OHWceta wrote:Ok, so I'm wanting to start a Photocomic.
My first question is, if I use images for backgrounds are there any rules to it? like posting links of where I found it, ect? I'd rather not have my room as the BG of every shot.
Technically, you should give credit to whomever took the picture and should ask for their permission to use it. One problem with using various backgrounds and then photoshopping the figures into the picture is that it is a pretty time consuming process. That is why many photocomic artists make sets or backdrops for their shots. Even by using a simple black drop cloth and good lighting you can make a good looking comic.
Another thing to be aware of is when you photograph your figures and then photoshop them in to a picture background, the lighting may be off and it might look "fake" or "superimposed".
OHWceta wrote:Next question, is it better to make a purely comical Photocomic with no real order of things? or a kinda serious (still having jokes and stuff though, can't be 100% serious)one with a linear plot?
Either type is no better than the other. It is usually easier to create the comedic shorts because the story lines are generally shorter but they do have to be funny to be successful. On the other hand the serious ones can be quite engaging and having a long, well thought out story with "cliffhangers" to keep the audience interested can be fun to create as well. Only problem is sometimes the photo comic artist can get get sidetracked with real life or bored of the story and the audience is left "hanging". Since you are new at this write up some of both. Make say 5 or so comedic shorts and a small serious story (the length of the story from beginning to end in five pages) and see which type you prefer making.