Tangled River 105

posted 11th Jan 2017, 12:00 AM

Tangled River 105
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11th Jan 2017, 12:00 AM

snowshadow

Thanks to Olivia Myers for running a review of Tangled River on her excellent blog "The Strip Show"

http://stripshowcomicrevu.blogspot.it/2017/01/saturday-revue-january-7-tangled-river.html

She always has thoughtful, in-depth reviews and doesn't pull punches when she feels there's room for improvement.

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11th Jan 2017, 9:31 AM

wwlaos

So... that's a "no", then? >_>

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11th Jan 2017, 7:36 PM

Christopher

It is a "yes, but propably not in either of our lifetimes".
Plus they might get hit by the same EMP. Asuming it is not a persisting effect to begin with.

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12th Jan 2017, 8:06 AM

adam

The thing is, it is possible to defend against EMP. Modern military equipment is often designed this way in case of nuclear war.

If it was really a natural EMP (which I doubt) then they can rebuild some or most of their industrial base by carefully designing their stuff for it or (maybe) shutting everything down when it occurs.

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11th Jan 2017, 1:11 PM

The Doodler

Dude: (makes nicely phrased comment, in a second language, in another species' language, compliaments his world view, and gets rudely insulted for it)
At least his gf isn't going to put up with such a total lack of manners towards her man.

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12th Jan 2017, 1:32 PM

vndg

"How long after we're declared overdue can we expect a rescue?"
Worst is, there are no one to know.

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12th Jan 2017, 11:26 PM

Number 12

Ok, I read through that entire review, and it was some really respectful and constructive criticism. But I have to say that the very things that are discussed for improvement are the things I love about your comic. I would be heartbroken if it started to look like everybody else's artwork! I love the color palette, the poses, and the staging. In some cases a sense of exaggeration seems like a just-right visual clue to the teenage drama. The "golden age" look makes it feel all science fictioney. I love how your facial expressions look like a photo was taken right as the character was talking, it makes me feel like I'm right there with these people having the conversation with them. I'm sure that a few years from now your artwork will make this original artwork look a little rough but I hope that it will still be recognizable as Tangled River. <3!!!

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13th Jan 2017, 6:23 AM

snowshadow

Hi 12. Thanks for the comment.

I was really pleased that Olivia liked the story and thought the characters were very believable. Her comments about the artwork made me feel kind of insecure, and I'm glad to hear you think I'm doing a good job. I realize I have a lot to learn in terms of graphic storytelling, and I do struggle with anatomy, but I think some of her critique had more to do with personal taste. It seems to me that the prevailing style in fantasy these days is a style much closer to animation than it is to traditional comics. I can appreciate it when it's done well, and there are a lot of really talented creators doing fantasy and SF. I don't particularly want to draw in that style, and prefer what she refers to as "Golden Age" style, even though I don't think that describes my stuff either.

I plan on continuing using flatter and muted colors on Tangled River, so you don't have to worry about the coloring style changing drastically. I definitely want the art to keep improving as I go, but I also want the comic to have a unified look.

Okay, that's the longest comment I've made so far. Thank you everybody who has written and subscribed.

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13th Jan 2017, 10:10 PM

Bathymetheus

OK, after reading your comment, I too read the review. I find I disagree with the criticisms made, and left a comment there.

Snowshadow, do not ever be ashamed of your drawing skill. No doubt it will improve with practice, as all human skills do, but it is already excellent. Also, you tell your story well.

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16th Jan 2017, 12:00 PM

Bathymetheus

I just went back to the review to see if my comment is visible. It still says no comments! I guess my remarks were unwelcome.

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16th Jan 2017, 3:54 AM

AlpineBob

I'm not gonns read the review - I already like your comic, and from the sound of it, I would probably disagree with the criticisms as well.

I love your art. It reminds me of ralph bakshi's rotoscoped animation style - I always feel like you must have taken a picture and traced the characters - and I mean that as a compliment. I like your characters and plot as well. And, like the characters, I wonder about the failure of technology...

Anyway, looking forward to reading the rest, as it comes. Keep up the great work!

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16th Jan 2017, 6:49 AM

snowshadow

Hi Alpinebob. Well despite her critique of the art style on Tangled River- she did give it a favorable review- 8 out of 10. I highly recommend her blog as she really puts some thought and effort into all the reviews.

stripshowcomicrevu.blogspot.com/

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