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Once Upon a Time on the Western Front

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1 hour ago, 3j2m7 said:

Echt  !!!! 😎 cool !!!

Thank you very good job and nice to read,...somes months ago I saw on the forum a GI with a cigarette butt are you also the author of this ?

I don’t recall giving anyone a cigarette butt in my comics, but I might have forgotten. There are several hundred panels, and I also did a few standalone ones that were posted in the various screenshot threads, so it’s easy to lose track. :wacko:

 

26 minutes ago, Sgt.Squarehead said:

I've been looking forward to seeing another episode.....Cheers Bud.  B)

Any chance you could give me some tips on how you achieve this remarkable look?  I'd like to try a similar comic-book style for the artwork in my CM:A Blue Campaign ('Abdul Gul's War'), to date my own efforts have looked pretty poor by comparison.

Thanks, mate. Glad you enjoy it.

Tips? Well I read a number of books by professionals like Wil Eisner, and did a lot of research. Being an avid lover of Donald Duck and Tintin helped too, I found inspiration there. And then there is practice, practice, practice. I’ve done a lot of writing long before I even attempted making my first comic. 

There is no “right” way to do it. And it’s very time consuming. Takes me about a full work day to do 3 panels, for a frame of reference on what’s involved. 

Best tip I can give you: find a style you really like, and then experiment with adapting it to make your own style. I love Tintin, but I would not want my comics to look like a Tintin Knock-off. And I don’t just mean graphics, but your own humour in the writing, or the situations you present. It’s easiest when you try to be you and not someone else. :)

Not a bad start, by the way. ;)

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5 hours ago, IanL said:

Excellent!

Thanks, Ian!

3 hours ago, Warts 'n' all said:

I'm really looking forward to seeing how this unfolds.

The horror... :lol:

3 hours ago, Falaise said:
it's great I love your comic strip  :wub:
thank you

Thank YOU for commenting. I appreciate every one.

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44 minutes ago, Bud Backer said:

I don’t recall giving anyone a cigarette butt in my comics, but I might have forgotten. There are several hundred panels, and I also did a few standalone ones that were posted in the various screenshot threads, so it’s easy to lose track. :wacko:

 

44 minutes ago, Bud Backer said:

So than muss be on the several hundred panels or standalone...but I think now I know  where I saw this....on the Bill Hardenberger page explaining tactic and situations....

could be also from you ??

 

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17 hours ago, 3j2m7 said:

Echt  !!!! 😎 cool !!!

Thank you very good job and nice to read,...somes months ago I saw on the forum a GI with a cigarette butt are you also the author of this ?

I believe you are referring to my work... see:  King of the Hill  

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Sorry Bud, now back to the regularly scheduled programming.

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16 hours ago, Miller786 said:

A comic AAR? looks awesome!

Thank you. If this is new to you see my signature below to find the other 5. ;)

16 hours ago, Michael Emrys said:

Bully! Been missing this for far too long. Glad you're back.

:)

Michael

Thank you, Michael, I suspected you might be chuffed to see this! :D

15 hours ago, 3j2m7 said:

So than muss be on the several hundred panels or standalone...but I think now I know  where I saw this....on the Bill Hardenberger page explaining tactic and situations....

could be also from you ??

Ah, that explains it. See Bil Hardenberger’s reply. That’s his fine work. I only wish there was more!

12 hours ago, Heinrich505 said:

Bud,

   YESS!!!!  I just stumbled on this.  So great to see you back in action.  Your work is always appreciated.  

 

Thanks Heinrich. Your stories in the screenshots threads are legend in my view. ;) 

35 minutes ago, Bil Hardenberger said:

I believe you are referring to my work... see:  King of the Hill  

Sorry Bud, now back to the regularly scheduled programming.

Nothing to be sorry about. Your work was fan-effing-tastic and you deserve every bit of credit for it. 

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3 hours ago, Warts 'n' all said:

Great story telling. I want him to come through this alive, just for Paula's sake.

The clue to that is on the last panel of La Ferme Dupont.. :P

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1 hour ago, Bil Hardenberger said:

I believe you are referring to my work... see:  King of the Hill  

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Sorry Bud, now back to the regularly scheduled programming.

Yes Bill this is you is true... asking me why you dont do more about  i think will be really appreciated from everybody's !!

Also sorry Bud to disturb this place...back to your really appreciated job now !!!

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27 minutes ago, 3j2m7 said:

Yes Bill this is you is true... asking me why you dont do more about  i think will be really appreciated from everybody's !!

I've only done the one because frankly, they are very time consuming to develop.. they aren't simple screen captures, I could spend a few hours on one panel, hand painting, arranging figures from multiple screen grabs together (the leaders around the jeep scene is an example).  I did enjoy doing the one I did and who knows, maybe someday I'll do another.

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One of the cool things about this game and this community is there are so many perspectives and ways to enjoy it.  I think I have only really seen this in RPG stuff. Rock on @Bud Backer

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2 hours ago, Bud Backer said:

I agree, even my less elaborate graphics require quite a few hours of work to produce. 

Everybodys make the works that he like with feeling...make more Bud, yours comic s make us  specials moments !!

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19 minutes ago, sburke said:

One of the cool things about this game and this community is there are so many perspectives and ways to enjoy it.  I think I have only really seen this in RPG stuff. Rock on @Bud Backer

Good words sburke... like the smooth atmosphere on a forum !

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3 hours ago, Bil Hardenberger said:

I've only done the one because frankly, they are very time consuming to develop.. they aren't simple screen captures, I could spend a few hours on one panel, hand painting, arranging figures from multiple screen grabs together (the leaders around the jeep scene is an example).  I did enjoy doing the one I did and who knows, maybe someday I'll do another.

Will recommend you Bill...when some peoples have somes good "side" they have also to let know ...

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11 hours ago, sburke said:

One of the cool things about this game and this community is there are so many perspectives and ways to enjoy it.  I think I have only really seen this in RPG stuff. Rock on @Bud Backer

Very true. From individual screenshots to Heinrich’s impressive stories, kohl’s desert and winter mod, Bil’s Ui icon set, you name it. A lot of fine effort, something for every taste. 

 

11 hours ago, Ivan Zaitzev said:

Great stuff!

Thank you!

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