posted by Evan at 10:06 PM
Believe it or not, I don’t consider this too bad a start. The main goal today was to get familiar with manipulating a scanned sketch in a graphics program so I could do placements, colorization and the like. The drawing is nothing special, but considering that I’ve never really drawn anything besides lop-sided smiley faces, I don’t think it’s horrible.The joke itself came from my first experience approaching a bank for a business loan. Neither my partner nor myself had any idea what would be involved, and we were a little caught off guard when they asked us for a business plan. We spent the next few weeks feverishly trying to figure out what one was. We eventually came up with something; it was probably fifteen pages long, but didn’t really have anymore substance than the one above.When I was thinking about jokes tonight, it occurred to me that I’m probably going to end up trying to tell a lot of jokes that are based on things that I personally found funny in my own life. Of course, they’ll always seem funnier to me since I know the background on the joke. You guys are just going to have to cope.
I laughed. But maybe that's because I've been through the same kind of thing.
This was a good start Evan. I laughed, well, more like giggled. Good luck with this month's experiment. I'll be checking back to see how it goes.Happy drawing!Oh, and I loved reading about November's experience. I'd like to lose 18 pounds in a month, but I could never do it eating Ramen noodles. I'd rather cut off a limb or wire my mouth shut. ;)
Since you're doing this project to become a better cartoonist, I thought I'd offer my two cents: I didn't see any relationship between frame 1 and frame 2, so I didn't know the man at the bank had written the business plan that he was using to get the loan.Perhaps a better way to depict the scene would be to have one frame with the man sitting at a desk, then another frame with the list under his hand holding a pencil, and the last frame at the bank. Just something to make the connection more obvious.I have no experience writing comics, just reading them, so take this all with a grain of salt. Congrats on the $1/day project.
Did you have other "one month" projects before this and the "Dollar a Day" project?
I wouldn't worry too much about the artwork, just look at http://www.xkcd.com/.This was pretty funny for a start. Keep it up!
i had this idea, too! only i was going to start it on jan 1 and do one cartoon a day for a year. this is a good start, though. you're not too bad of an artist, for sure!
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