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The Futurists: episode 1 by mbreitweiser The Futurists: episode 1 by mbreitweiser
Episode 1 of "The Futurists." Due to a couple of interviews hitting today, we decided to launch a few hours early.

Feel free to spread it around far and wide. We would really like to see this series take off!

Script - Patrick Stiles
Art - me

More info and RSS feed at WhoAreTheFuturists.com: [link]
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Critique by tonyguaraldibrown Jun 30, 2009, 8:29:04 PM
Mitch,
your pacing is incredibly strong, as the guys at Marvel obviously know. I don't have much criticism with this page, I'm intrigued about what is to come and I like your 'hand'. My only real issue is the way you treat your environment. the water feels false against those real characters and ships. I know water is difficult and you have a loose quick feel about your work, but i think those thin lines are not helping, they looked rush and left for last. Bust out some Alex Toth Zorro and see what he does with a few quick silhouttes and marks.

Light is good but shadows could be stronger, especially with this sense of danger and night. Both characters are too well lit. Two small criticisms but hopefully they help. I'm really glad you're pushing your own work, and I think with the story telling chops you've built up over the last 2 years, this project will be great.

Good luck and i'll be looking for more pages.

Tony Brown
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I have to agree with Tony's assessment on the water. The only other things that stick out to me are the rain and the gun in the last panel. There's not much depth to it and doesn't seem to obscure any background details. The sound effect is almost invisible and should pop more. As a small nitpick, the powder in the rifle is going to be pretty useless because of the rain.

However, the strong character depiction and writing more are much stronger components. I look forward to seeing where and how the story progresses. The title and this initial page have definitely captured my interest.
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bowie-lover Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
Is this series sold in stores? I swear I saw a comic book series called the Futurists in the Comic Book Shop last time I visited.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009  Professional General Artist
Nope. Online only, and FREE!
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:iconbowie-lover:
bowie-lover Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2009
hmmm.....Then what was that I saw????
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:iconpablolarah:
pablolarah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great artwork. I love the color.
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pablolarah Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great artwork. I love the color.
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kungfuviking Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Student Artist
I am really, really excited for this. I'm on board.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
very cool. Thanks!
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:icondan-van-cool:
Dan-Van-Cool Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really Nice work Mitch. Love that square chalk brush. I use it almost exclusively.
Im to do some digital sequentials now :D
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Talandir Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Intriguing story and great storytelling. My only suggestion would be to add at least a thin line around the word balloons and captions. As they are now the white of the balloons is bleeding into the art a bit and I think it's a bit distracting from the images. Looking forward to reading this series.
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cjam496 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
cool...really cool, but I don't think that rifle will work if he just put that ammo in there

The whole art style and everything just goes together :thumbsup: you deserve standing ovations
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MadBaboonUK Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
simple... yet very effective! good job
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ManuelaSoriani Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
OH, WoW!!!
It's very bautiful.
I love the atmosphere ad the layout of the page.

The characters are very expressive.

Awesome work.
^__^
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Dub-T Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
I really dig that art style of yours. I'm already intrigued as to where this story is going.

So hurry up. :lol:
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Kromdor Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional General Artist
this is brilliant ! ^^
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kellistrator Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
LOve this style man, probably my favorite work from you yet...the lettering, the colours, the lighting, the looseness of this...great package!
Cudos man!
Kel
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mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man!
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:iconazharmaa:
azharmaa Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Filmographer
now you draw comic digitallly?

i miss your brush stroke...
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
only the web comic will be all digital. It has to be to save me some time. For now, all my Marvel stuff will still be inked by hand.
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azharmaa Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009  Professional Filmographer
ouh, thank god...
i love and adore your hand brush inking...

please stick manual inking/drawing...
a lot i need to learn from you
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DiegoYapur Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Awesomeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
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ComicArt96 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Great Artwork!

The colors are very fitting to the tone of the story (as far as I can tell). Will the whole comic be in the same colors?
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks!

The whole comic will be fairly muted. interiors will be monochromatic on the warm side, and the exterior shots will be pretty much like they are here.
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ComicArt96 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Cool!
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:iconvinroc:
VinRoc Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Very Cool Mitch!
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AndersonBlackAdam Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Can´t wait to episode 2!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
So damn cool looking! Wow! Excellent draftsmanship!
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, Dan! Your Atlas stuff looks great!
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urban-barbarian Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2009
Thanks Mitch. Some of it came out okay and then there's a lot of it that's really rushed with lots of bad perspective... A page a day can break a man!

I'm loving your work these days! Very inspirational!
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wolfprime Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Zuda?
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Maybe. Right now it's only at WhoAreTheFuturists.com, but we are open to all options.
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Huskadoo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
I can never get enough of your style of drawing, it's definitely on the top of my list of favorites <3
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks, man. Glad your enjoying the work :)
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:iconjhames34:
jhames34 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Nice, I like the sunday spread feeling :nod:
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Cool! Kinda the vibe we are going for.
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:iconjhames34:
jhames34 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
mission accomplished then brother ;)
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jonrosscomics Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
very awesome and inviting first page
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks ;)
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SheldonGoh Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Hey hey! Congratulations to you both! This is off to a really promising start. I've subscribed to the feed in Google Reader and I'm really looking forward to reading this as it unfolds. :)
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for subscribing! hope you enjoy it :)
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grey-cain Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Awesome work, man! Can't wait for the next one!
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
thanks :)
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:iconfabriccio:
FabRicCio Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009   Traditional Artist
I like your style man!
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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JohnnyCastle Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
Looks real good. And refreshing to see a comic page with restrained use of bold lettering. Looking forward to see more.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks! We tried not to overdo it.
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GIO2286 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
great storytelling, dude.
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:iconmbreitweiser:
mbreitweiser Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009  Professional General Artist
Thanks for reading :)
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GIO2286 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
no prob, man. looking good so far! looking forward to read more!
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Silverskullguy Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2009
Cool work. The mood is perfectly set
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