  What's your favorite drink?
Coffee. The drink of champions! :iconcoffeeplz:

7.  What's your favorite kind of weather?
I like all seasons, though I do have a bit of an almost Aztec-like devotion for the sun.

8.  If you could put one kind of curse or hex on any person, what would it be?
I would not.

9.   Is Pluto a planet or a moon?
I've heard that it is a planet, but now that you are asking, I don't know.

10.  If you could be in any movie, what would it be?
None, I would prefer to be behind the cameras in my own movie projects. ;)


Rules:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs.
6. No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this."


I tag no one, but if you want to do it, go ahead! As for the questions, same as above:

Questions:
1.  What's the strangest dream you've ever had that you are comfortable telling?
2.  Who's the most beautiful person you've ever seen?
3.  What's the first movie you've ever seen in a theater?
4.  If you could live in any time, what would it be?
5.  Who do you think the most overrated musician alive today is?
6.  What's your favorite drink?
7.  What's your favorite kind of weather?
8.  If you could put one kind of curse or hex on any person, what would it be?
9.   Is Pluto a planet or a moon?
10.  If you could be in any movie, what would it be?


Happy birthday, Zoe! :iconcakeplz:
If you haven't, check out "Opey the Warhead", great comic! cluedog.deviantart.com/gallery…

Opey the Warhead Page 1 by cluedog Chipper by cluedog Spheres of Influence by cluedog Daredevil by cluedog Paradox Alice by cluedog Columbia by cluedog Rivals Page One by cluedog Lounging Anne by cluedog Nico Robin by cluedog ABV 4 Pages 2 and 3 by cluedog Dissidia: Zida and Kuji Trance by cluedog Let's Go to Utah by cluedog Midna Sketch by cluedog OTW Collection Cover 2.0 by cluedog

  • Drinking: Coffee

NC Mallory (1945-2013)

Journal Entry: Sat Apr 6, 2013, 10:57 PM
:iconncmallory:
PANAMA by NCMALLORY MENDER OF HEARTS by NCMALLORY SOFT LANDING  3 by NCMALLORY THE LAKE SHORE by NCMALLORY Brown Bottle by NCMALLORY Blue by NCMALLORY Crow Sketch by NCMALLORY HUGO PRATT by NCMALLORY ERNEST HEMINGWAY by NCMALLORY SAN LORENZO STONES by NCMALLORY FLOOD TREE, San Lorenzo by NCMALLORY ANA 2 back by NCMALLORY GOD AND ADAM DISCUSS HUMANKIND by NCMALLORY JORGE LUIS BORGES by NCMALLORY ANA  sketchbook by NCMALLORY PASSAGE by NCMALLORY EARLY DWELLER by NCMALLORY AT THE LIMIT by NCMALLORY THE ANCIENT BOOK OF SECRETS by NCMALLORY Carol on the Ballet Bar by NCMALLORY H.G. Wells,  English Writer by NCMALLORY FREEDOM FIGHTER by NCMALLORY JUNG'S ANIMA by NCMALLORY GREEN MIASMA by NCMALLORY GARY ( in a cosmic mood . . .) by NCMALLORY MARTA by NCMALLORY ALAN MOORE (English Writer) by NCMALLORY ROBERT CRUMB  American Artist by NCMALLORY CARLOS by NCMALLORY WAITING by NCMALLORY THE UNSUBSCRIBER   2 by NCMALLORY HIGH SIERRA NOVEMBER 2008 by NCMALLORY Study for Auto by NCMALLORY Rachel by NCMALLORY COOL by NCMALLORY combat by NCMALLORY DIDDY by NCMALLORY Painting Hat by NCMALLORY

Memory (comics + illustrations anthology)

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 7, 2013, 9:09 PM
My buddy :iconmadbaumer37: has put together a book titled "Memory", which features comics and drawings of over 40 artists from 8 countries (including :iconbesnglist: :iconizitmee: :icondiegosimone: :iconlamonicana: :iconcesarsebastian: :iconstrixxx: :icontimmolloy: :icondiegotripodi: ), and is available now to pre-order through Kickstarter

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Mi amigo madbaumer37 reunio cómics e ilustraciones de más de 40 dibujantes de 8 países, para un libro llamado "Memory" (todos los trabajos incluidos tienen una temática relacionada con la memoria), y entre los participantes se encuentran: timmolloy strixxx CesarSebastian Lamonicana diegosimone izitmee besnglist DiegoTripodi. Se puede pre-encargar una copia del libro a través del sitio Kickstarter

  • Listening to: Ennio Morricone
  • Drinking: Water

Short comics anthology 2006-2012

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:14 AM
My good friend Jeremy Baum :iconmadbaumer37: has published, through Madbaumer37 Press, an anthology of short comics that I made between 2006 and 2012, titled "Melee", which is now available here: Madbaumer37.bigcartel.com

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Mi buen amigo Jeremy Baum madbaumer37 publicó, a través de Madbaumer37 Press, una colección de historietas cortas que dibujé entre los años 2006 y 2012, "Melee", y está disponible a partir de ahora en: Madbaumer37.bigcartel.com

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Above: panels from "Slower burning" / Arriba: viñetas de "Slower burning"

  • Listening to: Stewart Copeland - Rumble Fish soundtrack
  • Drinking: Coffee

Wacom Zombie

Journal Entry: Mon Nov 5, 2012, 5:12 PM
Today I've received a t-shirt and a silkscreened poster that :iconwacomzombie: sent from South Africa, and using the occassion, below there are some samples of his awesome work (as well as pics of the poster, which is a thing of beauty...). Thank you, Corlen!

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Hoy recibí una remera y un póster serigrafiado que WacomZombie me envio desde Sudáfrica, así que aprovechando la ocasión van algunas muestras de su trabajo (y fotos del póster, que es realmente hermoso...). Gracias, Corlen!

Witches Tales - Silkscreen by WacomZombie Grave world Pinup by WacomZombie Ormon's Halloween Hullabaloo by WacomZombie
Nude Study by WacomZombie Dr Brundell's Voodoo Island by WacomZombie Voodoo huntress by WacomZombie Diaboletta Sculpt B by WacomZombie Send more paramedics by WacomZombie
Octaman Silkscreen process by WacomZombie DRACULAS HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN by WacomZombie Protone rock girl by WacomZombie Night Owl Banner by WacomZombie Ilsa Tigress of Siberia long-P by WacomZombie

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www.CorlenKruger.com
www.etsy.com/shop/WacomZombie

  • Listening to: Queen - Greatest Hits I
  • Reading: Joann Sfar - El gato del rabino 5
  • Watching: Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations
  • Drinking: Water

Graphic novel contest

Journal Entry: Sat Sep 8, 2012, 10:45 PM
Castellano

VI Convocatioria del Premio Internacional de Novela Gráfica Fnac-Sins Entido: www.sinsentido.es/noticias/edi…

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English

6th International Prize of Graphic Novel, Fnac/Sins Entido

There's a graphic novel contest in Spain, sponsored by a comics publisher called Sins Entido, and it's open to authors from all around the world (authors need to be 18 years old, or older, to participate), and here are the guidelines for it from the official site: www.sinsentido.es/noticias/edi… (text in Spanish, and below you can find the main info about it, in English-- or just copy the guidelines and paste them in your favorite online translator ;))

-The work must be written in Spanish.
-The work must be original and unpublished (not published in book format, e-book, internet, or serialized in magazines).
-Works selected (or already participating) in other contests cannot participate.

About the project:

-The comic (or graphic novel) needs to have an extension of 96 (or more) pages.
-Pages can be submitted in black and white, or in color.
-For submission purposes, participants have to submit 16 finished pages (printed in A4 format), plus a 2-page synopsis about the whole story.
-The pages (copies only, original pages are not allowed to participate) should include the following information about the author(s): first name, last name, address, phone number, e-mail address, and a photocopy of their ID, passport, or any other document of legal identification.

About submitting a project:

The works should be sent to the following postal address:

"VI Premio Internacional de Novela Gráfica Fnac-Sin entido"
("Sixth international prize of Graphic novel, Fnac-Sins entido")
Ediciones Sins Entido
Calle Barquillo 11, 2º oficina 2
28004 Madrid
Spain


Deadline: November 30th, 2012.

The project that is picked will be announced in January of 2013. And the author of that project has to deliver the complete comic by the last week of June of 2013 (to be published in late 2013).

A fistful of euros

The reward: 10,000 € (50% upfront, the other half upon completition of the work), and the graphic novel published by Sins Entido.

There's another paragraph in the guidelines, regarding legal stuff which I don't know how to translate in a relatively decent way, but if I understand it correctly, the publishing house will own international rights to the work (to publish it in any country and language, as well as rights regarding getting the work out in any medium, not just book format) for a period of 10 years, with the author getting an 8% of those rights. :ahoy:

:iconthe-goodplz: :iconthe-badplz: :iconthe-uglyplz:


  • Listening to: AC/DC

Tales Of The Devious

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 15, 2012, 10:42 PM
What are Tales Of The Devious?

True stories of artists using their innovation and creativity to thrive and survive in the real world, told in comic strip form!

#1: Toulouse-Lautrec Goes To The Circus, by :iconsraffa: samuelraffa.deviantart.com/jou…
#2: The Hugo Pratt Interview, by :icondiegotripodi: samuelraffa.deviantart.com/jou…


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¿Qué es "Tales Of The Devious"?

Historias reales de artistas que utilizan su innovación y creatividad para crecer y sobrevivir en el mundo real, contadas en forma de cómic!

#1: Toulouse-Lautrec Goes To The Circus, por SRaffa samuelraffa.deviantart.com/jou…
#2: The Hugo Pratt Interview, por DiegoTripodi samuelraffa.deviantart.com/jou…

  • Listening to: Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
  • Drinking: Water

Extravagant Traveler #1

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 31, 2012, 12:45 PM
My dear friend and fantastic artist Jeremy Baum :iconmadbaumer37: has been developing with tireless dedication for the last few months a comic-book titled Extravagant Traveler, a fantasy series blending elements of science fiction, fantasy, erotica and surrealism. And the project is now on Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/m…

You can help to support the project by clicking the link above, and below you'll find sample pages from the story. ;)

Extravagant Traveler 01.01 by madbaumer37 Extravagant Traveler 01.02 by madbaumer37 Extravagant Traveler 01.08 by madbaumer37 Extravagant Traveler 01.10 by madbaumer37
Extravagant Traveler 01.12 by madbaumer37 Extravagant Traveler 01.16 by madbaumer37 Extravagant Traveler 01.17 by madbaumer37 Extravagant Traveler 01.25 by madbaumer37

  • Listening to: The Cult - Choice of weapon
  • Watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xtFTuauJH7A
  • Drinking: Coffee

Silent comics contest

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 9, 2012, 8:30 AM
I've received an email from the organization of a wordless comics contest in Poland, about the 2012 edition, and I thought I would post here the guidelines to the new edition, in case someone is interested in participating. The contest's guidelines can be seen at: www.ligatura.eu/eng/silence

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Me llegó un mail de la organización de un concurso de cómics sin textos, en Polonia, acerca de la edición 2012, dejo las bases acá en caso de que a alguien le interese participar: www.ligatura.eu/eng/silence


SILENCE - international silent comics competition.
3rd international comics culture festival LIGATURA 19-22.04.2012
Poznań, Poland

1st award: 1000 pln

The idea behind the contest is to promote the comic book art form in which the only mode of narration is through images.

Jury of SILENCE 2012:
Erik Kriek / The Netherlands
Tom Gauld / UK
Tim Molloy / New Zeland ::: Australia

ALL INFO :::
www.ligatura.eu/eng/silence

CHECK THE CATALOGUE of SILENCE 2011 :::
issuu.com/tranzyt/docs/silence…

www.ligatura.eu
facebook.com/Centrala


  • Listening to: Oasis - (What's the Story) Morning Glory?
  • Drinking: Coffee

XXVI Concurso de Cómic Portugalete

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 7, 2012, 9:43 AM
Me llegó un mail de la organización de un concurso de cómic en Portugalete, España, en el que había participado el año pasado, acerca de la edición 2012, dejo las bases acá en caso de que a alguien le interese participar: portugalete.org/portal_localwe… (formato PDF)
:ahoy:

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I've received an email from the organization of a comic contest in Portugalete (Spain), that I had participated in last year, about the 2012 edition, and I thought I would post here the guidelines to the new edition, in case someone is interested in participating (anyone can participate). The contest's guidelines can be seen at: portugalete.org/portal_localwe… (PDF format, text in Spanish).

Basically, the requirements for the comics category are:
-the stories must be 4-pages long. Vertical format, page size: A4 (29,7 x 21 cm.), or proportional.
-theme: free.
-technique: free (B&W or color)
-language: spanish (don't forget about google translator ;))
-deadline: March 2nd, 2012 (the works cannot be submitted electronically-- there's an address in the guidelines to send copies via snail mail)
-prizes: 1st prize-- 2000€; 2nd-- 1450€; 3rd-- 900€
-there's also a prize for "best script": 325€
There's an email address for inquires about the contest: santaclara@portugalete.org
:ahoy:

  • Watching: http://www.thrivemovement.com/

Question about web design + invitation

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 5, 2012, 9:00 PM
Hi Everyone,

  I've built an official website (using Dreamweaver and reading the tutorials of The Site Wizard ) to promote my stuff, and to use it as a portfolio to show to possible clients. The thing is that I don't know much about web design, and in the site's intro page I want to include one of those devices that display images automatically, for example like the one on this page: mastersofreality.com/ (top of the page, just below the menu). In that one I think that's made with Flash (too much technology for me), but I wanted to ask if someone knows if it's possible to do something like that using Dreamweaver...?

  In any case, the rest of the website is already designed, and I put it online a few hours ago, so you're invited to visit it: www.DiegoTripodi.com
  (I've tested it in Firefox and Internet Explorer, and it worked alright in both. It's supposed to look as in the screen capture below.).



Hola a todos,

  Me armé un sitio oficial (usando dreamweaver y leyendo los tutoriales de The Site Wizard ) para promocionar mi trabajo, y usarlo de portafolios para mostrar a posibles clientes. El tema es que no sé mucho de diseño web, y en la intro del sitio quiero meter uno de esos visualizadores en los que las imágenes van pasando automáticamente, por ejemplo como el que está en esta página: mastersofreality.com/ (arriba de todo, justo debajo del menú). Calculo que en ese caso está hecho con flash (demasiada tecnología para mí), pero quería consultar si alguien sabe si es posible hacer algo así en dreamweaver, o nada que ver?

  En cualquier caso, el resto del sitio ya está diseñado y lo subí hace unas horas, así que están invitados a pasar: www.DiegoTripodi.com
(lo probé en firefox y en internet explorer, y funcionó bien en ambos navegadores. Debería verse como en la captura de pantalla de arriba.).

  • Listening to: Ennio Morricone
  • Reading: tutorials about silkscreening
  • Drinking: water

Thanks and happy holidays!

Journal Entry: Fri Dec 24, 2010, 11:12 AM




Today I've gotten a dA suscription from an anonymous user, so whoever the person is (Santa? :D), thank you very much! :)

I hope Everyone has a very happy and fun holiday season!


Pencil Vs Camera - 40 by BenHeine City Lights by Afterborn Postland by madbaumer37 Dos Muertes dos by Lamonicana :thumb187840771: "Kitty Fight" by davidmacdowell :thumb162918125: A Time Map of All the... by o0Amphigory0o Orange protection by BobRock99 Broken Perception by oO-Rein-Oo Sam by oyah ONCE UPON A TIME WARP pg.2 by AtariPunk633  :thumb169586927: :thumb152153876: Anima Mundi by FatherStone Mr. Monster demo by CrawdadJones Hellblazer COD cover 3 by seangordonmurphy The Night and His Usurper by snowmask :thumb164213652: t h e  h o r d e by kusta Unknown Soldier cover no.22 by Devilpig flying lizard and girl by porcelanita 1890 by RalphNiese "What's That, Professor?" by joeyv7 Into the wild by MaNishma :thumb181194230: broken promises 1 by Asp-in-the-Garden New York by ya-na snow bird by Rubius :thumb170789914: K.A. by The-Mirrorball-Man :thumb149383582: Friday work in progress by SRaffa Plectrohyla Excuisita. Green by strixxx Bar Party by cluedog Algo 2... by diegosimone Northlanders 35 by beckycloonan Early spring by ManaoTupapau one page russian comic by MikkelSommer The Vermillion Geisha by MahmudAsrar out of shadows by KatarzynaKostecka :thumb175863177: 16 Days in Europe 21 by deadlymike by Owen Freeman by GonzoBonzo WOMEN OF THE SHERIFF by RAFAELGALLUR Jus Checkin by MumblingIdiot Enid and Rebecca by shmisten Poppas got a brand new house by jhames34 Malcolm McLaren's JLA by sobreiro Grey Pillows by JimMahfood-FoodOne Electronica by ArtByCher :thumb181539656: Nikola Tesla by thisismyboomstick

  • Listening to: Masters of Reality - Deep in the hole

Visual composition / Gestalt

Journal Entry: Sun Nov 28, 2010, 6:17 PM




Hoy a la tarde encontré unas fotocopias de un texto de Javier Martín Arrillaga, "Fundamentos de la composición visual", que hacía 3 años que no lo veía, y en su momento me había resultado muy útil. Buscando en google, ví que alguien lo transcribió, así que acá va un link en caso de que a alguien le pueda interesar: www.uned.es/ntedu/espanol/mast…

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This afternoon I came across some photocopies of a text about visual composition and the Gestalt theory of visual perception, which I hadn't seen in 3 years and, having an interest in making images, but being totally uneducated about it, was very useful for me at that time. After a quick google search, I saw that someone transcribed the whole thing and posted it at: www.uned.es/ntedu/espanol/mast…

Now, the text is in Spanish. I would have liked to post a link to an English version of it as well, just in case someone finds it as helpful as I did back then, but I couldn't find that, though I'm sure that there must be very complete articles about it out there if someone looks up for them. Here's something else, which covers a lot of the same subjects from the link above, but written in English www.vanseodesign.com/web-desig… just in case someone who isn't familiar with that stuff would like to give it a look.

Update / Dec. 10th, 2010: Here's the link above (text in Spanish) translated to English via the Google translation page: translate.google.com/translate… (thanks SRaffa!).

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  • Listening to: Massacre - L'Alma Occulta
  • Watching: Until The Light Takes Us
  • Drinking: Coffee


Earlier this year, Jeremy Baum madbaumer37 and I started developing a comic book project with the intention of submitting it to now-defunct DC Comics' Zuda label, for webcomics.

Last year I was thinking about making a series that started with a boy who lost his dog and had to leave home and get into adventures in order to find it.
I thought that was a neat idea, if very basic, to begin a story, but didn't have the time to develop it beyond that. And then I forgot about it.

Some months later, around January of this year I think, while talking with Jeremy about developing a story, I mentioned that idea to him, and he had a ton of ideas to work with, so the project started growing in a lot directions beyond the boy-who-loses-dog plan.

We started working on the story and characters, and got to come up with a story that we thought was pretty cool, and also a much longer-term project that what I believe both of us originally expected to come from this idea.


Once we had the basic story wrote down, I made a first cut where I tried putting into images many of the things that we intended to use to start up the comic. We needed to get the story into gear using 8 pages (screens), which was the Zuda limit, but as I tried putting in that original breakdown a lot of the ideas that we were handling, I ended up sketching 15 comic pages.



We had too much material for a relatively short amount of pages. And, as much as possible, we wanted to tell the story using only pictures and dialogue, no captions, even though they are a good device to save space, but with that plan in mind, we had to make it work editing scenes out.

At this point we divided tasks, while I started designing the look of the characters, Jeremy worked on a second cut of the story, and came up with this brilliant idea of having alternate narrative lines, and jumping back and forth from one line to another, which made it much more fast paced than the first cut. This seemed to work wonderfully well for our purposes, since we thought that for a webcomic, people wouldn't want to read too much, since it's not a situation as with a book, where one sits down to read a story, but people who check webcomics probably do so while they are doing something else on the computer-- so the more economic the storytelling was, the better.





After sketching up this second cut that Jeremy brainstormed, a final version of the 8 pages required to submit to Zuda was completed.

As things turned out, just after we submitted the project for consideration, Zuda Comics announced out of the blue that they ended their monthly contests for new comic series, so the project got left without a home.

Being arranged for a screen format, and meant to be read as a webcomic, translating it to an average comic format didn't work so well, so approaching other publishers and further developing it's currently put on hold. Until when and if we get the chance to finish the story, here's the beginning:

Orbin by DiegoTripodi
  • Listening to: Ennio Morricone - The good, the bad & the ugly
  • Reading: a book by Alejandro Jodorowsky
I've got a daily deviation today, woo hoo! :D

BIG thanks to :iconsraffa: for featuring it, and everyone who commented, favorited, and the new watchers. I'll get to reply to everyone during the week, thanks a lot!

Death Trip by DiegoTripodi
  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Danzig - Danzig
  • Reading: for a final next week
  • Watching: late 30s/early 40s movies
  • Drinking: Coffee
A few years ago, I worked on a comic called "Bert Stroud", created and written by Mike Schwalke, that ran as a weekly strip in the LSUS Almagest (Louisiana State University in Shreveport) between 2006 and 2008. Mike had the idea of collecting all the Bert Stroud comics in a single volume, but passed away in late 2008, before completing this project.

A year later, Mike's friends, Austin Meyers, Mark Pernotto, and James Stewart, got to complete his project of the Bert Stroud anthology, and released it as book, and now they put it up online as a free PDF file, for anyone interested in reading the stories. It can be downloaded from this link (40 MB)

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Hace algunos años, trabajé en una historieta llamada "Bert Stroud", creada y escrita por Mike Schwalke, publicada en The Almagest, un diario estudiantil de LSUS (Louisiana State University in Shreveport), entre 2006 y 2008. Mike tenía la idea de compilar todas las tiras semanales de Bert Stroud en un solo volumen, pero falleció a fines del 2008, antes de completar el proyecto.

Un año más tarde, los amigos de Mike, Austin Meyers, Mark Pernotto, y James Stewart, llevaron a cabo este proyecto y editaron un libro con todo el material de Bert Stroud, y lo acaban de subir a internet en formato PDF, para quien quiera leer las historias (en inglés). Puede bajarse desde este link (40 MB)

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Bert Stroud Vol. 2 - 03 of 12 by DiegoTripodiBert Stroud Vol. 2 - 09 of 12 by DiegoTripodi
Bert Stroud Vol. 2 - 10 of 12 by DiegoTripodiBert Stroud Vol. 3 - 01 of 11 by DiegoTripodi
BS - KO King by DiegoTripodiBert Stroud by DiegoTripodi
  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: Massacre - L'Alma Occulta
  • Reading: Corto Maltés - Hugo Pratt
  • Watching: Drums Along The Mohawk
  • Drinking: Coffee
Recently I've been offline for a couple of days while updating my computer, and when coming back to the matrix (!), I found that :iconjoeyv7: has given me a subscription. :faint:

Besides thanking Cathy for her kindness, I hugely recommend anyone who hasn't done yet, to view her beautiful works. Below is a small sample of some of my favorite images from her gallery. :D

Submersion by joeyv7 The Ecstasy of St. Severus by joeyv7 no title by joeyv7
Self with Endangered Species by joeyv7 BARKBARKBARKBARKBARK by joeyv7 Leo's Retirement by joeyv7
Queen of Guilt by joeyv7 D -  tale by joeyv7 untitled by joeyv7
Kim Drinking With Lemur by joeyv7 Whatever Happened To Jingle? by joeyv7 Flowers of Sympathy project by joeyv7

Estos últimos días estuve desconectado mientras actualizaba la compu, y al volver a la matriz (!), me encontré con que :iconjoeyv7: me dio una suscripción. :faint:

Además de agradecerle a Cathy por su amabilidad, recomiendo que los que no lo hayan hecho todavía, miren sus trabajos, que son hermosos. Arriba hay una muestra de algunas de las imágenes que más me gustan de su galería. :D
  • Mood: Pirate
  • Listening to: Einstürzende Neubauten
  • Reading: Robert L. Stevenson - Treasure Island