AHaha just a little Solomon and David…. I swear Davids one of those characters that goes through the most awkward and horrible designs and he’s just my eternal awkward metaphorical teenage years and one day I’ll think of something better than a metal harness…
how did you go about writing a comic? i want to write one of my own in the future and i could really use some tips if you don't mind c:
I don’t mind at all!
Also okay my advice is probably going to be my own personal preference so keep that in mind! Just remember there’s never one way to do anything and everyone has a different approach; it’s the variety that makes art interesting! :)
First of all, try to balance the length of the story with the amount of information you’re putting in each chapter…basically just make sure you’re not throwing everything out there at once (Which is super hard for me, I always just want to immediately spoil everything…) and make sure you’re not withholding so much it’s hard to stay interested.
Also one thing I’d wanna say is try not to add too many secondary characters that don’t do much to the plot, depending on what kind of story you’re writing… Like don’t get me wrong, I’m a TOTAL sucker for secondary characters that don’t do much (You have no idea how many secondary characters I’ve wanted to put into Solomon Webb that did like…nothing, and some of them still may make it in,) but just remember that too much of a good thing is not always good…
That being said, write every person like… a person. Even random people who show up once… Even well written “prop” characters really add to your storytelling, so make sure you’re utilizing every written character in a way that adds substance, not just adds dialogue.
And uh, most of all, have fun. Not EVERYTHING in your story has to have meaning. If you wan’t to write in tiny details, go ahead. It doesn’t even have to be mentioned in the comic. One of my favorite details is where Solomon puts bathtowels down on the motel bed because it’s a dirty motel room, and he’s a little squicked out. Even if not everyone noticed it’s small crap like that that REALLY makes writing fun for me.
And overall honestly I think I’m sort of a scatterbrain when it comes to writing. I usually think of tiny details and points in the timeline first then expand that from the plot, so I put together many different arcs that connect to tell the story. For me the hardest part is connecting point A to B to C and so on in a way that makes sense and isn’t overly complicated but still interesting.
Sorry this was long but also not really any in depth advice. I have trouble giving advice solely because I fully believe there is never one way to tackle anything. By not doing any of the things I say above I fully think you could come up with something amazing lmao. But seriously I hope this may have helped even a tiny bit, and I wish you the best in your comic, I fully look forward to it and I’m sure others will as well!
you know what i love your art like don't ever stop drawing ever (and dont ever stop drawing jaytim)
THANK YOU SO MUCH AND I REALLY MEAN IT! sorry I havent been able to update recently, Ive been so wrapped up in working on solomon webb and con season is soon so Ive been preparing for that as well, but thank you for still being there for me!
SO MY LONG ABSENCE FROM TUMBLR allowed me to finally finish drawing Solomon Webb! I’m still working on the type as we speak, and because it’s proving more frustrating then I already knew it to be, I’ll probably be finished… late Friday, which is still almost a complete week from what I originally planned!
The whole first chapter/issue will be available on gumroad (23 pages NOT including cover and extra pages) for 3.50 full color if you want to read the whole chapter ahead of time, and updated 2-3 times a week on comicfury, which will be linked.
I’m really excited to share this comic with everyone!
Sorry for the delayed update, I set up a few pages for queue and the date was set for March instead of May… there will be an update at 5:30 today and tomorrow, as regular! Sorry for the hiccup, I won’t be available much for the next week or two otherwise u_u;
Finally after so many years I’m actually putting together Solomon Webb… It’s been ripped apart and redesigned so many times I was finally like “Screw it, I’m going in this direction and we’ll see how it goes;” and so far I’m super excited about it! So I’ll be busy for a while besides working on other projects and things for convention! ;w;