Democracy is Futile

"And finally, democracy is the eagle on the back of a dollar bill, with 13 arrows in one claw, 13 leaves on a branch, 13 tail feathers, and 13 stars over its head -- this signifies that when the white man came to this country, it was bad luck for the Indians, bad luck for the trees, bad luck for the wildlife, and lights out for the American eagle." -- Johnny Carson

Existence is Futile, the comic.
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Location: Beaverton, Oregon, United States

Discovery can lead to unpleasant things. But that's part of the gamble.

Friday, August 18, 2006


I have more ideas than I have time to finish them. If anyone out there is artistic and familiar with graphics programs, I could use a few minutes here and there to help me finish off some frames. This could possibly get me another consistent post day, since the only guarantee I make right now is Fridays.

The process is simple if you've used graphic programs:
  • Create two layers.
  • Place text on layer three in locations where it is most readable and aesthetically pleasing. ( I'm not very good with this step. There are specific fonts for each character, but that's easy to do.)
  • Design the bubbles on layer two.
  • That's it!

It would not involve any writing of the scripts or character design, although I appreciate suggestions, I'm afraid someone else's work will be better than mine and a seed of self doubt grows very quickly in the fertile soil of my mind.

If you're interested, but lack the knowledge, I might suggest looking into a program called GIMP, and toying around with layers, text and colored regions. Creating your own comic is a great way to understand the process. And if you come up with something you think is better, don't hesitate to share. Everything I do I just guessed at as I went along, and it's easy to tell things keep evolving (and I hope they always do). I also use a program called OpenCanvas, of which I am very fond.


Anonymous cloud for you said...

hmm, yeah I wouldn't mind helping you out and such, though I'd have to use your program-thingy. Although, this will mean more visits, and to that I can only say Yay!

August 24, 2006 11:24 PM  

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