Mid-Life w/ Alan by Alan Gilbert

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  1. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 20 hours ago

    Merry X-Mas And A Happy New Year!

  2. Buzza Wuzza

    Buzza Wuzza said, about 20 hours ago

    Thank you for the plug yesterday, Alan. I’m making plans to come back eventually to Sherpa with a strip called “Knobshine” about a mystical magical hat.

  3. Tom  Giordanella

    Tom Giordanella GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    I like it!

  4. Tom  Giordanella

    Tom Giordanella GoComics PRO Member said, about 13 hours ago

    Hey Alan….how do you color your cartoons? I want to show an example of Dust Specks in color and need some ideas. Thanks!

  5. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    Season’s greetings, my friend!

  6. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Buzza Wuzza

    That sounds great, Buzza. I have no doubt that whatever you choose to do will be great! You are just so darned creative!

  7. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Tom Giordanella

    Thanks, Tom!

  8. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    @Tom Giordanella

    First of all, I think Dust Specks in color is a natural. It’s got such an animated style already.

    Well, two rules when I color:

    number one, I figure out the subject of the strip, for instance in this panel it’s the cell phone, which is why after I chose the obvious colors such as the elf’s clothing, I made the phone yellow because it’s brighter than the other colors and would draw the eye in first. The red background adds to the emphasis.

    Two, I always imagine my light source. Which helps me to build shadows and texture.

    I hope that helps, Tom.

  9. Donnie Pitchford

    Donnie Pitchford GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    Hey, he’s being elfish and not sharing his elfie!

  10. Tom  Giordanella

    Tom Giordanella GoComics PRO Member said, about 11 hours ago

    @alangilbert

    Thanks so much, Alan. Do you color by hand or use a program (e.g. Photoshop)?

  11. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    @Donnie Pitchford

    Ha ha, hi, Donnie!

  12. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    @Tom Giordanella

    Yes, Tom, I use Photoshop.

  13. Steven Smigielski

    Steven Smigielski GoComics PRO Member said, about 9 hours ago

    Good one, Alan! :-)

  14. alangilbert

    alangilbert GoComics PRO Member said, about 8 hours ago

    @Steven Smigielski

    Thanks, Steven. I can’t believe you lost subscribers due to Bork. Do you really think that was why? He’s such a great character!

  15. Steven Smigielski

    Steven Smigielski GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    @alangilbert

    I don’t know the reason why. I guess it could be for a number of reasons. Viewers not subscribing, etc. It’s unfortunate that there isn’t a better way of telling how many people actually view each day.
    Thanks for liking Bork. I’m not giving up on him. With my panel ‘Just Posted’, I basically posted whatever I felt like. Maybe by staying with one character, viewers will begin to follow. Now I just need to decide, if I should change the name of my panel from ‘Just Posted’ to ‘Bork’

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