Comic 181 - We need you
28th Aug 2016, 8:30 PM
We need you
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Level 30 Psychiatry has remained dormant for quite some time with artists leaving and/or dealing with personal issues so we're now looking for someone new to do the line art on a bi-weekly, perhaps weekly basis.

Essentials
-works in a Photoshop friendly format
-has Dropbox
-doesn't draw Gardevoir with breasts

Only the line art is needed. Color and word-bubbles are handled separately.

We've had your support for so long. I feel bad asking you for more but it's the only option left. Even if you don't think you have any art skills, try passing the message on. We need you now more than ever. I look forward to working with whoever signs up.

BTW, that's me who did the art for the poster.
User comments:
Zanreo edit delete reply
Zanreo
Hope you find someone! I'd like to help if I wasn't busy with my own comic...
MizuNoRyuu edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
I'm tempted to offer help even though I have a few webcomics of my own to work on...

What if I offered to help out temporarily til you can find a permanent line artist? At least the comic would be regularly updating til then.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I wouldn't want anyone else's comics to fall behind on my behalf. We could use a guest comic though.
MizuNoRyuu edit delete reply
MizuNoRyuu
XD Thanks for thinking about me.

Sketching it with a provided script/storyboard would be simple, and as a gag comic, the art is minimalistic.

I've wanted to make a guest comic for the longest time but I dunno how to do the right punchline/gag with it. XD
InfernapeK (Guest) edit delete reply
Did you draw this Guybrush?
InfernapeK (Guest) edit delete reply
Wait a minute you said you did this in your comment *facepalm* I really need to read ahead before I comment.
Zerix26 edit delete reply
Zerix26
First off, I would like to say I have been a huge fan of your comic for about a year and a half now, and I love everything about it! Second, may I make a suggestion? If you are looking for a new line artist, I propose doing what Lego does when they hire people: make it a contest of sorts. Post a prototype script/idea for a comic, and let people try to draw for it. This way more people will apply for the job, and you will have options for who you want as an artist! I would audition myself, but I have no drawing software and my skills are still developing...
JokerJay (Guest) edit delete reply
My skills are still developing too and while I have dabbled a bit with Photoshop because of my Texture Techniques and Digital Imaging classes. I don't have it on my PC.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I don't think we have nearly the same pull that Lego does so I don't think a contest would work. But to those of you who'd be interested but don't have the software, here's a free open source graphics program called GIMP. Unfortunate acronym aside, it's similar to photoshop and it's what I use when adding the text.
KaizaPhoenix (Guest) edit delete reply
If you're still looking for someone to do line art, I might be available for the job. I've been considering working on a webcomic, but I've never had anyone to work with. If you need sample of some art I've done, I can send you some of my work (I haven't set up a portfolio or anything, but I can send you art without issue).

My e-mail address is phoenixneo1630@gmail.com if you wish to contact me.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Thanks for offering your assistance again, too bad it did not work out.
JAAP (Guest) edit delete reply
I can do a guest comic, but that's all. I can't really stay devoted to a project...
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I'd certainly appreciate it. If you need a script to work with I can send you some.
Alhambra93 edit delete reply
Please delete my guest post. I can't do the art, and I don't want my email out there.

I'll pass your plight along.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Taken care of, and thank you.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Is this a paid gig?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I nearly completely obliterated my bank balance with Kirby amiibo so outside of ad revenue, it's not a paid thing. Level 30 Psychiatry is a passion project.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
Fair enough. Thanks for being honest. (And LOL at "Kirby amiibo.") ^_^
GardeBlaze (Guest) edit delete reply
If I could draw I'd help, but I can't. I'll help spread the word however. The show must go on!
MyNameIsNull (Guest) edit delete reply
First of all, my normal screen name is not "MyNameIsNull", but I chose my old screen name when I was a little kid, not knowing that it would offend anyone. (It had "pot" as part of it, I didn't know what drugs were at the time). With that said, I do believe I have the creative capacity, some good artistic skills, and a computer. All I need is a good program to draw with because at the time my best is paint.net. If you could tell me that, I could do it for free, because I've seen the work posted and I'd be honored.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Well the program I use is a free open source graphics program called GIMP, hat functions similarly to Photoshop. It takes some getting used to, especially if you're more used to paint but it's got a lot of things you can't do in Paint like different layers and the like. Download it and give it a shot.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Thanks Guybrush. Just heard of you a day ago, but you seem like a pretty nice guy.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
I can't download GIMP before school, I'll do it after. So, in like about 8 1/2 hours. I will set an alarm, though, so I don't miss something I really want.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
2 things guybrush: #1 is that yes, it is very different. #2 is that I'll draw better w/ a script. so if you could e-mail me one, it'd be perfect.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
It's a bit late in my part of the world so I'll send you a PM first thing in the morning. I have a lot of scripts to choose from.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
thanks! ive already worked out my first digital concept, which is alot like the Dr. Gardevoir form the characters part of the site, but at a different angle and a different style. I airbrushed her hair and chest horn, to make them seem more alive. thats all I have for now. good night!
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
uh, that comment is mine, somehow i got logged out and didnt realize :P
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
It's unfortunate that the third condition needs to be said.
Unfortunately, the Internet is a strange place.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Alright, GIMP is downloaded. But now a piece bad of news; Either my voice is changing or I'm losing it, cuz it hurts, and sounds like a goose dying and giving birth simutaneously.
Dinohunter9 (Guest) edit delete reply
Hi there! I'm interested in being the line artist for the comic.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
That's great! I've already been creating some. Let me tell you, it's hard. At least for my abilities. I'm good at coloring and writing, but it's always good to accept a challenge. Guybrush told me to use GIMP, and you can find the link to it in 2 places in this comment section. And good luck!
Dinohunter9 edit delete reply
Dinohunter9
Hi again! I realized I should probably make an actual account for the sake of contact. Like I said, I'm interested in being the new line artist. I have experience with Adobe Photoshop and I own a copy of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9. Thank you!
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Okay, here is the link to the program like photoshop called GIMP. I guess it works better than photoshop, because that's what they recommended for me to use. https://www.gimp.org/
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
It's the old bus paradox, wait ages for one and then two show up at once. Looks like it goes for artists too :)

I'm glad to hear you are intrested. Photoshop works just as well as GIMP for the purposes of comic work here. I use GIMP because it's free but if you want to give it a shot and see if it works better for you than Elements go ahead.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Haha I guess so. By the way, I figured out that your day ends 4 hours earlier than mine. So if you got me the script at, 7 in your time, persay, I'd have 8 hours to work on it. Just something I found out.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Have you checked your private messages? You'll find them on the main Comic Fury page.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
I didn't check. I'll go right now. Thanks!
Dinohunter9 edit delete reply
Dinohunter9
Yeah, lol. I actually saw this page a few days ago when I came to check to see if the comic updated, but I was contemplating it for a few days. I'll likely stick with Photoshop, since it's what I'm familiar with.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Just saw this post. Funny story, before I had started coming to this site, I was lookin at Pokemon memes. I saw this a comic, and it peaked my interests, so I clicked on and found this awesome website. Also, I hope you can do this weeks comic, if Guybrush has already seen you a script. (There is one I can't do, cuz I'm bad at white mage at this time.) anyway, good luck with photoshop!
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Hey Hunter, I know the art's important, but we need to be able to contact you. Sorry if I sound a bit harsh, it's just important that we can talk if we collab or something. Thanks! To the people that aren't hunter, I'm REALLY close to being finished. So check back on Sunday.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
so guybrush, i was lookin through some comics, and i found the surgeon sim one. i was lookin through the authors comments, and saw on Oct 6th 2014, 404 said he'd be returning in about 2 years. If he was correct, he should be back in a couple of months (or is he already back? i havent seen a lot of recent comics).
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I just hope he still remembers his password and at least pops in to say hi.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
if he handles his passwords like almost everyone I know, there's no need to worry about that. I just hope that he remembers the comic itself.
Dagon (Guest) edit delete reply
Welp... Good thing he's not me...
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Usin a guest account cuz you forgot your password? I guess I'm lucky, I've only ever used 4 passwords.
Alhambra93 (Guest) edit delete reply
(Not the sort of thing to share with the comments section...)
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
XD it's okay, I've never and will never tell anyone else my passwords, besides my google account with my fam. The only time I've been hacked, it was just minecraft. I got that sorted out in 4 days anyway. But thanks for being concerned!
Drackon edit delete reply
Nah, but I did forget my college log in for a good year plus.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Oh, I kinda know the feeling. My school sets passwords all the time, so I usually can't get into whatever website they have us go on. It's torture, I tell you. TORTURE! Not much different from school itself, though...
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Uh, just droppin in to say "Hi!" real quick. Hi!
On a more serious note, I couldn't get my friend (man, can't remember if I told you guys about her) to do the art. She says she's like to stick to her own thing. Honestly, though, every artist that doesn't draw military stuff I know is a girl. Although, where I live, if you're a guy, you're smart/very talented or you play American Football. There's no in-between. Ever.

Edit: If you plan to do the lineart, it can be very stressful, especially if you don't know your way around your art editor. If you download GIMP, and need to learn some basics, I can help out there. Just don't expect anything super advanced, I've only been working on it since Saturday.
Alhambra93 (Guest) edit delete reply
I thought you were doing the lineart, Null? Is there something I missed?
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
this is true, Alhambra, but I was wondering if she could lend Guybrush a hand as well. And no, there is nothing you missed. Anyways, i was curious to see if there was anyone else who said they could (I should be doing it right now ^-^) but I have the attention span of a 4 year old sometimes, which i guess explains why I play more shooters than any other genre. But i am doing the lineart still, don't worry :)
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
okay, now my avatar is uploaded! yay! now i can go do something else, like... lineart (WHOOSH!)
Jim VonHelterbrand (Guest) edit delete reply
I have a few years Design experience, I'd love to.
If the position isn't yet filled I just need means of contact.

I'd just need some specs so I can get thumbnails started. would you like a realism style, a chibi style, pixel, abstract, exaggerated.... given the nature of planning a replacement artist we'd have to take a few weeks to prep of course. I can send my resume so you can be assured quality.
Jim VonHelterbrand edit delete reply
There we are, I have an account set. Anyway, as I stated I have a fair amount of experience and I gaurentee quality. As someone who not only has a passion for design and a dream for psychology myself such a position would be quite delightful to me. It would mean quite a lot to be able to help work with something like this.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Hey Jim, that's great! Of course Guybrush could use some extra hands. It's a comic style, if you look through the 179 strips (this and the Christmas sprite don't count, of course,) and quality is good too. In fact, one of the reasons I'm not done is that my drawings don't have enough details (and, because of my stupidity, I put the whole thing on one layer instead of at least two), so I have to completely remodel. If you have photoshop, great, but if you don't, you might want to download GIMP. I'm sure you've probably seen a link above, and I've heard it works just as well as photoshop. Anyways, where I am, it's 5:50 and I need to get back to bed. I'm only up because I ran out of insulin in my insulin pump, and its blaring alarm woke me, so, I got that fixed, and now I'm going back to sleep. Cya tomorrow!
Jim VonHelterbrand edit delete reply
I'm gonna just ignore the fact that you just tried to tell me how to do something I was actually trained for professionally.

I understand you have no experience, but are you seriously thinking about doing lineart before you even create your thumbnails?
The comic director is gonna have to wait. I can't stand seeing people flop around like that. You'll need to get ahold of me on my Gmail so I can actually teach you to know what in bloods name you're doing.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Please don't take Null too hard. He's young and full of enthusiasm, learning by diving in and figuring out how to swim as he goes.

Did you get my PM?
Drackon edit delete reply
I use Adobe Illustrator in classes and life for 2d art. It's vector based mostly, while Photoshop is pixel based. That being said, I'd say to each their own, and recommend the typical format thus far of three panels per row, nor more than two to three rows, four if you use less detail and do a slight touchup later.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
I PM'd you my gmail so you can reach me there. Look forward to seeing what you've got.
Jim VonHelterbrand edit delete reply
I got the PM
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Jim, I just read what you said, and I realize I might have put it the wrong way. And as Guybrush said, I dove in and I'm just starting to learn how to swim. I'd say that the art that I make is pretty good, but it takes far too long to create, and I could definitely use professional advice. And especially with a lot less spare time on my hands (studying and music, and counseling) I could definitely use it. So I'll PM you shortly.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Oh no, life be gettin in ma way!!! I don't think I'll be able to make any lineart today, and I barely did anything yesterday.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Uh, anyone that's not Guybrush or DryKirby that can figure out which week my avatar is from, you get 5 bonus points.
Alhambra93 edit delete reply
I have it. It's Narrow Comfort zone, the panel after the "Wizard needs caffeine badly" Reference.

Let me guess, the points don't matter?
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Yup, panel two in the narrow comfort zone, part of the girls day out arc, but without Roll and Gardevoir and the speech bubble. And the points are a boost in intelligence/work ethic, and I forgot to include it comes with a thumbs up. I would've waited to make one until after the comic, but I knew it wouldn't be out today like I wanted. I'll see if I can get two done by the end of the week, both are almost done anyway.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Oh, and by the way, two reasons I chose this picture explains what I need in life 1. Black Mage, cuz he da best, and 2. Energy/Motivation, I'm rather lazy. Good night, unless I get curious again.
Drackon edit delete reply
Well, there's always other mages and classes that have spells too for the first, and White Mages for the second. H331z, plz.
Drackon edit delete reply
You know, now that I think about it, I'm genuinely surprised no one has made a joke about Dragoons who use Jump versus Pokemon who use Fly.
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Meh, it's probably bound to happen sometime.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Best of luck on your quest to find a new lineart artist, Guybrush! I can't wait to see this comic be revived after such a long hiatus!
Umbreon-MegaAbsol edit delete reply
I'd love to help, really, but I have never done any drawing on a computer before nor do I have photoshop. Sorry! Best of luck finding a new artist.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Well if you want to give computer drawing a crack, here's a free open source graphics program called GIMP that functions like Photoshop.

Thanks for the best wishes.
Lazor Comfort (Guest) edit delete reply
Hello! Its great that you are back! But sorry I can't help you, I deal mostly in pixel art and I'm not good with stories... :/ well I hope you find a great artist for your webcomic!
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
I hope I can handle replying to you right. Switching from pixel to comic is hard. I know you are good at it by the way, I've seen your Kirby.
But you can help us. Any friends you think that they'd be interested in, you could point em this way. If you got past the pixel barrier, you don't write the story. That's what guybrush I saw here for. Besides being the comic owner and all that. And the last point is thanks for being here during the hiatus. I promise it'll come to a halt as soon as someone (Dino or myself) gets done with the lineart
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Okay, I know some people have been wondering, (nothing goes here/Null), why haven't I seen a comic from you if you said you would do one? And I have a very good answer for that. I have a fear of overworking myself again. See, the first weekend I put myself to the project, I spent a good 19 hours on it. (To be continued, sorry Guybrush.)
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
The next day at school, I literally spent the day sleeping off my tiredness at the nurse. Even afterward, I hallucinated, couldn't do work or focus, and forgot what any language meant. So yeah, paranoia. As a short side note, also missed ComicCon. That's a bummer. Stan Lee was there, too. Ah well, there's always next year.
Lazor Comfort (Guest) edit delete reply
Yeah, my regular art is "kiddish" apparently, which is why I am doing pixel art. Might be a programmer as a side job soon. Good luck everyone! (Making games seems very fun! All you have to do is make a machine, give it orders, and show it what to do if so-so inputs these commands.. Etc. Have fun!
MyNameIsNull edit delete reply
MyNameIsNull
Hehe, I know what you mean. I can't draw realistically to save my life. However, I can draw pixel, like you, and I can draw anime (DBZ style) and comical. Making a game takes time and effort. Getting those codes to run smoothly is tough. But I bet if you could do it, you might be able to make something better than Undertale. Anyway, good luck!