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Testers needed today (6/21/11): image picker interface, version 1

In response to popular demand, I’ve been working on a visual image selection interface today, so that users can pick their characters’ eyes and mouths. (No, there will NOT be a nose picker!) If you are interested in helping out, preferably today, I’ve made a sample sample script you can test on your computer. This is important because I am uncertain whether the interface will work the same on all platforms and browsers, since it’s using Javascript, so watch the video to see what I want it to look like, then go to and try it out for yourself. Copy the info about your browser and include it in any feedback you send me about your results, either posting it here or emailing me at

Thanks for your support!

btw, this video will probably disappear once I’ve decided how to make the interface.

New Feature: Color control

One of the features I’ve been asked for is a way to retain colors in the panels instead of having them change every time.  Now it’s easy to keep or reject the color of a panel by using the checkbox in the bar that spans the two characters in the panel. I also liked being able to extend the panel color directly into the character-editing section, to give a better preview of what the strip would look like.

Color Control

Color Control


New Feature: Character display

Okay, so this wasn’t something anyone else actually requested, but I thought it might make the interface nicer, so I figured out how to add the character outlines behind the selections for the six expressions:

expressions with character outlines

Screen capture

I haven’t tweaked the CSS to make sure everything lines up exactly right in all browsers, so if it looks strange on your computer, let me know so I can ask you to test it when I have the CSS in place.

New Feature: Character Picker

In response to popular demand for more choices and less randomness, I have added a character picker.

This is the second installment of the screen-capture videos I have been making to help people use Comic-O-Matic. The first one is available here:

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