Okay, this post has been delayed by the double dealing of technical difficulties and the presence of sunny 70 degree weather in early April. The former happens more often than not but the latter is too rare to pass up.
♦ Zuda has some video advice for aspiring comic creators which was fun to watch.
♦ I like to look at how other industries engage with their customers and then see if it can be applied to web comics. In this case, Building 43 looked at why free trials fail. It occurred to me that since many post their comics for ‘free’ that there might be something not to do in order to succeed and I gave it a read. I learned that it is imperative that you show your reader that your comic is worth their time to read. Offering a comic for free is not enough in a sea of other free comics. It has to have value.
♦ Speaking of value, Galaxion and some other good comics are up for an award. Another good value is found in the comics at the Digital Comic Musuem.
♦ I really need to do some research into this, but it seems like a good idea to plan out the emotional beats of your script.
♦ Finally, Empty Easel says that you should always make art you enjoy.