August 22nd, 2012, 11:01 pm

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164-Take the money and run

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daviddoesntgetit August 22nd, 2012, 3:36 am

I learned a lot from holding Bernard’s hand. From the way he gripped mine, whether he really clenched it or held it limply in his hand, whether his hand felt soft or sweaty I could tell his mood.

My mood matched Bernard’s a lot. As I’ve said, I depended on him a lot as a kid so if he started to worry so would I. Something I did with Connor, now that I think about it, haha.

I still remember the beginning as we set out, I had suddenly stopped crying. I felt light, free, we were really on our way out. And then, after that discussion, how anxiety had set in again.

Y’know. Even now I wonder what would have happened if we had gone through with running away. Would anything have changed?

In any case, one of my favorite things about drawing a comic are panels, I like figuring out how to break up a scene to affect pacing. Like if I put the first two panels of the second line into one, how much faster it would have been and not reflect my thoughts.

Or when I ask brother a question. If I put his response in the same panel how much less impact it would have as opposed to a break between my question and his response. Haha. Comics are pretty great, there’s a reason I like it more than animation. The use of collectively understood symbols to express an idea. Think about it, panels are a pretty abstract concepts as are word bubbles but you just kinda get them, they’re intuitive that way.

Playing to a person’s intuition. It’s really fun, hahaha. I remember spending high school using panels to skew reader’s perspective or giving it a meaning. Ah. Fun times.

Y’know. Even now I wonder what would have happened if we had gone through with running away. Would anything have changed?

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hyeonmu August 23rd, 2012, 8:00 pm

I'm sure something would have changed had you two gone through with it - even something small could make ripples, you know?

I'm reminded of how I have only ever gotten to the front steps when I was younger. It was a good set-up, too; the parents were busy with guests, I was supposedly asleep (put stuff under the covers), and I could go through the cover of night. But I didn't do it (haha). I stopped, and snuck back and unpacked the next morning. Then again, it probably helped I didn't get kicked out of the house and I didn't have an older brother to help.

I agree panels are pretty fun to play with! I'd tinker with them all the time in school. Have you ever read comic-making books that discuss paneling and perspective? I find some of them fun reads.

And have I mentioned I like your style? It's pretty cinematic.

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daviddoesntgetit August 25th, 2012, 5:48 pm

@hyeonmu: Ah, I see. That's a nice story to read.

Yeah, Bernard really did a lot for me, haha.

Uh, I barely read this one book. I dunno, I'm not as interested in comics as video art so most of my comic style is based on my own exploration.

Oh, thank you. Cinematic, eh? Haha. It's funny because I hate production so that's nice to hear.

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so sweet<3

shugarcofficrim October 9th, 2012, 10:59 am

Gosh... you and your brother's relationship is so tight!!!! I'm kinda jealous... I'm starting to wish having an older brother like that... -///-