Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Norbert and Billy 15



I'm really thinking of revamping this strip and trying to start it as a legit webcomic. While I have toyed with the idea of making it a comic book, I think the web has the lowest level of risk. Ideally, I'd like to do something like three dailies a week and one, bigger, Sunday-funnies size endeavor. If I could get a good head of steam on these and keep it up for a while, I think I could collect it in a book, either a traditional comic book or a more traditional strip collection. Thoughts?

6 comments:

rickart said...

PvP has proved that one supports the other... I encourage you to do the daily and then compile them into a book.

One thing you might want to do before you begin is decide on a book length... that might inform the maximum length of a storyline.

Cool beans! You and I need to start going to the NW cartoonist meetings.... you might get some useful feedback from that group as well as from the TAG folks.

Surly Bird said...
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Scotty Buncake said...

You should pick up the book that I just ordered from Amazon. "How To Make Webcomics" by Scott Kurtz (PvP) and three other cartoonists. It's an all-encompassing guide for what you need to know when starting a webcomic. Really insightful and will help you avoid many of the newbie pitfalls that I would have whole-heartedly stumbled into. You can also order it through the PvP website. Check it out.

Surly Bird said...

I purchased that very book about two weeks ago and I agree it's a very good guide, easily worth the money. I've already implemented quite a few of Kurz and Co.'s suggestions into my own site, namely Wordpress with Comicspress publishing systems.

My site is here:

Surlybird!

I mainly need to knuckle down and start producing strips - but that's part of the problem. Not sure if I want to do a daily strip or if I want to take a stab at an indie comic book.

Scott, how would rank working on "Cork" in comparison to doing more traditional comic-book work. I'm specifically interested if it is as artistically satisfying to do a strip as opposed to the larger, longer format you get in a comic book.

Surly Bird said...

Thanks for the encouraging words, Rick. Yeah, the NW Cartoonists meetings are definitely something we should check out.

Mr Goodson said...

I just purchased the webcomics book.