My Really Long Webcomic GuideMy Really Long Webcomic Guide by Ashwings
Jenny's Really Long Webcomic Guide
I have been getting quite a few emails and questions about starting up your own webcomic, so I decided to compile all the articles I'd written before into this one comprehensive guide.
This massive wall of text has several sections:
- How to start
- Getting the story started
- Readership & research
- The Internets!
These are my own guidelines, based on my own experiences, and these are my solutions to the problems and issues I have encountered along the way. This is not necessarily the one true way. There are probably many different solutions to any problem. And a bajillion books on this very subject too. But regardless of what I have to say, do what works for you!
So take your bathroom breaks now, because you'll be here for a bit! Sit tight and enjoy my blathering!
Part One: "How do you start a webcomic?" A Short Question... with a big, long, friggin' answer.
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2015 is the year of Echo! (also, in Chinese astrology, the Ram; but I digress...)
More specifically, the year I'm writing and drawing this book that's been stuck in my head for years now. I took everything else off of my desk, and am devoting this year to just one creative project: Echo Callaway and the Book of Circles.
As of... Feb 19th, I've got the entire book plotted (to the page, of which there are 204), and thumbnails and dialogue for 6 chapters (over 72 pages). If all goes according to plan, I'll have the rough draft finished by July, and dive right into ink and color from there. Not sure if I'll have a finished book by the end of the year, but I'll be as close as a year can get me.
Anyway, I wanted to start posting some process snippets here, since that's really all I'm producing these days, and keep everyone in the loop. My awesome group of alpha readers have been giving me great feedback on the chapters as they roll out, and I'm having a ball with it. And, just to kick things off, here's a the (possible) cover for the book! Enjoy,