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By spacejack (Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 05:40:14 AM EST) CFC, rmg's laundry day (all tags)
I hope it's not too late for another rmg laundry day entry!

Coincidentally, this also happens to be my CFC entry.



Laundry Day page 1

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Laundry Day page 2

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Laundry Day page 3

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re: CFC by spacejack (4.00 / 3) #1 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 05:46:08 AM EST
I think this breaks the size limit but I was hoping maybe we could bend the rules a bit; I started this a few days before I found out about the CFC. What do the judges think?

I can assemble the 3 pages into one long ~400K image if it qualifies.

Rules get broken in the MFC by cam (4.00 / 1) #9 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 08:01:05 AM EST
all the time. I dont think it is an issue, especially not when the artwork is of such excellence.

cam
Freedom, liberty, equity and an Australian Republic

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ok - submitted! by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #11 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 09:00:27 AM EST


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what font did you use in the comic? by cam (4.00 / 1) #12 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 09:45:26 AM EST
Fonts by spacejack (4.00 / 3) #13 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:11:04 AM EST
are from Blambot. The story text used "Crimefighter" (scaled horizontally to ~80% in order to cram more words in), and the title font was "Damn Noisy Kids".

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Mate, by yicky yacky (4.00 / 3) #14 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:13:20 AM EST
  • This breaks the memory footprint limit.
  • It breaks the dimensions limit.
  • It breaks the number of panels limit.
  • It massively breaks the ropey enough to give anyone else a chance limit.

I couldn't give a fuck. It's terrific. Upload away. Suspect you'll win.

+1FP - Has validated the entire challenge in one fell swoop.


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There should be by blixco (4.00 / 5) #2 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 06:44:02 AM EST
some sort of Professional vs Amateur catagory for this.  This set of panels is goddamn amazing.  Seriously, if you're not doing this sort of thing for a living and you are wasting your talent on the likes of me, here?  Then I will personally kick your ass.

Goddamn.  This is just really damn good.
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Taken out of context I must seem so strange - Ani DiFranco

That's very kind by spacejack (4.00 / 3) #5 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 06:55:50 AM EST
But being a comic artist is bloody hard work and even harder to survive on. It's a bit like being a rock star (and I've heard songs, from you for example, that sound professional to me.)

Sometimes I wish I'd been born before computers... they've been a distraction that's split my focus for most of my life :/

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Notes: by spacejack (4.00 / 2) #3 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 06:48:15 AM EST
There are some pretty crappy drawings in there, so if there are any panels you can't figure out, just ask.

I've been reading some Tomb of Dracula recently and ho-lee cow there is some highly campy writing in there. I'd like to think of this as an attempt at an unholy, satirical, lower-quality mix of ToD and a little Frank Miller noir styles.

The drawings are black conte stick on 18x24" newsprint. I used photoshop to push the contrast, otherwise they look pretty dull. I would've just used the natural sepia tone I was getting in the photos, but it was too inconsistent. Instead, I subtracted all the colour and then subtly re-colourized each page using the same values.

I did the artwork first, then came up with and wrote the text right in photoshop on top of the images. Overall, the drawings only took about 1/3 of the time... maybe less.

I wanted to put this right over the top and add italics and bold to all the appropriate (and inappropriate) places... but I got tired. I was using Photoshop LE and it would've been a major pain in the ass.

Mac users: please turn down the brightness on your monitor. It's supposed to be "noir" style.

Free fonts courtesy of Blambot.

VS2FP [nt] by TheophileEscargot (4.00 / 5) #4 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 06:55:17 AM EST

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Rock The Fuck ON, spacejack! by CheeseburgerBrown (4.00 / 3) #6 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 07:03:03 AM EST
That's delicious. V2FP. Diaritastic. Drawyummy. Noirmazing.


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
good stuff by MillMan (4.00 / 2) #7 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 07:20:44 AM EST
and it looks just like rmg! uncanny.

Everybody still hates me in this city and I hate everybody.

I Thought rmg Swore You To Secrecy... by CheeseburgerBrown (2.00 / 0) #8 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 07:46:46 AM EST
...at the last HuSimeet Boston -- or was that just a bit of misdirection on his part, misrepresenting your conversation with him that way?


I am from a small, unknown country in the north called Ca-na-da. We are a simple, grease-loving people who enjoy le weekend de ski.
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Only the three-letter people were sworn by ad hoc (4.00 / 2) #16 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:40:18 AM EST
nj by sobeinom (4.00 / 1) #10 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 08:21:45 AM EST
I have to admit as-well, I'm impressed by the art work, I hope you are able to find work living off it soon or later.

  • "As for the above statement, I'll ignore it just for my well being."
  • Beautiful as always... by littlestar (4.00 / 2) #15 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:28:27 AM EST
    I look at your pictures on my wall everyday and they please me. Talent is so delightful.
    *twinkle*twinkle*


    absolutely fantastic by 256 (4.00 / 1) #17 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:43:59 AM EST
    you really sell your pencil work short. this is as visually pleasing as any noir comic art i have ever seen.

    particularly, i put forth that lightning simply can not be done better in pencil than you did in panel 17.
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    I agree by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #18 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:50:58 AM EST
    Which is why I used a stick of conte :)

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    dude by 256 (2.00 / 0) #19 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 10:51:59 AM EST
    it's all greekpencil to me.
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    conte or charcoal stick by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #20 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 11:02:55 AM EST
    let you evenly shade (or create gradients) over large areas with the edge of the stick. I guess you might be able to do that with a graphite stick, but graphite doesn't give you as good a range. Plus you can get really good blacks with a single, hard stroke.

    These drawings are guilty of a lot of chicken scratching, but at least I was fairly consistent about it throughout, so I think it's not as noticable as it would be in a single drawing.

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    let me just remind everyone: by rmg (4.00 / 1) #21 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 11:50:25 AM EST
    it's never too late for an rmg's laundry day entry.

    +1 fp, my good man, +1 fp.




    [t]rolling retards conversation, period.

    Thanks, rmg by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #22 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 11:57:25 AM EST
    It probably goes without saying, but I was really hoping you'd like this.

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    i enjoyed it immensely. by rmg (4.00 / 1) #23 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 12:06:33 PM EST
    it captures the spirit of the event perfectly. in fact, for artistic reasons, it's better you did the laundry late, since if you had done it on the scheduled date, your laundry room would have been full of people participating in rmg's laundry day as well -- a lesson i learned the hard way. not very noir.

    two rmg laundry day diaries on the front page. i'd call that a successful event.




    [t]rolling retards conversation, period.

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    I said to ammo by calla (4.00 / 1) #24 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 12:46:19 PM EST
    that you must have been up all night doing this. You didn't but WOW!

    Very nice.

    I'm still trying to come up with a story for mine.


    3 nights by spacejack (4.00 / 1) #28 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 03:49:11 PM EST
    Roughly 4 hours/page (basically taking up all my free time after work). Fortunately I live on a single guy schedule.

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    so i, um, made a cfc entry by anonymous spacejack fan (4.00 / 1) #25 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 01:30:00 PM EST
    if you want me to, i will retract it

    That's awesome. by Driusan (2.00 / 0) #26 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 02:05:39 PM EST
    I like it better than the original (with all due respect to spacejack)

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    freaky! by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #27 Sat Apr 22, 2006 at 03:46:27 PM EST
    That's wierd seeing that. But no, I don't mind. I'll leave it up to the judges. Whoever that may be.

    But what's up with the anonymity?

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    i had not originally intended to be anonymous by anonymous spacejack fan (2.00 / 0) #30 Mon Apr 24, 2006 at 05:24:56 AM EST
    but now that i've started down that path, i find it addictive. i suspect i am not the first one to be seduced by it.

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    +1FP - Dude, that's some great artwork . . . by slozo (4.00 / 1) #29 Sun Apr 23, 2006 at 04:51:18 PM EST
    . . . excellent way to start off the competition. But I agree with an earlier comment, we don't want people scared off by Spacejack's (and there will be others) obvious talent and expertise . . .

    An amateur/pro class awards system?

    Okay then by spacejack (2.00 / 0) #31 Mon Apr 24, 2006 at 08:41:03 AM EST
    I'll see you on the pro circuit :)

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    Been awhile since . . . by slozo (4.00 / 1) #32 Mon Apr 24, 2006 at 07:27:48 PM EST
    . . . I fleshed out cartoons with my buddies after school. That would be . . . grade eight, actually. Yikes! My good buddies were always better "comicbook" guys than me, as I find the genre exciting, but difficult to master (as you so obviously have).

    I am definitely in the amateur class, and with my busy schedule, I may not have time to make some toons . . . but we'll see.

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