FAQs (frequently asked questions)
Can I be your Neofriend?
How do you draw your comics?
Can I be your Neofriend?
How do you draw your comics?
HOW I DO IT ALL!
Okie dokie, artichoke-y. So many of you guys want to know how I draw my comics. I mean, from start to finish. So this is how I do it, in its complete entirety. If you want to follow the same technique, you'll need:
Here we go:
Okay. Now it should look like this:
Now, see, that menu right above your layers that says Normal? Yep. We'll tweak that next. Click your lineart layer. Then click that menu. Choose Multiply from the list.
What does that do? Why, the best thing ever! It changes this layer so that layers beneath it will show through. It's kinda' like if you drew your lineart on a piece of clear plastic. Don't understand? Just watch!
Next, go to Image-Image Size. We're trying to shrink this puppy to 470 pixels wide. First, change the Resolution to 72. We won't need that 300 dpi anymore. It should shrink the size, but not to 470 yet. Hit Enter, then go back to Image-Image Size. Now change the width to 470 pixels. It will also change the height appropriately. Hit enter. Now your pic is the approprate dimension.
If you check the bottom left, it should say what the file size is. If it's still over 200kb, you have a few choices:
And then you're done! So go and submit it to the Times!
One of these days, I'm gonna write up a big article about how to make comics. But for now, here are some NT comic-making tips.
F. A. Q.
Can I be your neofriend?
No, sorry. I'm not going to put your pet in my comic. I get so many requests like this that if I put everyone's pet in that asked me, I wouldn't have any room for my comic characters! If I ever need extra neopets besides my Spooky cast, none of them will belong to other users.
Now, I've made a few exceptions to this. For example, I've used Coshi_dragonite's NeoPups characters in two of my comics. But that's because: 1. He's my friend. 2. He put Komo and Claw in two of his NeoPups comics a while back.
Go right ahead. ^_^
I should also mention, don't expect everyone to know who my characters are. Don't assume that the audience knows that Komo is a scaredy-cat, or that Claw loves playing cards. I never do that with my comics. It's bad form, and can confuse a reader. You might even get the 'editor didn't get the joke' rejection letter if you rely too heavily on character backstory for your joke. Of course, this is just a general rule for a comicker. Publish your comic for thirty years, and THEN you can expect your reader to know that your cat Garfield loves lasagna. But for an NT comic, pretend that all your readers are reading their very first Neopian Times issue. Many of them are.
Sorry, I don't take art trades or requests. I'm really quite busy.
Collabs are kinda' spiffy. One person submits the comic, but puts the credit to the co-author in the comment box. Each person gets an NT trophy for it, if it's accepted.
As of right now, my collaborations aren't open to the public. I barely find enough time doing my own comics, what with schoolwork and all. I just can't seem to find the time for other people's comics as well.
Oh, and I don't accept any scripts that include my Spooky characters. Spooky is my comic, not my collab comic. I've made one exception, but I would really like to keep all my Spooky comics as soley my work. ^^
No, sorry, I already belong to one. :)
Sure, I suppose. But that doesn't mean I'm going to participate in some big long neomail rp where I have to write little stories about what Komo says to your pet, and what your pet says to mine. I really don't have time to keep up such a silly game like that, and they're really rather pointless. If you want to put on your pet's lookup that he's best friends with Komo, go ahead. But don't expect me to participate or put something on Komo's lookup. (If I did that, his lookup would be HUGE! O_O)
Check out the tutorial at the top of this page. ^__^
You use the Submission Form. That link is also on the bottom righthand corner of the Neopian Times front page. Also, you can type the word 'submit' into the Neopets search bar and click on the first question that comes up.
Well, at the beginning when I made the comic, I figured I didn't really draw horse legs that well, so I just didn't draw them. And for his wings and horn, I just forgot to draw them in. I've since learned how to draw horse legs, but now that everyone's used to his current look, I don't want to change it.
Oh, and in case you're wondering... Echo is a male Uni. It's just that he takes on a sort of parental role for his brothers, so he has to do all the girly housework and things. A lot of people think he's a girl, but I can see how they get confused. After all, he acts really girly and he has pretty hair. ^___^
Well I first saw it in Yu Yu Hakusho, the manga. Then I saw those headband things again in Shaman King, and I sarted to wonder about where they came from. As it turns out, in Japanese mythology, those headbands were worn by the wandering spirits. (I read it in a book somewhere) :P So since it's mythology, I'm not copying Shaman King or Yu Yu Hakusho or Ragnarok. It's fair game. :3
I bought a ghost draik morphing potion back in '03, on the trading post for 180k. I thought about holding on to it, but then decided on using it instead. But that was such a long time ago, when the Snow Faerie used to give those potions out as prizes for completing her quests. She doesn't do that anymore, and therefore, the potion has increased in price dramatically. What is it, a few million now?
I bought those paint brushes a loooong time ago. Around '03, I think. And they were much cheaper back then. Komo's glowing pb was only 40k. The ghost pb for Echo was 200k. Tombstones' brush was the most expensive, because I bought it in '05 (If I remember correctly.). His Halloween brush was 400k.
You buy pbs from the Trading Post.
Heheh, that's Week 1 of the Japanese Neopian Times. Apparently, the neo team translated my Snowager comic into Japanese to put into the Times. I assume they did that because it had very little text, so it was a lot less effort to translate than other comics. :P
Well, KomoriChu was the name of my very very first pet, on an account named angelchaochao. He was a mutant korbat, but then my account got iced. I started this account in memory of my little korbie, hence the 'ghost' in the beginning of my username. The 'Spirit' in KomoriSpirit's name was also for that little mutant korbat. Then I found a cheap Ghost Draik Morphing Potion on the Trading Post and decided to buy it and create HauntedClaw. I saw the connection between the ghost pet and my username, and when I saw the revamped ghost Uni, I decided I wanted to make my pets ghost themed.
Komori means 'bat' in Japanese. The more common spelling is Koumori. Either one is correct, because both are the attempts to phonetically spell out a Japanese word. They don't have official spellings, because their 'official' spelling is a Japanese character, not letters. :P
My poem was in the 458th page: Here
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