the sfeer theory

anonymous asked:

I know there's tons going on but I wanna thank you for the way you portrayed Nens struggle with his sexuality and stuff like, LGBT people don't get tons of representation and when we do it's usually "out and proud" characters.. I like that Nen got to wrestle with it.. I also wanted to ask (and I've probably asked before but) do you know of anymore good LGBT+ webtoons or comics in general? I'd like to start reading more comics, but I only really like your writing I've noticed...

Thank you, nonnie! 

Honestly, I never thought Nen’s situation would be a big thing? I mean, I felt like his and Gawain’s (and all the characters’ struggles) were just real things, and in my headspace it seemed very normal to have such feelings and reactions.

It wasn’t until I got messages on the subject that I realized how many readers were able to relate to Nen in particular.

I mean, I’m sure I’m not the first to have such a character, but right now I’m just really glad he exists because he’s made me learn a lot of things about so many wonderful people <3

As for comic recs, I’m on mobile so forgive me for not including links! Here are some I enjoy quite a lot:

- Starfighter by Hamletmachine (adult content)

- It’s Always Raining Here by Hazel and Bell

- Knights Errant by Jennifer Doyle (16+yrs)

- Sfeer Theory by Chira

- Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu

- Always Human by Walkingnorth

rwsjohnson  asked:

Do you have any webcomic recommendations/what webcomics do you read, if any? What do you think makes a good webcomic?

HMMMMM, my favorite webcomics…a lot of the stuff under the Hiveworks umbrella, so here are all the ones I like on there:

Paranatural | Sakana | The Meek | Mare Internvm (Viewer Discretion Advised) | Agents of the Realm | Sfeer Theory | Never Satisfied | Blackgrass | Wilde Life | Clockwork | Monsterkind

You can seek those out on the Hiveworks website…gives me less linking to do. @v@ But I also like Neo-KosmosOMG Check Please!, Earthsong, Cybergem, Various Everythings, Cucumber Quest, Skin Deep, Radio Silence, The Property of Hate, Witchy, and The Substitutes

Wow!  Didn’t realize how many there were until I wrote ‘em all out like that!  There are also quite a few I used to read when I was younger which I can’t quite recall now, but these are my current faves. :>

I think what makes a good webcomic is probably the same as what makes any sequential art story good: compelling characters, a good story, all that jazz.  I think they’re special, though, in that you don’t have to be “”good enough”” when you start.  So even beginners (young or old) can grow a following if they’re dedicated and their concept is good.  And because they have to be prolific and speedy for regular updates, they improve fast, so by chapter ten you don’t even recognize the style.  

And there’s so much room for experimentation in the medium!  Animations, interactive pages, all sorts of cool stuff!  In short, webcomics have a special place in my heart.  Not really what you were asking, though?  Uh, I guess one of the most important things is that the artist has dedication.  If you can’t keep a schedule, you’re gonna have a bad time and so will your readers.

leonlowell-deactivated-deactiva  asked:

How do you do comic panels? I adore the creative layout you put in your series.

Thank you! 💕 Comic layouts have become my favourite part of comicking so I’m happy to get this question. I usually have a vague idea of the scenes I want clearly illustrated. I consider the following when I lay things out:

Pacing: Each panel should feel like they are directly connected to the one next to it, unless you’re changing scenes altogether. How fast or slow the pacing depends on how many panels of that scene procession you choose to draw. I sometimes control time lapse in between panels with thinner or thicker dividers.

Flow and dialogue: I concentrate on deliberately directing the eye from one place to the next. I do this by using different shapes of panels/line direction of the actual illustration. This becomes really fun? challenging? when there’s a lot of dialogue happening. This is when I stop being an illustrator and work backwards. I lay down the text first and let it form my page. I will even use speech bubble chains as dividers between panels altogether.

Mood/tone: When things are chill (ie: just people having a conversation), I use pretty standard layouts. When things are getting heated or HYPE is when I lose the white borders and make the page feel more open with different shapes.

Intent of your comic: My comic can be considered fantasy and action-adventure so it makes sense to have free-flowing layouts, especially since magic breaks a lot of rules anyway. However, for example, my friend’s comic Sfeer Theory has a deliberately standard layout because it’s meant to feel clinical. I thought this was neat because I hadn’t thought about panelling as a part of art direction before.

(for examples, see my comic (๑◕؂<๑)♪)