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My attempts at humor.

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Post by Antisocial » Thu May 06, 2010 6:13 pm

It's been such a long while since I had free access to my own scanner.

Anyway, these are comic strips I do every now and then. Some censored for the chaste eyes of VGF. First, a few things you should know.

1. I've been developing these characters for around the course of five years--because seniority makes things more acceptable--and the basic premise revolves around a Shy Guy who teaches a girls' P.E. class (no, seriously) including slice-of-life episodes of the students. You would probably think it's the brainchild of a socially bereft nerd who's making a lame attempt to mix up his fondness for Mario and manga befitting of Deviantart and general fanfiction. Well, that's because it is. But hey, I'm showing it to you anyway.

2. I admit it--I like to draw stereotypical manga girls (MOE-STYLE BISHOUJO MOTHER****ERS! HELL YEAH!). I have the intention to possibly use these characters professionally somehow someday (because the genre doesn't have enough harem series, amirite?) and my basic concept is mixing manga with Western satire, but we'll see how that goes. As far as I'm concerned, I'm currently just drawing these for fun at the moment.

3. Speaking of Deviantart, I do not have a gallery anywhere on the internet (my tiny Photobucket page doesn't count). Apparently, people keep telling me I should for some reason.

4. Yes, I know I should diversify artistically. I'll get to that eventually.

Hopefully, if I can keep this up, it might even actually gain some appreciation. Some of you may even recognize these characters from my past posts. I might as well point out these characters' names, because unnecessary information is sometimes interesting.

Also, excuse the dirty scans. I spent all day yesterday scanning my sketchbook, which is pretty old. Anyway...

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Girl on left: Shye Itsuu - student
Girl on right: Gai Itsuu - student; sister of above


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Leftmost: Michel Lapland - student
Middle: Emily Yurimitsu - student
Rightmost: Canterbury Kawibara - student
Shy Guy: Misanthropy - coach


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Post by Valigarmander » Thu May 06, 2010 6:17 pm

The second one made me lol.

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Post by Zaden » Thu May 06, 2010 9:11 pm

My feedback is :lol: .

The board accident was totally Emily's fault...

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Post by Antisocial » Thu May 06, 2010 9:53 pm

Anger through violence seems to be a recurring theme.

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Pigtailed: Hinigata To - student
One-eyed: Kel Norbison - school whore who plays games
Nurse: Tayzha Batre - resident nurse; one of my older characters (circa 2003)

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Post by Ace Mercury » Thu May 06, 2010 10:06 pm

Nice. The action in the scenes is easy to read.

How did you come up with the names? There must be a good story behind those names.

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Post by X-3 » Thu May 06, 2010 10:13 pm

Kel caught Palkia with a Poke Ball? That's a lie: I can tell. She must be using Pokemon as a metaphor for sex or something.

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Post by Antisocial » Fri May 07, 2010 1:01 am

Misanthropy is circa 2000. And acts like it, too.

^^ Not really. Back when I set up the 31 original students (Any resemblance to Negima is purely, PURELY coincidental), I pretty much made up names on the fly and mimicked the most Japanese-sounding names I could think up. Awkward, yes, but that's what I did. The process pretty much mostly consisted of grabbing random letters and alternating vowels and consonants and always ending with a vowel.

Disregarding the Japanese names, I also am a fan of unorthodox nomenclature (e.g. Bomb, What, and Gort).

^ You may actually be right.

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Umpire: Zash Tekku - student
Catcher: Canterbury Kawibara - student
Batter: Xingo Taromujo - student
Somewhat displeased: Misanthropy - coach

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Post by Auron » Fri May 07, 2010 2:02 am

You draw too well. I am envious.

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Post by CaptHayfever » Fri May 07, 2010 2:09 am

Bowling joke wins.

And remember, "I'm-a Luigi, number one!"

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Post by Ace Mercury » Fri May 07, 2010 8:31 am

Xingo's first frame looks like of awkward, like she's kicking with her right foot, when she would normally have that foot behind her to support her swinging the bat forward? I don't know. =/

Also, do you draw from references? Like, character sheets, photos, etc.

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Post by Antisocial » Fri May 07, 2010 10:15 am

I follow a certain art movement. It's called Winging-it-and-hoping-for-the-bestism.

^ I suppose so. That's okay; she's stupid, anyway.

I do not draw from references like a normal person. The only thing I do that can even come close to referencing is observing the media I'm exposed to everyday with catatonic meticulosity (e.g. watching people do stuff on television and rewinding, pausing, and replaying, studying how they look; fixing eyes on certain panels of other comics and illustrations; observing people in person). In fact, all my drawings are pretty WYSIWYG: I don't do drafts, guides, skeletons, shapes, or any other preliminary techniques--what you see is what you get.

Yes, it was difficult doing it this way, but I got what I wanted. That's probably why there still seems to be a nuance I feel from my art that screams "amateur".

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Took it in the gut: Hinigata To
Took it in the face: Kel Norbison
Not an idiot: Sensa "Nabooru" Katae - student

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Post by DarkZero » Fri May 07, 2010 10:26 am

Antisocial wrote:Took it in the gut:
Took it in the face:
Not an idiot:
lol

This comic is great.
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Post by Antisocial » Fri May 07, 2010 5:03 pm

And now...this.

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Harsh messenger: Niin Tenn - student
Insecure receiver: Shoemi Tsuboshin - obligatory male pervert
Last-panel observer: Fukuda "Bomb" Rikuu - friend of male pervert

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Post by SephirothKirby » Fri May 07, 2010 6:18 pm

Hahah, I really liked that last one.

Excellent work, AS.

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Post by Eric » Fri May 07, 2010 8:50 pm

How do you draw so well?

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Post by X-3 » Fri May 07, 2010 9:22 pm

I imagine it involves some shock therapy.

I feel sorry for Shoemi.

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Post by Eric » Fri May 07, 2010 9:27 pm

I MUST SUFFER FOR MY ART.

To keep this on topic, I think these are well drawn, and funny.

Nice work.

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Post by Antisocial » Fri May 07, 2010 10:02 pm

So simple, yet, the message comes across somewhat.

^^^ lol dunno

Just comes naturally, I guess. I figure the lack of embellishments and eye-catching effects in my art are compensated by my depiction of action and emotion, for I prefer focusing on the latter.

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Post by Eric » Fri May 07, 2010 10:43 pm

^ 3rd grade all over again...

but thats a story for another day...

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Post by Valigarmander » Fri May 07, 2010 10:44 pm

>implying the girl on the left wouldn't get tons of cash solely due to what she's wearing

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