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My Chapel webcomics rarely have enough action sequences to merit interesting camera angles, perspective, and foreshortening, but I got to use them here because Frisbee is probably the most action-packed game Chapel has ever played! Interesting angles and perspectives are a really powerful tool to give your comics a feeling of energy and motion. Since Chapel is in a comic strip format, similar to newspaper strips, it’s not a place where I can use those techniques very often. If Chapel were a sports maniac, maybe I’d have more excuses to use them! In panel 3, the action lines around Chapel are called emanata, because they “emanate” from the subject – there’s your little piece of comics trivia for the day! Emanata is a great technique for showing energy and emphasis and is used frequently in a lot of Japanese manga in particular.

Speaking of Emananta, there’s an iPad app by the same name which is a comics reader application. And guess what, Chapel is one of their featured series! The app is free, so if you would like to read Chapel on your iPad, you should download Emanata – there’s a lot of cool comics by other authors there, as well!
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I'm really bad at Frisbee. My brother is not. My dog is.
ilovepie81 3/6/13
Usually dogs are good at Frisbee...I'm okay at it, but I think I'd be better with practice.
 Emma  3/8/13
 
**ANNOUNCING** I've changed some of the rules for the Chapel drawing contest!

FIRST, I've extended the deadline for submissions to Tuesday, October 30th. I'll announce the winners the following day, on Halloween! This deadline change is because some people requested more time to work.

SECOND, there's a change in the prizes system! All the submissions I've received so far have been so wonderful that I've decided: EVERYONE who enters the contest will get a copy of the Chapel Season 1 book! The grand prize winner will still receive a Chapel Collection and other goodies -- but now you have even more reason to enter!

HAVE FUN!
 Emma  10/19/12
Woo Hoo! That sounds great! Can you post some submissions on facebook? I really want to see what other people are doing.
Ellie 10/20/12
I may post some submissions! Everyone's drawings have been amazing!
 Emma  10/25/12
Thank you so much! I have been REALLY busy this whole week.
10/22/12
 
Oh my gosh! Emma, you are just too talented. Wow. That is just pure artistic genius! I found you through Stone Soup. Keep up the work!

Claire Bear
Claire Bear 10/17/12
Wow, thank you so much! I hope you keep reading! That is SUCH a nice thing to say!
 Emma  10/25/12
 
That's about my ability with a Frisbee, too.
Sylvia 10/15/12
Ha ha! Same!
 Emma  10/25/12
 
How many identical black dresses does Chapel have? It just made me think seeing the laundry in the back....
Miss L.S.P 10/14/12
She has a LOT of them...
 Emma  10/25/12
To quote an earlier and rather excellent strip:
"But Mooom, I only have identical black dresses!"
Clockwork Wombat 10/30/12
 
Just wandering, Do you get mail on Sunday? I just remembered today is the last day of the contest, but my submission might not get there! Please tell me you already got it!
Ellie 10/14/12
I don't get mail on Sundays, so let's extend the deadline for another week! (Or even two). I'll make a formal announcement about it tomorrow.
 Emma  10/14/12
Awesome! Thanks Emma!
Ellie 10/14/12
woohoo! not sure why I think this will actually give me time to make a submission though :(
blaidd gwael 10/15/12
 
I've noticed this before, but I like how chapels hair isn't just red. It is a gradient from light red to dark.
blaidd gwael 10/14/12
Thank you! I like to draw it that way to give it just that added effect of depth.
 Emma  10/25/12
 
Meeting Emma was great! Btw you guys.... Emma is one of the sweetest people you could EVER meet!!!!
Miss L.S.P 10/14/12
I am definitely jealous. . . :)
blaidd gwael 10/14/12
Maybe you could start planning for next year!
Miss L.S.P 10/14/12
oooh I so wish I could have been there! sadly I live on the other side of the country... :(
Like people have been saying, I really like the new perspectives! They make the panels so interesting to look at. nice job!
Ava 10/14/12
I live on the other side of the country too.. I wanted to go SO BADLY but I can't..
Ginny Weasley fan 10/14/12
I was less than ONE HOUR AWAY and I couldn't go . . . I was celebrating my grandma's birthday and was only up there for less than 24 hours.
blaidd gwael 10/15/12
Where do you guys live? I’m in NYC! Best place in the world!
Claire Bear 10/17/12
Well I live in California....
Miss L.S.P 10/17/12
Southern California
blaidd gwael 10/17/12
NYC too
Ginny Weasley fan 10/27/12
Oh my goodness! It was SO amazing to meet you too!!! That was just super incredible, you are the sweetest!
 Emma  10/14/12
Thank you! Hopefully I can be at APE next year and see you again! I had so much fun talking to you!
Miss L.S.P 10/14/12
 
I like the use of perspective here, it looks good. When you anounce the winner for the art contest will you only show the winners peice or will you show all the entrys?
coco 10/14/12
I showed all the entries! And thanks for the compliment!
 Emma  3/8/13
 
Great use of perspective! Also, I'm going to APE today! Yaaaaay! :]
Clockwork Wombat 10/13/12
GRRR!! I'm an hour away and I can't get out to APE. . .
blaidd gwael 10/13/12
I'm at table 850, if you just want to be in and out! Make sure you tell me who you are from the site!
 Emma  10/13/12
 
You really like drawing in perspectives do you not? :)
blaidd gwael 10/13/12
Yes, I do. Since Chapel is less detailled than my "regular" drawing style, it offers me a way to play around with things like perspective.
 Emma  3/8/13
 
REMINDER that you can come visit me at APE, a comics convention in San Francisco, this weekend on Saturday and Sunday! More info in last week's strip commentary!
 Emma  10/12/12
Yay!!!! I'm going tomorrow!!!!
Miss L.S.P 10/13/12
have fun kids! (grumbles about being on the other side of the continent)
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/13/12
Aww.... I'm sorry Taxil!
Miss L.S.P 10/13/12
I sympathize. This stupid landmass is far too big.
Blair 10/14/12
Sorreeeee I can't come.
doodlefox 10/14/12
 
Oh gosh, I am the worst at Frisbee. I always end up tossing it to someone who's not there (i.e., down yonder into an empty field).

My favorite part is panel #4, I love different views like that. Plus it's an amusing incident, so that helps.
Emily14 10/12/12
I'm glad you like the panel! And yes, that's what happens to me on Frisbee too...
 Emma  11/1/12
 
(Sigh) I'm also awful at Frisbee.
But seriously, that is really good! I like Chapel's glasses in panel three.
Also, I took a cartoon afterschool class last year at my school taught by the person who drew the manga version of Warriors. We learned about emanata alot and sadly, I still am not very good at it.
10/12/12
Sorry about double comment...
10/12/12
Sorry I forgot to put the nickname in that was me..
Ginny Weasley fan 10/13/12
LUCKY!!!! You got an art class from the Warriors manga series artist? SERIOUSLY???
Clockwork Wombat 10/13/12
Yup.
Ginny Weasley fan 10/14/12
That sounds really fun! I'm glad you liked the class, what a great opportunity!
 Emma  11/1/12
 
(Sigh) I'm also awful at Frisbee.
But seriously, that is really good! I like Chapel's glasses in panel three.
10/12/12
Thank you!!
 Emma  11/1/12
That was me BTW...
Ginny Weasley fan 11/13/12
 
That so funny! My brother can't throw a Frisbee either.
CJ 10/12/12
I'm not very good at it, either...my dad is GREAT, though!
 Emma  10/12/12
it's been years sense i tossed a frisbee. i had poor aim as well!
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
My aim isn't very good, which is why I'm not too good at throwing it.
 Emma  10/12/12
i was better at boomerangs than frisbees.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
BOOMERANGS? That's something I don't hear every day...
 Emma  10/12/12
it's becoming a lost art. on the other hand, dogs should NOT catch boomerangs like they do frisbees. it will not end well.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
I wouldn't be surprised if there were some dogs that were very good at catching boomerangs.
blaidd gwael 10/14/12
if it was a real boomerang, it would likely bust their teeth out trying to catch it. They were orginaly made to hunt and be deadly weapons, not toys.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/14/12
Still, the force isn't necessarily applied directly to the dogs teeth.
blaidd gwael 10/16/12
Me too! I still am though
Claire Bear 10/17/12
 
Yes, the perspective in panel three Is very cool!
Miss L.S.P 10/12/12
I'm glad you like it!! There's an interesting perspective in panel four, too, but three definitely has a TON of energy...
 Emma  10/12/12
yes, well placed speed lines can work well.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
That's what I was talking about in my commentary! There are some comics which overuse them, though, in which case they tend to lose some of their power.
 Emma  10/12/12
it's odd, i rarely notice any web comics use speed lines these days. outside professional main line comics and manga, it's hard to find them. Good Job in using them Miss Emma.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
Thank you! I think of Chapel as slightly harkening back to old newspaper comics, in a way, so the speed lines are appropriate even if they are sadly uncommon now!
 Emma  10/12/12
but in panel two's perspective is kinda off. chapel's hand shouldn't be that big. ^^;;;
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
No, if you notice, the frisbee is also foreshortened in panel two alongside Chapel's hand and arm.
 Emma  10/12/12
i do see... it's... alright, you're on the right track Miss Emma, but it's still rough. I think more practice in drawing that form will smooth out your art style in the future.

...ON THE OTHER HAND! if you are setting up for Chapel to become a 3-D comic, this can be fine too.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
Chapel is obviously much more simplified and exageratted than my normal drawings, perspective and foreshortening are actually an easy thing to draw.
 Emma  10/12/12
back in the days, i use to draw and paint landscapes like a boss. But i am aweful at drawing people. I try to be contructively critical for you Miss Emma, but i am a bit shamed to admit you draw people better than i can. Yet i know what i know, and i'll try to be helpful as best as i can.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
Okay! Thanks for your concern.
 Emma  10/12/12
I care for those whom i think of as my Allies, Friends and Family to me. You Miss Emma, are among them. Even if all i can do now is to say words of advice and encoragement to you.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
Thank you Taxil, that's so sweet of you!
 Emma  10/12/12
I love drawing people!!!! That's pretty much all I draw right now
Miss L.S.P 10/14/12
 
The strip is amazing this week! More props for the new backgrounds, which all look great (including the fact that you got clothes lines from a lack of washer/ dryer, which would fit for most rental cabins) and the different angles are pretty refreshing. Not to mention the new nickname lol.
As far as panel three goes.. I don't believe they've had a Frisbee manga in Shounen Sunday yet, but I wouldn't be suprised if they did eventually ;)
evilrizwiz 10/12/12
Actually, this isn't a rental cabin -- they're back at their house. The porch is identical to one I've drawn for their house before, this is just showing their back yard a little!
 Emma  10/12/12
i guess it was a short trip after all.
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
Well, Chapel's mom DID forget all the food! They couldn't stay too long without anything to eat...
 Emma  10/12/12
Aaah I'm sorry! That is a really short trip. And obviously its not a cabin because they were using tents!
However, I still stand by the opinions I made earlier; keep up the great work
evilrizwiz 10/12/12
Wait, wasn't it Chapel's DAD who left the food?
Clockwork Wombat 10/13/12
 
I really do like the change in perspectives, especially panel 2. We rarely get to see characters other than relatively straight on.
I also never realized just how much hair Chapel has before now.
Miles 10/12/12
Chapel has TONS of hair! And I'm glad you like the perspectives!
 Emma  10/12/12
Have you (Miss Emma or any others here in the comment section) had or have long hair like chapel does? maybe it's just me, but is it that women are having shorter hair lenghts than before? just a random idea in my head...
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
I've always had my hair cut in a bob, but actually most girls my age have longer hair. A lot of my peers have hair to their elbows, and I know some with hair down past their waist.

I personally find that long hair doesn't look nice on everyone, so that's why I have mine cut short!
 Emma  10/12/12
really? well if you never grew your own hair out, how would you know if you look good with it long? I am not one to tell anyone what to do with your hair, but i am of a mind set that everyone should try out resonable things at least once in their life. I liked it when i grew my own out when i was younger. now i just don't have enough left to do so again.

try not to miss out this window of oppuitunity in your life to try something new. That choice is however yours to make. Maybe you and your mother Miss Emma can try it out as well (if your mother has short hair as well).
Dr. Taxil Necrobane 10/12/12
I think I might look pretty good if I could ever stand to have long, blonde, rock and roll hair.
The problem is, I can't stand it when my hair gets even a little bit long. I tend to keep my hair pretty short. Not quite military short, but what I like to call astronaut short. By the time my hair gets to be about senator short, I usually get it cut.
It just bothers me when I start to have bangs, or the back of my hair goes below the collar of my shirt.
I still think I would look cool with long hair, though.
Miles 10/13/12
I can't STAND having long hair. I don't really get how my sister and the rest of the girls in 6th grade can bear having hair past their shoulders.
Clockwork Wombat 10/13/12
I think that I would look way better with long hair than short!!! I think generally though, short hair is really cute!!!
Miss L.S.P 10/15/12
I like short hair, but the thing is I look AWFUL with it short because my hair is the kind of curly hair that you can never really predict what it's going to do, so it's just pretty much better for me to keep it long. I wish I could cut it, though.
Ginny Weasley fan 11/13/12
My best friend used to have hair down almost past her waist, but she cut it.
I look AWFUL with short hair, and almost everyone I meet tells me that I would look good with long hair, but it never seems to be able to grow past my shoulders :P
Ginny Weasley fan 10/14/12
 
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