Zombie Outbrick: Episode 37
Zombie Outbrick: Episode 37

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14th Oct 2011, 7:05 PM

Zombie Outbrick: Episode 37

blockcomics
14th Oct 2011, 7:05 PM

Chris, Karen, the Boss, and Officer Peterson are still concerned about the dead bodies around them... although now for very different reasons...



I apologize for the delay. I posted an announcement yesterday mentioning thunderstorms that had been causing my power to flicker. I was afraid that the power would go out entirely, but luckily, it did not.

However, when the power flickered, I lost some important files to Zombie Outbrick, such as the decal for the zombie's face in this episode. Redoing it took a while, and obviously I needed it before I could start shooting.

By the time I started shooting this episode last night, it was already getting fairly late, and I ran out of time to edit and upload this episode.

The good news is that I've gotten the next episode photographed as well. With any luck, I should be able to build up a buffer this weekend.


Anyway, let me know what you think of this episode! I spent quite a while on the gun and blood effects in the last two panels.

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Lee V.
14th Oct 2011, 7:44 PM

Aaah! Shoot it! Shoot it in the head! D:

In other words: Awesome panel! I like the effects. :D

Silver Fox
14th Oct 2011, 10:50 PM

Yeah! Shot it in the head Officer Peterson!

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 9:32 AM

With all this shooting going on, he's bound to hit the zombie's head eventually... ;)


And thank you Lee, I'm glad you like the effects!

Bob
15th Oct 2011, 1:31 AM

He's used quite a few rounds. Hope he's got a couple extra clips handy...

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 9:36 AM

Yes, he most certainly has used quite a few bullets. (But don't worry, I've been counting them carefully. ;) ) As a police officer, he most likely does have an extra clip or two on his person.

Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 3:13 AM

Do you use comicfury to host the comic then? how easy is it to use?

Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 3:14 AM

and why doesn't my gravi work here?

Guest
15th Oct 2011, 9:36 AM

because i'm thinking of making my own LEGO webcomic but i'm not sure how

brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 9:43 AM

oops, forgot to put my name on that last one

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 9:46 AM

Yes, I use ComicFury to host this comic. It's very straight-forward and user-friendly; you really don't need to know much about HTML or website-building to set up and use a ComicFury site. (Although if you do know HTML, you can edit your site's HTML to your heart's content.)

And your Gravatar doesn't work here because ComicFury is not set up with Gravatar. When you post a comment on a Gravatar-enabled site, it uses code to pass your email address to the Gravatar website, which then finds the matching avatar image, and sends it back to the comment.

ComicFury, however, uses its own comment system. The comment box pops up in a separate window, which means that it's essentially outside of my control. This means I can't add Gravatar functionality to the built-in ComicFury comment system.

I have looked into putting a different, Gravatar-enabled comment system on this site, but as I do not own this site, I can't really make the necessary changes.


In short, I can't make my own Gravatar-enabled comment system, nor can I alter the ComicFury system.


If you want an avatar to show up here, all you'd need to do is sign up for a ComicFury account.

If you ever do make your own brick comic, I'd certainly be interested in seeing it! Let me know if you have any more questions. (You can even PM me, once you have a ComicFury account.)

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Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 11:19 AM

ok now i'm registered but i'm confused, how do you put in a strip like you do?

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Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 11:40 AM

i seem to only be able to put in one picture per page and how do i do speech bubbles? can i shrink the pictures because mine seem to fill up the whole page? my pictures have too many pixels, i'm so confused!

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 11:48 AM

Whoops, sorry, didn't see your second comment until now!

ComicFury is a comic hosting site, not a comic editing site.

For comic editing, you can use something as simple as MS Paint, or something Photoshop or GIMP (which is like Photoshop, but free.)

There are programs such as Comic Life or Superlame that are specifically dedicated to comic-editing, as well.

As for shrinking your images, you should most likely do that in an image editor, if you have one. There is a way to shrink your images with HTML code on your website (that's what I do, to make sure my pictures aren't wider than the reader's screen.) However, if you are not familiar with HTML, I wouldn't suggest that you do that.

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Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 11:59 AM

oh ok thanks, and i do have gimp but i don't know how to use it very well.

oh well, i'll work it out :)

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Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 12:42 PM

sorry to keep on asking questions, but if i'm using comic life (which i am) then how do i get that into my comic?

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 12:46 PM

Don't worry about asking too many questions, I always like to help people out!

Although I don't understand what you mean by "how do I get that into my comic?" What do you mean by "that?" The pictures, speech bubbles, what?

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Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 12:48 PM

i mean how do i get the strip onto the website

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Brickyman
15th Oct 2011, 12:57 PM

as in once i've made page one on comic life, how do i get that into my website?

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 1:08 PM

Well, I don't have Comic Life, so I don't know exactly how it works...

But basically, what you want to do is save or export your page as a .jpg or .png file. Once you've saved it on your computer, you will be able to upload it following the directions I've already given you. (When you click "Browse" on the "add a strip" page, you simply look through your computer, find the image file, then click "open." Then, once you fill out the info, click "Update" at the bottom.)

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blockcomics
15th Oct 2011, 11:43 AM

I see you've already created a new comic. That's the first step...

Next, click on "Your webcomics" (near the top, on the left side of the ComicFury homepage.)

Once you're on the "your webcomics" page, you should see a series of options at the bottom of the grey box that contains your comic's title and description.

It should say:
[Manage][Add a comic strip][Edit comic pages] etc.

Click on "[Add a comic strip]"

Fill out all the necessary information, like the "Comic Title" (the title of the strip you're uploading,) and "Author Comment," if you want.

Set your Release Date, using the calendar and dropdown boxes. (If you don't change the Release Date, it will use the current time and date.)

If your release date is in the past or present, it will appear immediately on your site. If you set a release date in the future, the strip will not appear until that time and date.


To upload the actual comic strip, find where it says "Comic Image." If your image file is on your computer, click "Browse," and select it.

After you're done with all that, just click on the "Update" button near the bottom of the page, and you should be good. ;)

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