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I was wondering what you think about Yahoo buying Tumblr.
If tumblr starts to suck, people will stop using it. It doesn’t matter who owns it. Everything is temporary. Times change. Tumblr is not forever. Use it while it’s relevant and people are using it with you.
So, I've always been interested in making comics and I've finally been able to (nearly) finish a comic for the first time in my entire existence. The problem is I have to debut it at my first convention ever (comic con of all things) and I'm pretty freaked out. I wish I could've done smaller conventions first but time was an issue. And now I'm scared that I will not be able to even talk to people because of my crippling anxiety. Do you have any advice to get over that? I'm super nervous already.
The hardest thing about tabling your first convention will be realizing that 99% of people don’t even care. You will be sitting there watching them go by. Especially if you’re at a big convention like San Diego International(?).
Once in a while someone will stop and pick up your book and flip through it. Sometimes they flip through it without even looking at it. Sometimes they’re already looking on to see where they’re going next.
Sometimes they’ll stop and ask you questions: “did you write this? do you draw the pictures too? how long did it take you?”
Even people who act really interested probably won’t buy your book!!! Get used to people not buying your book. Be nice to everyone and be happy when someone randomly does buy your book. The whole thing makes no sense.
I think the most important thing you can do at your first convention as a wannabe creator is meet others who are like you. Walk around the indie area and give copies to people whose work you like, or whose work seems comparable to yours, or who seem like-minded, or who just seem nice. If you’re shy, let your work speak for you. Most comics people are really nice and they will be kind to you.
When you’re nobody (which we all are at first) it’s important to meet other nobodies. Random con-goers are looking for the Avengers, they’re not looking for your little indie comic. Other indie cartoonists are your first and best audience and maybe in ten years you guys will be running Hollywood, who knows.
Overall, I would say try to relax and not put too many expectations on the experience. Give yourself a break. We’re all gonna be proud of you just for getting the work done and showing up.
1. Get a ruler.
2. Get a triangle. A triangle is like a ruler, only it’s shaped like a triangle. It costs like a couple of dollars.
3. Draw straight lines for your panel borders. Use right angles for the corners. That’s what a ruler and triangle can do for you.
4. Measure a distance between your first two panels and then keep using the exact same distance between all your panels in that comic. Those spaces between panels are called gutters. Inconsistently sized gutters look bad and amateurish. Consistently sized gutters look better. It’s a super easy thing to make your comics look way cleaner and more professional. After you try it a few times you don’t have to measure anymore but you DO have to measure at first. So try it!!
EDIT TO ADD: straight lines and consistent gutters is like the comics layout equivalent of figure drawing / anatomy — get the basics down solid before you start getting crazy and stylized. Log some hours doing the most straightforward approach before you decide you’re a genius and can do whatever the hell you want.
What types of art supplies would you recommend to a person on a relatively low budget (few hundred dollars?). I'm just looking to ink a few comics and sketches in, but looking at your set-up, obviously I don't have the assets to purchase a large format printer, or to regularly use vellum finished paper. Any suggestions for good, yet relatively cheap supplies?
Use any paper. Use any pen. Cintiqs didn’t exist when I was young. Scanners didn’t even exist. Just draw. Use computer paper you borrowed from your school. Use a pencil you stole from a child. Just do it.
Hi Bryan! I was at your TCAF spotlight panel and I remember you recommended a manga where the main character wakes up with a lizard head - what's the title again? Thanks!
DOROHEDORO! By Q Hayashida. Published by Viz in English.