Thanks for the tips and keep up the good work.
Hey, this is awesome.
I've been reading webcomics for years, and ever since finding Questionable Content, yours has been my favourite.
I've been planning on starting my own webcomic for a while now - all I need if my own scanner and then I'm away!
Thanks for your advice, and keep up the awesome work!
:) Thanks for the fantastic tips! I hope to see sexy, sexy webcomics springing up all over the place as a result!
Your icon is about the truest thing ever. It makes me giggle.
Thanks for the tips, Jeph. Luckily, I feel that I haven't gone against them, even without them being there for me to have knowledge of prior to now. Well, except the buffer thing, but at least my writer keeps a buffer.
Great list, man. All excellent points.
Once I've revamped my own comic
, I intend to start updating again. With much more improved art as compared to those several months since, of course, lol.
As always, you're a huge inspiration to all us little folk just trying to get by.
"If you think your comic is the best thing to happen to the Internet since boobies, you're wrong (boobies are awesome)
Don't you mean Tits
NO I MEAN BOOBIES
oday's punchline? One of the best yet. Nice work, Jeph. :)
I appreciate the tips, Jeph. I'm looking to start my own Flash-based web comic around Thanksgiving, and these are some useful pointers.
I remember when that Sean guy from Squidi.net threw a tantrum and started threatening everyone with a pixel in their webcomic. Those were the days...
Jeph, I absolutely love the way you handle your popularity. You seem like such a nice, humble person, and yet you're not a pansy. Just thought I'd throw that in as an extra comment. :)
Thanks for teh tips! I almost wanna start a comic of my own now! ^_^
Thx for the tips! My comic is rapidly going towards number 50 and i'm still not sure enough about it to actually, you know, TELL people about it, but hints like this strengthen my resolve!
Well, if prodigal
can talk about today's comic here...
I just wanted to let you know that my fiance insisted
on playing Sir Mix-a-Lot at our wedding reception (this Saturday) and was pleasantly surprised when I shrugged and said, "Sure."
Yes, the "Aerodynamically Curvaceous" shirt is on my list of things to buy. :)
I bought it for a friend of mine. She LOVES it.
Thanks, Jeph! I'm definitely linking to this somewhere, probably the bs_of_comics
to begin with.
You make me happy by posting this because it is a lot of the advice I was given when I started up Kismetropolis. And it's always the cool webcomic creators who give advice like this.
...not entirely off topic, but if I were to do fan art for QC, where do I send it? Or did I miss a place on the forum for it?
There is a thread in the "Comic Discussion Forum" for posting fan art. :)
Thanks for the post. I'm doing a research paper on the advent of webcomics as a financially viable art-form and the similarity of the general webcomic business model to indie/punk rock; mind if I quote you?
Wow, I totally agree.
I just got my comic
back up and running...I update once a week, and like to have at least a month of buffer comics in case something happens and I'm not able to get the comic up. (Since I just updated, I need to do another one.
The real reason I'm doing my comic is to force myself to draw more often, both humans and anthros, and work on my storytelling skills. It's really for me, if other people enjoy it, well, damn, that's a bonus!
*grin* Great pointers. I've been working on a comic of my own, working out a good starting plot and trying to nail down an art style that doesn't look like a rip-off of yours(I didn't learn off you, but looking at my art I think it looks like I did). It's always encouraging when veterans share some of their methods with newbies. :)
That's great advice Jeph. It's always encourging to hear from people, like yourself, that are further along the path than I am. It gives hope.
Thanks for taking the time to do it.
I have a question:
What if my comic contains boobies?
Thanks for a realistic view on what it takes to run a successful webcomic. I recently delved into the field (it seems to be the trendy thing to do these days) but I won't whore out my comic until the webpage is more user friendly and the updates are on a set schedule.
Since we're apparently commenting on today's comic here...
I just totally fell in love with Marten's eyes. <3
You and every creature with girl parts.
And probably quite a few with manly bits as well.
thank you for the advice dude!
BEING A NICE GUY ? THAT SHIT NEBBER WORKS.
RSTEVENS YOU ARE MY FAVORITE JERK
Thanks for the advice, man! I read yours and 14 other comics on a regular basis, and your's is among my top 3. Also, thanks for introducing me to The Decemberists! Anyway, this advice came along at the right time, since me and a friend are going to start our own webcomic. I discovered that I'm great at writing, and he is great at drawing, so why the hell not, right?
Anyway, thanks for the great advice! I hope your comic never dies!