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Result in thread: 30 Days of Comic Management
27th Sep 2019, 6:40 PM #1
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9. Do you engage with your audience or maintain a cloak of mystery? Is audience engagement an important part of the hobby to you? Are you happy with your audience engagement? If not, what can you do to increase it?

I think I do the cloak of mystery thing by default but I'm trying to engage a little more. For a long time I was just "the writer" and not really someone to engage with. People who were fans of Eternity seemed to prefer talking to the artist and she's even less chatty than I am. Now that I have taken on more of the art, I have a little more to say on a visual level and that has started to change things. I can just whip out a new character sketch or whatever I need whenever I need it and that has been a bit of a game changer. I'm growing happier now that I can do these things.

It is really hard to reach out about a visual medium without a certain amount of extra visuals beyond just the comic pages themselves. There's a lot of things I want to do differently with the next webcomic. This subject being one of them.
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27th Sep 2019, 5:42 PM #2
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1. Languages. I want to know the world is... well... worldly. If everybody speaks the same language on a different planet or in a different time period or a different country it just breaks it for me. But when this little thing is acknowledged it earns the writer a lot of trust points from me. I am instantly willing to go along for the ride.

2. I like a lot of contrast. Not just in the art, I want to see characters that are radically different from each other interact. I also like plot contrast. Thumping on the same vibe for too long will make it numb. I need some ups and downs. I'll give a story about 1 chapter to demonstrate contrast but I can usually spot it in the dialog before that.

3. I love a good visual setting. Show me where we are and where we're going so I don't get lost. Establish those things and I'll follow. The easier the artist makes it for me to know where we are, the more likely I'll stick on.
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17th Apr 2015, 7:10 PM #3
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Result in thread: Breasts
3rd Apr 2015, 12:57 AM #4
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Boobs are very near and dear to my heart. < See what I did there?
I support equal toplessness for everybody and even the idea of making boobs more commonplace. When I started working on the comic I write now, my fellow artist and I decided that boobs were A-Okay to just sort of have around. So we casually just sprinkled them around in the script. This led to an unexpected situation where we had about 2 months of NSFW pages. I don't particularly find boobs that exciting but apparently the internet does so we suddenly had to pay attention to our links. In a perfect world I would not have had to do that. I would have never become aware of the love-hate relationship other people have with human bodies. I think all the hand flapping and pearl clutching over boobs/nipples is just weird. I guess that's the bottle-fed generation at work. :-P
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Result in thread: Another Cooking Thread!
3rd Apr 2015, 12:45 AM #5
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Looks fab. I likes it. Though I cannot share pictures I did make two pizzas from scratch [dough included] today and they were glorious. Does anyone do a cooking comic?
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3rd Apr 2015, 12:42 AM #6
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OMG, I must not cave to snake temptation. I miss having hissy babies around. Congrats on having such a nice healthy little guy.
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3rd Apr 2015, 12:37 AM #7
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This is my 3rd year doing a garden and we're getting way into it.
2 types of cucumber
3 types of pepper
eggplant
3 types of squash
4 kinds of melon
3 kinds of tomato
2 plum trees
2 apricot trees
2 cherry trees
1 apple tree
1 fig tree
1 pomegranate tree
strawberries
artichokes
4 grape vines
loads of herbs and flowers

This year I'm trying to start cultivating garlic from seed rather than from the clove. Its a biodiversity project. I like to keep it organic so we do rain barrels, coffee/tea compost, and I have a compost barrel that I've been using for about a year. It works pretty well. It is a lot of work though. I've been out there every day working at least 6 hours trying to get things set up for when my seedlings are big enough to go into the ground. I would love to have ducks but my area doesn't allow them. Last year we ate really well. I hope to triple my yield this year and maybe do some preserves or something.
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Result in thread: Top Webcomics
26th Mar 2015, 1:11 AM #8
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Thanks. I was starting to wonder after a few days of broken links. :-P
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Result in thread: Top Webcomics
"Top Webcomics", 24th Mar 2015, 2:31 PM #9
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Am I the only one who can't find the Top Webcomics website anymore?
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14th Feb 2015, 2:25 PM #10
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Just posted a link to Discord on my FB. Happy clicking. :-)

If anybody would like to share mine along I write a vampire comic that is absolutely not safe for work on account of certain folks clutching their pearls over the presence of boobies. Anyway its about a fire spinning, fire fighting, pyro vampire who is extraordinarily flammable. It is called Eternity and we just had our 1 year anniversary. *Private Little Parade*
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14th Feb 2015, 2:10 PM #11
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Yep! I'm feeling all social today so I'll go like all of your pages. And if you're feeling similarly inspired you can come give us a like too. :-)
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14th Feb 2015, 2:06 PM #12
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I never remember to do anything interesting for the holidays but this time it worked out. We just happen to be in the midst of a bedroom scene. I keep thinking of awesome things we could do after the fact though. I need to get on that... :-P
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11th Jan 2015, 2:36 AM #13
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I love languages and I've been working on translating my comic series into a few different tongues but I do not have Portuguese. I write vampire comics and books. Add me to your contacts if you'd ever like to give my work a go. I can print out a hard copy of anything you do of mine for your portfolio. :-)
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19th Dec 2014, 3:04 PM #14
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Spearhafoc:Love the angels of the panels. They help to add excitement to the page. I also love the "camera" angles and the colouring.

Today on SideReal
: a very static page (which I found hard to do), as Tala and Thorpe have a conversation while his hand grows back.


This is fun. The first couple of panels, when his arm was stumpy, I wondered if I had stumbled into a sex scene. But then his hand grew back and I was with you. The names the red woman gives sound like they could be American presidents. Hamilton, Carter. I picked a good page to start on. Now I'm going to go back and read the rest. :-)

Hm. How to explain my page... Hm. Candy turned Hotaru into a vampire and unlife is confusing. Plus boob. NSFW.
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22nd Nov 2014, 1:57 AM #15
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You can always just update once per week and if you get a nice big pile of pages as a buffer you can move to twice a week at a later date. If you have 25 pages built up why don't you make that your buffer and always try to keep about 25 pages in the reserves.
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Result in thread: 2014 TDOR Callout
22nd Nov 2014, 1:39 AM #16
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I just found out about this today and I'm afraid I don't have the means to do something special to mark the day this year but I would like to submit something next year. I'm assuming this is an annual thing? My comic is GLBTQ friendly but might not be appropriate for giving remembrance to real world violence and murder. This looks like something you're heavily involved with though. Would you post this again next year or perhaps we could keep in touch till then?
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Result in thread: Accounts for Your Comic
16th Nov 2014, 7:21 PM #17
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Bonus art and perhaps short stories with secret links that would only be found by posting it directly to your social media accounts. Depends on just how into your comic you want to go and how interested your fans are.
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29th Oct 2014, 1:43 PM #18
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Short Term Goals: Take about 5-7 years to finish the Hotaru series. This is my first comic. We're only about 45 pages or so into it right now. We've been really consistent on uploads every week too so I'm feeling like we're in a good place with things. If we just keep doing like we've been doing this whole thing is going to be amazing.

Long Term Goals: Build enough of a fan base to launch the other comics I want to create from the same universe. I have a lot of stories to tell. I know that it will probably take at least 20-30 years to tell them all. Because it is not all that cheap to produce comics I've also been writing novels on the side to help move through it all.

In the end I want to complete the series. I've been writing it for about 15 years come this November. I'm glad there's progress but the wheel grinds slowly through the weeks and months.
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Result in thread: demotivation
3rd Sep 2014, 11:23 PM #19
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I'll let you know when I start drawing it again... :-P
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28th Aug 2014, 3:07 PM #20
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CB_Young:Biology might have some impact, but it takes a serious backseat to culture. The growing number of people coming out as not identifying as either gender, despite their biological sex, is quite telling. Not everyone has a biological drive to be one or the other. I know that I may be male, but I think gender roles are just about the most pointless thing out there.

Knitting is seen as a feminine pastime these days, but in some cultures, knitting was something predominantly done by men. You can’t have a genetic predisposition to an activity. Football isn't masculine because of a genetic predisposition. It is masculine because people just kept saying that it is. The dispositions that we have to these are social.


100% Agreed. Gender roles are things societies make up as they go. They shift. They're flexible. If you are writing in a fantasy world or a futuristic world then the gender roles (if there even are any) should be very different from whatever construct you've built up in your mind as normal. I don't like to leave them "as is" in my stories but that's a choice I made and I think about it a lot. You can build society however you want it in fiction and set the bar for the normal you want to establish. Some stories, I think, need it "as is" while others could be more flexible. If it isn't the crux of your plot gender roles
(or the absence thereof) are up for grabs.

Genders don't have things they like to do, people do. Just make people. Honestly, you could probably just make a list of hobbies and interests, number it up and roll some dice. People are a complete crap shoot. Then figure out what societal norms are like in your setting and determine how much your character cares about what other people think. Then they can have secret hobbies and lifestyles if what you rolled doesn't match up to societal norms. That should give your characters a bit more complexity.
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