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Webcomic and Website crits (Trouble Ticket Comic)
amateurhourOne day I'll be professionalhourThe woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered Userregular
I posted here like a year and a half ago, but I can't find the thread anymore, so I made a new one. If that's the wrong way to do it, then I apologize in advance.
In April 2008 I started up a blog/podcast with the idea of doing a webcomic. I made a few strips and displayed them here but it needed a LOT of work, so I took some time off, worked on it, and launched the site again in October. It's a little more polished now, but I know it still needs some work. I've managed to get 50 comics in the archive, worked on the site layout a bit more, and I feel it's ready to present again.
I'm looking for crits on everything from the comic to site design. I know there's probably a lot that needs to be done. I'll start with a few comics from the beginning, when it was black and white, and then show some from about #38 onward, where I went to color.
After I learned how to use photoshop a little better
After I added color to the mix
And as a special BONUS, the guest strip my wife (who is a much better artist than me) did while I was away at a friends bachelor party... (seriously, this was the first comic she ever drew, and the first time ever using a scanner, or photoshop, or coloring anything on a computer)
My new year's resolution is to actually work up the nerve to post my stuff here, and get crits, and hopefully make a better comic that people want to read.
edit: one thing I forgot to mention was the technical aspects. Site is running wordpress with studiopress and the stripshow comic plugin. Also, I know absolutely nothing about photoshop. I have a friend who was super generous and gave me his copy of PS CS3 when he upgraded, and I have that, but I really have no clue how to use it for anything other than basic tasks. I got the How to Make Webcomics book when it came out and I'm using Brad Guigar's 14 step comic scanning and editing process to produce the finished work. I'd love some PS pointers on how to make the colors look better, or good reference tutorials, etc.