I buy print versions of webcomics I really enjoy, when they're shipped to my country (which is not always the case, many or most are U.S. or North-America only D: ) and the shipment fee is not ridiculously high (I once wanted to order a comic but then shipment turned out to cost 80 dollars o.O).
I've done as well as read comics in both formats. But while the scroll type is fun to do, I must admit that I like the traditional comic page format better.
The classic page is way less time consuming to navigate through (as well as more hand friendly), I just have to do one click (and perhaps a little scrolling on small screens) instead of click and then scroll-scroll-scroll-scroll-scroll-scroll. The classic page also reads more easily, since I'm able to see several panels or even all panels at once, which provides context and overview. With a scroll page where I see just one panel at the time with time delays in between, it feels like reading through a key hole (imagine reading a book where you can only see few words at a time instead of the entire page). Seeing all panels at once on the classic page makes them nicely add up to each other to a visually pleasing whole, an effect which you don't have to the same degree with a scroll page. Finally, should I need to go back to earlier pages in order to search for something, that's easy with classic pages, but a nightmare with scroll pages.
At the other hand, when done right, the scroll page can have a very vivid dynamic (the vertical motion), which is difficult or impossible to get to the same degree with a classic page. A classic page may also be too spoilery when the reader sees everything right away, the surprise effect is gone.
I've been reading and enjoying this thread (and the previous one) for a good while now. Is it still open for further reviews? Then I'd love to hear your thoughts on The Perfect Pest, which is finished and 20something pages long.
Mothtrap:some of you have so many tabs :O how do you keep tabs on all those tabs
I use the "open new tab right next to current tab" function, that way all tabs are already sorted by type and easy to find again. like for instance "comics to read", "news articles" or "stuff which I may order at some point but haven't decided yet".
It never ever occurred to me that someone would think of that as annoying. I myself don't mind getting such comments at all, either it was intentional and I go "Yes that's right :D" or it was not not intentional and I go "I didn't think of that but now I see it, you're so right! ;D"
And because of that, I admit that I have posted such comments myself too, am I a "callous jerk" now? I don't hope so o.O
khkddn:I've thought of scheduling an update way into the future that would only go out when I'm too dead to keep pushing the date forward...
I've been thinking about that too, an update saying something like "If you read this, it means that I'm no longer able to update, maybe even dead", a neat image of a tomb stone and then a summary of the rest of my comic to it's very end, in order to bring it to a conclusion. I feel my readers deserve that, and after all, my aim was to share the entire story, not just some few chapters of it.
but what if alive me forgets and it goes up prematurely... sounds like something I'd do.
Pretty much the reason why I've not done this. what if I forget to change the upload date and it shows by mistake D:
Some notification system would be cool, an automated PM saying something like, if you're not responding within the next year, the page will show. o.O
Matt Comics:It may be redundant, but imo you should keep it. You never know how newcomers to the site may react.
Yes, when I was new I understood the 'Main' button right away (it's pretty self-explanatory), while I realized just now, after seeing this thread, that the logo actually is a button and clicking on it does the very same thing. Till now I thought it was there just for header and decoration purposes xD. Or, maybe it was like that originally, and then the link function was added later at some point?
I must admit that I like that 'main' link on the top right, I've been using it all the time. To me it makes sense having 'main', 'my updates' and 'forum' grouped together, they are the three things I check out when I go to this site, it's natural as well as convenient to have these right next to each other.
Sure it would be just a small inconvenience to have it removed. But since there isn't any harm in just keeping it, it doesn't take up much space, nor is it confusing, so maybe just keep it?
I think it's the nose (and the area around it), right now it's relaxed but its sides need to be pulled upwards, so that it wrinkles. I'd suggest, do that expression in front of a mirror and watch what your nose does.
"The copyright will be shared between the creator and Tapas Media"
This is vague. It *could* mean that both partners have the full rights to publish your work anywhere without having to ask the other one for permission first (but where they may still have to share the profit, if any, with the co-owner), which would be great.
But it could also mean the quite opposite, that you must get permission from the co-owner (tapastic) before you can do anything with your work. This is what happened in the tokyopop disaster some time ago, where the "shared copyright" actually meant that the creators lost all control over their comics.
before signing any contract, the details on copyright agreement should be sorted out.
Nama:Yeah just like I said in that thread, I'm not against there being an extension, but I also think that 30 days is reasonable as well. Three months seems a bit long to me though.
Then, two months..? ;)
Of course that's my own personal opinion. It's like, if a thread has been inactive for three months save a few days doesn't that kind of send the message that it's dead? Why bother reviving it than making a new discussion thread, y'know?
Yes, the very most threads are already dead after few days, many even after just few hours. But what about the exceptions? They may be rare but they are there.
I think the benefit of getting notified when an older yet still relevant thread is updated outweighs the annoyance of necroposting.
This probably boils down to what one thinks is most important: not missing out relevant posts in older threads versus being protected against seeing unnecessary necroposts. I myself prefer the former, but maybe others would rather have the latter?
Same thing here, I realized I'm more of a gardener than I thought.
Originally I was going to say I'm an architect since I do plan out the entire story from beginning to the very end before starting to draw. But then I realised that the creative process itself is actually gardening, mostly or even entirely-
I get a lot of ideas, they sort of just come on their own, I take notes, let characters act, wait and see what happens next, and it goes on and on and on like that for a good while before everything is eventually put together into a final structure. Along with this there's also a lot of weeding as well as "planting further seeds". It may not be the most effective way of writing, but it's definitely a very satisfying one.
Yes, I'm struggling with hands too. I do draw hands, but I tend to end up with some sort of default template hand, like for instance, a hand holding a phone is like four sausages wrapped around a black rectangle O.O