Milo and John

1st Anniversary Special
October 24th, 2006, 7:00 am

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JiminycricketX
Posted by JiminycricketX
October 24th, 2006, 8:26 am
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Who'd have thought I'd make it this far? Pretty crazy. Well, today's comic is made at a 800 by 600 size, so you can use it as a wallpaper if that is your fancy.

What else should I do to help commemorate this momentus occasion? I know! I'll give you some history of the comic!

I started this comic on today a year ago, on www.Drunkduck.com. It was actually origionally called You and Me and Everybody we Know, a title my brother John came up with, only to learn that there was already a movie called that. I didn't worry about it, and soon I had settled into making comics. UNfortunately, it wasn't long before Drunkduck went down BIG TIME! I ended up running around like a headless chicken attempting to find a new site to post on, and what should I find but a webcomic hosting site called Smackjeeves! I moved all 5 of my comics to Smackjeeves, changed the comic's title to Milo & John, and began posting again, just in time to post a christmas special. That is as good a excuse as I can give for there being only one comic between christmas and halloween. I continued happily making black and white comics, until early in the year 2006, when I posted a comic on a Zelda fan-art site. Someone on the site (Tentus) saw it and told me about a good, and more importantly, FREE coloring program. I began making my strips in color after that, but the number of comics I put out a week dropped to one. It wasn't long until I started adding backrounds to comics, and then all hell broke loose. I soon learned that Smackjeeves had a size limit, and couldn't handle me using photographs for backrounds. I then had to make the decision to switch back to drunkduck, but not all hope was lost for the smackjeevers: I figured out a way to get my comics past the size limit by importing them from drunkduck.

So now, I continue posting my strips on both sites, and I hope to continue doing so for more years to come.


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Posted by ninjaclam597
October 24th, 2006, 12:59 pm
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you guys need to update 5 times more often the last comic was damn ages ago by the way i am the same guy who laid out the Mr.jack rules comment Im aaron



me again by the way

Posted by ninjaclam597
October 24th, 2006, 1:02 pm
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im making a comic called ninja clam and his friends and its not up yet be cause i cant use my scanner but i wannted you to know that



Teron
Posted by Teron
October 24th, 2006, 1:37 pm
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Woo!



JiminycricketX
Posted by JiminycricketX
October 24th, 2006, 7:35 pm
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This comic is a weekly comic, and that's why it took so long. I usually update on Friday, but this was an exception as today was the comic's anniversary and I needed a comic for the occasion.

Sure Mr. Seafood Shinobi that you are, I'll take a look at your comic.

Some tips from a pro: if you're doing a hand-drawn comic, you can make your outlines darker by using a coloring program, even MS paint works, that's what I use. If you can get the hang of the curved line tool, that comes in really handy. Even if the comic is black and white, adding darker outlines can help the overall look of your work. When making text boxes, be sure to use an easy to read font, and make sure to do it in bold. Don't color the text, because that will just make it harder to read. Use bold outlines for the text bubbles, and don't fill them with any color unless you are trying to emphasize an emotion, such as using a black text bubble with white font for an evil villain's laugh. If you do the text boxes by hand however, don't draw the text too small, use capitals and give even spacing between words. Never cram text, it will just be hard to read. Also, never do your panels backwards like in Manga. It's okay for Manga, because they write like that in Japan, but doing that in an english comic is just silly.

Script your comics out before-hand, and never/rarely settle for your second best work, unless it's a story comic, in which case it really doesn't matter that much. Be sure to use proper grammer, and don't rely on curse words for punchlines. I know they swear a lot in VGcats and Penny Arcade, but they are well enough written for the cursing to not make them seem mindless. Yelling "Oh F***" isn't a very good punchline, especially if they yell the F-bomb in every strip anyway. Cursing is only funny if it's unexpected.

Well, that's all I can think of. Follow those guidelines, and you might actually turn out okay. Good luck homy!



thanks

Posted by ninjaclam597
October 25th, 2006, 11:51 am
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you made my life perfect also i kanow how you could help me easy scince my scanner cant do the things you suggested i could fax you the comic and you could post it as the co-author and make some changes when ever you get it so i can learn so please hhhhhheeeeeeelllllllllllppppppppppp me i take you as a god because you are one in my eyes so please accept my request and post your answer on my comic if you say yes then also post your info (fax addrees) on that post as well.



well

Posted by ninjaclam597
October 25th, 2006, 11:58 am
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they can do those things but my grandpa dont know how to use crap and my moms pissed off with me so its kind of hard for me to under stand these things so faxing would be easy



JiminycricketX
Posted by JiminycricketX
October 25th, 2006, 7:39 pm
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I don't think I;m ready to co-author your comic, especally seeings as I have no idea what it will be like, as you have no posts yet. I don't even know if I'll like it or not.

And, I don't have a fax machine. THere is the other little problem.

Don't worry about your mom, I'm sure that will blow over. Things like that usually do. She'll probably show you how to work your scanner eventually.

Also, there's this handy thing that comes with things like scanners that is called a manual. It tells you how to hook the scanner up, and how to scan drawins into your computer.

(Ignore the cynical Sarcasm in the last post.)

Sorry, I don't think there's any other way I could help you.

Peace out Crustacean Omnitsu!



dude

Posted by ninjaclam597
October 26th, 2006, 12:41 pm
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you are so wise you are now even more of a comic god then you were also now i have a brother like figure to look up to so ahehehewah (sob in a good way) thanks and the nick name yougave me is super awsome



Krimsin
Posted by Krimsin
January 23rd, 2007, 1:46 am
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pfft. I never do filler art.


You know what I did for my 50th comic? A FIGHT SCENE!! WOOOO



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