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Like many people on here I am a little (see; VERY) bad at updating my Journal. But here be a new post. Not much is new I am trucking on drawing and all that usual thing but one of the big things is I am involved with a kickstarter comic anthology called Monstrosity II www.kickstarter.com/projects/4…

  It is winding down and has already been funded but for higher production value and all those types of stretch goals you can still go over there and throw some money behind it. Whether you have the cash or not it would be great if you could check it out maybe leave a comment. I love getting to interact with people and I am sure the other guys on the project would love to hear from you as well :D Other than that I am posting a new crafting comic page today and will have some new Deep Down stuff out soon so pyou can keep your eye out for that :D

(but totally check out the kickstarter plug plug plug) :D

~alex

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R3dRulez Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Did you by any chance do the illustrations for a french book about a foreign exchange?
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Colyder Featured By Owner May 29, 2014
The minecraft comic is really good! Well done!
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xduckxman99x Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
Hey, I also saw your MC comic strip. Really amazing! Do you have an tutorials for your work? I want to get into digital art, myself.
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stplmstr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Glad to  hear you saw and liked  the strip :D I don't really have any tutorials for the how of what I do but I am alwways happy to ellaborate on it if you have any questions, so let me know and I will do my best to answer :D
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Kaera-Neko Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love your minecraft comic, and since I think I'll like other things you make as well, you are now on my watch list. :)
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stplmstr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thanks! I am always glad to have another person watching :D
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Acosta22 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014   Writer
Hello! I just saw your Minecraft comic being shared in Imgur and I must say I really love it! It's so beatiful colored and the design of the main character is ver charming! I will start watching you if you don't mind, your other stuff is really neat looking and I love your style. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work!
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stplmstr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
Thanks! I appreciate the kind words and I am glad what I have done so far has tickled your fancy and I am of course delighted to have you watching  I just hope I don't disappoint in the future :D
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RawrSexyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love your stuff! Do you have any advice for artists who want to start a webcomic but can't find the motivation?
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stplmstr Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
That is kind of a tough one having the motivation is kinda where it all starts. If your talking  about having trouble finding a starting point then my philosophy has always been to just start. Even if it is just a simple idea don't worry about having a 10 year plan or an expansive story just get used to the act o making a strip on a regular basis then you can either morph the idea or shut down the first comic and starting a new one with an idea you like better ect. If you look at most web comics , at least in my limited experience, they often time change wildly in style and feel as they go so it is something you can start with just a simple idea and elaborate on as you go.

On the other side of things I have seen many a creative person getting too obsessive about every little detail of the story , the style, the banners for the page they are going to put on the web page that they never actually get around to making a comic. There is a point where you have to just go ahead and start drawing, figure out those details as you go; get experience, learn and improve your paneling by doing actual strips; interact with the people that are reading your comic and figure out what and where you stories may be confusing. The chance that you or I are going to put down out magnum opus of a comic on our first try with out putting in the practice and gaining the experience is pretty low. So watch out for trying to be too big, precise and perfect from the start where you don't actually ever make a comic.

So yeah my advice for anyone wanting to make a comic of any sort is to just start doing it. Don't let any online numbers or metrics keep you from just punching out pages. Listen to the feed back and use it to improve and clarify. Go back and look at penny arcade (arguably the biggest online comic) look at their early strips and see how terrible those strips are and you can watch as the look and writing improves after the years of practice they have put in. The only "secret" I have for making web comics is to just make a web comic and have fun doing it :)

Hopefully that makes sense :)
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