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How much should you invest into revising old material and just forging ahead with new material?
That’s entirely up to you. Consider what you feel is more promising — whether you want to put your focus on polishing your older works or creating new ones, or doing both equally.
You could divide your working time between them between the two hours you have in a day, or even between the days of the week. For example, I do my main comic for the 5 weekdays, and do a little bit of my side project on the weekends. In the end, it’s all up to what you want to put your time into.
That’s pretty strange, but I suppose I can make do with that. Thanks! And thanks for recommending it to me ages ago.
What sort of meeting will it be? Live textual chat? A voice/video call?
I’m in a short hiatus between stories at the moment, but I’d love to join in (probably depending on the time too.)
There was a post on the site a while back regarding this very thing!
I’d also say read the comments a bit too for some discussion about fan-art and original content production addressing the “anything original but unknown gets lost in the piles of fan art” part.
The most common/classical approach to depicting a dream sequence is with a white, fuzzy vignette around the image — sometimes with slightly less saturated or lighter colours. It’s used so often, that, when someone sees it, their mind will most likely immediately jump to “dream!” (or even flashbacks or thoughts).
If you want to try something else, consider changing the colour of your panel outlines, maybe have different gutter colours, or your idea, adding “fuzz” along the outsides of the panels (I quite like this one). Maybe even a combination of these. Think about what will suit your art style or tone best.
It’s perfectly alright to go on hiatus. I went on a month-long vacation over christmas (which I know is short for a hiatus), but came back feeling much more refreshed and motivated to work on my comics again. As long as you made it apparent in advance you’re going on hiatus, i.e: Post the news on the site and your social media, you won’t be losing out on many readers, if any at all. I can imagine people leaving if a comic stopped updating a while out of the blue, but if they were told “the comic will be on break for a while!” then they’ll know it’s on hiatus, and should come back once it’s over (it’s important to announce a return date too!).
If you’re still that unsure, you can remain active on social media and make posts during your hiatus. Your followers will be reminded of your comic every time you post, so they’re even more likely to check it out the moment the comic comes back.
Ahh, I totally didn’t think about the readers disappearing when they’d have to pay for it. Thank you, though! I’m glad I can at least have the few shirts for my family and friends without having to print a huge amount of them.
Sweet, I’ll definitely try LINE Webtoons! I also just recently remembered a follow-up question: When should I start mirroring? Since I’m doing longform comics, would it be best to wait until my next “episode” before I start mirroring, start mirroring in the middle of this episode, or upload the entire 40 pages I have so far?
I think italics is best for titles of real-world things. I’ve actually never seen them written in bold, only italics and sometimes in quotation marks.November 9, 2016 at 6:54 pm in reply to: Just made my Patreon Page, looking for suggestions #17821
The rewards look good to me. for the $25, do you plan to give the print every month? And will the pledger get to choose which one? I think that should be specified.
I wanted to comment on the comic explaining it though. There’s a lot of text, and not so much action going on. In the panels where Sam explains the rewards, she’s simply standing there and talking for the most part. How about have her present the rewards you’re getting? For example, the fifth panel could have the sketches and W.I.Ps posted on the wall behind her, and she could point to them to run them down. The seventh panel could show her on a computer moving a download to a folder… Stuff like that!
Consider having Derek do something too, instead of stepping in and out over two panels, without any real lines. For panel 3 you could even have one of them literally putting a smile on the other’s face.
There are plenty of different things you could have them do, if you see fit; these are just my ideas and suggestions. But if you have your characters act things out and perform, it’ll add immense amounts of charm to your presentation — and I think that’ll be very important to get people not only interested in your project, but also attached to your characters, so that they’ll want to get more of them by reading your comic.
Always remember the big rule of visual medias — show, don’t tell!
I would personally use italics for a brand or title of something. It may not stand out as much, but it can indicate it’s a brand/title.
Thank you! You’re a hero. It worked when I added that snippet to the CSS, used that image tag, and added the height/width to the text editor. Is it necessary that I add the i2.wp.com to the URLs too?
I don’t think I hit any weird setting when placing my images… I used the “custom size” option when inserting them. I guess I’ll add them via the text editor from now on.
Oh, yeah, my bad! I removed that image because I was working on a new “about” page for it to link to, but it’s not done yet.
The image is up on the website now, if you want to check it. Again, it’s just shrunk really weird even though it should be bigger.
To make things even creepier, the “every friday” graphic is absolutely massive on mobile, and the “about” banner is really small. I have no idea what’s happening here, oh gosh.October 13, 2016 at 2:15 am in reply to: Is Comic Easel workable for Longform Comics? & if not what is? #17681
he’ll do the entire site for a really reasonable price.
This sounds great. All of my time is spent on trying to get my pages done every week, to the point I never get to touch my site (and I’ve been meaning to for months). I’m willing to pay some for some hardcore help. How can I contact him about this?
August 24, 2016 at 11:59 pm in reply to: Having an image that automatically displays the latest comic? #17315
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