Re: Kind Words on "How To Make Webcomics" (Score: 1)
posted Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 08:46 AM (#41697
So I just finished "How To Make Webcomics". And let me say it's a great book. It offers a load of important information AND it's fun to read.
I'd also like to stress that it's NOT only a book for aspiring webcomic artists - I have no intention whatsoever of publishing a webcomic - but even as a reader of webcomics, it's extremely interesting and entertaining to read up on the work that's happening behind the scenes. I don't think any reader really realizes how much work it takes to establish a successful webcomic. Quite honestly I take my nonexistant hat off to you; I wouldn't want to do all that work :).
Personally, I enjoyed the chapters about comic characters (there's a lot in the book I didn't know before, and I have read up on comic theory a little) and about image preparation most, but they all offer a lot of helpful information. I'll definitely try out some of the tips and suggestions given in the book the next time I'm creating avatars for some forum! The points mentioned discussed a bunch of problems I always encountered when making avatars.
I thought the "Hot Seat" pages were an excellent idea, too, would love to see more of that. You know, several artists just discussing each other's strips. I don't think I'll be able to view another Sheldon strip without analyzing it on an artistic level. And when you read the "Hot Seat" pages, you may even discover something new and exciting about your favourite comic strip. In the case of Sheldon, I found it extremely interesting to read Dave's explanation as to why Arthur isn't using his wings to point to something.
So I can really recommend the book to any Sheldon fan, whether you intend to publish a webcomic or not! Excellent work, Dave :)