...(RockB):[spoiler]Just made the 3rd attempt to read it. I can't. Page 86 is my limit, and 3 times is enough, I won't try again.[/spoiler]
No problem! It's impossible to please everybody, and I'm pretty old to know that already hahaha. No hard feelings from me. Good luck reading other webcomics, the list is vast and has awesome titles. I'm following almost 100 titles + printed hard copies from publishers over the world. There are so many good titles around.
SinisterRabbit:"About 12 to 15 hours a day..."
"I can do 2 pages a day, max, for Kings Club.."
Wow..I had a habit of procrastinating in between so my hours of making comics is less. XD
Even lesser when I have client work.. XD
Have you tried the Pomodoro technique or 20 20 20 by Robin Sharma? Those techniques were useful to me :)
E-hero Vulven:12-15 hours a day. Just like some japanese manga people. A video game too? You're insane. I like it. Your dedication is admirable. Art as a career is tough. It's not a field one can be picky in and I'm a very picky person.
It's pretty a standard work hours a day for comic book artists, even for the top notch like Shawn Martinbrough. Hahaha, you're right ^^ "Passion" is only a pretty word for "Obsession". Yep, Art as a career is tough, but an entrepreneur artist works longer hours... I forgot to mention it in the interview, by the way.
About being picky, I don't think it's a bad thing. Being picky can allow you to focus on what's really important.
Fabian W.:That interview was a marvelous idea, and very well executed! Kudos to CG and Amelia!
Wow... Just... wow!
I forgot to mention: "if they aren't action scenes XD". If it's an action scene, I can do 2 pages a day, max, for Kings Club. It happens because I have to sketch when it's a dynamic page. When it's only people talking, I do the inking without sketch.
About 12 to 15 hours a day XD I'm in a zombie mode since I've started the Kings Club. The things will get worse when I finish the graphic Novel and go back to the game development, doing the UDK to Unreal 4 engine migrating.
DeadFish:Amazing initiative, Chippewa Ghost! Hopefully the others you've got in touch with will reply soon so that we can appreciate further installments of these interviews with the pros.
And congrats for the wonderful comic, Amelia! Great to see a fellow Brazilian around here with such a great comic. I had just checked it out a couple of weeks ago and got a "100 Bullets vibe" from it so I put it in my TODO list but never got around to actually indulge on a binge reading. Will fix that shortly. *SUBBED*
Don't worry ^^ (Or you can wait for the printed version. Usually, publishers send hard copies to the artist. I can sell you a cheaper copy because we're in the same country later you!)
Outro brasileiro? Oba!
MK_Wizard:I am a little jealous, but it's nice kind of jealous that motivates me.
Don't be jealous! The life expectation of a comic book artist is around 50 years XD (for obvious reasons). Sometimes our lives can be miserable if we don't go with the crowd and do different stuff of mainstream.
Plus, the best part of being an artist is... We are so different from each other. It creates more interesting stories to be told, with different perspectives :D For example, Your comic about Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde presents a deep human development the character going through, and with humor in some parts! It's smart and you have to be proud of it!
Cooke:This is a great idea for a thread. Kudos Ghost. Here's hoping you get more artists on board.
And big thank you to Amelia for giving her time. Very informative and insightful. The biggest take away I got from this was to just keep going and never give up on your passions. Also, Once Upon A Time In The West. Yer alright kid. Yer alright.
Like entrepreneurs used to say: There is no failure; you failed only when you give up (which is pretty obvious, because if you give up, how will you find a way to reach what you want?). Ladies and gents, don't let anyone kill your passion. Even you! Give a big middle finger to anyone or anything that wants to bring you down.
Kyo:I've also been talking to OP via PM and comic rocket is getting at the very least a pissy email from me, possibly I'm pulling out altogether. Part of the blame also falls on my head, because it's really not communicated very well that your comics will be listed on comic rocket. At the very least I'm going to change that, but I'm also kind of becoming more and more friendly with the idea of just abandoning the whole thing.
I'm posting on another post about Comic Rocket claiming... I've been waiting for their answer for 2 months. It seems they won't answer the claim message we send to them.
One of the authors, shaneoid, show how to claim without their message confirmation, but it involves a duplicate comic here: https://comicfury.com/forum/viewthread.php?id=34132&page=3
I'm avoiding it for while, but I don't know when and IF Comic Rocket will answer us.
rd_inks: But they definitely suit some creators more than others.
Exactly! Several years ago, I used character sheet to keep on track. I just take a look at references nowadays. I didn't adapt to sheets easily (but I've mentioned it because I saw the artist who open this thread was in pain with this issue, so I remembered this resource. Who knows if she adapts better than us to character sheets? ^^ I hope she finds a shortcut and does it faster than I did. Taking years on this issue isn't fair).
How good are you with inclusion and what not in your comics?"
It's hard for me to define what is a white character. For me, Italians aren't white ethnic group exactly (all those not so far invasions through history... mainly in Sicilia), so maybe the first part of my comic has 90% of non-white characters (despite there are a lot of blondes because the Venetian ascendance blond type in that family of this story specifically. It has a reason later). There is plenty of diversity after this story arc, it varies with the places the characters will be. I have black, Hispanic characters, but they aren't present in the current story arc.
Well, the protagonist is female in the first arc... (maybe non-white, depending what is considered white for the reader. By simply mentioning could there be only one race; the human, it could infuriate a lot of people, so I really don't want to discuss it and fall in an infinity loop. Paraphrasing what Dr.McCoy used to say: "I'm an artist, not a biologist").
I must confess, I think about the story background first; and about the characters later. The place'd dictate how many different ethnic groups would be present.
Answering the question... I have no idea if I'm good at it :D
If it makes you uncomfortable, maybe a character sheet helps with the consistency. And draw the same chara sheet twice, at least. Another problem is the frequency of drawing a character; more time without touching it, less the character is recognizable to us. Usually the character consistency follows the drawing practice consistency ^^
Ah, it's a good idea! Thank you!
(I sent the message to Comic Rocket, but no joy here or in Drunk Duck. CR guys didn't answer yet. I'll let this thread know when they answer it, so we all can have an idea how much time it takes).
Uh-oh, it means I'll have to make a custom page. The first time I tried to post my comic here, I clicked on that "Edit Layout HTML", and it "destroyed" all the page. When I receive the code from Comic Rocket, I hope I have time to learn how to build an HTML page for my comic.
3) It will give you a small code that you must put in your HTML on your Comic Fury page (the first one you inputted in step one I believe) as described in 'Step Two' in the picture below.
4) Save the HTML on Comic Fury
This part is confusing to me. I'm not using a custom page in Comic Fury. Is possible do it with a template?
The Letter M:I think the only traffic on comic rocket are people who google search their own comic fury comics and find it there.
It's incredible, but when I searched for my own comic in Comic Rocket, there were two lists, one from Drunk Duck and other from Comic Fury and... Surprise! There was one subscriber there. HOW did he find my comic on the Comic Rocket list? Well, I have no idea!
You're right. It's almost impossible to find a comic title there without knowing the name at least.
(So, glory for this ONE subscriber there, because he was determinate to find something :P)