Have been checking out the Paul Jenkins stuff on Spawn? I saw you updated some of the stuff on #250. I've been reading through early Spawn stuff recently and I was curious how you thought the new direction was going?
I've been thinking of checking it out. I read he wasn't planning on rebooting anytime soon. He wants to get to issue 301 and be the longest running independent comic (beating Dave Sims record of 300). But that interview was several years ago too...
Thanks for helping out with the wiki; your help is much appreciated. I was looking over some of the recent activity and I just wanted to point out the use of the Image Template. Our goal here is to have this said template used with every image, that way the creators get proper credit and we can source them to whichever comic they belong to. All you have to do is click edit, then copy and paste the Standard Options part onto the page and update it accordingly. If you have any questions about what goes in the fields just let me know. Thanks again for everything. :-) Queso6p7 06:04, April 25, 2014 (UTC)
Ok, sure. I'd be glad to help as templates are a tricky thing to use. If you're going to be adding in new issues (i.e creating pages for new issues), it's good to first check and see if we have the comic series added to the wiki. For example, say you wanted to add in a comic page for Spawn 83. First, I'd search for a Spawn page to see if the issue is listed. That way, you're not re-creating a page. Once you've verified that, go ahead and either click on a red link which will automatically link to you to a blank page that's ready to be edited.
You could then open a new tab to the image wiki homepage and type in comic template in the search bar and the choice should take you to this page (or you could just click on this link) and copy the Standard Options. Past them onto the page you're creating and fill in the fields as needed. Usually, we put a single space after the = sign to make things look more organized once the edits are saved. A visual of what a completed comic template can be more helpful to give you an idea of what you're looking to do. The Walking Dead #2 is an example. You can just go to the page, click edit, see how it's laid out, and not edit anything. :-) There's also the often forgotten Sandbox you can use to play around with the comic template. This is a lot to take so if you have any questions let me know and thanks for your help! Queso6p7 09:29, April 26, 2014 (UTC)
Just added this page and i am not sure how it turned out? I know the image needs some work (feedback would be appreciated) and I cocked up on the naming convention of the page so the wiki seems to not recognise it?
That and the other pages you made are very good :-). There were only a few things to tweak : 1) the creator names: they don't need to have the square brackets around them as the template does that work for us-just the characters, vehicles, locations, items, and equipment do. 2) The synopsis: should cover major plot points in the comic rather than being a play by play, but yours was really good. 3) The Image: You named the comic page perfectly and the same rules apply to image names. Those for comic covers differ from other pictures, but we'll just focus on covers for now. They're named the same way as the issue they're the cover for so Spawn #1's cover image is named Spawn Vol 1 1.jpg. I usually copy all of the standard options from the image template and then fill in:
License: Fair Use
Image Type: Cover Art
Issue: Series Name Volume # and Issue # (e.g. Spawn Vol 1 1) This part can be tricky as there's a template I usually use to standardize the issue name, so you can skip this part if you want
Subject: Character(s) on cover full name (first and last), if known (e.g. Lara Croft)
CoverArtist: Creator name (e.g. Todd McFarlane; multiple lines can be entered for several creators)
For an example of how this is filled out, check out an image I did a little re-work on with the template. Just click edit on the image and see how the fields are filled out. Other than those minor things the pages looked great! Thank you and keep up the good work. Queso6p7 10:28, April 27, 2014 (UTC)