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My Top Ten Tips for Starting a Webcomic
(aka "I Wish Someone Had Told Me This")
Are you thinking about starting a new creative endeavor that involves sequential art? Something you hope beyond family and friends will read? Have you thought about this project at all past the initial "can't wait to start working" phase?
Stop. Listen to what I am about to say. Many webcomic writers/artists make the same mistakes (myself included) by jumping straight to the "let's start drawing now" phase, bypassing the planning stage. Here are the most important items to consider before you even ink out the first strip:
Consider if there is a chance your comic will become printed. Not only do you need to consider its dpi (dots per inch), CMYK comes into play as well. It is much harder (sometimes impossible!) to retroactively make these changes instead of making the comic print-friendly beforehand. You can't enlarge a small comic that is built for the web without great quality re
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I read somewhere that amateurs / hobbyists have Art Blocks, but professionals just do the work regardless on their sense of motivation. In the past year, I feel like I've stumbled into a pretty big art block, but my art quality has always been reflective of the expectations I set for me -- which in turn are roughly based on the expectations I think other people set for me.

My irl art that I give and show to irl people has at least a level or two above the art I just post online -- as if people who communicate with me online are somehow not as impressive as those I talk to in person. I view this as similar to how my art online is not as impressive, because online you only need a few clicks or type a few letters to see people who are more impressive in every way. What's interesting though is that people I meet irl tend to leave my company either through work or graduation or because I'm a jerk (intentionally) -- so it's very fleeting this feeling of intense connection, whereas people I know are still online and are just a few messages away from moderate re-connection.

That's just how it is. So with that in mind, here are my goals for this year:
  • Reconnect with old Internet friends: Sofia, pure, Ash, others... (Yo! I'm on Tumblr too now if you want to keep track that way!)
  • Launch next webcomic: I've set the date for March 19.
  • Learn new techniques: find new tutorials and try them out on MAX -- a monthly art exchange that seems to be moving to dA
  • Drop the "this is really good"-style comments in favour of more constructive or criticism comments (if the artist is requesting it).
  • Attempt to post something via this new (???) dA motion book thing...
Expect me to check-in at least once every 2-3 weeks! :D
- clemon, Jan 2017

"It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves."
-- mangled Shakespeare quotation
  • Listening to: The Greatest by Sia ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • Reading: be the boss everyone wants to work for
  • Watching: Folding Ideas
  • Playing: Neko Atsume
  • Eating: Cereal
  • Drinking: Lactose-free milk


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
I like doing comics. And I like art. And that's all you need to know about me.

Webcomic Ended! March 19, 2011

I'm looking for a home (free subdomain hosting) on the web. If anyone can recommend anything, please let me know.

Current Residence

Favourite genre of music
Pop, Rock, Techno, Musical, Celtic, Movie, Trailer, Modern, Anything Really

Favourite Comic / Graphic Novel
Justice Society of America, Justice League: International, Formally Known As The Justice League, Skip Beat, Planetary, Watchmen, Pearls Before Swine, The Kurosagi Corpse Delivery Service

Favourite style of art
Creepy, Cartoony, Manga, Splatter, Pretty, Abstract, Semi-realistic

Operating System
Windows 7, Windows XP, Unix-like

Favourite cartoon character
Kyoko, Rorschach, Shadowcat, Nightcrawler, Batman, The Question, Toph, Aqualad, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, Rarity

Personal Outlook
Empathy is the doorway to change.
Yotsuba Stamp by Flyffel


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paigyloli Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
*knock* *knock* So sorry for the late-ness but I am your SS from Skip Beat Club. (if you haven't yet seen it)

clemon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry! I was totally late too! ^^

Thanks for letting me know! :)
purenightshade Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2012
I thought you might want to know about this since you don't follow my writing account at all: [link]
clemon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! I'll check it out!
Shizumiyabi Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Welcome to SkipBeat-Fans
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