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a3dp Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Good advice!  I'm a comic creator and I plan to be a graphic novelist in the future.  I can really put this advice to use. 
QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Um, actually, DON'T watermark your comic pages... A comic with a big ugly watermark all over it will send readers elsewhere very, very quickly. Put your name on it somewhere, yes, but not in a way that interferes with viewing or reading the page.

Big ugly watermarks totally scream "amateur", and art directors hate them. If you MUST watermark your images, make it subtle and discreet and don't have it obscure the important parts of the image.
Gamchawizzy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful advice! :) I'm in the process of starting my own webcomic, myself, and this is really helpful! Faved. <3
Yuuza Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I have a question, the cliche 
  • The hero is banished and has to return to fight/defeat the antagonist or help the people who banished them.
i've never actually seen it before, maybe it's just me and i haven't noticed it but this theme is in my story! And i'd really like to know what makes this cliche a cliche, what exactly is bad about it ans where exactly has it been used before. If i know where it was used, i'll know how to distance myself from those works or the parts that make this cliche bad. 
So please go a little more in-depth about this cliche and help me out a bit
BRiTT-Entertainment Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There are some Cliches that can be passed off as insulting, too.

A few examples include Hypersexualization, Damsel in Distress, the "N-Word", useless, poorly written characters (Sadly, mostly females in Animes) that all like the main protagonist and can't get of of trouble without his help (Sword Art Online is notorious for applying this trope), racist or sexist jokes, passive female characters who experience rape scenes and act like nothing happens afterwards (Or Sexual Objectification for short), "Black Dudes Always Die", anything from a Micheal Bay movie, etc.
FrogPointPrince Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014   Artisan Crafter
I personally love Cliches; when done properly (for the most part)

but +++ to this:

  • Useful powers that are never used again for some inexplicable reason.
  • Powers that don't follow their own established rules. Especially if wielded by the protagonist.

IF YOU INTRODUCE POWERS; AND ESTABLISH RULES FOR THEM ~ THEY'RE THERE.... USE THEM... HAVE FUN WITH THEM... DON'T FORGET ABOUT THEM.. makes you look crazy to other people who think "what the hell why didn't they just ____"

Yes ~ it may make you have to flesh out your story a little more, but if you put in the correct amount of work it'll be worth it!
KindCritc Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student Writer
Plot holes. How I despise them.
(Thanks for this!)
Domisea Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Student General Artist
Looks good, though I will never resign from glowing eyes, nevuur. And veins cx
Dyvas Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the advice! This is awesome stuff right here. c: If I might add some things that I think would honestly be of assistance:

Don't be afraid to TRY. Don't say 'I'm waiting til I'm "good enough"'. Try it NOW. You might just fall in love with it.
Don't get so attached to your 'baby' that it clouds your mind to advice. Sometimes the best way to help your 'baby' is to put it to the side. 
Have FUN. If you're gonna put in the work for the comic, you're gonna need that fun to fuel your passion. Nobody ever became successful forcing comics they didn't like out. 

Again, great stuff! Thank you for posting it! 
fuchsia-neko Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks for the advice:wave:
It'll be good knowing this, especially since I've been working on 2 comics right now(One for DA, and one I hope I actually will be able to show on DA, but probably won'to3o )
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