October 31, 2007

It was only a matter of time

We're being assaulted by spam-bots, so I've disabled anonymous comments for now. Expect a fancy-pants new update in the near future.

24 comments:

BMac said...

This might be an exceedingly stupid question-- like going to Joann Fabric for advice on using napalm. But I'll throw it out there anyway... I have a writing website devoted to a comic book parody that isn't really visual. My core posts are novel chapters (without pictures). So I don't have problems with textbubbles, but clean formatting is obviously still really important.

Do you have any advice for making fairly long chapters look readable? I think my readers' eyes get glazed over after a page or two.

Thanks,
BMac @ http://www.superheronation.com

Alex Tucker said...

Wapsi Square's pretty much a typographer's nightmare. I'd love to see your take on it.

Brian said...

Can you recommend any specific fonts that support lowercase letters?

pencilears said...

please allow me this moment to heap fangirlish praise upon you for your efforts with this blog. I myself run a very sucky webcomic on comic genisis and wish for few things more than an ability to improve it.
to this end I am taking an art class, reading Scott McCloud and bookmarking you.
please continue to update and I promise to improve my small corner of the internet.

Colby said...

Excellent blog! Lots of great information. I hope to see more.

D. Dragon said...

Hey Meredith,

I like to read a lot of blogs, and I was wondering if you could make a RSS feed for YWCSBS.

I'm not sure if you can do it with Blogger, but I know http://feedburner.com can help you with it.

Thanks. Your blog is awesome. <3
D. Drag

Nate Dubya said...

d. dragon:

Pro tip: http://webcomictriage.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default

dechanique said...

Aw. I'm sad this hasn't been updated in a while and most of the older blog images are gone, it was honestly incredibly useful.

Dave said...

Did anyone save a copy of the old images?

David Gallaher said...

This is a GREAT resource, I'd love to see more of it!

NHahn said...

After reading your post on how to do text, I have to admit I am one of the people who need help. Hey, I did text back in Microsoft Paint, and I know how to work it. There ARE ways you can get Microsoft Paint text to look good. It, just, kinda takes a lot of work.

However, now I am(going to be) using photoshop, so as much as I despise complexity, I'll be forcing myself to get used to it. I have two questions for you involving text.

Firstly, what is your take on using separate fonts? Because indicating the language in which a character speaks(or even thinks, in my case,) is incredibly important, I decided to use not 2, but a grand total of 5 seperate fonts, indicating Chinese, English, German, Raina, and Gaolang. Is this acceptable? If not, what can I do?

Secondly, I don't really know of any good fonts to use. I know, I know, "Go to Blambot and FIND one then!" you say. That's what everyone says. Unfortunantly, what you people don't recognnize, is that there are some people that are font blind. It's like asking someone who's colorblind to pick out what color looks best on her. In my opinion, all fonts look fine. Therefore, in the order of advancing the quality of my webcomic, if you had to rattle off 5 fonts which are acceptable, which ones would they be?

The Fred said...

YOU'RE AWESOME

I don't even draw a comic and I think you're awesome. You make we want to start drawing comics. It's just so dang CLEAR the way you put things, its like a cookbook with pictures! For stupid people like me!

Also, cocks.

Spools said...

So, are you going to update anytime at all ever again? I was hoping this blog would turn out to be a wealthy resource, but all I find these days is a lone tumbleweed.

ian said...

Hey Meredith! Just looked over your site for a bit, I've learned a lot of great tips and really appreciate it. I'd love you to give me any feed back on my main comic -Vita Di Vetro- I've only posted the first chapter so far, and now it's a little shakey in terms of the layout at times.

Thanks a lot!
Ian M Johnson @ http://www.drdoobious.com

Bryce Baker said...

You have no contact information anywhere I can find on here but hopefully you still check your comments. Not sure if something happened but you know what you're talking about and I am looking for someone who knows web comics to do some commentary. I run dailycomicsreview.com and I'd love to hear back if you're at all interested in writing again

fluffy said...

Has it really been a year and a half since this blog updated? :( :( :(

yjsoon said...

Just discovered this blog. Come back! Please! We need you!

Yuri said...

your info on paneling and speech-bubble-making is really interesting! thanks for posting :)

Ari Collins said...

Add me to the list of people sad taht this comic both stopped updating and lost some of the pictures.

Come baaaaack. (Says the man with the lapsed blog himself.)

Ari Collins said...

Also, by "comic" I mean "blog". About comics.

What EVS.

Grobez said...

Great post!

http://www.comicsroulette.com

Red-dive said...

Well, seeing how your last update was years ago, does that mean this blog is dead? I was really enjoying the advice, so thank you!

Wolf said...

Yea when's that new post coming? lol

Jacob Duchaine said...

And he was never seen or heard from again.