Encyclopedic Education

April 17th, 2015, 3:01 pm

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Dregan, April 17th, 2015, 8:33 am     Reply

Thiiis was an interesting page in terms of writing, with it's small handful of challenges. Iiin practise the matter was simple; 'Fatman needs to Irish Whip Michi to the ropes'. Okay, easy conceptually... but showing someone arm-drag someone towards the ropes in still-image sprite-form can come across as visually vague.
Oh well, simple enough - one of the big advantages of commentary is using it to spell out exactly what's happening in panels where it may not be as immediately clear. All I had to do was write 'Fatman with a big Irish Whip!'
Aaand then comes the realisation half your audience won't know what an 'Irish Whip' is if they haven't watched wrestling. So you need an excuse to spend half your page explaining what a term means - after all, an Irish Whip is probably gonna be a recurring theme in these comics - the audience needs it established to them what an Irish Whip is.
So yeah, what went from 'Fatman performs one of the most basic moves in the book', became 'Educate the audience on a specific move to establish it in their minds for future pages to come'. Fun times!

Oh well, I at least had fun with my general practise of looking for ways to use sprites on a sheet in ways that even the creator didn't think of! Only, I'm pretty certain when Fatman's sheet was being made, his owner didn't look at it and go 'Yep, and these will be his Monkey Flip sprites! For whenever he needs to Monkey Flip!'

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Exerkol, April 17th, 2015, 2:52 pm     Reply



Daniel Sokolov, April 17th, 2015, 3:06 pm     Reply

Mmm dat some good wrasslin

Shard, April 17th, 2015, 3:07 pm     Reply

in b4 hadoken

shadow9800, April 17th, 2015, 5:28 pm     Reply

Fatman FTW!

FatmanJones (Guest), April 17th, 2015, 6:55 pm     Reply

Didn't realize I could do that. I like it! Time for some fast-flurry Ripple punches now!

Syogren, April 17th, 2015, 10:50 pm     Reply

Oh dear, Michi might actually lose this one...

Whip the Rabbit, April 18th, 2015, 1:18 am     Reply

Dude, Fatman has all that and powers too? ovo
I'm starting to lose confidence in my vote on Michi. >v>;

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