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LINE Webtoons seems to allow a long form strategy. Contributors can post on the “infinite canvas.” Popular stories like “The Dragon Tutor,” “Suitor Armor” and “Lore Olympus” post updates of varying length.
After Harry Potter made it big, everyone pointed out similarities to previous works. On the other hand, my webstrip has some derivative elements of a certain property (which I won’t identify) but no one cares. You and I wish we had Rowling’s problems.
Raina Telgemeier’s favorite comic strip and one of her inspirations was/is For Better or Worse. Telegemeier is a consistent blockbuster seller (although in graphic novels, not web).
Kiki’s Delivery Service is about a little witch, and Mr. M is using SF elements, so I’m not sure how we’re defining slice-of-life.
Evil Inc and Dilbert are slice-of-office-life, but with wackiness added, as Brad suggests in his last bullet.
The answer turns out to be UNSOUNDED (https://unsoundedupdates.tumblr.com/ )
Taking strips like Gunnerkreig Court and Questionable Content as examples, webcartoonists tend to move forward, like Brad says. Their first strip is very different from their evolution. And Page One of their printed collections is the same as their first archive post.
From the perspective of the one doing the hiring:
My friend needed an artist and posted her query on CraigsList. She got several strong replies, including one from the artist she hired.
I don’t know what method those responding artists used to monitor Craigslist, or how much time it entailed.July 18, 2017 at 8:54 am in reply to: How do you a vertical equivalent of an epic "Double Spread"? #25133
My head was too busy spinning from the numbers to grammar-check!
This site has a “Critique” forum with very low traffic.
Good to see you’re trying new things (and not letting a complicated life stop your art)!
The page looks fragmented — the components don’t relate. It looks like you added “air” to compensate.
The title banner and the index take up a lot of space. I’d prefer to see more of the current strip.
The color drawing of your main character in the ad on the right distracts me from her B&W appearances in the strips.
We’re having a discussion under “General Discussion” about B&W strips which might give inspiration:
1. For instance http://www.gogetaroomie.com uses almost the same color for the page background as the strip background, which unifies the page.
3. http://iamarg.com/ cleverly saves all of its distracting color and business for the bottom, AFTER you’ve scrolled to finish reading the strip.
But your STRIP — good things going on in your art in the new series. There is good variety of tone and concept, even costuming, between panels. PLUS you use that variety to comic effect!
I’m glad you liked it! This is another I couldn’t think of yesterday. http://ohumanstar.com/ The artist adds a single color to the B&W as Raymond and Drakkheim mention — red for flashbacks and blue for the present. Plus, it has lovely, understated art and crystal clear storytelling.
Me, I don’t have time to color, as Raymond argues well. I also find it a creative challenge to do everything I need to in white, 25%, 50%, and black. I can’t argue it as a path to success, though…
Cameron, are you saying that the people who buy the ROSE print editions wouldn’t read her if they stumbled across her online?
Because they prefer print? Because they don’t like scrolling?
(I found break points in your latest ‘Yoga’ story, for example, where you could break it into six clickable chunks.)
Your art in “Empathize” is lovely, so that aspect shouldn’t intimidate you, unless producing with that level of care and detail a few times a month is daunting. If so, can you develop a simpler style with some shortcuts? Your monster hunters sound like fun, so I hope you figure something out.
That is a good question, and a difficult one. Although snacks do seem Rose’s go-to when things get tough, they don’t define her. Some of the strips aren’t about food (or her). But how do you elevator pitch a good-natured human? Mary Tyler Moore? Archie?
So the “food” line works unless you come up with something else. She IS a girl trying to understand adulthood, but that’s hard to say in a catchy way.
My thought at the moment, f.w.i.w., “Rose loves life and dessert. But dessert’s easier.”