I am officially loving this comic. Please more....
I am officially loving this comic. Please more....
Love it so far.
You know how webcomics have forums, but having an entire forum for ZW is overkill, so I asked my proof reader Mister Tickles nicely if he could put up a ZW section on his forum which he made when Garry nuked the lifestyle section.
So the forum is like... 2 days old or something
i love my bamboo pen
Are u guys making fun of bamboo tablets.
I can't tell
No I actually like my wacom.
I like the comic.
Also, do I detect Three Dog as an inspiration souce?
How dare you insult Three Dog :colbert:
Also, please don't let this comic fall into cliché.
Got any sneak peaks at the plot for us?
I can tell as much as they will meet up with more survivors. Can't wait to get to that, but i can't rush it :/
My definitin of cliché is having characters that can be grouped with thousands of other character under one name "The fighter", "the thinker", "the feeler", you know, character depth and shit, don't liek them be too gimmicky.
And the world should be freash and exciting, not your regular lods o
emonezombies, guns and shit. Add psychological crap, but not too sappy and corny. The guy's infected, right? Try and build a moral conflict with that. Maybe have him question his entire self based on the answer that he finds for the dillema's answer
The radio host is a great example is a great example of innovation, by the way. Try and differentiate him from Three Dog a bit more, though.
I have lots of time to think out the characters to come, so I'll try to get them just right. Already have the basic design down but I'll try to add more depht before they appear.
And uhm, the main character as I assume you refered to is not exacly infected... conflicts will come but not exacly about that. Or wait maybe it does.
And honestly, I hardly remember three dog's character just that he was a radio host. So if they end up alike it's by accident
When I try writing zombie stuff, I focus on the human thing.
Like what problems would a near-anarchistic society like the ones formed by post-apocalyptic settlers would face.
You can have sex-slaves, which I imagine would be plentiful in this environment, maybe your character could be one (or a gladiator, oughta be a couple of those, too).
Have him question the morality of this. Hell, you could give him a nervous breakdown from the stress, which would culminate in him getting thrown out of the community for trying to kill his master (Make sure it's gay sex, otherwise, you risk having the fanbase think of the character's position as positive), being found by some other settlement, maybe composed of exiled slaves/ people who aren't skileld and pretty enough to be slaves, or regular citizens.
Maybe he could be treated by some disfigured female psychologist (which, while skilled, was thrown out, due to the decadentism and sexual hedonism defended by the citizens (nearly all male). He could fall in love with her. He would question if it was love, or just another dellusion.
Maybe he would question if it was right to depend on someone, and make someone depend on him. Maybe he would question the morality of bringing a child to this world.
What if the child was born infected? What if the settlement was captured, and the child ended up being a forced prositute?
Your character seems reflexive, so these are all things I would expect to hear from him.
Oh, you could create folklore, some legends and stuff (So, did you know zombies have telepathy powers?).
I am so confused
You lost me at the sex slaves
My guess with the main character is that when the zombie bit him it didnt break through the fabric of the jacket he had on, so all he got was the same as some normal person biting him.
Good enough, now?
But what about the blood? he would get this messy if the zombie's whole mouth was touching the shirt. And why didn't the other guy make him disenfect his hands/shirt/body, anyway?
Good enough what?
Check the post, I fixed it, no typos now.
Oh no I wasn't confused of typos, just the content
I think it might be too graphic
He's trying to tell you to expand off the zombie apocalypse idea and to address issues that would rise up during an apocalypse scenario that necessarily isnt directly zombie related.
He's pretty much saying to have bad guys that are humans taking advantage of the apocalypse.
edit- On the subject of graphic nature, as a comic book artist you want to stand out from the others. To do this you have make yours memorable and graphic content if used strategically can achieve that.
Note I said strategic not:
GORE, GORE EVERYWHERE.
It's an apocalypse, demonstrate the adversity there and the amazing will of humans to survive.
Oh, so what were you confused about? There's no need for explicit sex unless you want to, but It's hard to pull this off, right without being corny, crude, or unintencionally funny.
I gotta admit I'm scared of bringing up deep emotions and human issues, I'm not a good writer and I'm afraid stuff will be cheesy, or that it'll be too much drama.
And... it was not my plan to focus too much on what's become of the rest of humanity. I want this to be a thrilling ride about a group of survivors. Sure they'll encounter problems and conflicts but that'll mostly be between the group.
I have lots of ideas for where it's heading I just hope I can potray it good enough for it to be interesting
You can always run ideas by me if you want some review, to make something great you have to take a few risks.
I hate it when that happens. You think of this great story, but you aren't skilled enough to pull it off right.
Oh well, maybe next time, or maybe you could sketch the story and whip up some pages for it, for practice (and extra content, ka-shing).
mmmmm... zombie sex slave gladiatorssssss......
There is another problem, I'm embarrassed to pitch ideas about the comic :(
Seriously I don't even write my ideas down I just draw it as it goes. That's how bad it is
You can pm them if you want, I won't judge and its part of the creative process to brain storm. You should also get into the habit of recording ideas since while you may remember the gist of it, you might forget one tiny thing that sells the idea.
I really like your style. You've got an outstanding understanding of the use of color to create certain moods. You've earned yourself a fan, mate.
Isn't it kind of a waste to pitch ideas if you don't judge them
There's a difference between judging and creative elimination, one that not many people are aware of.
Hey, I wouldn't mind being an idea filter, too.
Hey, how tech-savvy are you? Have your boys create some makeshift weaponry. You know, DIY pistols and such. Hell, the only reasoion I like SAW is for the inventive and deliciously appropriate traps.
Guys I figured it out. Stale is Zeke!
Ooh, this should be fun, I have tons of neat ideas for stuff, but my scientific knowhow is a bit lacking, I'll tr yand draw some of my ideas, when I feel like it. (2lazy2work)
That would be awesome
How do you feel about induction-powered incendiary mines?
Gotta say I didn't have in mind to bring in any advanced weaponery.
I want it to be realistic and that means, weapons/guns whatever are rare. And that makes them more effective.