My Top Ten Tips for Starting a WebcomicMore Like This
(aka "I Wish Someone Had Told Me This")
Are you thinking about starting a new creative endeavor that involves sequential art? Something you hope beyond family and friends will read? Have you thought about this project at all past the initial "can't wait to start working" phase?
Stop. Listen to what I am about to say. Many webcomic writers/artists make the same mistakes (myself included) by jumping straight to the "let's start drawing now" phase, bypassing the planning stage. Here are the most important items to consider before you even ink out the first strip:
Consider if there is a chance your comic will become printed. Not only do you need to consider its dpi (dots per inch), CMYK comes into play as well. It is much harder (sometimes impossible!) to retroactively make these changes instead of making the comic print-friendly beforehand. You can't enlarge a small comic that is built for the web without great quality re
Oh My God, They Killed KyleStan sat in front of the TV, watching channel 4 news, where he had been for the last two days. Kyle's face was staring at him as the words "STILL MISSING" scrolled across the bottom of the screen.More Like This
"Kyle Broflovski, a sixteen year old student from South Park Colorado is still missing. It has been three weeks since the teen's disappearance and the police still don't have any leads. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact your local police immediately. Now to Tom for the weather." Stan turned the volume off with a sigh.
"Stan sweetie," His mom sat down next to him, "maybe you should turn the TV off and go to bed."
"But mom-" He started to protest but she cut him off.
"I'll let you know if anything happens. I promise. You need to rest."
"Yeah, alright mom." Stan trudged up the stairs to his room and flopped onto his bed. He was alone. Kenny was dead (again), Kyle was missing, and Cartman was an ass. He and Ike had spent two weeks looking for him; all the