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To the critics
by sbergman27 on Fri 1st Feb 2008 15:28 UTC
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2005-07-24

To the critics of the OSNews comics:

1. Thom was very upfront about his drawing abilities. And yet the drawings have, in general, been better than what I would probably have come up with.

2. If you think you can do better, or know someone who could, volunteer, or ask if they want to volunteer to collaborate. Think of what we have gotten so far as a prototype, or proof of concept, and not a finished product.

3. Those who can... do. Those who can't... teach. Those who can't teach... become critics.

As an aside: From the preview on the main page, and in the context of some recent comments, I thought we were in for a NetBSD toaster joke! ;-)

Edited 2008-02-01 15:32 UTC

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RE: To the critics
by FreeGamer on Sat 2nd Feb 2008 01:23 in reply to "To the critics"
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2007-04-13

1. Thom was very upfront about his drawing abilities.

I'm sorry but that just doesn't cut it. Inkscape is free and Thom would, with an hour or two of doing tutorials, be able to recreate every comic done so far in just 10-15 minutes. We're not asking for photorealistic shading - the same b/w line style (i.e. just outlined basic shapes in SVG) would be fine but it'd be smarter and easier.

3. Those who can... do. Those who can't... teach. Those who can't teach... become critics.

Weak. Better way to look at things is if there are strong critics then you have to think very carefully whether one is doing the right thing. A few minutes of time with an SVG app and his critics will all but disappear.

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RE[2]: To the critics
by sbergman27 on Sat 2nd Feb 2008 01:30 in reply to "RE: To the critics"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

A few minutes of time with an SVG app and his critics will all but disappear.


Doubtful. Some people enjoy criticizing others' work too much for improved quality to deter them.

But since you have the answers... and since it's so easy (just a few minutes with the right tool), why don't you volunteer to help on the artwork?

Personally, I think the raw sketches have a certain, err... rustic charm. ;-)

Also, consider that the purpose of the work is not to win awards, but to reduce the tension that tends, too easily, to build up in these forums.

Edited 2008-02-02 01:34 UTC

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