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
I must admit I'm not particularly fond of that automated unsub mechanic :-/
Sometimes there's a good reason for reviving threads, not ancient old ones of course, but weeks old ones which may still be relevant, like this one (went on an unintentional hiatus because of a broken pc) or this one (lately slow-paced but with interesting updates).
I noticed the automatic unsub happens already after just few weeks, so (unless something has changed) - how about extending it to some months or even a year instead?
I haven't thought much about requesting comments. In general I have the impression that authors (many or even most) do appreciate comments. So when I read a comic I like, then I may also happen to comment, no matter if the author actually asked for it or not. It rather depends on my mood, how much time I have and if I have something to say. When I subscribe to a new comic I typcially leave a comment or two along with that.
Same thing the other way around, I've somehow automatically assumed that asking for comments wouldn't have much effect anyway. If someone likes my comic and is in the mood for commenting, then they'll do so, while someone not in the mood for commenting would simply not, no matter what.
Then there's the reciprocity thing. While I want to leave comments on every comic I read, there's no big secret that I comment more often on the comics where the author also read (and comment) on my own. After all, commenting takes time, and since I don't have endless amounts of that, I have to prioritize. My impression is that many others think like this too. So if an author is really interested in getting more comments, that may be the right way to go- Be more active, social and comment on other comics- but be honest about it, keep to the comics you're truly interested in, don't fake it.