hi im mari here’s some things i learned about making webcomics that nobody actually told me
- webcomics arent a form of art where you’re supposed to look at it for too long, if youve got a nice story flowing, sometimes readers are gonna spend seconds on your page before turning to the next. its really great that some people can manage to nail every detail of every page of their comics, but most people arent those people. sometimes some pages are gonna look kinda lazy, sometimes things are gonna look kinda wonky. as long as your reader knows what’s going on, i honestly don’t think it matters, unless theyre like, grossly unforgivable mistakes. if you wanna go back and redo some pages, thats your prerogative, but its not a crucial step
- like most things, drawing is something you improve at with practice. turns out yes, drawing webcomics counts are practice. you’re gonna compare your first page and your latest page and you’re gonna think Holy Shit. there will be an overwhelming urge to Redo Everything. do not. you’ll fall into a vicious cycle. of course, like in the first bulletpoint, nothing’s stopping you from biting the proverbial bullet and going back and redrawing pages, but unless this webcomic you started on is your magnum opus, why would you do that when you can move onto another webcomic
- speaking of magnum opuses (opusi?) dont start with it. draw some other comics, even if they’re short. get some experience under your belt, live and learn. i’m not saying to put it off forever, im just saying save that last, amazing story you have for when you think youre ready to commit
- and this is gonna sound pretty contradictory, but if you have a comic idea you wanna do, just do it! the first page is gonna be so hard and you have no idea where you’re going with it, but from then on out its just drawing the same characters in the same style over and over again. that doesn’t sound too hard, does it?
- and finally, promote your own webcomic. because if you dont, nobody else will. i mean, who else is gonna promo your comic as fiercely and passionately as you? your friends? fuck no! they have their own horns to toot. they’ll reblog a signal boost every once in a while and be done with it. if you’re really lucky, every once in a blue moon some webcomic blog’s gonna feature your webcomic, but the fame is fleeting and ultimately not that significant. if youre super duper hyper lucky, people are gonna draw some fanarts! thats probably the best kind of prome you could possibly get, because it says ‘hey, i like this thing enough to dedicate a few hours of my life paying homage to it’, but in the grand scheme of things, you’re your biggest fan, with all the insider knowledge you could ever want, and you’re excited about this thing and dammit, youre gonna tell everyone! incessantly!
Will those stellar free-speech advocates on the right stand up for Dr. Misee Harris, or will they remain silent?
Dr. Misee Harris, who also was the Black Bachelorette, just found herself in an impossible situation after posting support for Ferguson and Mike Brown’s family on her private Facebook page. Dr. Harris was given a choice to resign or shut up. Here’s the story:
…no siwon that’s the ‘Titanic’
I keep forgetting that everyone is at school or work and that it’s not actually summer anymore
hooray for being unemployed I guess????/
here we are kids
it’s finally over
for the first time in my life i am dreading october a lil bit
In Ferguson, Still-Boarded Windows Signal Fears of More Trouble (Translation: Businesses in Ferguson are not replacing windows before grand jury decision is made.)
Quote of the week: “U.S. citizens have the shortest paid vacations in the world, unless you’re Darren Wilson and you get five weeks off after killing a teenager.” — Sarah Kendzior
he does a whole lot or porn & grossout work and it turns up if you google his name and I don’t think anyone’s that worried about it appearing in the show but it’s like, uncomfortable… near children…
YEah AHHH THAT MAKES MORE SENSE THEN WHAT I WAS THINKING ACTUALLY