Speaking of strategies, I’m a big fan of having character reference like turnarounds, colors and constructions worked out for easy reference. It hadn’t occurred to me to do the same thing with the strip details like backgrounds and special fx. Wish I’d thought of it. And then there is discussion on We Make Comics about the value of whether or not to use color in our comics. Meanwhile, Kez chimes in with a practical definition of the terms webcomic and digital comic. I can get behind those definitions.
Webcomic Overlook in the top 20 – congratulations – and there are some other comic news bits to see as well.
And you might think it is impossible to combine the Endless with garbage pails. But you’d be wrong. This is the kind of thing that comes from unrestricted brainstorming or forcing yourself to make art out of random thoughts.
Let’s also take a step back once in a while and re-examine what we’re doing. One never is fully aware of one’s assumptions. The decision to mix things up flies in the face of accepted wisdom but that’s an update schedule that’s not so taxing and it may even be a very good option.
I can also officially report that I followed the advice from webcomics.com that I mentioned here. Even taking into account that people are on computer less this time of year and that comic sales are down (and therefore advertising is down as well,) the minimum bid tactic did not work to drive up the ad bids at all. Perhaps with at least a few thousand daily pageviews it may have worked but I certainly lost during this month trial by setting a minimum bid of twenty cents on the 160 ad in the sidebar. On 13 of the last 30 days, there were no bids at all with an average daily bid of 3.6 cents. I’ll come back in a month and compare results with an open bidding strategy. (I just want to clarify that I’m not obsessing about ad pennies but I am concerned with being smart about what I do.)