I might come off as hyper because I usually only post when I have a burst of energy or an epiphany.
I get really enthusiastic about comics because I've made it my reason for getting through each day. o_o;;
btw you must have a rad puppy. I just got one. What kind is it?
He's a mini dachshund and OMG sometimes I wish he'd just calm the freak down. This is the same dog that tried to lay down on my side (he wobbled and fell off) and has attempted to sit on my head multiple times. And he just runs around my house; not chasing anything, not being chased, just...running, like he's on crack.
He's lucky he's adorable. >8|
And I get more excited talking about comics than trying to make them (though the latter is fun, if unsuccessful). Probably because I have a lot of fun being able to say, "THIS IS TERRIBLE AND THIS IS WHY IT'S TERRIBLE." Okay, I don't usually say it like THAT, but I enjoy reviewing and critiquing things so. MUCH.
I still want to start doing webcomic reviews, starting with Bizarre Uprising (if you google that, remember it gets pretty NSFW at times). Many because that comic has potential in quite a few places, but fails at the execution so badly, I feel the need to talk about it on the Internet. Not to mention the fact it had potential is what pisses me off the most.
TL;DR: I enjoy talking about things and why they may or may not suck.
Huh. I just dawned on me that's why I never actually progress with stories. It's a gift, and a curse.
Trust me, he gets walked a lot. IT SEEMS TO MAKE NO DIFFERENCE.
But it's funny, because he'll tire himself out and just flop over, usually on/beside me or my mom. >w< I also can't leave this dog for five minutes. He'll lay next to me, I'll get up to do something, and a minute later has followed me, as if he couldn't wait for me to come back.
Though teaching him fetch was fun. Took a while for him to understand the 'bring it back' part.
As a graphic designer and illustrator (for realz, at a design firm...I'm old) I find that drawing comics is excellent practice to help keep my composition and technical drawing skills polished.
Panel composition and visual flow in comics is similar to book/page/magazine/advert layouts, and it's always good to keep the drawing skills from getting rusty. Because... you never know when a client will suddenly want an epic set of illustrations instead of photos for their project. >____>
Also, drawing comics is fun. Fun practice is the best way to practice, because it never becomes a chore. And, even if it's nowhere near as good as the stuff you do proffesionally, it helps you develop your unique drawing style.
So... to all you kids drawing your comics for fun; good on you. Keep it up. Don't create for other people to read it; create for the fun, and the skills you learn along the way will last a lifetime! XD