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What makes your comic special?

Emma_Clare at 12:00AM, Sept. 13, 2019

When you’re creating something like a webcomic it’s very easy to diminish your own work. You work on it every day and, if you’re anything like me, you only ever see the mistakes. During my regular stalking of the comic forums I came across a thread asking creators what they believed made their comic special. It struck me that this was a very positive and much needed thought experiment considering I have two active comics at the moment, one of which is hosted here on DrunkDuck.

So what do I think makes our comic, The Constellation Chronicle, special?

My first thought is that it’s a marriage between political drama and an eventual decline into existential horror. We started this comic just prior to the current global political upheaval and we’re constantly finding parallels in our story to what is happening on an international level. This is not surprising given that we are affected by these events on a daily basis.

There’s also a real evolution in the artwork itself. The scope of the project is rather large, given that it involves politics on a galactic level so it stands to reason that the art would be ambitious. Looking back on the artwork from Issue 0 to now, there is definitely a drastic improvement. This is charming aspect of amatuer/indie comics as it highlights how much the artists/creators are constantly evolving alongside their work.

Lastly, I would say that our comic’s cast is very near and dear to us. It is large but the players are mainly all there now. Our characters have very clear personalities and we enjoy spending time with them and we hope that comes across in our work as well.

What makes your comic special? Let us know in the comment section below! And join us on Sunday evening for our Quackchat at 5:30PM(EST)!

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ShaRose49 at 9:21AM, Sept. 14, 2019

@usedbooks, art is subjective so you can’t say your comic isn’t “real art!” <3 I think my comic is special because it takes my favourite themes from other stories and makes them even bigger (I’m talking more emotional and heartwarming themes). I also take and explore themes from my own life, but it’s more fun because of all the cartoony superhero/scifi stuff along with the real-life stuff. Also it’s not that common I don’t think for the protagonists to be brother and sister, or for one of them to have yellow skin lol 😆

usedbooks at 7:10AM, Sept. 13, 2019

Mine is special because it's the result of me saying, "Someday, it would be so cool if someone could make a visual of my scripts/story." Then moping over how much of a pipe dream it was. Then deciding to do it myself (badly). And while it will never hold a candle to real art, it started from nothing, and it's a huge personal victory -- not for what it is but for what it represents (my replacing wishing with doing, not doing well but doing *something.*)

Genejoke at 6:41AM, Sept. 13, 2019

Me, I make my comic special. 😁 I don't try and and reinvent the wheel, but I do try and do something specific with my comics. With Lore I set out to make a fairly straightforward fantasy adventure comic that wasn't constantly making meta jokes. With Blood and water the aim was to make create a story that treads between murder mystery and horror and delves into the psychology of both. Tie will tell if I am successful.

AverageArtistAmber at 2:16AM, Sept. 13, 2019

A lot of my stuff is experimental, so I guess I'm learning something from each project that can be brought into the next.

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