Y.E.T.I. or Yvett's Everest Traversing Instrumentalist is the robotic sidekick to Yvett St. Pierre—professional musician, inventor, and thrill seeker—on her journey to play her music on the top of Mt. Everest!
I'm an imaginator with a love of stories, and a desire to bring a smile into people's lives.
Wanted to go for what The Wonderful Wizard of Oz would look like as a graphic novel/comic.
@mag When I first attempted a 24 page story, I based it off of Little Red Riding Hood, fractured it by telling it from the Wolf's perspective. Now I'm trying to work on my own stories, though I'm not as good of a writer so it's a learning curve.
I agree that it takes , and I was only really able to afford to do it because I started in April when I was at home temporarily laid off due to Covid restrictions. But one of the ways I'm trying to work on stories is to make a bunch of short ones that don't take a lot of time to make using the "3-2-1 Comics" format as a challenge. Basically the limiters of the format are:
This way, I'm able to explore and develop story worlds without having to start with a 24–150 page story!
I've only just started on the first story though, so we'll see if the format helps or not.
@erinrew Ok, so here are some tips that I learned in print class when going for graphic design.
list item 300 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) is best on average for image resolution.
list item Remember that images don't go to the edge of the page, and it's usually a 1/4" of paper around that can't be printed on. (Example: an 8.5x11 page has 8x10.5 of available print space.)
list item printed images come out darker than on your screen due to paper absorbing the ink. A way we were told to combat this is before saving the file for print, lighten the colours by 5%. Though the best way to make sure your colours are correct is to print out a test before ordering the 500 copies
list item As for what file type is best for print, pdf is best for that.
Tip for what file types are best for what:
Hope this helps!
I've heard Kazu and others on panels talk about what all went on behind the making of the Flight anthologies and the forum that was used sounded a lot like what is here at SVS. It made me happy to notice that this constructive forum was available.
Also thanks Jake, and all the others who made the Flight anthologies! They were a big part of what got me interested in graphic novels