January 29th, 2012, 4:43 pm

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January 29th, 2012, 4:46 pm


this guy says 'whut' - and it bugged me because it seems like he's doing some kind of internet pun- it's more because he has a russian accent. doing accents was a real problem for me! does anyone have any tips I didn't want to change every single word as i felt this would distract from the comic! but since it's apart of the character, it's important!

does anyone else have this trouble?/find this interesting? i'd love to hear fellow artists thoughts on writing 'accents' =)

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January 29th, 2012, 6:08 pm

I have a hard time with accents to. Sadly I have no tips.... Yeah I'm no help.

January 30th, 2012, 8:01 am

Frankly I don't recommend writing accents, because it doesn't read (or write) naturally. If he isn't entirely adjusted you can imply it in other ways, people tend to keep saying things like yes and no in their original language and have trouble finding words.

January 30th, 2012, 9:28 am

The only way I've found to write accents without actually mutilating the spelling (though sometimes it's more fun to do that) is just mutilating the grammar.

January 30th, 2012, 11:12 am

Teeheehee^^ In my mind sasha has a really deep voice that sound funny next to janey's XD from now on sasha's super deep russian voice is gonna be a source of great amusement and joy to me :)

Janey's confidence on the last page is totally awesome and believable^^ She's such a great smooth talkin' lady XD I bet she could have what ever she wanted if she tried XD Or that not right? anyway I totally see why blake likes her! she's awesome! Man I can. not. wait. to see what blake thinks of all this man!! Is his brain exploding inside?? Is IT???? 8DDDDD

January 31st, 2012, 7:10 pm

You would try writing the words a little wonkily, the way they do in the comic Sakana. It's somewhere around on Smackjeeves, and the thing I'm talking about is displayed pretty clearly on pages 83 and 130.
Thanks for drawing this for the reading pleasure of all of us. I really admire your style; it embodies the spirit of summer quite well. Good luck!

February 2nd, 2012, 2:27 am

Awww, Janey :D hahaha she's so awesome roflol xD Wo~OooOo~oW and when she's sorta rising up when she says it, and then BOOM hahahahah

February 5th, 2012, 4:38 pm

@Dark-Kyo123 no problem! Thank you just for sharing my woes with your woes!! I'm sorry you find it hard too :'U

@Spacepegasus @RadicalTrain @Kai thanks for the advice guys, these tips are really useful, also, i looked at sakana, amazing usemof writing generally speaking , wow :'U thank you guys!!

@Mimi-Evelyn this comment totally made my day I,D thank you so much for such enthusiasm on balke's behalf!! And that you find Sasha amusing too, thank you :'DDD and yes, his brain is definately imploding right now LOL this made my day x,DD

February 12th, 2012, 7:53 am

Hmm accents are quite hard, Im always struggling with kims. Sometimes I think its best to not write them all the time but sometimes casually add in a random change in the grammar to imply the character is foreign. Thats what Im doing at the moment but its confusing :/ That reminds of the talk we had about accents when I came over to yours back in december XD
Sasha is so cute! I love that first panel! >3<

March 4th, 2012, 2:32 pm

they are already the cutest couple

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