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Third time's a charm: Trouble Ticket - my webcomic, again (massive update 11/29 on p 2)
Okay, I promise I'm not new to the forums. I've posted this thread before but with search gone I couldn't pull it back up to revive it with new stuff. I even tried going through my subscribed threads since I joined the forums using plain text search and I just couldn't find the damn thing. So I will start off with an apology for making yet another thread.
Anyway, back in 2007 I decided I wanted to draw a webcomic. It was pretty horrible. I was drawing it on standard copy paper with borders printed in MS word and scanning it on a company copier. I knew nothing about photoshop or wacom at that time, but I really love to draw. I posted it here and got some pretty harsh criticism so I decided to do it again. I'd show you the first ones for reference, but I don't have access to them right now as I really only have them saved in one backup location because I couldn't bring myself to delete them.
So around early 2009 I started again with it and managed to do about 60 strips before I realized that, while my art was improving, my story telling really sucked. I started off with a storyline based comic and due to the success of a lot of gag a day and topical comics I shifted to a three panel format of topical humor jokes until I realized that I didn't want to do that, I wanted to tell a story.
Shortly thereafter I was fired from my job (along with the rest of the company) and got married and life and blah and the comic eventually went down for good. Here's an example of three of those strips.
I spent a year working hard and practicing and learning photoshop and the most basic ideas of tablet use and shading and I think I've gotten better, at least to some extent.
So here's Trouble Ticket, for the third time. I'm keeping to a regular update schedule since I re-launched in November and I like where it's going, but I know I still have work to do. I'm not looking forward to getting ripped a new one but this is an important creative outlet for me and I'd love to see it develop into an actual career one day, years down the line.
Anyway, enough babbling I guess, here's the comics. I've picked a few of my favorites out of the first 16 strips. I update on Mondays and Thursdays now, but I'm getting quicker with the tablet and plan to make the jump to MWF soon.
Sample of strips
Where I started to find more of a groove with my art and started working exclusively with the tablet without having to draw and scan images on paper first for reference
And finally the most recent strip, right after I settled on some hopefully more permanent character designs...