Mailbag: Should a first-time cartoonist “keep it short”?
Q. I was reading an article about some things new comic creators should do, and avoid. For the most part the article gave really good advice, however, one piece of advice struck me as odd and I was curious what others thought. It said that for new creators, a long episodic comic should be avoided, and in its place the creator should do something shorter. The reasoning was that new creators need experience in crafting comics and shorter story (maybe something over the course of a year) would help them build the tools necessary to do a long, episodic comic. I also want to be clear that I respect and love the creator who gave the advice. Just wanted to get others to weigh in and share some thoughts.
A. I think that’s pretty smart advice — especially considering s/he’s talking specifically to people who are new to creating comics. And here’s why…
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