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Writing for Webcomics Tutorial by shingworks Writing for Webcomics Tutorial by shingworks

Another tutorial arrives :[____]

I've been making tutorials every month for all of my $5+ Patrons. Out of respect for them and their support, these tutorials remain locked for Patrons only for 6 months, but I decided to post them publicly (at a lower resolution) after that! This month's tutorial is: Writing for Webcomics

This tutorial covers things I learned over the last 10 years writing for my webcomics Mare Internum and The Meek. The advice here is pretty general though, so you should be able to apply it to a wide variety of written works! I just wanted to talk about some common features/ downsides to working in online comics, and how to kinda finagle around them to make the stuff you enjoy the most :]

As usual, the full archive of high-res tutorials are always available to Patrons, and the current tutorial/ worksheet of the month is available for the next highest tier.

Have fun!     
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Moondusted-Arts Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! That was very helpful.
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2016
Thank you for the will detailed explanation! I have question though. If writer wanted to create webcomics,but doesn't have the art skills. What should the writer do? Is there any tips that you can recommend?
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shingworks Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Well, that was me a few years ago, haha. I guess it just depends on how much time or inclination you have to learn to do it yourself, or how much money you have to fairly compensate someone who does have the skills to bring your words to the page. Either start learning or start saving up!
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LudedWolf Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016
I see thanks! Although I have feeling that it might be both!
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Kadaj-LeoPard Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This really motivated me to start my manga! Thanks for sharing it!^^
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Kayotics Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This was fun and informative! I'm glad that you made this post about writing for webcomics specifically, since that's often overlooked. And I especially appreciate the script part. It always seems like the "proper" way to write a script is in actual script format with each of the panels laid out, but that just doesn't work for me, so seeing someone say "it's ok to not do that" is really helpful. Thanks for posting this.
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Reptangle Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Professional Traditional Artist
HA HA! I immediately did number 2. ( Not in the potty,  I mean on DA!)  It can work.
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Khaneety Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice! It will be useful for my own comics :)
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Cassie-Draws Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Sweet! Great advice~
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Chess-Man Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
Unless you draw a random three to five panel strips, then there are no rules XD
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Sabergre Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is great. I actually am just starting to make web comics, so this is just in time!
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StruggBuggStudios Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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KeeperoftheSystem Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for this! I am intending to reboot a comic I started ages ago [that i never had a fully outlined story for, bad idea!] and  I see that doing a few pre-comics might be a good idea as well. Again, thank you, it really helps a lot.
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falingard Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
This is all good advice :thumbsup:
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MiracleMili Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you're amazing
shingworks is amazing
I love you both so much, your work makes a difference I promise you
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