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So I know I paid for some Blambot fonts over a year ago, however I went there today to look at their dialogue fonts. I liked one, and clicked “download” expecting to see the next page for prices – instead I got the file downloaded. Curious…I remember having to pay.
I read the fontinfo.txt file, and saw this :
*If you are a comic book self-publisher/small press publisher you may use Blambot free fonts in your print or web comic without paying a license fee (excluding embedding, redistribution and webfont use) even if you are making a profit on your comic. You may also use Blambot free fonts in merchandise directly supporting your comic. This is Blambot’s way of supporting the indie comics community.
This is quite a shock to me, as there’s always been some really cool fonts there!
I’m looking forward to it, and wish Watterson still loved to draw, as the internet was a borderless medium, and felt he could have given us much more beautiful artwork.
You ever do some work at the office, then come back hours later after you had coffee and ask yourself, “who the heck like some little kid in here and do my work?!”
So spelling one word wrong aint bad!
I tweeted Frumph on this a few days ago and his reply was, “Use ComciPress 4+ which is basically better then Easel anyways”
When I downloaded ComicPress theme, it had a full page faq on how to convert on over, which I’m waiting for a good weekend for. I only have 40 comics, and want to keep comments intact, so hoping the conversion goes easily.
- This reply was modified 8 years, 2 months ago by TheJoe.
My standard advice for people who aren’t at a pro level is to go here, get the Preston Blair book, and start doing these exercises by master animator John K (creator of ‘Ren & Stimpy’). You will get a lot better, a lot faster. I give that advice so often that I have a macro set up on my computer; all I have to do is type ‘johnk’ and it expands into that. Complete with link.
I ask myself…how did I not know of John K’s stuff sooner? The book should be here by Friday.
If you have Jetpack installed, there’s a Twitter Timeline for Jetpack plug in that is simple, gets the job done.
That’s actually pretty interesting of a plug in, as I would like to test a conversion from Easel to Comicpress, and not break anything in the process – I own plenty of other domains that I can use for testing.
Brad’s book “How to make Webcomics” has a great chapter on writing, one that I am trying to absorb and execute. If you haven’t read it, you should. If your dialogue isn’t directly building up pressure to the punchline, which should be the very last piece, then it’s just distracting. There’s more to that one sentence, so check out his book!
edit : this whole reply looks weird because I tried to show you HTML. Some forums had a little button above to push to show code without executing it, shame I never memorized what it is I have to type.
The reply :
That’s different browsers for you – I ran into the same thing and found a work around using a text widget.
It took a few steps, but the main points were :
1.) remove the header image in wordpress, and I THINK disable the default wordpress/comicpress header altogether.
2.) go into through your media and get the exact location of your header image that you uploaded originally.
3.) then go into Appearance, Widgets, and insert a TEXT widget into the HEADER.
4.) Now insert the HTML (without all the spaces because this website will display the html !)
<div align=”center”><i m g s r c =”http://www.domainname.com/where is your image . jpg>
The really cool thing I found with this option is that the image itself can became the site’s menu. If you look at My website , the ‘buttons’ for Toons, FAQ, RSS, Facebook, Tumbler, Google+ are all a single image, however my HTML in the text box includes image mapping. Mine looks like this :
<div align=”center”><i m g s r c=” my image . jpg but without those spaces because ya, it shows the html >
<area shape=”rect” coords=”2,1,585,85″ href=”http://www.steaksmoothie.com”>
<area shape=”rect” coords=”595,31,678,88″ href=”http://www.steaksmoothie.com/?chapters=toonsies”>
<area shape=”rect” coords=”685,29,741,84″ href=”http://www.steaksmoothie.com/?page_id=2″>
<area shape=”rect” coords=”750,49,798,80″ href=”http://www.steaksmoothie.com/?feed=rss2″>
<area shape=”poly” coords=”803,52,840,41,830,8,794,12″ href=”https://www.facebook.com/steaksmoothie”>
<area shape=”rect” coords=”857,45,894,83″ href=”https://plus.google.com/112158367293702091765″ rel=”publisher”>
<area shape=”rect” coords=”849,7,891,40″ href=”http://steaksmoothie.tumblr.com/” target=”_blank”>
Which I admit, looks confusing – however I sort of cheated and used a very old copy of Dreamweaver that creates the image map extremely easily. I just spent a little while using google, and found https://www.image-maps.com which is a bit rough, but seems to get the job done. There seems to be a few free html editors online that you could possibly download, just be sure it has image map capabilities if you’re interested.
So I’m going to put a good word in for the folks at DreamHost.com. They offer a very simple WordPress install function. They’re cheap. And every time I’ve hit a snag, they’ve been all over it as soon as I contacted them.
I’ve been with Dreamhost for nearly a decade I think, and I’ve been very happy with them so far. The “one press install” of wordpress is spot on, and every time I’ve contacted Tech Support, they rattled off the answer right away – and this was in a chat session. I guess it’s a good thing I haven’t done a ton of plug-ins after reading Frumph’s information.February 19, 2014 at 3:16 pm in reply to: What's Your Favorite Thing About Creating A Webcomic? #6004
Knowing that I’m not doing something that will have negative consequences on mankind in the grand scheme of things. However, after watching “The Sound of Thunder”, I’m not 100% sure on this….like, what if we find out Kim Jong-un found ambiguous meaning in the comic Family Circus and it steered his policy? The spirit of Bill Keane would probably go mad.
I still don’t grasp all this social stuff, but I can see that I should embrace it sooner or later, lest I become my parents.
@steaksmoothie is myself, and I’ll try and learn how it works a bit.
From the menu bar at the top : FAQS, HOW TO POST A WEBCOMIC ON THE LIST
<p style=”text-align: right;”>”You’ll notice that there’s a 5-star rating system. Only members are allowed to rate other members’ comics. And the rating does not affect your placement on the list.”</p>
I am not seeing this.