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    I am liking this juxtaposition.
    • CommentAuthorcjtremlett
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2008
    I think what I'm generally used to in comics is the Marvel/DC comics format. My formative comics reading years were all early to mid-80s Marvel and DC - not as frenetically paced as the British comics Warren's talking about, but a fairly standardized pacing requiring a certain amount of stuff to happen each issue. Stories could cross several issues but still needed something dramatic happening toward the end of the issue, follow a certain number of story beats, etc. Doktor Sleepless, by spinning up questions and backgrounds but not really getting into answers until the fifth issue, has a bit of a slower pace than that format generally does. What that's made me do is reread all the other issues when a new one comes out.

    FreakAngels obviously has a very different format. How different the pacing will feel won't really turn up for a few weeks, until there's enough sample there.

    This is, of course, totally subjective. A lot depends on experience. I've been thinking about pacing a lot lately, regarding books and movies I like, books and movies I don't like, things where the pacing is different (or feels different to me) but works, things where it's different but doesn't work (at least for me). I'm also thinking about this in regard to a story I wrote where I know the pacing went off towards the end (along with a lot of stuff that needs rewriting), and toying with ways to fix that. I will, at some point in the future, write up an essay on this. I don't know if it'll go anywhere or just be potentially useful notes for me.

    At any rate, webcomics that post a page a day or something of that ilk and post a couple of times a week aren't so different from this. I know I like the art and am intrigued by the setting.
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    Already I feel that this post apocalyptic world fits with the steampunk genre so well. What else could happen in a world flooded that we would revert to using water for the main source of our technology?

    I also can accept the mysticism that the communication between Freak Angels implies. They have a connection and though I am not quite sure how it works just yet the beauty in the artist rendering, the reflection speaking, was done so well and felt very natural to the environment.

    Just like the pairing of JH Williams III on Desolation Jones, the first installment of the pairing of Ellis with Duffield holds the promise of real artist collaboration. And isn't that just nice!
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeFeb 18th 2008
    So for us Yanks, what's so bad about boys from Lambeth Road, anyway?
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    Are you going to release the scripts like you did for FELL and DESOLATION JONES?

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    @Hello Muller:

    how much research did you/are you doing into drawing London? Just the couple of outside/architecture shots look really convincing... Just wondering if you're gonna go really hardcore on the reference material so people will actually recognize places (as opposed to the occasional generic victorian architecture with tube sign you see anywhere else)?

    I lived right next to London for 3 years, and spent a lot of time there, so I've got a reasonable feel of a lot of the city, and when there are specific locations (which there are), they're referenced. I spent a good 4 hours walking round Whitechapel taking photos, pissing people off and getting lost, and the internet is always my happy friend when I can't get into London... so I'm hoping people will be able to go 'ahh, thats *insert location here*!' every now and then. That being said, I now live in Oxford and it's impossible on such a tight schedule to reference everything, so some streets and more interiors will be informed fiction.
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    @Steerpike, there's nothing wrong with lambeth road! i lived there for a year... head a litle further south and you're in elephant and castle territory. and that's a shithole...
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    @ Paul Duffield:

    Sounds promising! Looking forward to the next installments.
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    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2008
    I want Paul Duffield's babies. I used to want Warren's, but now I know better.

    Yeah, the prices he's asking are fucking criminal.
    • CommentAuthorsteevo
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    Hey, I don't think anyone's mentioned this, but there was another comic recently that went from the web into a trade, although at a much more limited scale than FreakAngels seems to be. It was called Shooting War, it was pretty popular, I'm sure some of you have heard of it (and if you haven't I suggest you read it, pretty damn good). Anyway, point is that even though Mr. Ellis and Mr. Duffield are doing some pretty groundbreaking work here, it's not unprecedented as a lot of people are saying/implying. That's not to say that it's any less friggin awesome though.

    The art is breathtaking and the writing, as usual with Warren, hits just the right pace for the story so far. Don't know much yet, but I've still been holding my breath since Friday and I don't know how much longer I can last.
    • CommentAuthorsouio
    • CommentTimeFeb 20th 2008
    A question:
    Do you have much of the story plotted out already? Or are you writing the story as it comes.
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    Awesome. I'm also backing up merch for FreakAngels.
    • CommentAuthorHuehue
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    ¿You wouldn´t do something like what the dudes in Shooting War did? I mean coming up with a whole new comic for sale and making of this proyect just a kind of pre-cuel working as a cool but tricky kind of marketing strategy. It´s amazing but i believe the message would change completley.
    Tell me you won´t, please.

    On the other hand i wish you start showing some Freakangels merchandaise soon.
    • CommentAuthorHuehue
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    Naaaaaa, i´m just being paranoid... sorry.
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    Similarity of format and presentation don't mean similarity in story. Warren probably knows where FA is going, but I doubt if we really do, on just those 5-0dd pages. I don't believe E&D ever claimed they were the first people to do this (correct me if I'm wrong), or that the format of it all was revolutionary or the next big thing since sliced bread. There seems to be a lot of room to move as far as world, characters, plot, etc, and I hope the guys are having fun with it.
    • CommentTimeFeb 21st 2008
    Mere hours until 0002 goes live!!! Yay!
    • CommentAuthorHuehue
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2008
    No me hagan demasiado caso... apenas nos estamos conociendo.