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How's Your Webcomic - the p/i/lot episode

Thread question: why did you start working on your webcomic?
Thread drawing challenge: Draw one of your characters playing a ball sport (football/soccer, hockey, basketball, etc.)

>Contact Sheet
(It's a fresh sheet so help us make a new one)

> Where should I publish my webcomic?

CSP: https://mega.nz/#F!5xlV2IzJ!bg8BZB-oYaVrmD31S3fJHw
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/i/ - /ic/ - /co/ union!
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thriving and all of that!
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For the people of /i/ who are not familiar with /hyw/ and ask:
>what is "How's Your Webcomic?"
let me introduce you!

"How's Your Webcomic?" is a general thread dedicated to the craft and production of webcomics. Here, anons can discuss and talk about their various webcomics and show their own progress along the way.

/hyw/ originated from /co/ - the "Comics and Cartoons" board of 4chan. But after some troubles, it was decided to try and find a new home for those who wanted to work on their comics, so decided to try /i/!

So come in and share your webcomics!

If you are from /i/ and already working on one? Post it here!
If you are from the /hyw/ threads of /co/? Come on and promote your work!
And for those who still teetered on whether or not to make a comic? Perhaps this thread can help you along the way!

Let's hope this may be the start of a great new chapter for both /hyw/ and /i/.

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were you guys kicked off /co/ or had your threads kept getting deleted? just curious, hope you guys make yourselves at home here :)
The threads were allowed on /co/, but the perpetual cancer of clashing ego's and the community breaking down has made us decide to find ventures elsewhere. /co/ just wasn't viable anymore.

/i/ is much more of an art board and where your works have much more of the focus. A perfect spot for /hyw/!

>just curious, hope you guys make yourselves at home here :)
thanks, anon!
They're repeatedly bashed for doing their work, /co/ is into drama more so than the arts
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it just kept dying sadly.

Here's my comic Oi! Tales of Bardic Fury. It's about bards, druids and ancient idols. It's set in iron age Ireland. The story is a bard gets sent to a town that never heard music before. I'm going to try storytiming it in here to see what happens.

I just finished the webtoon action contest entry, that you can read here:

The full comic can be read here:



>Thread question: why did you start working on your webcomic?
My final project in college we were allowed to do whatever we wanted so I decided I wanted to make a comic. Naruto was a big inspiration in highschool so I wanted to make a long running comic like Naruto. I chose to make it about bards and druids because I thought it was cool that they were basically the rock stars and hippy cult leaders of their time. I was going to set it in a fictional fake world but my teacher told me I should set it in the real world.
>Thread drawing challenge: Draw one of your characters playing a ball sport (football/soccer, hockey, basketball, etc.)
I want to draw a soccer comic one day. I'll get around to drawing Servius playing soccer one of these days. Here's an old one of ardi's characters Rau and Azu from the all time classic Story of Fire
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If you like the story of the life, times and adventures of an Alraune living in a small, Frisian village - why don't you read Rooted Together?

just a warning some draw purists might hound u guys if u arent drawing/using the tegaki app. dont let our board drama ruin ur fun tho, cant wait to see ur guys' stuff
I’m working on a little comic about a neet who’s forced to protect Earth from alien golems. With my work ethic, the first fight will be finished by...September.
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>thread challenge
Really appreciate the welcome, and the info too. I am sure we'll have a good time here!
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Welcome to /i/
>Thread question: why did you start working on your webcomic?
I was a bored teenager (16) when I started it, and was still a bored teenager (19) when I stopped it. I really just wanted to prove to myself I could stick to something, but I got bored because of how little progress I'd made in the time I'd been working on it. Big ups to anyone who dedicates time to working on a webcomic. I'll check out some of the ones in this thread next time I have some down time.
This board has a lot of drama too, but don't reply to any of it. Feeding trolls validates them.

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Noticed alot of that MS Paint style in here, love it. Let's see more of the works?
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There isn't enough traffic to make a interesting /hyw/
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Read Game Punks

I started it in April after the passing of an artist I once knew here on /i/ when I used to frequent the board back in '07 and that's more than you need to know
Holy smokes, that's an origin story if ya ever heard one. Keep the fires burning brother, gonna check this out!
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Have a chibi, /i/!
i've been wanting to make a comic about a gay ass man and a black woman pretending that they're married for a shady job they're doing, but it turns out that they're ultra intolerant and they say fucked up shit at each other, and they're wondering if they're serious or not
Ooh, okay. Do you have any concept stuff for it?
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i got this,
Badass. Far from the “spicy Will and Grace” mental image I had.
What’s their job?
super powered mercenaries that partakes in hits / robbery, they're paired together because their powers works in tandem
Basically the dude has the power to teleport people to him when he grabs something related to the person, and the girl has an area around her that she can control
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Sounds like an interesting idea you got there, anon! Hope you get to work on it.
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Thank you!
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That is what I said. I also fucked up on the left leg. Hoe's yours?

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i'm trying to make it, but perspective's kicking my ass lmao
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>why did you start working on your webcomic?
Cause I finally got off my ass to work on my campy commie more consistently lol

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how good do i need to be at environments to start a webcomic? I'm okay at characters but buildings and furniture kill me
You can start wherever, it depends on your goal for your comic. ONE's comics and Ousama Ranking got really famous but don't have good art. It's matter of your own taste.
50 pages out of 200. Trying to whittle down 11k words + dungeon crawling into 200 pages. Had someone read both script and the 50 pages. She told me the art is good but the story, writing, and flow is bad. Also said the story reminds her of her childhood and she likes the nostalgic aesthetic reminiscent of a children's story. I've got way too many words but I cant into writing and idk how to whittle down to only the essentials.
the art is good enough alone to get by. ignore this bitch talking shit about the story, it's your story you can make it work. but the writing and flow is kinda bad. Here's some examples of lines that sound cliche and/or forced (I'm still on the intro):

"In Dagchsonian tradition, boys become men once they finish their rite of passage."
Not only is this nearly redundant (meaning a "rite of passage" is self-explanatory), but also it comes out of nowhere and seems unnatural. It's like you're interjecting to explain the plot (which would be fine, it would sound natural from a narrator).

"Tell you what, kid. I will accompany you as a way of showing thanks... (etc.)" Think about yourself having a conversation. Do you announce things like this in paragraphs? And if you were reluctantly offering a favor, would you lay it out with this kind of language? It sounds more like an impartial declaration of something happening than a natural offer. You could make it sound natural with phrases like "I suppose I could," "If you'd like" "To pay you back" "Since I owe you one" etc. etc.

"Name's Kaydelak" Just doesn't fit the tone of the character. You need to imagine how these people talk just as much as the rest of what they do. One second he's well spoken, the next second he's dropping an article? People don't really say "Name's X" in real life, so it sounds cliche unless it's really in character.

Sorry if I sound harsh, I like it so far and the writing isn't that bad, I'm only writing a lot here so my feedback is clear and not misunderstood, so my apologies if the big wall of text makes it seem like I'm being brutal.

Anyway, as for the flow, just keep your mind on how people drop details and how conversations naturally flow. People don't really get a chance give their backstory all at once in a near-monologue.

Hope that all helps.
>"Tell you what, kid. I will accompany you as a way of showing thanks... (etc.)"
>"Name's Kaydelak"
I should add that this especially flows oddly because "I will accompany you" with no contractions sounds very formal, but "Tell you what" and "Name's Kaydelak" sound very casual.

To be more clear "My name is Kaydelak" "I will accompany you" See how these fit together? There's no contractions and the sentences are drawn out.

Now try, "Name's Kaydelak" "I'll tag along". These are more casual and comfortable.

Mixing and watching those tones all at once usually throws people off.
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Oh yeah, that's true I have a lot of self explanatory and redundant stuff when you put it like that, i suppose i dont really notice it though but i should be more aware. For the protagonist I try to write him like how a kid would talk, but idk I'm trying to balance the immaturity.

For the second dude's dialogue I'm trying to make him sound somewhat cutthroat, cold, or condescending at times. He is kind of rude and at times he talks in incomplete sentences because he doesn't like to drone on most of the time. Idk how to convey that. I agree he is supposed to be well-spoken at times but I guess I'm not sure how to balance his bluntness and write his dialogue at times. The third character's dialogue is even worse, because she's supposed to be intelligent but I'm the complete opposite of her, kek.

>ignore this bitch talking shit about the story
Heyyyyy don't say that... she's my sister and half of my reasons for drawing comics is for her to enjoy. She knows the comic is very flawed but said for my first time it is enjoyable and fun, and she told me she cried reading the script, kekekekek. Haha, I appreciate the sentiment though thanks for reading man. I know it's kind of time consuming with all the words.
Didn't see this until after my initial reply, but I see what you mean now that you pointed it out. I'll have to be more aware of the formalities and such.
>>717853 (you) Kek, "at times" count x5, sorry my brain is broken. Thank you again.
Haha sorry for shit talking your sister lol I'm glad she's encouraging your writing. I'm about to head to sleep but I caught this just before leaving. Anyway I think what I'd say to get your dialogue in order better, if you have a hard time imagining it, is to create an archetype for their speech in your head and then imagine the writing and speech that fits in that type. For example, if you imagine a scholar from the 1700s; when they say something annoyed/curt, you don't think "I'll use a modern curt phrase, and then add to it the aesthetic of this person where I can", instead you approach it as "what is the range of responses that this person realistically has at their disposal, and what would they use here?". I only use an antiquated example because I assume you don't want the speech in your fantasy setting to hit as too modern. You might want to actually study the speech of characters or people that you want your OCs to take after in terms of their lexicon.

Anyway hope that helps and I'm not just spamming words at you at this point, I'm out.
Good luck!
No, I appreciate it very much. And sorry if my ramble was difficult to decipher, I was very scatter-brained when I typed that because I too was in a hurry and I have trouble articulating my thoughts, kek. I do imagine it in my head like you said, but I think the issue mainly lies with my lack of experience with writing and that I'm not well-read as admittedly I do not know much when it comes to linguistics and language of different eras, so even if I do imagine it in my head like you said I simply don't have the capacity or knowledge to make it apt for the world setting. It is fantasy, like high fantasy setting and I'm still trying to figure out how the technological contrasts work together though it is difficult to world-build realistically and how I would make it reasonable, at least for me. I'm definitely planning to read a vast number of various topics and books when I start my third story, and hopefully it will help me improve my writing.

>Haha sorry for shit talking your sister lol I'm glad she's encouraging your writing.
Kek, it's good. I totally understood your sentiments so I wasn't offended really, I was just playing. Thanks man. Hopefully I'll finish 150 pages in 4-5 months.
Planthead looks cool
Oh this shit's here now? Fun
Dude, this is some great-tier stuff with the art alone. I agree with >>717848 on the writing part. Not bad, but needs some patching.
Thank you for reading, but in my humble opinion I do not think it is good to judge something (aside writing since that is line by line) as good before even finishing it. All I can say is the story goes downhill from here. I do not think anyone but my sister can enjoy the fully story. You can have a good comic with bad art but good storytelling but you cannot have a good comic with good art but bad storytelling. (Also in my other response I want to clarify, this is technically my second comic but my first "real story" is what I meant, my first comic was just a 50 page action comic with barely any plot. I know this is very unnecessary for me to add, I just do because I do not like being a liar, even if it was not intended.)

I am probably spamming too much, sorry I will post next time when I am done with all the pages, no more textposts. Bye, and thanks for your time. I appreciate the feedback.
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Refugee from the /co/ thread.
I just dropped a big update on my comic. Please check it out and tell me what you think.
Thanks. Related question, how bad is it to start on a comic when you only have a vague outline of the plot written? I have a several-hundred page script written for a comic that I've been sitting on for like 4 years now, but I want to do another less-serious comic first to see if I'm up to the task. Can I start the test comic with minimal prep, or do I really need a full script?
First part is finally up. I’m working on a buffer now. Production has been...slow as usual. >_>
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I did a really impulsive dumb sketchy comic based on a simply premise. What if a murderer thought he was just doing garden work? I like how the last few panels look.
still been working on it conceptually for a while. there's a lot of legwork that goes into making a comic and i want it plotted out before i go and draw it. my art sucks but its charming at least

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