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7th Jun 2011, 2:28 AM #201
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I know that Adam Warren does it like I do: his rant is here.

My own comic is an example, although my skill at comics is questionable. Here's a
simple example of an uncluttered page with relatively easy-to-read bubble layout. My handwriting isn't great, either, but I find I hate the way it looks when I use fonts. (EDIT: Warning, my comic is NSFW.)

If I make errors - and I frequently do - I just erase that bit and do it again.


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HERE'S MY DOUBLE POST! Wow, how did that happen?

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7th Jun 2011, 1:44 AM #203
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While I won't claim to be an expert, I think there's a case to be made for putting your word balloons right on the original, especially if you're hand-lettering. I find most comics that use "after the fact" word balloons (like the example above) are much harder to read and the flow doesn't feel as natural. Maybe it's because you can leave the exact placement of the balloons until after you've drawn everything, so you don't pay quite as much attention to making them get along perfectly with your art.

I do a scribbled version of the lettering and balloons right alongside my roughs. I think it makes the word balloons part of the art, rather than slapped on top.
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6th Jun 2011, 8:24 PM #204
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->Manage
->Change the site layout
->Edit the layout HTML

Second text area, first look for

body {
background-image: url...

And change that background-image line to what you like. For flat blue, delete that line and make it "background-color: #000099;"

Then look for

#navigation {

Exactly (skip the ones that are #navigation a:link and so on)

Delete the background-image line if there is one,
add a background-color: #000000;

Save.
Result in thread: Good size of pages?
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4th Jun 2011, 8:52 PM #205
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Some people have gotten pretty acerbic about it requiring any scrolling at all, but I get more complaints when it's small enough to fit on someone's screen.

I'm experimenting with 800x1024 for my comic this time, but I think it might be a bit big. My last comic was 600x800, and people complained it was too small.
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4th Jun 2011, 6:23 PM #206
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Sounds like you need someone qualified, then! I would probably pester Kyo, he seems to be the guy who actually does things.
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4th Jun 2011, 3:48 PM #207
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I don't know which browser you're using... for Chrome, it's (wrench icon)->tools->clear cache and browser data. For Firefox, it's (retarded red firefox button)->history->clear recent history (click the advanced button).

But I've been thinking, it's probably not your browser if you've tried it on other computers, because they have different caches and cookies. It sounds like it's a problem with your ComicFury account. Have you tried logging out of ComicFury and then logging back in?
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4th Jun 2011, 3:42 PM #208
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The best comics you can get are Finder or, if you prefer fairy tales, Thieves and Kings. If you must have superheroes, Top Ten and Astro City are the best.
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4th Jun 2011, 2:38 PM #209
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First step is always to reboot your computer, second step is always to clear your browsing cache/cookies. It's possible your browser is remembering something screwy.

Just be careful, clearing your cookies will log you out of every site everywhere.
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2nd Jun 2011, 1:16 PM #210
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I-Wanna-be-a-Marysue:But you can't tell if people subscribe with the RSS feed... you'll just have to wait for them to comment on your comic of otherwise make you aware of their existence.


Actually, this is a point of confusion for me. Do they even count as pageviews?
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Many major RSS readers, such as Google Reader, will auto-detect it if you put in the comic URL, as well.
Result in thread: TMP's Two Comment Reviews
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1st Jun 2011, 2:26 AM #212
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I just want to say that this is my new favorite review/critique method!
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I find that most of the people I admire are ones that kill their ideas early. Old ideas are often not as good as they appeared when you were younger and less experienced, and fleshing out new ideas is a skill that needs practice as much as writing or drawing.
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30th May 2011, 9:35 PM #214
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Visual character design is one of my weak points. I'd really love to see a lot more posts and tutorials about visual character design!

In terms of designing their personalities and preferences, I try to think more about how they'll serve the story, rather than whether they are interesting on their own. Nearly every cool character from comics and movies has a simple personality: it's how the story works through them that makes them cool, and how they develop in response to that.

For example, Darth Vader is really not terribly interesting in terms of personality or preferences. He's pretty much The Faceless Evil Guy. Even if his visuals were not as cool, though, he would still be an interesting villain simply because of how the story moves through him.
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30th May 2011, 3:02 AM #215
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I like a loose and fluid feeling to the art. A lot of comics, even popular ones that everyone else likes, have a kind of rigidity to their poses and framing. It makes reading the comic feel like driving a square-wheeled unicycle, no matter how amazing it otherwise looks or reads.
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28th May 2011, 2:21 PM #216
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I think of it from the other angle: instead of how often should someone post to please their audience, maybe the question should be what rate serves you best?

A fast rate - one per day, for example - will let you improve your skills rapidly. A slower rate - three per week, one per week, or even slower - would let you use your free time to do other things.

I generally try to post one per day, although that slows down if I'm doing multiple comics or work catches up to me. But, on the other hand, I don't believe in spending a lot of time on the polish, so maybe I would post slower if I was doing color.
Result in thread: Drawing tablets
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26th May 2011, 10:17 PM #217
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I've owned all of Wacom's products. I recommend the Bamboo. Eventually you'll probably need to upgrade to something with more sentivity, functionality, and the very useful buttons, but the Bamboo is great for students.

I like the Intuos better than the Cintiq: the Cintiq always gives me a cricked neck after a few weeks. The Intuos 4 is particularly nice, it's the first time I've been able to completely give up on the keyboard.

All of these can have surfaces added to them to protect them from harm and give them textures, but I don't bother. Just remember that your skin oil and many things like headphones can discolor the surface and change the surface texture some, so don't use it as a table surface!
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