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Animals Vs Humans -Remastered-

December 2nd, 2011, 12:59 pm

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Reply godmoderncommander, December 2nd, 2011, 1:36 pm

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User's Comments:

Reply Advertisement, December 2nd, 2011, 1:15 pm

GAY.

Yes! A gerenic comic attempting to crete emotion and trying to get other furries to have sympathy.

Serious sprite comics don't fucking work.

Reply nyancat6650, July 8th, 2015, 5:14 pm

@Advertisement: i know right...... so gya

Reply Royle McCulloch, December 2nd, 2011, 1:18 pm

Meh.

Reply Advertisement, December 2nd, 2011, 1:20 pm

Its the god damn truth.

Reply RyoSoulreaper, December 2nd, 2011, 1:32 pm

srs Sprite comics CAN work if done right.

Reply Royle McCulloch, December 2nd, 2011, 1:32 pm

I wasn't arguing. I was just sayin meh.

Reply Royle McCulloch, December 2nd, 2011, 2:06 pm

@godmoderncommander: No its ok gmc, i'm finding this, very amusing.

Reply Tex, December 3rd, 2011, 3:44 pm

@Advertisement: >Srs sprites comics don't work

Implying that serious comics don't work in general, since the art has nothing to do with the plot.

Reply The_mad_one, December 3rd, 2011, 3:49 pm

@Tex: Implying that conveying emotions depends solely on the plot. X3

I do kinda agree the blockiness of sprites lowers the effect of any close-ups~. Drawing more detailed faces helps, but not much...

Reply Tex, December 4th, 2011, 12:59 pm

@The_mad_one: No, I wasn't. xD

As far as I'm concerned, you don't need facial expressions to display emotion. It's just a visual medium for the less adept in identifying emotion through written speech alone. Rather, an added benefit that isn't a requirement.

Some people like to get high quality details because they appreciate art just as much as plot, where as I don't. The writing is the major thing I look for in comics, not super cool facial details and amazing drawings that makes everything obvious. Though it is an added benefit and freindly to the eye, it doesn't contribute to the actual plot of a story whatsoever.

Don't get me wrong though, if your panels (whether they be using sprites or not) are terrible, your writing better be amazing or most wouldn't even bother with it.

Point in case: Sprite comics can be just as serious as anything else, blocky faces don't detract from the initial mood. Sure you can always try to get a serious mood going with better drawings, but you'll get the same message across regardless.

TL;DR

You don't /need/ art to convey emotions effectively, but you /do/ need speech which also contributes to plot.

*insert mad face*

Sure he looks mad, but is he really? Maybe he's just like that when he gets happy, or maybe he's trying to antagonize another..

:P

Reply The_mad_one, December 4th, 2011, 3:17 pm

@Tex: It's not the obvious visual details that enhance the plot and emotions, it's the subtle ones. :3

Writing is not just about telling people what's happening, it's also about keeping things unknown or uncertain to the reader.

For example, a barely visible smile of the villain when the main hero's back is turned. Good luck hiding that in words. "As the hero turned his back, the villain smiled..." completely obvious. Makes it way too clear the villain is planning something, or it wouldn't have been mentioned. If the smile is happening in the background of a picture (especially when the focus on something else), the reader won't feel(!) like he has been told about the smile, but feels like having discovered it, which will make him expect but that it means something, but not being absolutely certain just yet. The more subtle the smile is, the bigger the uncertainty if it actually is a smile, the better the effect.

Note that sprites generally lack this subtlety. Even if you replace the face with a drawn one, it's not just the lines that define a facial expression, it's the shadows on the face showing those extremely tiny pulling muscles.

And eh, inserting a mad face when someone's not actually mad is generally just poor writing~.

I don't agree the graphics don't contribute. If that were so, comics would serve no point anyway. Everyone might as well just write normal books and save the trouble of drawing all those 'unnecessary' pictures.

A lot of what happens in (good) comics is sub-textual. Especially character development, which is harder with blocky sprites since most subtle details are impossible with such relatively big blocks to work with.

Not saying serious sprite comics don't work at all, by the way, they just don't work as well as drawn ones where every pixel follows your command.

Reply Tex, December 4th, 2011, 4:06 pm

Writing is obviously not just telling people about what's happening... Though that is the definition of a story.

In referance to 'subtle' details in comics, they are /not/ implicit whatsoever. The graphics in a comic are replacing all descriptive text, which is explicit to begin with. Your smile example for one, is obvious as can be. One would have to be blind not to see the smile in question and dim not to assume something. In this case, when the meaning of the smile is revealed, the reader will probably go "I knew something was going to happen" and dismiss it as just another common event. Of course, if it didn't hint towards anything, the reader would question why the smile was there to begin with when the comic was over, and of course it would be labled pointless.

In this situation, showing the smile is identical to saying "As the hero turned, the villian smiled..."

>inserting a dishonest mad face
>bad writing

What.

Graphics may contribute in a way, but as mentioned they basically replace all descriptive text. I may have misspoke, they do contribute, but they only replace the explicit text that would appear in a novel. It doesn't make it pointless however, it gives those who enjoy a visual medium more than a textbook full of fluffed up sentences another option. (other than movies, radio and TV of course)

You're right about everything in 'good' comics being in the subtext. But, the subtext is not found in the graphics, it's found in the speech.

The graphics further expand on what can already be found in the speech, which makes it easier for the readers to understand. Perhaps graphics hold a higher merit then I assume, but I believe everything displayed through graphics can already be found in the text. At least, it should be found.

But I digress, my initial point was that almost anything is possible in a sprite comic. Since the whole 'comic' concept is to create a visual however, you are right that better details will make for a better comic overall.

Reply Sasoman, July 24th, 2013, 9:55 am

All I know is my gut says maybe

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