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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: July 21, 2006, 02:01:43 pm »
Eh, I guess I can try my luck on Comic Genesis...  I'll still hang around, not as much since I won't need to be checking this thread every week, but still...
If my art improves over time (which I'd like to think it has and will continue to) could we try our luck here again?

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Announcements / Creative Commons
« on: July 19, 2006, 12:24:54 pm »
And as we all know money makes the world go round (grumble)

Hmm...  given recent events (explained in my applications thread here) maybe I should register my works, if only for the threat of punitive damages.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: July 19, 2006, 12:16:44 pm »
Ok, another monthly update with some good news and some bad...

Bad news first:
Some one attempted to use my art and claim it was their own (the only reason I know is a internet search I did ended up finding my stuff where it did not belong)...  Thankfully, they apologized and removed the pilfered artwork after I reminded them of a few legal issues.  I'm not pressing charges unless it happens again, but at the same time, I am not going to be posting any new artwork probably.

Good news:
The art I already have up will remain online, at least for the colored pages...  As for the black and white art, I'm going to be moving it to a Photobucket account probably so people do not have as much free access.  Expect that to happen here over the next couple of weeks and the links to be updated afterward.  Hopefully that will work.

In any case, I have been rather busy so it is hard to get as much accomplished on my webcomic as I would like, but summers are always really busy for me now so I kind of knew it was going to happen.  As for my brother, his summer is just as busy...  Otherwise, we're both still interested and will continue working on or art as we wait.

See everyone again in a month unless others post here...

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: June 02, 2006, 06:25:57 pm »
Hey, early post this month.  Sorry I have not updated as planned, Final exams, work and other obligations have prevented me from getting online a lot recently so not much time to do updates.  But, now that I've got some more free time, I should be able to start updating again.

Edit on June 12:
Work has started to get busy, I'm working a lot of overtime right now...  Updates will be coming as soon as I get the time, and a website (in html) might also be in the works, I'm not entirely sure on this point though, my brother is the one in charge of that and while he has been working on it, I'm not sure how much he was able to get done during school.  In any case, expect more news next actual update.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: May 22, 2006, 02:33:09 pm »
It's that time of month again, the time where I post here to let everyone know I'm alive and still interested...
Incidentally, I don't mind the wait, it gives me lots of time to build up a large buffer of comics, as well as separate the truely dedicated from those with just a passing interest.  I'm just trying to be an optimist.
Anyways, no new pictures posted to the thread this time, but I do request that you check out my deviantArt account.  Most new pages will go there, but an occassional new page will be linked directly to this page should I really like it.
In related news, my brother has created several more comics which I will be posting here over the next several days by editing this post (if I can).

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Knowhow Trading Post / Artica: Coders, Artists, Testers Needed
« on: April 19, 2006, 09:23:33 pm »
AHHHH! How did I miss reading this before?
In any case, I'd be happy to test the site (I'm good at breaking things, just ask my Playstation, PS2, laptop, desktop computer,scanner, printer, car radio, car [I can smpathize with Xepher there], and etc.).  As for the artist thing, is this in terms of designing site background or creating the initial sites?  Actually, I would be willing to help in either case or otherwise, but I tend to be a slow worker.
As for coding... I could not code to save my life, so I'm no help there.

Of course, I'm not even a member of Xepher.net yet, and I think Xepher wanted help from current members (am I right on that point?).
That fact nonwithstanding, I would be happy to help and abandon my dA account.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: April 19, 2006, 08:53:00 pm »
This stuff is also in the main application now, but I put it down here so it's easier to find, without having to look through the entire application.  Also, further coloring is up on my dA account and the Shadow Search comics shown in the application are colored, they just need to be posted.
LEI, if you happen to read this, you provided some good critique earlier, and we would appreciate it again.  Although my art may not be professional grade (yet), that is because my brother and I are self taught artists, so we need good feedback so we know what to work on.

Further additions to the comic preview, these are later on, but I wanted to show my art is getting better, I hope.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32075408/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32075834/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32076112/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32076367/

Also, a preview of a future cycle (what each section relating to one plot is called in my comic)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/26414252/

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General Chat / Intellectual Property Run Amok
« on: March 31, 2006, 12:41:51 am »
I weep at the utter stupidity of these "intellectual property" laws.  Since when did the land of free thinking become the land of think and we'll find a way to sue you?  And it's not even the government that's doing it, it's the major corporations...  Makes me wonder if I should see if any of my ideas are patented.

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Announcements / Status, Plans, and Questions...
« on: February 20, 2006, 04:11:15 pm »
I may not be a website owning member, but nonetheless, I feel it is important to give feedback to such important questions.  I hope this is not too presumptuous of me.

1) I have no problem with waiting for the server to be rebuilt.  While it is important for there to be security, most people probably back up their sites, so data will not be lost (at least not much data).  Take it at your own pace, that will ensure the best job.

2) I have no grounds to answer this question on, I'm not even sure what other services I might use in addition to the essential services... although if you keep the email, it would be a good idea to keep the spam filtering as well.

3) Some added security might be needed, especially with the newer viruses that hackers come up with that could be attached to picture files or otherwise (mostly a threat to those with Windows systems).  Security should be about an equal priority to ease of use, with maybe a little more emphasis on security in my opinion.

4) No idea, honestly...

5) I have no problem thus far with service, but not having a website, I am not really an accurate judge of these things... By the way, I really do not mind the wait on the application, it allows me more time to build of a "buffer" of comics and refine my artwork, so no problem.

6) For the whole increased income thing, you could always give some of the site owners the option to donate 100% of their proceeds to Xepher.net through the Donate button on their website.  I have no ideas for the other problem though...

7) The application system is fine for now at least, but it might be best to let some others approve the applications as well, or at least have them write a short recommendation for you to read and then decide from there.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: February 08, 2006, 10:14:42 pm »
Ok, this post is a little early, but I bring good news.  I decided to post art from both webcomics on deviantArt for now.  Newest posting will be today, in the scraps section.  The address is listed above in the application, but I also have posted it down here so it is easier to find.
http://leonusdune.deviantart.com/

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: November 27, 2005, 10:55:06 pm »
Ok, as of today (11-27-05) I finally found a website that I can program in (namely, one without HTML or any other basic programming languages).  Unfortunately, I had to program it so it does not look like the planned website.  Other than that, I've been really busy (school, work, family) so I haven't finished coloring any new pages and the actual website has been halted in its development (my brother's busy as well).  As for how I managed to put up this new website, it was mostly copy and paste from available files on my computer, so some of the data is lacking.  Hopefully, with Christmas approaching, I'll be able to get more done.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: October 17, 2005, 02:20:58 am »
Oh, no, I do understand what you are talking about... and actually, future comics will have more variety in terms of the angles the characters are drawn from (still working the kinks out of some so they look better), and I do plan on more variety in general, as for my brother, well, I cannot speak for him.
As for why I posted now, it is because I know the application process can take awhile, and I may lose the ability to access the internet except for school work and on weekends, so this was the best time to apply.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: October 15, 2005, 11:57:36 pm »
Lei, thanks for the input, it is appreciated.
Right now, I do not have access to the website data (that is my brother's deparment, but I'll ask him and see what I can get).  As for the art styles, I actually have done a bit of experimenting with different styles, and I felt this one had the most potential to improve upon.  AS for techniques, I am working on shading and texturing, but I do not feel they are good enough yet.
Also, just as a side note, please note that two separate people are drawing for the site, so it would help us if you said which one your comment is meant for (just a general request).

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: October 11, 2005, 11:53:51 pm »
Thanks, I did fix that and I believe the links work.

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Applications / Application for Nexus Comics
« on: October 11, 2005, 12:36:42 am »
preferred user name: Nexus Comics
e-mail relating to Dark Hunt or general questions: chaosarchivistATyahooDOTcom (e-mail yes or no to this address please)
e-mail relating to Shadow Search: orderchroniclerATyahooDOTcom

Reason for applying to Xepher.net: First off, there is always the money factor, with Xepher.net having free hosting without ads, it seems to be a nice place to host a website that is done more for the joy of creative expression, rather than any profit.  Also, the recent hack aside, Xepher.net has a good track record of being a secure place to host a site, in as far as I know.  Finally, most of the motavation for me to restart my webcomic came from Xepher.net sites, so this is my way of trying to contribute back some.

Nexus Comics would be a dual- person website, with my brother and I being the two people posting items on it.  Although the basis for the site is posting webcomics, there would be other art and writing posted, most relating to the comics in some way.  Since two people would be running the site updates, I will cover this application ini two sections, the fisrt covering Shadow Search, my brother's web comic, and the second covering Dark Hunt, my web comic idea.
Oh, before that, here is a partial screen shot of the main page connecting the two comics:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/Sample.jpg
OK! I got a free website that doe not use HTML, so I could program a site up.  The site address is below, please note that the Front Page this links to will not be what the actual site looks like, primarily since the main site image could not be posted.  The appropriate links are Dark Hunt and Shadow Search.
http://chaosguard.pbwiki.com/

Ok, new display site is up/ has been found!  The site is on deviantArt and right now is mostly Dark Hunt Art, but Shadow  Search art will come as it is finished (colored, texted, etc.).
http://leonusdune.deviantart.com/

Shadow Search:
Basic Info: Shadow Search is based on the worlds of Sereem and Vernerar, and is centered on a war between the races of Vernerar and the humans of Sereem.  The action focuses on a young woman named Aurora, her partner Aegis and their boss, Z, head of Clandestine, an organization dedicated to the protection of humanity against the creatures of Sereem, particularly the werewolves and vampires.  The comic also includes several villians, such as the Ageless Specter, Vampire Lord Draco, Lord Xivor and other assorted people from the vampires, werewolves and the shadowy Illuminati.

Below are the first three pages of the comic (color will be added for the site, when I have time)
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_1.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_2.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_3.jpg

Dark Hunt:
Basic Info: Dark Hunt takes place in a future universe where Earth has been destroyed and a fraction of humanity now lives on a new planet, called Veil.  Unfortunately, the planet was already inhabited by the Sentient Races, a variety of races that used to live on Veil but decided to move their homes to pocket dimensions in order to avoid humans.  The comic covers the story of Howler, Eldritch and Lora as they seek to protect their world and themselves from the darker elements of their races.  As in Shadow Search, the Ageless Specter makes an appearance as a villian (he can travel between dimensions, FYI.  More info on him in the comics); as well as the Werewolf Slayer; Graynge, a rogue vampire lord; and quite a few other villians, insane or otherwise.

Below are the first five pages of the comics (I actually had time to color them), where you meet the first villian, Genisis:
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_1color.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_2color.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_3color.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_4color.jpg
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y180/LeonusDune/Webcomic/page_5color.jpg

Further additions to the comic preview, these are later on, but I wanted to show my art is getting better, I hope.
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32075408/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32075834/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32076112/
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/32076367/

Also, a preview of a future cycle (what each section relating to one plot is called in my comic)
http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/26414252/

Other notes:
Right now, it looks as if both comics will be updated once a week, perhaps more if there is time.  Also, although the two comics start off with similar premises, they will diverge greatly in terms of their content.
As for violence and pornography, we do not intend to have either in our sites, although there will be several fights, but the most violence we'll show is probably red lines for cuts and maybe darkened clothing or skin (but not a lot of that probably).  (This is just added as an FYI, to get a feel the ratings on the comics)
Hopefully, our art will improve as time goes on.

Notes on site sharing:
As it is, I have as much skill in website design as a rock, so my brother has agreed to do the programming (it is in html) in exchange for me coloring and finalizing the comics for posting.

OK, I realize this is probably pretty long, but I wanted to cover as much material as I could.  I would appreciate any comments, and if you have any questions you would rather not ask on the forum, feel free to e-mail me.

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