Comic Feedback

Airspeed of an Unladen Swallow ShirtFor the forward thinkers among you, the movers and shakers, and those with the social media bent – you might consider trying out Storify. Perhaps it will expose your comic to new readers since it is so new.

Another thing to try would be to ask your readers for specific feedback, like this. I don’t normally see much value in anyone vaguely asking “How can I make this comic better?” However – if you ask specific things, you might get useful feedback.

I’m also trying out PostRank and I’ll let you know if I find it tells you anything useful. Interestingly, it was just bought out so it must be doing something worthwhile.

The Pentagon is using comics for therapy. Soldiers returning from war are encouraged to share their stories in comic form. I imagine that soldiers seeing one another’s stories might get some comfort from the knowing that others also felt horrors of war. Comics are very approachable and safe for something like this, don’t you think?

2 Comments

  1. what’s tough is knowing what feedback to listen to. You don’t want to be swayed too much by the opinions of others — because often, people give advice just to give it, not because it’s right.

  2. delos

    Hey FB,

    That’s a good point. My particular method is to consider the source. If it’s a six year old and they don’t like what I’m doing, that’s fine as long as it’s not meant for six year olds. It’s just a data point.

    If an established artist doesn’t like what I’m doing, then I try to consider why by establishing context. Am I competition or doing something close to what they or friends of theirs are doing? Is it truly not that good? What’s their history in dealing with other artists? What’s my history with them, if any? What’s their (internet) personality?

    Anyway, you get the idea. It’s not perfect but it seems to help get to the core issues.

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