Frequently Asked Questions
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dreams come true. There's an empty promise if
I ever heard one. ANYHOO, little ninja boy Ryu
shall be you guide. Lets get on with it shall
do you make your comics?
I use one of your comics for an Avatar, LJ Icon, Blog,
you don't update often?
Could you link to my site?
I'm in school
and need to write a paper, could you answer some questions?
When did you start the site?
I want to make a comic,
what do I do?
How do I promote my comic?
Q: How do you make your comics?
Q: Can I use one of your comics for an Avatar, LJ Icon,
A: Yes, by all means yes. I love when people do this.
Nothin' makes me happier than to see one of the characters
as an avatar when goin' through a forum. I
made a few of them over here but, you are more than
welcome to make some of your own.
Q: How come you don't update often?
A: Mainly it's the time required to make one. Drawing
(3-9 hours) Computer work (another 3-9 hours). I'd like
to update more oftenbut once a week is all I can do. Most
Q: Could you link to my site?
A: Sometimes I'll receive an e-mail along the lines of
"I know it sucks but can you link it anyway".
Well if you yourself don't like then it doesn't make much
sense in linking to it does it? Anyway I do check most
of the links sent to me but, there are a LOT of them.
I really don't have the time to critique everything. So
please don't ask me to.
If I like it I'll letcha know. If not? Well that's that
Keep in mind I reject most sprite comics right off the
bat. Although there are some
that are just dear
to my cold dead heart.
Just put some effort into it, eh?
Q: I'm in school and need to write a
paper, could you answer some questions?
A: Sorry, no. I'd love to be able to but I'm only one
guy. I do get this question a lot and it's very time consuming
to answer everything asked and well, do your homework.
Instead you can read some of these:
Q: When did you start the site?
A: September 1st 2001.. Yes I know, best timing.. EVER!
Q: Eeeew! Furry!
A: Hey, that's not a question! I didn't know about anything
Furry until after I started the comic. Though I know now
the art style is regarded as such. Always been "cartoons"
to me. I really don't care either way so long as it makes
you laugh. : )
Q: I want to make a comic, what do I do?
A: Well you can start by asking yourself a few questions.
What kind of comic do you want to create? What interests
you? The best of comics are usually a very personal thing.
Find something that works for you and go with it.
A few pitfalls to watch out for...
Best avoid sprites unless it's really, REALLY funny. Also
inside jokes never work. It is personal but if
no one gets it but you and those invloved, then no one
is gonna stick around to read it.
As for hosting it you can do so for free over at Drunk
Jeeves, or pay to have it hosted. If you choose to
spend some cash just give a look on Google.
Q: How do I promote my comic?
Well now for this you've got a lot of options at your
First however there are a few things you should have done
first. One is a decent archive. Again at the very least
you should have 10 in there. Second is site accessibility.
You got somone on your site! Too bad the layout is so
bad they don't know what's what. Items NEEDED:
Easy comic navigation (back, forward, first latest), Archive
(no one likes to browse through 50 comics just to find
one), and a way to contact you! Remember, you can get
all the hits in the world but if no one comes back, you're
out of luck.
Now back to promotion, here are a few ways to go about
it. Advertise! A lot of big comics out there offer adspace
and it's ussualy well worth it. A few I'd recomend are
Another way is joining top lists and directories. Two
that you should check out are Buzz
Comix Top 100, The
Webcomic List and Online
Comics. They also offer adspace, so keep that in mind.
Lastly forums are another great way of getting the word
out. BUT! For the love of God check the rules
of that forum about plugging sites. Some don't allow it
entirely and you may get banned. Most of the time the
best way is to attach a link to your site in your signature,
ussually in communities you're already active in.
Well, that's all I can think of for now. Laters!