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Month: June 2015

First Comicbook Review: Kingdom Come

June 28, 2015

Comics

I’ve posted my first comicbook review in the Comics section.  I ordered Kingdom Come from ForbiddenPlanet.com last week and read all 225 pages of it this weekend.  Hopefully it’s a useful review.

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Fictional World Map V2 Mountain Base

June 23, 2015

Digital Art

I’m still working on a world map for my digital comic.  I’ve re-done the mountain bases to run along tectonic fault lines and also added a grain effect bump map to the land masses (thanks Phil). I’m in the middle of a wrestling match with Gimp to generate the mountain ridges that I want but I’m not winning at the…

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A definition of Digital Comics

June 19, 2015

Comics

Since I’m aiming to create one, I thought I’d get clear in my head what a digital comic is.  So I’ve written a definition. Rest assured I did do a little bit of research so that I didn’t go off on a complete tangent with this but please feel free to agree or disagree.

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Comics Section Added

June 15, 2015

Comics

I’ve just added a Comics section to this website.  Some day I hope to have my own digital comics available here but for now I will just be reviewing graphic novels and comics. I have also included an affiliate link to an online comic book shop:  The Forbidden Planet.  This was a shop that I used to visit back in my…

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Fictional World Map Tectonic Plates

June 11, 2015

Digital Art

My new pals at Gimp Chat gave some valuable feedback about the location of my mountains – they are rarely at the centre of land masses and should be determined by the location of tectonic plates. So I’ve gone back to the drawing board and decided where my tectonic plates are going to be: I can now see where my…

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Fictional World Map Prototype Using GIMP

June 10, 2015

Digital Art

I have been tinkering about in GIMP trying to create a World Map for my digital comic. The settings I have played about with are: Gaussian Blur to create greyscale image layers that will then be fed into the GIMP Bump Mapping tool. The GIMP Bump Mapping tool. Anyway after 3 hours of pottering about on the laptop this is…

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Plotting My Digital Comic In 1 Hour

June 2, 2015

Writing

One of my eventual aims with this website is to complete a digital comic and distribute it online.  However, I am still only in the planning stages.  I have been for several years! Searching for inspiration to help me get past the planning stages, I found an article by an author called M. D. Lachlan entitled “Plot your novel in an…

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