THOR Special

This week in Epic Fail: Martin laughs at Amuletts for cheering for Loki instead of Thor.

Creator’s Commentary: This is a special comic in case you didn’t know – I tried to make it clear – so it doesn’t follow on from the regular storyline. It’s inspired by the upcoming THOR movie. Epic Fail is influenced by norse mythos, or at least Loki!

Go here to read another THOR comic page I drew for a competition. Please vote if you can. If you do I could win!! You need to be a registered member of Comicracy to vote, but the sign-up process is really quick and easy. Remember to say your referrer was Amuletts or Epic Fail. And thankyou my lovely readers.

Thankyou very much for voting for Epic Fail in the Comicracy Thor Contest, thanks to you Epic Fail drew with I’m Famous in first place and got a fantastic prize!

I’ll post more very soon!

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How I colour my comic on video… almost!

Some people have asked me how I make my webcomic.  So when I did the Valentines Day bonus page I used a free screen capturing programme called CamStudio to make a video so I could show you.  It wasn’t a 1oo% sucess, so unfortunately you cannot see the whole process from beginning to end.  It should give you a pretty good idea however.

What you see is me scanning in the hand-drawn page of the comic into photoshop.  It’s not perfect so I make the lines sharper by increasing the brightness and contrast by 30, then I clean up any mistakes or fuzzy edges.  Once that’s done I select the black lines and use them to create two new layers, one called ‘linework’ the other ‘colorfill.’  Then I bucketfill the colorfill layer, saving various selections as I go to make things easier when I get to the shading.  Once this is completed I reload the selections one at a time and add shading using various brushes and the dodge and burn tools. That’s pretty much how I make Epic fail!

Anyway, I hope you find the video useful/interesting.  Hopefully I will have better luck next time I make one.