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I have been hollering non-stop Get in the Car, Loser! is my lesbian road trip RPG—but what does it mean when I say that it’s a all-queer cast of heroic losers? Well, LET ME TELL YOU!

Steam: store.steampowered.com/app/938
Itch: loveconquersallgames.itch.io/g

I didn’t press fold the spine of some signatures and it resulted in a failed copy 😂 the difference in spine height means a pass or fail 😭 things that I forget after not binding for nearly a year 🤔

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Probably the final batch of these books. So labourious! My hands throb from gripping the bone folder and cutter. I hope the people who get a copy will appreciate ❤️

I wrote up the process dirchansky.com/freetalk/cross- a while back, if anyone wants to try!

When things are rough, I visit this website to heal
majesticwaterfowl.org

The photo contest is 💯

Inked pages on my floor 👀 brush pen tip is so soft, I really have no control over it!! But chaos is ok for this comic 🤫 last time I used a brush to ink a comic was prob 5 years ago. Made many rushed impatient mistakes but I tried to not over edit while colouring. Filling black areas with brush is so much better than using a sharpie! Downside of irl comics is the erasing, scanning, and of course, now I have to store these papers somewhere 😂 I wrote a long animal-fueled freetalk ❤️

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me @ myself
colour comics are a mistake ☠️

But I sent ❤️ POSS BOSS❤️ and 🦐 SHRIMP GOSS🦐 off to print 😭 ✨

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Here comes a thread were I talk about using #screentones in the art program #ClipStudio ! Consider it a little #tutorial of sorts. #CreativeToots

Screentones is those small dotted textures you see in manga and other black and white comics that use them for shades and effects. It’s a great and fun material to play with. The main issue is that screentones are designed for physical print in mind. And thus don’t work well on today’s screens!
A common issue is that it creates “Moiré”!

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"Occlusion Grotesque is an experimental #typeface that is carved into the bark of a #tree. As the tree grows, it deforms the letters and outputs new #design variations, that are captured annually. The project explores what it means to design with #nature and on nature's terms."
bjoernkarmann.dk/occlusion-gro
#typography

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Looking for suggestions still: Are there any print on demand places that aren't evil or like are good (for the ppl that work there, for ppl of the world) actually? I'm interested in any kind of PoD place, whatever it is they can supply.

It's just that I'm not white and I simply can't pretend like supporting horrible companies is fine when it isn't. (Part of why I left Twitter)

Also taknig suggestions for tags that might help people find this post :)

:sharesloved:

#mastoArt

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I drew/coloured all 8 pages fully in Procreate and I have to say that I'm not in love with the Procreate workflow for print. Where are my rulers?? I can't make margins without making a template in some other program and importing it in...

It probably doesn't help that I don't use iCloud and don't have another apple computer and file transfer is an additional nightmare 🤣

The plus side is that I can actually hand draw word balloons properly and there's time a time lapse video...?

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Did my first ever wood carving the other day, in a fun workshop we did with the department. I decided to attempt a fish, and gotta admit I'm a little proud of how it turned out for it being my first time!

Here are some WIP shots as well as the final piece.
#MastoArt #WoodCarving

Blitzed through my 🦐 Shrimp Goss zine pages and have achieved a new level of Shrimp Genius. Extremely niche interest zines...4eva...

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My #nsfw 18+ #webcomic updated with 2 new pages last night! We get a bit of insight into Adam's obsession/revulsion with demons... 🔞🔞🔞asmodrawscomics.com

sent SHRIMPIG to be sticker-fied...I don't know what I'll do with five 4" wide shrimpig but I know they will be loved.

This is a flip through of my most recently completed (2020~2022) shiba notebook (made by wai/belugachop 🥰 ) which became mostly WRITING and very little drawing. I also taped a lot of stuff inside it for the first time and it became a bit unruly to use hahaha 🤣

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I pulled out an old moleskine softcover to find something and the cover flaked all over my desk 😑 one of many reasons why I stopped using them. This was still the era where I kept a notebook for drawing and it is full of horrifying bad proportion human things but amazing animal/creature things


For the fans of the video game series ❤️

Here's a free/digital 92p b/w fanzine by @ittybeatty @PowersWithin and yours truly
dirchansky.itch.io/yakuzine

We excitedly released it on May 14 because it's our favourite character's birthday today 🤣

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When I make my own comics I don't write a script like this at all.

I half write and then move into thumbnail, write as I thumbnail, thumbnail and then write...it's a mess 🤣

A well done script is a great communication tool for everyone involved. What stuck out to me was to make the dialogue easy to copy paste for the letterer. I suppose I've also been in the role of doing all those things (editor, writer, designer, letterer, etc.) so I can also think about what direction I would want.

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Steenz and Camilla Zhang made a comic script template (based on feedback from folks in industry)
oheysteenz.com/scs-template or at camillazhang.com/standard-comi

When I wrote mine I adapted it from Fred Van Lente
creatorresource.com/anatomy-of

Mine ended up being pretty similar to what they have above! Considering all the stakeholders that have to use the thing.

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