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THE INCUBATOR / Re: Arts&Goodies character's
« on: Dec 30, 2017, 07:34 AM »
Declines are generally not due to concepts and I can think of no exceptions.  Personally I'd like to see you tough it out with the previous dude.  Changing the concept won't really change what you need to do in the end but if you feel this is what you need to do in order to give it your best effort, then I'll respect that. 

My hope for you was that you'd view your previous attempts as a storyboard and work off that to refine your vision.  As people we tend to fall into the sunk cost fallacy, where we think we have to sink in more time to get rewarded in the end.  If something is not working, scrap it.  Look at it with fresh eyes.  Everything you do is just a step towards getting better and pursuing your goals.  In the end, drawing more will only help you.

News & Events / Re: Pulpo Flies Again!
« on: Dec 14, 2017, 05:39 PM »
Bumping for that sweet Octo-love!  Still got a little less than a couple of months left!  If you're still planning on turning something in, regardless of how long or short, you can contact us (Kevin or me) or sound off in this thread.

VOID Characters and Comics / Re: Challenges Thread
« on: Dec 07, 2017, 06:43 PM »
Fight me!
5 weeks
Mostly because this is finals time but Id like it in the cards.
But take as long or as little as you want

Art Jams / Re: 2017 Secret Santa!
« on: Nov 13, 2017, 11:13 PM »
Sure.  I can draw, I think.  Johnny Cool.

News & Events / Re: Pulpo Flies Again!
« on: Nov 12, 2017, 08:39 AM »
Thanks for the bump petarvee! 

I will continue to send periodic reminders to people who seemed interested, especially as there's a little less than 3 months left now.  And of course I'll continue to send those reminders through social media. 

VOID Characters and Comics / Re: Challenges Thread
« on: Oct 16, 2017, 08:55 PM »
Fuck.  I wanna dust off Cavallero and fight some priests.


Hi. I don't fight a lot. But I've been made aware of your existence and I feel I have a public duty to preform.

Two weeks. As soon as you're ready. Let's have fun! C:

THE INCUBATOR / Re: Desichan's Characters
« on: Sep 21, 2017, 02:06 PM »
Sure.  We'd never reject a concept.  If you enjoy it then by all means go for it.  Id love to see an intro comic soon.

Design sheet is fine.  But before you're ready to submit it please make sure not to cut off the feet.  It's important that your opponent be able to get the full profile.  On to comics.

THE INCUBATOR / Re: Arts&Goodies character's
« on: Aug 19, 2017, 06:34 AM »
I generally enjoy these sorts of concepts.  So I'm interested.  Design sheet is good so far, hoping to see some pages soon.

THE INCUBATOR / Re: Impious Imp's new thread
« on: Jul 29, 2017, 09:00 AM »
I like this design a great deal.  Hope to see your entry soon.

Regionals / Re: East Coast meetup?
« on: Jul 14, 2017, 06:34 PM »
Another pro tip: If a Buddhist monk shows you an amulet, it's not a souvenir for you to take.  Those dudes are fast and will chase you down. 

Regionals / Re: East Coast meetup?
« on: Jul 14, 2017, 05:54 PM »
The museum of natural history has these WEIRD rules about not touching exhibits...which really if they were so concerned theyd do a better job keeping them out of my reach...amirite?

Jobs / Commissions on Social Media!
« on: Jul 08, 2017, 08:11 AM »
Hey guys,
I'm sorry I'm not always on top of things.  I kinda didn't know this section existed.  So what I want to do is this.  I'm one of the people on staff who is primarily concerned with our social media output.  So from now on, if you put your commission info in this thread I will do my best to blast it on tumblr and facebook and get the word out.  It would also make it easier for me if you put it on a handy dandy infographic like many of you already do.  I notice the thread hasn't been used in awhile but I want to change that.  So I want to help signal boost your needs!  Just keep at it and I swear I'll try to do a better job of following along.  If you post and you haven't noticed it on social media for a few days please feel free to IM me and be like "Fuckin' Duel, where's my shit?"

Since stuff on this thread is pretty old, I'll put out newer info from this point forward.

Regionals / Re: East Coast meetup?
« on: Jul 01, 2017, 10:42 PM »
Boo.  Everyone should just come to Boston.

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Defaults
« on: May 16, 2017, 01:15 PM »
I haven't read everybody's arguments yet but I want to say that the mods have discussed this on and off again.  It is certainly an eternal problem and ultimately I don't think there is a concrete solution to prevent all defaults ever.  Communication between artists can definitely let them cancel and plan ahead of time.  As someone with a spotty record and his own depression issues I understand.  But I think the big problem with serial defaulter is that it makes them less approachable.  Event participation is decided often enough on records and I dont think its a big surprise to say that people with better records are often chosen.  Mostly I just want to say it is a point of discussion and this is indeed a healthy discussion to have.  Just know that of our discussions a point that has been stressed is that people might get a warning beforehand if they continue that way.   No one is getting a surprise punishment.

I like it.  You have a good design sense.  It shows in Miwesa and in this character and I totally wanna battle you some day in the near future.  With names, my strategy would be to decide on a cultural heritage and look for a meaning that matches it.  (i.e. Usagi Tsukino, Japanese, literal meaning Rabbit of the Moon)  Or one of my favorites is to take names from popular myths or fiction (Cassandra, Ophelia, etc.)

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Location Jam!
« on: Apr 25, 2017, 07:13 PM »
Whoa what?  Rhimwill lives near me?

News & Events / Re: 2017 TAG TEAM TOURNAMENT
« on: Feb 06, 2017, 05:43 PM »
I am joining with me and myself.  We gonna wreck y'all.

...what do you mean this isn't how it works?

Generally Void has always encouraged Show Don't Tell as a philosophy when making comics.  More often than not this will reflect in people's critiques and voting patterns.  We're working in a visual medium so it only makes sense that we as artists want to improve on our visual storytelling abilities.  So we've always encouraged Show Don't Tell around here.  But as someone who reads a shit ton of comics, I can definitely tell you there are comics out there that do the opposite on a regular basis.  There are super exposition heavy comics out there and many rely on it.  There are experimental comics out there that try to balance prose with comic storytelling.  I'm not gonna judge someone either who needs to squeeze in a little exposition for their story to have build up that you can't get through in a few pages on a deadline.  But I feel that while you're here in Void, you should always strive for Show Don't Tell because as you push yourself in that direction you will improve on your own skill and on your ability to tell a story visually.  It's a matter of honing your skills and always aiming for something higher.

The Outlawer The Vigilante

He was just a man going for a walk.  But then he was mugged for the money in his wallet.  And that was when the Outlawer was born, waging his one man war on crime.  Working out of his personal garage, the Outlawer builds big guns and high tech weaponry to aid him in his quest.  Using his rocket boots, he soars through the sky while dispensing explosive projectiles to destroy his foes.  His large shoulder pads are bulletproof and thus he is bulletproof.  All bullets will bounce off of his shoulder pads.  Beware evildoers!  You will be OUTLAWED.

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Circle of Hell Anthology
« on: Sep 02, 2016, 10:45 AM »
Is anyone here still planning on submitting?

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Circle of Hell Anthology
« on: Aug 18, 2016, 01:32 PM »
Hey Dudes and Dudettes,
So we're about two weeks or less from my original deadline.  I hope there are people already working on their entries or still planning to.  If you need more time, we can work it out but I need to know.  So I'd like it if people who were planning on submitting would either post here or email me at to tell me that you're doing an entry and an estimated page count and if you'll make it by the deadline or will need more time.  This project is near and dear to my heart so I'll do what it takes to make sure it succeeds. 

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Circle of Hell Anthology
« on: Aug 03, 2016, 05:43 PM »

Like with your dick or other dicks?  That's a level of talent I'd be jealous of.

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Circle of Hell Anthology
« on: Aug 02, 2016, 10:28 AM »
So I feel like I'm not doing a good enough job explaining what I am rejecting in terms of gore.  Like if you can pull off Bernie Wrightson levels of disgust and messed up then that's great, I love that

The stuff that I am actively avoiding is stuff that would be considered offensive.  Examples like Crossed.  Crossed is a comic series I hate and for the life of me I can't understand why it exists.  It is basically about Rape Zombies.  In one comic I had the misfortune of reading, the main character who is a serial killer amidst this rape zombie epidemic is casually stewing a woman's breast.  Do. Not. Want.  I don't want entries that could be considered torture porn, I don't want entries that are thinly veiled misogynist fantasies for dissecting women, I basically don't want ero guro for this.  All of that has it's fans and it's time and it's place but just not this book. 

I also feel like me saying PG-13 is giving people the wrong idea.  There is a lot you can get away with there.  It just doesn't need to be explicit.

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Circle of Hell Anthology
« on: Aug 01, 2016, 06:22 PM »
Hey guys it's August 1st!  There's a  month left until the Circle of Hell deadline so I'm bumping this thread to remind people who are interested!  I'm available to answer any and all questions!

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