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PLAYTIME: Stick Figures

In the Top Cow thread we were talking about the fact anyone can draw stick figures.  So I'm gonna take a stab at a challenge that everyone can participate in:

Take the script for a short comics story (or a few pages from a longer story), and illustrate it using stick figures.  You can write something new, use a script that's sitting dormant, redo a story that you've already illustrated (or had someone else illustrate) more conventionally.... whatever.  If you don't have a script of your own, pipe up and I'm sure someone will let you use one of theirs.  For writers, it's a chance to visualize what you're writing.  For artists, it's a chance to loosen up and crank something out quick.

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  • edited September 2012
    I used stick figures in my comics once....
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    But honestly, I do use stick figures when drawing out my pages. It helps me get character placement.

    I've been tempted to do this for artists I work with sometimes, but honestly have only had to do it once or twice if I wanted them to do something unique with the panels.
  • Great idea!

    I'm gonna give this a go...


  • A panel from my second McBlack one shot. There were five pages in this style:

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  • Well, there's this from my deep dark past --

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    I reckon it means I don't have to do it again now.

    Yes, I know Dave Sim's credit as author of the introduction is much more prominent than mine.  That was the joke.
  • edited September 2012
    Those are lovely.  Now for something new. [ahem]

    Here's a 4-page porn story, which - even in stick-figure form - is NSFW. I was going to illustrate this normally, but I may actually keep this version instead.  This is also my first attempt at proper lettering in Manga Studio, because play time is also a chance to learn things.  Apologies in advance for those offended by... my use of Comic Sans, but it seemed appropriate for this approach to the art.
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  • @JasonAQuest Ha! I think the stick figures and Comic Sans work great together. Very funny. 
  • @Jason: Also, love the use of ... well ... stick...
  • edited September 2012
    xkcd is one of the masters of stick-figure comics, and the use of the digital medium.  Today's "strip" is an example of why.  As the title of this installment suggests: click and drag the final panel around.  See you in a few hours. :)
  • Last call.  You have 48 hours.
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