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An Incident at the Game Store

An Incident at the Game Store: A story of an altercation at a game store gone horribly wrong.

I adapted this greentext story from 4chan to teach myself to draw a comics faster. I made small changes and deviations from the original story but still tried to keep the spirit and humor of the original.

This is a comic I’ve been working on for the past year. Please enjoy!

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10/28/2019 Nearly Complete!

GREAT NEWS EVERYBODY! I’ve completed coloring Incident at the Game Store! I’ll be spending time arranging pages to make a print proof from Ka-Blam Printing, then arranging my images to make a new tutorial article and a tutorial and process video on Youtube.

In anticipation for me completing the coloring Incident at the Game Store, I’m liquidating the black and white comics and selling them for $1 on my Etsy Store! It’s a great way to support me and my projects and have a physical copy of my comic, signed and sketched by me!


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My Time at Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019

I had a decent time at Comic Con Revolution Chicago 2019! This convention was a smaller convention than I thought it would be but it was alright.

I shared a table with ScottyArtz and it was okay. We mostly just riffed on cool art, video games, and he explained hardcore Super Smash Bros. play to me.

I sold books like Incident at the Game Store and Shirley’s Day, butI sold very little art or comic books in general to overcome the costs to buying the table space and travel expenses be made.

I also managed to knock out a commission for Mochireru.

I saw some decent cosplays of characters I actually like. I’m not big into cosplay stuff, but usually I take a picture if the character peaks my intrest.

I got a cool new haul, courtesy by Brian Babendererde, EB Mead, and Andrew Taam.


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Incident at the Game Store Releases Today!

After waiting with bated breath, my comic prints have finally arrived and I can officially announce that Incident At The Game Store is now for sale on my Etsy store for $3.00 and a digital version for $1.00!

As with buying a physical copy of Shirley’s Day, you can get it personally signed and sketched by me!

If you want to support me as an artist but don’t want a printed comic, you have the option of tipping me on my new Ko-Fi page!

All of my comics were printed by Ka-Blam Digital Printing. They take a while to get done but they’re still a decent way to get started printing your own self-published comics and I’ll still recommend them.

If you want to check out my process if making this comic exist, look through my archives of articles on making Incident at the Game Store.

Please look forward to my next project soon!


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Let’s Make A Comic Story: Index

In case you’ve missed my posts for my development process for making Incident at the Game Store, here’s an index of links to all the parts in the process. I hope that any aspiring comic makers will look through my articles to learn how to make comics themselves. Good luck and keep drawing!

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Let’s Make A Comic Story Part 9: Final Finishing and Publishing

The inking is done, the lettering is done, everything is nearly done! Now it’s time to put it together for printing and showing off!!

At this point I can go two ways: I can set up the for printing physical copies or I can set it up for sharing and downloading online, phones, or tablets. For the moment though, this is how I set it up for full resolution 300 dpi printing and general purpose use.

So when setting up for printing, I use Ka-Blam for printing my comics. I make sure to adjust and build my all of my comic pages to their specifications. They’re even nice enough to provide a template they use for printing and cutting.

Arrange your art to this template and shift and scale the edges of your panes; to the edge of the live and margin area. Keep all of your pages in that same document so you can use the Multiply Blending Option or Lowering Opacity to keep the panels and art uniform in proportions between pages.

I have all of my pages gathered from the start to export. First, I begin in Manga Studio by Exporting a Single Layer as a PNG file.

Make sure you make a New Folder somewhere you can find it and name it something consistent and memorable so others can find it and access it for printing out.

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