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Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on May 19, 2006, 03:13:03 am
Preferred User ID: GabrielsThoughts

e-mail questions and comments to: gabbygt@z6.com

Reason for applying to Xepher.net: The reason I’m applying is that I have accumulated both knowledge and skills over the past several years that I would like to share with others. I am currently a college student, and all my funding earned or otherwise goes toward my education and shelter. When I discovered that you offered free web hosting I was elated because at this time it is the most I can afford. As I have backlogged pages I can easily update three times a week for over a year, and/or upload an archive of the first  issue and still have enough backlog to upload three times a week for a year.

I have taken college level classes for both Photoshop and Webpage Design, I was an A student, however I still am having problems with php and asp, for which I intend to get a “for dummies�  manual. Below are examples of what I intend the archive page to look like (a table with images linking to the first page of each issue), as well as well as examples of my midterm,  and final exam:
_Archive Idea, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/archiveidea.jpg)
_my Midterm, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/midterm.jpg)
_my class final with framest, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/classfinal.jpg)

I intend to use this website to display my artwork in a public forum. It will be maintained by myself, or one of my friends or family members should I ever involve them in my endeavors. The comic itself is a variety comic  as such there is more than one Protagonist or Antagonist as the story develops. As the comic rolls forward there are several style changes, as in early 2000 my art skills were PPG and stick figure based and I am currently developing anthro style characters . Most of the stories are 15pages to 30pages in length for any protagonist, the first three stories take place in Halloween,  and the characters therein will eventually  meet and form a crack team. As it is a variety comic (think shonen jump, or twilight zone only at some point the characters meet in a crossover situation as part of  the third act. I did this so that each character gets a history and a unique life experience, or by luck it just turned out that way.) …Below is an example of one of my comics for evaluation purposes:


 _page3, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-001.jpg) _page4, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-002.jpg) _page5, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-003.jpg)
_page6, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-004.jpg) _page7, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-005.jpg) _page8, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-006.jpg)
_page9, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-007.jpg) _page10, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-008.jpg) _page11, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-009.jpg)
_page12, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-010.jpg)_page13, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-011.jpg)  _page14, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-012.jpg)
_page15, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-013.jpg) _page16, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-014.jpg) _page17, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-015.jpg)
_page18, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-016.jpg) _page19, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-017.jpg) _page20, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-018.jpg)
_page21, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-019.jpg) _page22, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-020.jpg) _page23, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-021.jpg)
_page24, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-022.jpg) _page25, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-023.jpg) _page26, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-025.jpg)
 _page27, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-026.jpg) _page28, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-027.jpg) _page29, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-028.jpg)
_page30, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-029.jpg) _page31, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-030.jpg) _page32, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/Picture-031.jpg)

A.N : I do plan on coloring most of the pages seen, and if  selected I will  try to update with color pages, just don’t hold your breath. As you probably have gathered from reading the comics the level of violence is minimal, however  I am a fan of the Happy Tree Friends and JTHM, so If I feel a werewolf, or zombie, or a mummy, or vampire, or some other unnaturally immortal cockroach needs an ass kicking I WILL make sure that they are vivisected in the most painless manner possible under a web 14 label… but only because they come back.

if there is any further information needed you can contact me through my email address or wait until I check back at the forum, I appologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Xepher on May 19, 2006, 06:46:03 am
Not how it works. You have to apply here, on the forums, not via email. That means you post examples of your art and/or comic here, where all can see them and comment. Also, you should follow the instructions better. You're missing a lot of information that was requested in the application instructions.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on May 23, 2006, 08:58:03 pm
When I said variety I mean varied, although you were correct in that abstact style is my most prefered style... this one is a more recent comics done last year after some crazy girl, who I'd never met and thought that we were dating and  after about two minutes of talking about sailor moon(she was in her late 20's and I think she was in my economics class.), our conversation concluded with her hugging me and saying she'd meet me at the Caffe(jitters not starbucks) the next morning at 8... I never went there(jitters) again and haven't seen her since.  



_page3, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-005.jpg) _page4, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-006.jpg) _page5, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-007.jpg)
_page6, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-008.jpg) _page7, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-009.jpg) _page8, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-010.jpg)
_page9, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-011.jpg) _page10, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-012.jpg) _page11, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-017.jpg)
_page12, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-023.jpg)_page13, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-025.jpg)  _page14, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-026.jpg)
_page15, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/pm-028-copy.jpg)

I will go over all pages in ink before uploading them, and that does clean them up nicely. as for the actual webpage layout I hope to have a site for you to actually evaluate by the  end of next week through ATSPACE please be patient as I am also taking summer classes( or will be starting monday.)
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Xepher on June 02, 2006, 07:45:48 am
Okay, much better this go. Now you've got the sort of information that I can actually use. The web design... well, it's html at least, so we'll leave that there. The comic pages don't look too bad, especially the later ones. You've got a decent style of abstraction going, but you really need to work on cleaning up the sketches. http://www.nekothekitty.net is a good example of a similar art style to yours, but where he's taken the time to clean things up. If you could get there, you'd have a pretty decent thing going.

For now, this one is still "under consideration." Anyone else want to chime in?
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on June 02, 2006, 10:26:38 pm

_page2, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine1.jpg) _page3, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine2.jpg) _page4, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine3.jpg)
_page5, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine4.jpg)
_page6, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine5.jpg) _page7, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine6.jpg)
_page8, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine7.jpg) _page9, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine8.jpg) _page10, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine9.jpg)
_page11, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine10.jpg)_page12, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine11.jpg)  _page13, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine12.jpg)
_page14, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine13.jpg) _page15, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine14.jpg) _page16, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine15.jpg)
_page17, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine16.jpg) _page18, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine17.jpg) _page19, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine18.jpg)
_page20, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine19.jpg) _page21, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine20.jpg) _page22, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine21.jpg)
_page23, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine22.jpg) _page24, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine23.jpg) _page25, (http://i32.photobucket.com/albums/d12/GabrielsThoughts/nine25.jpg)

Below is a source code Which I intend to use for individual pages, it is xhtml 1.0 strict. if you don't believe me ceck it out. if you can suggest modifications changes errors let me know and I will see what I can do, I am currently in the process of creating  an index page for you to evalute on atspace which may or may not be available next week due to time constraints.


webcomic idea

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My Hobbies...

I have many hobbies, Drawing, Collecting, Web surfing, Writing, going to movies,
and playing video games.
Below are a few selections of my artwork currently hosted on photobucket.com


© 2006 Gabriel Lopez

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Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Munerift on June 03, 2006, 01:13:27 am
...did I go to school with you? 0_o (Do you happen to live around Portland or Vancouver?) You look really familiar.

I think the art is cute, like Xeph said it's alittle unpolished, but it looks like you've got a fire in your belly to keep at it... granted you still need to grow, but it looks like you're far along the path of discovering your style.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on June 03, 2006, 10:22:56 pm
I've never lived, or visited portland, but my sister did like five years ago. I think she was a pest control specialist or an EMT or something.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Munerift on June 04, 2006, 12:46:42 am
I *hate* to think how you somehow linked those two professions together.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on June 09, 2006, 12:34:15 am
la la la ne nah nah nah la la la ne nah nah nah I have enough comics to update for over a year Bwah ha ha ha ha! All I have to do is color and ink!
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Xepher on June 09, 2006, 10:33:13 pm
And I have an idea how to make money for an entire year. All I have to do now is actually apply for the job and work it!

Sorry, couldn't resist. :-)
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on June 11, 2006, 06:29:01 pm
No offence comprhended, we all have to work, some jobs just have less responsibility than others. Also the amount of television you watch has an impact on how much work you can get done in a given week for personal gratification. less is often more.

One more year and I can get government funding! WooT!
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on July 04, 2006, 07:51:58 pm
ok, I've changed my mind I figured I could wait another  4 months or so to finance my own website... thank you for your time. Other things have come up and it gives me time to polish my artwork

FYI I'm still inrerested in reviews and these weren't what I concidered  my best comics, I just wanted to see what kind of reaction they'd get.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Munerift on July 05, 2006, 03:04:12 pm

You only applied to make yourself feel more important..?
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: GabrielsThoughts on July 15, 2006, 03:41:44 am
No, I applied because I'm broke and would like webhosting as cheap as possible
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Xepher on July 15, 2006, 04:46:29 am
I don't think she meant that literally. Anyway... good luck with the comic. A few months working on it should give some definite improvement. If you want to give the application another shot after the 4 months you mention... I'm just saying, before you go and pay for a site, you're welcome to. If you'd rather just do your own thing though, no problem. Best of luck either way.
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: Munerift on July 17, 2006, 03:20:13 pm
Yeah, my humor is that which only I get most of the time... =P
Title: Plihthtown Man
Post by: blooptoon on August 02, 2006, 08:01:57 pm
Yeah, my humor is that which only I get most of the time... =P

Finally a statement from Munerift that is valid and not rife with illogic!  Ignore her dude, your work is good enough!  I give a thumbs up!