So I was finally able to stop procrastinating and get stuff done. And here is 30+ seconds of my animated webcomic.
30 seconds is a lot of work for an animator. Although this isn't full animation just limited animation. And to be honest this is the easy part.
It gets harder from here.
It also feels weird as I don't know where to categorize it. It's a motion comic. But it's not Marvel or DC. There are no super heroes here.
It's not a web anime series as it's not 100% animated.
In a previous blog post:
I talked about working on a new project. A motion webtoon. (A semi-animated colored manga)
I posted that with no idea of what to call it yet. That is until now.
Super Detectives is going to be the name of the motion webtoon. It was kind of surprising on how the name hasn't been taken yet.
I assumed an anime or manga called Super Detectives would exist. But luckily none yet. According to a My Anime List search I did.
So with a name already se
I have been away from AF for 2 months. And it seems a lot has changed. I was supposed to put this in the Creative Corner but it doesn't fit there anymore. I guess that's why there's the AF Projects club.
So I guess I will have to blog about current and future projects. Anyways,
I am working on a new project. Basically, I want to make a motion comic. Or a comic book with some animation. It's not really just images but it's also not fully animated. But instead of a Marvel / DC motion c
So I have an anime website called Anime Gauge. It basically scores and ranks anime similar to the Billboard Top 100. It's different from other websites like MAL and Ani DB because the score is taken from reviewers all over the internet. Resulting in a more comprehensive score. For example a MAL score is just from MAL users. Ani DB scores are just from Ani DB users. And so on. Also, Anime Gauge takes scores from MAL, Ani DB, IMDB, Anime Planet and pretty much every major anime website.
About 3 months ago, I posted here in AF asking feedback for a story idea I had. If you haven't yet, I recommend checking it out so this will make sense:
So I went through with it and I finished chapter 1. I followed Archie-kun's advice of starting with a webcomic because it's the easiest. Compared to an animated short.
It's a huge milestone for me as I've never finished making a colored webcomic before. Farthest I got was about 2-3 pages.
It's also the first time I
So I just finished adding genres to all the anime on my website Anime Gauge.
It took awhile because I had to do it manually. One by one. I also followed Beocat's suggestion and used Anime Planet genres instead of MAL. Anime Planet just categorized anime better.
With that done I can now build an "anime suggestion" feature for my site. I have a vague idea of how it should work. But I would love to hear from you guys.
Currently I'm thinking it should go like this:
A user can p
So my website Anime Gauge uses the MAL API to get pictures of a show. And at first everything is fine. It's working perfectly.
Then one day, maybe 2 out of 100 shows will have a broken image. It seems MAL keeps changing the picture of their anime or the link of the picture.
And today, voila! All of the anime images are broken. Did MAL decide to change all their anime pictures? Or change all the links? I don't even know why they keep changing them.
I know MAL got hacked some time a
A lot of people have requested for Anime Gauge to have genre categories. So when they're looking for anime recommendations it would be easier.
The funny thing is that the site used to have genres. But I removed it because no one used it. Now that it's gone people want it back.
But it is a good idea though. As some people have favorite genres or just want to watch a certain type of anime.
So I've started adding genres to the anime in the site. I decided to use My Anime List as it h
So if you haven't seen my signature, I created a website called Anime Gauge. It's basically a Metacritic for anime. It gathers reviews from reviewers all over the Internet and averages their scores into one. Which gives you a good "gauge" if an anime is worth watching or not.
The site also ranks the anime from worst to best. Similar to the Billboard Top 100 for example.
So I've always wanted to boast that Anime Gauge has ranked 1,000 anime. And I finally can!! Actually I hit this goal
As suggested by Archie-kun I will be moving this blog series into the Forums. To be specific, under the Tutorials section.
I think it's a great suggestion so it can reach more people. And others can even pitch in with their own tips.
So thank you for reading this. I really appreciate it.
I will be blogging about something else now. Mainly about how my creative projects are going.
I hope you can find the time to click on those as well.
This is the third entry in a series on how to make your own web manga.
The story structure we came up with in the previous post is good enough that we can start drawing. However, you might want to expand it more so your story will have polish. Here’s a look at our current story:
As previously mentioned, a basic story structure is composed of a beginning, middle, and end. An advanced story structure meanwhile has a:
Beginning Beginning (that’s not a typo)
This is the second entry in a series on how to make your own web manga.
Now that you have a story idea we can start expanding it. For the sake of continuity, let’s say my chosen story idea is:
We have an idea. Not a story. In its current form, it’s useless. It doesn’t give us much information. We have to take it from concept to actualization. We can do this by adding structure.
Basic Story Structure
Every good story has a beginning, middle, and end. Think of your favo
This is the first entry in a series on how to make your own web manga.
Every creative project starts with an idea. This idea compels an artist to act. The artist then starts creating. And in the end, you get something creative.
A manga is no different. Before you can draw, you have to write, and before you write, you have to get ideas. Particularly, story ideas. But how do you get story ideas? And not just any story idea. How do you get good story ideas?