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Old 02-02-2009, 06:26 PM   #1
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AVATAR Comic Husam Gnu of the Free Software

Hi,

I'm entering this contest in the hope that it might finally bring an end to my long creative hiatus . Here's a -literally- dirty sketch just to get things going, so please excuse my lack of neatness . Granted, it probably isn't the most original idea, but here's hoping that at least it turns out fun to create . I'll edit this post to write the story very soon. So stay tuned folks!!

EDIT: Here's the story..

This story, dear friends, is about a poor artist with quite an exceptional talent. A descent man who believed in a day's work for a day's pay. His poverty never succeeded in swaying him away from his moral uprightness. Until that one night when he grew tired of the world and what it has turned into. A soulless machine that sucks the very blood out of good people such as himself. He vowed that he would pay the hideous monsters of greed and gluttony his food money no more. He set out to find a pirated version of Illustrator. That's when his computer screen flashed violently and an elderly creature who dressed like a monk sprung forth from it. He advised our friend not to succumb to the wicked ways of piracy, and offered him Inkscape as a suitable alternative. After days of learning and using it, the artist discovered the enlightening truth: Free software IS actually .. rubbish. "Screw that Gnu, I'm cracking Illy," he mumbled.
True Story

I know, I know..it's rather corny. But hey, that's what comics are for. No?
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Old 02-02-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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nice one like the goat or cow
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Old 27-02-2009, 10:13 AM   #3
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It seems that I'm running out of time with college and stuff. I just hope I can have this done before the deadline. Here's my progress after a round of inkscapin'
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Old 27-02-2009, 01:03 PM   #4
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And a bit more inkscapin'
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Old 27-02-2009, 02:12 PM   #5
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Dude. Looking promising so far. So where's the story, I wanna hear-oops I mean read what it's all about.
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Old 27-02-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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Thanks miycko. I'll post the story very soon.

I must be on a roll today, so let there be COLOR

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AAAHHHH , it's getting late. I guess I better go get some sleep.
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Old 27-02-2009, 10:54 PM   #7
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Love it wonderful idea
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:15 PM   #8
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Some small Updates...
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Old 03-03-2009, 11:40 PM   #9
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Funny interpretation
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:10 PM   #10
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Finally, a visual pun that doesn't kill braincells!
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Old 04-03-2009, 08:08 PM   #11
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Thanks for passing by

Some more updates...

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I think it's about time I showed some love to the rest of the scene
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Old 05-03-2009, 10:36 AM   #12
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The colors look cool. Only a couple day's left, we need to quicken the pace!
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Old 08-03-2009, 11:27 PM   #13
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Phew, managed to squeeze my entry in just minutes before the deadline. This is about the first time in my life that I felt fortunate to be living in a GMT+4 time zone. It isn't as finished as I would've liked it to be, but at least I didn't throw away three weeks or so's worth of work



Also check out the first post. I've finally added the story
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The image is awesome and the story is almost better, LOVE IT.
BTW did you use Inkscape or that other program
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Old 10-03-2009, 08:53 PM   #15
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Thanks mr_carl. Yes I did use inkscape to create this image. In fact, this is the idea behind the story: self-mockery
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