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Into the Roil- The One About Formats

I want to personally apologize for my lateness on this article, it’s been a beast of a month for me. But we live on, and I continue writing. For the lack of article I decided to go overboard and teach [...]

February 15, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Save for Web

I sometimes talk about things that will drive readers away, like last week I mentioned bad layout that makes it hard to follow the story. Previously I’ve mentioned text that is illegible, that your readers can’t read. These are technical, [...]

February 9, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Layout Styles

One of the great things about webcomics is that they don’t have to fit any particular format or Layout Style, be it newspaper, comic book or magazine. You as the creator have the freedom to do whatever you wish. The [...]

February 1, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perfect Comic Balloons

A Comic Balloon is that white “balloon” that floats above your character’s head that holds the text. Usually there’s a tail or a pointer that connects the balloon to the character, but you’ve all seen them and I can’t believe [...]

January 29, 2012 Reviews
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Into the Roil – Part Deux

Ah, to be back. School has dominated my life this week, BUT I always have time to answer your Magic: The Gathering related questions.   “So how can you tell a new player from an experienced player?” You’re playing a match against [...]

January 29, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Lettering

Lettering is the most under-appreciated aspect of comics. I don’t think anyone ever talks about it and no one ever gives props to the letterer. I’ve only ever had two conversations about lettering in my whole life, and both those have been [...]

January 18, 2012 Reviews
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Into the Roil

Have you ever been at your local card store/comic book store looking for a game of Magic the Gathering? Ever see a group of people with their skyscrapers of binders laid out in front of them yelling out prices to [...]

January 16, 2012 Reviews
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Matt’s Most Awaited Video Games of 2012

There was enough research for 2012 out there to know that this year will be summed up in one short word: Chaotic. Mid-Summer there will be a movie coming out called Abraham Lincoln:  Vampire Hunter, a movie where a stoner [...]

January 12, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – If it can go wrong…

Everything Daily – If it can go wrong… If you planning to get into the Webcomic game, there’s something very important to consider,. This is a solo gig, you are alone and it’s only you. I said that three times [...]

January 5, 2012 Reviews
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Inside Gaming Awards 2011; Courtesy of Machinima

It’s amazing when you think about it.  There are a number of award ceremonies for each genre, including movies, films, and even video games have had a few in recent years.  We are often awarded with a show that tends [...]

January 2, 2012 Reviews
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Game of Thrones – There will be Thrones in this Game!

Cyanide Studios have released trailers for their Game of Thrones RPG title, set for release in early 2012. Expectant fans are invited to visit the official page, with character profiles available for preview, as well as selected dialogue sound files [...]

December 23, 2011 Reviews
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Throwback Thursday #16 – Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader

Amid a sea of, for lack of a better term, crap that launched with Nintendo’s GameCube was what is widely-regaled as one of the best Star Wars games ever made: Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader, a flight-based combat/adventure title. [...]

December 15, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Give your Characters some Perspective

For a long time, I’ve talked about perspective, but these concepts have been a little abstract perhaps.  I’ve told you that cubes can help you draw your environments and props, like buildings, houses, and chairs. I’ve talked about circles in [...]

December 15, 2011 Reviews
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Drawing For Toys Event To Raise Toys And Money For Toys For Tots

Once again the holiday season is upon us and that means that the Sacramento Comics Creator Group and other comic book artists from around California will once again gather to put their talents to work for the annual “Drawing for [...]

December 12, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – A Bit More Perspective

Yes, more perspective, but this last bit of information is the missing link that you need to take your drawings to the next level. Once you’ve mastered the basics of drawing boxes, you are going to want to start turning those boxes [...]

December 6, 2011 Reviews