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THE INCUBATOR / Re: Rivana's Outcasts
« on: Aug 04, 2019, 07:48 AM »
Very cool.  It's great to see so much progress as well.  Your early sketch seems fine too.  Can't wait to see more.

« on: Jun 30, 2019, 04:52 PM »
Please join and fight your mother.  In comics I mean.  I do not encourage fighting one’s parents....unless they deserve it.

« on: Apr 27, 2019, 10:02 AM »
Johnny Cool wants to play.

News & Events / Re: !SHORT & SWEET!
« on: Mar 27, 2019, 08:59 AM »
You've all been eagerly waiting and so here it is!  This is the script we'll be using for the event.

Just to lay a little info down:
The script is written by Anthony Johnston, a Best selling writer who has written for multiple media including novels, games and comics.  You might be familiar with Atomic Blonde, the film that was based on his comic by the same name.

The script we're using was actually part of a talent hunt for Oni Press, which we felt would best suit our trial run for this event and is freely available on Johnston's site.  So unlike many scripts you can find online, there is no finished official comic version of this script.

THE INCUBATOR / Re: Panthera-bator
« on: Feb 17, 2019, 09:26 PM »
Seems pretty fun.  Id be excited to see this character in some comic battles.  I think the only thing missing is a proper design sheet.  Just showing us her face and maybe the forms.  Otherwise I think youd be ready to submit.

Art Jams / Re: 2018 Secret Santa!
« on: Jan 02, 2019, 05:23 PM »
This was a fun batch!
And thanks so much Tech!

THE INCUBATOR / Re: Weanders' incubator
« on: Dec 09, 2018, 04:13 AM »
I like this design sheet a lot!  But I do have two hangups.  The bat face form is a little hard to see.  At least on the screen I'm on.  This is common for digital artists who are used to the colors on their own brightened screen but sometimes these colors don't show up the same to everyone due to different monitors.  So I'd be careful.  I'd lighten up the colors a little so we can at least appreciate the details of the bat form.  My second hang up is her shortened forms showing her throughout the ages.  It's cute!  But it gave me an initial impression that was short which conflicted with the 5'8 tall info.  Maybe you don't need to change it or anything but it did confuse me for like a second.  Otherwise I think this is cool and I can't wait to see what your intro comic looks like.

THE INCUBATOR / Re: Time to Incubate a egg - PDevil incubator
« on: Dec 09, 2018, 04:09 AM »
This is an excellent design sheet!  I'm excited to see what sort of comics you will produce.  Keep at it!

The weather's getting colder and the holidays are upon us.  So it's time to warm up by competing at break neck speeds through comic battles!

In case you're unfamiliar with the Rumble Roulette, it's randomized match ups creating single 1v1 battles.  Who will your opponent be?  You'll find out and that's the fun part!  The only stipulation this time is we ask that your comics be holiday themed to match the season.

Sign ups are open now and will close on Sunday Dec. 2nd at 11:59PM!  Your opponent will be randomized and the deadlines will be set for two weeks starting that Monday!  Just in time for those year end plans.

So here's an exception to the rule that will be introduced for the first time.  If sign ups are not evenly numbered, we may have to cut off the odd numbered participant based on first come, first serve.  We'll do our best to avoid that but we'll see how it goes. 

1. BoogidiBzdo with Egg Dealer

2. Radji with Kurt and Polterdot

3. Astro Sean with Harvey

4. Crocostyle with Croco

5. MrPr1993 with Grita the Reaper

6.Viperchief with The Mechanic

7.Pepper Jaq with Prisma Thanatos

8.Technicolor-yawn with Click Lyric

9.Corn of the Breads with Ma


THE INCUBATOR / Re: Burry's Character
« on: Nov 24, 2018, 05:36 AM »
Solid start.  Can't wait to see some comics.

News & Events / Crit Club
« on: Nov 19, 2018, 04:36 PM »
Hey guys wanna do more for your community?  Crit club is a group of voiders dedicated to making sure that people seeking out constructive criticism receive it.
Being a member of crit club means talking to your fellow crit club members to organize and plan amongst yourselves to make sure all comics are critiqued, and all requests on discord for crits are met.

You will have a private discord channel to discuss plans and make sure each comic and request are taken care of at some point.
Members on discord will be able to ping you as a group, letting you know that they are seeking an in-depth crit.

This does not mean that people outside of crit club can't crit but that crit club members have made a commitment to crit.

Anyone can apply to be in crit club. To stay in crit club, you must keep up with commenting. If several weeks pass without a word from you, we will inquire if you’d like to stay in or not.

To apply, send and email to

News & Events / VOIDTUBE
« on: Nov 18, 2018, 07:21 AM »
Come one, come all and gather around!

We’re launching a new Youtube channel for the Entervoid community called VOIDTUBE!

What is VOIDtube, I clearly hear you asking?

It’ll be a youtube channel dedicated to related Entervoid videos and tutorials and community videos.  And that’s where you, my dear community member, will come in.  We’ll be asking you to submit videos to show the world your enthusiasm for art and comics.  We’re looking for tutorials, speedpaints, animations/animatics, things you’ve recorded during your own drawing sessions, and maybe even Meet Up videos!

Staff will review videos before uploading them.  Videos that are explicit in gore or sexual content may be rejected and other videos containing inappropriate humor or language may have an age restriction applied.

Direct your submissions to  the best method may be to share your videos on Google Drive but let us know otherwise!

Here’s the link to the actual channel:

Supported file types:
HEVC (h265)

Art Jams / Re: 2018 Secret Santa!
« on: Nov 16, 2018, 04:36 AM »
Tossing my hat in.  Johnny Cool or Cavallero

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Destroy our battle scenes.
« on: Sep 11, 2018, 10:13 AM »
That's a legit article Ive linked to before but....I also can't tell if it's a bot.  They're evolving.

VOID University / Re: Mentor and Trainee Roulette [REVIVAL]
« on: Jul 28, 2018, 04:04 AM »
We'll just make it an ourobouros of mentor/trainees. 

So you really won't get too much feedback until you start pages.  The bio is a good concept starting place but people generally don't give too many suggestions when it comes to story unless it's something really crazy.  Like I don't understand the Time Skip thing.  That doesn't seem to be something relevant to us as an audience nor is it really mentioned as having any bearing on your plot.  But otherwise the story is something for you to show us as you make comics.  The design is fine and there's nothing wrong with it.  Looking forward to the intro.

« on: Jun 20, 2018, 04:26 PM »
Long time no see!
I'm a bit rusty, but you can sign me (amaloo) up for Pillbug.

I love your return and your art looks so polished I can't wait to see.

GO FOR BROKE! / Re: Evi's Art Stuff
« on: Jun 20, 2018, 08:07 AM »
I love your art.  But you know what else I love?  Azuki.  JOIN SRT.  GIVE HER LIFE.  MAKE HER STRONGER.

« on: Jun 17, 2018, 12:35 PM »
William Duel with Cavallero

News & Events / Re: Rumble Roulette Returns!
« on: Jun 10, 2018, 10:34 PM »
Rumble Roulette signs ups are now closed!  Tomorrow on Monday the 11th people will be paired up according to the rules....oh odd number...?  Oh crap. 

The conditions have been met and the hidden challenger has been unlocked.

News & Events / Rumble Roulette Returns!
« on: Jun 03, 2018, 09:35 PM »
Are you restless and feeling the itch to battle?  But do you feel like the awkward teens at the Winter Ball where no one wants to get out on the dance floor?  Well, let us throw the first punch for you and welcome you to the Rumble Roulette!

I want to stress that this is not a tournament and not an event!  Though it will be structured like one.  What do you have to do?

You'll sign up like normal.  When sign ups close, the mods will randomize your opponent from the pool of challengers.  And then you shy kids will be thrust on the field of battle where you will meet your blind date!  Think of this as an ice breaker/alternative to just using open challenges.

Sign ups with be open for a week and with a minimum of 6+ fighters.  Sign ups close on Sunday, June 10th at 11:59 pm EST.

Parameters are a 1v1, 2 week normal battle.  This is a chance to get a normal battle with someone unexpected!

1. Jaykat with Gossamer Swan

2.otakutaylor with Tsumi

3.Golden with Crikey Dile

4.yarnwitch with Miwesa

5.Q-Bit with Terminal

6. Nibbles with Eighty-eight

7. Energy with Jessie Valley

8.Desichan with Fawn

9. Pockets with Discharge


This is wonderful!  Thanks!

spit spat, time to chat / Re: Entervoid RPG
« on: Apr 15, 2018, 06:49 AM »
It's a fun idea.  I'd like it if one of these projects actually succeeded someday lol.  This needs to go through Toast first though as the founder and head honcho who maintains the site.  I also think that true to the nature of Void, settings should be pliable.  And leading plots up to Armageddon storylines is fun.

Reviews / Willy D's Comic Theory Review Corner
« on: Apr 07, 2018, 07:04 AM »
I have in my collection a rather large amount of books dedicated to comic theory and craft. I love reading about comic theory. And since a lot of these books tend to be recommended reading I thought it might be beneficial to share my thoughts and review some of the books I've read and will read; On the chance that you might be wondering if a certain book might be of benefit to you and worth the time to read. The books I might review here may not be limited to just books about comics but books that may help us all grow as artists.

So I will start off with my favorite.

Manga in Theory and Practice: The Craft of Creating Manga
Hirohiko Araki

This book is my Holy Grail. And it should be an indispensible part of any Jojo fan's collection. If you know me at all, you will know just how much Jojo's Bizarre Adventure means to me. Ah, but wait!  Don't stop reading! You may say you yourself are not a Jojo fan or even really know much about it. Let me assure you, not only is this book a pivotal book for Jojo fans but for all aspiring comic artists, writers or even just for people curious about the creative process. The book is written in such a way that even if you're not familiar with Jojo, enough is explained so you may follow the examples. For those familiar with Jojo lore, it offers insight into some of the pivotal points.

I admittedly pre-ordered this book before I even had any idea of what it was about. You might think the rather long title says it all, but I had no idea if I was getting a 'How-To Manga' style book or what. What follows is an indepth and influential look as to what it takes to create a long running classic manga. Araki-Sensei begins by explaining the purpose of his book and why he chose a to write a book as opposed to drawing a comic. He believes in what he calls the "Golden Way" or "Royal Road to Creating Manga", which to put it simply is Manga as an Art Form made to last as opposed to a temporary hit. And he very much agrees that you may not agree with all the ideas he presents but rather believes that there is still value in what he has to teach and it's applications to not only manga but to creatives across all mediums.

The book is framed in two ways really. Araki-Sensei spends a good deal outlining his own trial and error by offering examples from his own early career and works as well as providing examples of other successful stories. The second way is by examining the structure of good storytelling and what to look for in other works. I should point out a lot of his specifics are for shounen manga but in a general sense his lessons still apply.  He outlines the four fundamentals: Characters, Story, Setting and Themes and explores each one in depth. He points out that you may notice that not all popular stories incorporate all four structures but that if you analyze it you may understand the story does one of these things well enough that it resonates with the audience. And above all, he points out, a comic artist should be able to incorporate all of these with their art and this is what sets them apart from other disciplines.

In each section he goes into depth about how he crafts each fundamental and what sorts of pitfalls he avoids. When it comes to characters, he discusses design, motivation, and the importance of a detailed background. When it comes to story, he outlines the Japanese story structure known as Ki-Sho-Ten-Ketsu (Introduction, Development, Twist and Resolution)(Note the difference in the Western 3-act structure). For example, he explains why even though he writes shounen manga he will never do tournament arcs because they defy the rising action of this structure.

The following section deals with his thoughts on art and the goals of art and how he came to pursue his style. After that, he goes into the importance of setting and of research in order to establish that setting. And finally he settles upon themes as the basic most important component of all stories. He believes the theme is a reflection of an author's philosophy and attempts to change your theme to fit an audience will only result in a weaker story. 
Finally he concludes the book with examples of one shots he has worked on, outlining his meeting with editors, script creation, planning and implementation.

I hope that by pointing out what the book is about and what it discusses that I've piqued your interest. It really is a wonderful book and even if there are parts you don't agree with, you will at least be peeking into the process of an established author and may be able to take something from that. There are many sections that I feel are important and that I'd love to share with people but you'd be better off reading it for yourself and walking away with your own impressions. I'd advise people to either highlight or take notes on Araki-Sensei's words.

But finally let me share with you a part of a section that I found inspiring for my own writing:

"I'm sometimes asked, "Do you ever run out of ideas?" but I don't believe that ideas ever run out; I think a creator's curiosity can run out and then the ideas stop coming.  Because good ideas come from one's life and experiences, losing interest in the world mean's losing the ability to come up with ideas...You musn't restrict your attentions to only things that interest you; that sort of conceit must be avoided."

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