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Vince Andrews and Double Plus Good Publications are proud to announce the much anticipated re-release of Spacedogs # 1!

Back in print by popular demand and better than ever this first volume, introduces you to the world of slacker ne'er do wells Mickey and Boyo. A world of corruption, bureaucracy, and unspeakable (if slightly inept) EVIL!!! What starts as just another day of trying to avoid working too hard while not getting fired quickly escalates into a confrontation that will rock the galaxy and forever change the fates of untold trillions scattered throughout the stars.

By acclaimed author/artist Vince Andrews and genius colorist "Mad" Dashiell Johnson maddashiell.deviantart.com/ this is a journey you'll want to get in on from the ground floor!

Vince Andrews says: "It's really pretty good, you should read it!!!!"

Dashiell Johnson says: "So when am I getting paid for this!!!"

Stan Lee says: "I don't know how you got in my house but I'm calling the cops so you should probably leave!!!"
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After some pretty serious supply issues I've reworked the whole system, I'm now self publishing, so I'll have a lot more control over making sure there are copies for people on the shelf, I've also got things set up so you can order copies on line straight from my website www.artbyvince.org/spacedogs-c…. For now I'm in one store locally Austin Books and Comics on Lamar www.austinbooks.com/ but I'll post updates on future locations on the Spacedogs facebook page www.facebook.com/Spacedogscomi…

Since I'm now self publishing I've changed locations in the store and some people had trouble finding it before so, if you're local here are directions.. you go in to the right and about half a dozen shelves back is a shelf that isn't as long for indie comics.
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Go around to the back of it so your facing the front of the store and I'm right here :)
CAM00915arrow (Custom) by VinceAndrews

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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014   Traditional Artist
Hey, Vince!  Thought I'd save you the fun of plowing through my scribd.com collections and link the Harding book  www.scribd.com/doc/135530509/J… .
Also have some scientific illustration in that collection (Fundamentals. . . ) for drawing botanicals in general.

Aside from that, I'm including Nicholaides "The Natural Way To Draw", which is a classic for figure drawing.  This is the guy who coined the term "gesture" drawing.  www.scribd.com/doc/170302089/K…
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the +Watch, Vince!
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
np :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
SPACEDOGS! You're singin' my song.  The dialogue is dry and punchy.  When it syncs with the the artwork it hits like a brick in the face - makes me burst out laughing. 

Some of the background drawing reminds me of the Japanese Manga, very tight and detailed (in a good way).  My major crits would be 1) show-don't tell and 2) figure drawing. 

You have a handle on "show-don't-tell", but you need to use it ruthlessly.
The figure drawing adds to the problem when it involves "talking heads" - figures just standing there  as if their only purpose serves to mark the dialogue balloons. These panels and elements need to be brainstormed out of existence and changed into something dynamic when you're breaking down the script - better solutions are possible. 

Part of the solution is how you use sequential art to say one thing in-time, but show another through-time - or vice-versa - which is how Will Eisner did it.  That is, mix digital and analog in the presentation, instead of going all digital (if you know what I mean). 

It's easier said than done and personally I've got a long way to go to do it myself, so it's not like I'm talking down to you.  I respect what you've got, here.  Got nothing finished that compares with it.  :thumbsup:
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
Very kind! Always makes my day to hear someone's enjoying the comic. As far as your critique goes, you've got some valid points. When I finished chapter 1 I took it around and asked for some pros honest opinions, and got quite the foot up the ass on some of those same points. I'm trying to improve moving into chapter 2 and feel like I'm making some real progress, it still isn't quite where I want it, but I'm moving on anyway. I've seen a bunch of people who will have the same comic drawn over and over again, and I don't want to fall into that trap. Personally I enjoy seeing an artist evolve throughout a story, and I'm hoping others feel the same way. My other reason is that so far the story is 1000+ pages and if I don't just keep moving forward it will never get done. But feel free to critique me whenever you want, I never take it personally. I'm here to get better, and always appreciate people pushing me toward that goal. :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Well, if a crit doesn't serve that purpose, it's either just aiming to hurt or it's not very good. 
And I'll add that what I said about Eisner no longer applies, since that whole segment on the big kahoona (the guy with the book made of the skin of four virgin slaves) shows that you are using that method.  I read that after submitting the comments.  Wish I had read it before.
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
thanks! read the rest :) But seriously, critiques are tough. A lot of people only want to hear about what they're doing right, and I worry about discouraging those who aren't ready to take a swift kick to the balls so I tend to curb my tongue. Personally I realize I didn't go to college and have a professor beating the ugly out of me so I always try to let people know I'm willing to take the punishment if it can help me get better. :)
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LViking Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
come by check out the new stuff
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MetalSnail Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for adding my stuff to your collection :)
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VinceAndrews Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014
sure thing. I was surprised to find I hadn't already :)
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