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¤ August 8, 2015 ¤

♬ かわいいですね?

This post pertains to: ArtComicThoughts

I might have stretched the truth a bit in my latest Q&A response.

Yeah, it’s true that I considered a realistic style in the fetal stage of my comic, and yes I am very inspired by Meduka Meguca.

However, it was never once in my mind that my comic was cute. I did not actually intend it to look like that. I did not associate my style with “cute.” It was just “cartoon.” When people started saying that it was ‘cute,’ I was really confused. “It’s cute? It’s just a cartoony look.”

Eventually I just kind of rolled with it. “Yep, it’s a story about a cute girl.” I guess it just happened that way. I now kinda facetiously advertise it as such.


♥ Posted at 10:03:26 am CST

¤ August 3, 2015 ¤

♬ Adventures in Copyright Infringement

This post pertains to: ComicThoughts

It was brought to the Tapastic community’s attention today that there was an extremely scummy site that took comics from Tap without the creator’s permission, and forcing people to pay for reading them. Talk about copyright infringement.

From several investigation posts, the person seems to be from Indonesia and has done this multiple times. They foolishly used their real name for the site registration and didn’t buy WHOIS protection, where they also had a LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter under the same name (Tya Restami). She also happens to play a lot of MMOs and has her name featured on a lot of Indonesian gaming sites. Too bad she’s a scummy bitch who steals other people’s stuff to try to make money off of it.

Anyway, with a couple of hours, the site got taken down after asking the host (which was thankfully American) about the situation.

However, though I wasn’t a victim of it, the thought of some asshole stealing my work like that infuriates me. I read another comic where they have a small watermark on each of their pages. It’s not distracting, but it’s also still visible with their comic group’s logo so people know where it’s from. I think I am going to start putting that kind of watermark on all pages from now on.


♥ Posted at 1:36:14 pm CST

¤ June 2, 2015 ¤

♬ LINE Webtoons

This post pertains to: Comic

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I am considering uploading my comic to LINE Webtoons, which is a subsidiary of Naver, one of the most popular Korean search engines. Webtoons are what they call ’em in Korea.

Anyway, I did a little research on the site. It seems there are two parts of the site; one is for featured artists, who are official artists chosen by Naver and get paid. This is extremely prestigious since you need an ungodly amount of votes or something to be picked this.

The other, the Challenge League, is for everyone, though I’m not sure if Naver has to approve it first or not when you submit it – but I see several series from Tapastic on there. The Challenge League is equivalent to Tapastic it seems as a comic hosting site, but if you stick around and get super fucking popular you can get upgraded to the featured artists section.

After Chapter 3 gets completed I was going to upload to LINE maybe. Test some waters and see if it’s worth it or not. Uploading my comic in 4 places then? Fuck. I want to just put a ‘WE MOVED TO TAPASTIC’ notice on SmackJeeves because there’s so little traction there. The same 6-8 people look at the comic on update days. I probably get 1 subscriber every month. There is nothing worth salvaging there. It is a warzone of Boy’s Love.


♥ Posted at 5:41:38 pm CST

¤ May 29, 2015 ¤

♬ Advert Ahoy!

This post pertains to: Comic

Yesterday I placed an order for ads on a Top Webcomics After a little mix up on what I assumed I was paying for, the owner got everything settled and even gave me an extra 2 weeks of ad time for free.

The ads I paid for run for one month and are placed at the side here.

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At $15 for the entire month, I’m excited to see the results. I’m going to drop my $10 mondays on Project Wonderful to get accurate data on how this works out. Plus, I think this is a much more cost-effective route, considering I pay $40 in ad space on Project Wonderful, where people can block the ads with adblockers. Here, you can’t block those ads.


♥ Posted at 9:59:56 am CST