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what should i do?
canti550 at 4:16PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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im new here with a comic that i want to reach the top and i need some pointers…
what should i do?
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subcultured at 4:22PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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make a comic with good story and good art. comment on people's comic. be active in the forum. network and exposue your comic as much as you can. the top is based on the most page views in the past 7 days, if you have the money buy an ad in a high traffic comic or webcomic list.
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BigFishComic at 4:23PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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what he said. plus be patient.
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canti550 at 5:27PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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thanks. im still working on where im gettin in this comic.
but i have good art. but i dont have money.i will most certainly comment on others comics.
there are some good ones out there.
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suzi at 9:02PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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It would help if you put a link to your comic in your signature :D

Also, too much ambition could be your downfall. Do what -you- want your comic to be, not what you think other people want.
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Dynamic at 11:41PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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I know it's been said before, but be patient.

as well as dilligent.

Never give up. Never surrender.
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hpkomic at 11:51PM, Nov. 11, 2006
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Experiment, all the time. Always try to push yourself on your pages. Try to make that pose more dynamic, tweak the positions of the characters, change that camera angle.

Never grow complacent with the art work, each page should be a challenge.
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Darth Mongoose at 2:05AM, Nov. 12, 2006
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Well, you do have talent, drawing-wise, but getting to be popular takes a long time of regular updates of high quality. In fact, it generally works out that the ones who get popular aren't the ones who draw a comic to be popular at all, they're the ones who draw a webcomic because they enjoy drawing a webcomic.
Things I've found though are that being active in the community and commenting on other people's comics helps. Make yourself a nice sig banner, like my violently orange retina-melting one you see down there. Put effort into your comic. Ok, you got no money? Then download GIMP, it does nearly everything photoshop can do.
http://www.gimp.org/
Digital screentones and the likes can be found free online. I drew my first comic cover with a handwriting pen, one fineliner and a packet of cheap, supermarket pencil crayons, leaning on my dad's old drawing board. Before I started the current comic, I draw one using just pencils and spending ages with a set-square to get the cel borders perpendicular! By which I mean that doing a comic with cheap materials or expensive materials doesn't matter so long as you put in the effort and are dedicated.
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canti550 at 8:04AM, Nov. 12, 2006
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thank you.
yah i have gimp but saving woth that is hard and it allways breaks down.
i might sound lame but i dont know how to get the tag-link-thing to work.
and i really need to learn that.
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Tantz_Aerine at 8:16AM, Nov. 12, 2006
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The trick, I think, is to enjoy what you do. Love your comic and always strive to make it better. Listen to other people's pointers without feeling defensive.

Love your comic. Love your characters. Visit other comics and always, always remember anything you have seen and you liked or made you react in a certain way, for future reference when you may need to do the same or when it may fit your comic.

Did I mention to love it immensely??
 
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thegreatjoebivins at 9:10AM, Nov. 12, 2006
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Update a lot. I do many comics of varying quality and art and the most popular one is the one that I update most often.
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Juliechan at 12:22PM, Dec. 14, 2006
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I can understand wanting people to like your webcomics, but if that's all you're doing it for you may need to rethink it a bit.
Characters are slick,unappealing and weak (in my experience) when the author has no passion for their characters. I am not saying this is the case for you, I am saying that if it is, probably the best thing you can do is try not to worry too much about it, get a strong connection with your characters and make a webcomic that you yourself would enjoy reading. :) That's gonna be the best thing you'll ever be able to do for a webcomic, put some passion into it.

Be respectful to others, post on the forums and maybe check out some of the other comics on here, maybe get some insperation.

Good Luck. ;)
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mapaghimagsik at 11:35AM, Dec. 15, 2006
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Its my understanding that the creator of the comic ‘Garfield’ pretty much built the cat around what he thought would sell.

You can take that as a positive sign about going after popularity, or a negative sign, depending on your love of garfield.

And just because todays comic has to do with swimsuit pin up jello wrestling has nothing to do with me trolling for hits.

Really.
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