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    Question Need Advice for my Webtoon/Webcomic

    Hi, everyone!

    About two weeks ago, I uploaded the first three episodes of my webtoon series Truffle Cat Cafe.

    I didn't get quite as much traffic as I'd like. Does my art suck? Is it just because I'm new to Webtoon?

    Here it is, for those who'd like to check it out. Any feedback is welcome.

    https://www.webtoons.com/en/challeng...itle_no=507663

    Keep in mind that I can't accept all suggestions, as different ideas tend to clash.
    Please read my webtoon Truffle Cat Cafe

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    Eh it's a big site and a lot of the people on Canvas (essentially those putting comics on the site either to try to get picked up or just wanting somewhere to put their comics in general, either cause they're on multiple sites or just need a place to showcase them) are using it. So yeah your not gonna get noticed right away. Trust me, I had the same mind set during the Comic Genesis days, it's just a slow burn and audence reactions are gonna vary. Most I can say, stay the course and keep going if your still feeling up to it, advertise where you can, and worry about getting the majority of folks who like it on your side. With luck it'll spread through word of mouth, or at best, least get some good traffic.

    Art wise, it look alright, some room for improvement but a lot of art isn't gonna be perfect right from the off (See "No Need For Bushido" first few pages) and the comic and characters look interesting. Again though learn as you go but only if you think you're up to it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post
    Eh it's a big site and a lot of the people on Canvas (essentially those putting comics on the site either to try to get picked up or just wanting somewhere to put their comics in general, either cause they're on multiple sites or just need a place to showcase them) are using it. So yeah your not gonna get noticed right away. Trust me, I had the same mind set during the Comic Genesis days, it's just a slow burn and audence reactions are gonna vary. Most I can say, stay the course and keep going if your still feeling up to it, advertise where you can, and worry about getting the majority of folks who like it on your side. With luck it'll spread through word of mouth, or at best, least get some good traffic.

    Art wise, it look alright, some room for improvement but a lot of art isn't gonna be perfect right from the off (See "No Need For Bushido" first few pages) and the comic and characters look interesting. Again though learn as you go but only if you think you're up to it.
    Thanks. I'm saving up for a new digital tablet. Hopefully with lots of practice, my art skills will improve over time.

    I just saw "No Need for Bushido" so yeah, the old style is close to the same level as mine right now.

    Episode 4 will be out this coming Monday, which is my birthday. I'll let you know when it's up.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Please read my webtoon Truffle Cat Cafe

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    While I am by no means successful as a comic artist, I can probably give one piece of good advice that I learned somewhere (don't remember where).

    Maintain a consistent upload schedule. Regardless of art quality or whatsoever, it's the punctual, reliable upload times that keep people coming back.

    Also, it looks like you just started pretty recently. Don't worry too much about gathering readers just yet. These early chapters are a good opportunity for you to figure out what works and what doesn't without too much risk. Improve steadily, upload consistently, and your comic should gain a dedicated readership bit by bit.

    Advertising doesn't hurt but I'm no expert there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bond en Avant View Post
    While I am by no means successful as a comic artist, I can probably give one piece of good advice that I learned somewhere (don't remember where).

    Maintain a consistent upload schedule. Regardless of art quality or whatsoever, it's the punctual, reliable upload times that keep people coming back.
    Right. I plan to upload my work monthly (the last Friday and Saturday of the month).

    Also, it looks like you just started pretty recently. Don't worry too much about gathering readers just yet. These early chapters are a good opportunity for you to figure out what works and what doesn't without too much risk. Improve steadily, upload consistently, and your comic should gain a dedicated readership bit by bit.

    Advertising doesn't hurt but I'm no expert there.
    I go out of my way to promote my comic on Twitter and Deviant Art (which is pretty much dead right now). The art community has lots of artist support threads that I join. However, it doesn't seem to get much traction, even when I host my own art threads. I plan to keep promoting my works.
    Please read my webtoon Truffle Cat Cafe

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    Okay as an artist myself I'm going to say that your art really needs improving in terms of anatomy and anime face anatomy.
    While I have not "made it" by any means, I hope I can provide some advice from a fellow grinding artist to another.
    Draw skulls. Like a shitload of skulls. Rotate the skull, draw them from every angle.
    Eventually you'll get "better" , then you can look at anime faces and try to copy the style. But not just copy, actually bring your skull drawing exp into your copying.
    Even if anime eyes look like bugs, they follow the principle of the skull and eyes proportion/place. All good art stylization does.
    From what I can see, you are doing a lot of symbol drawing and that's really, really bad in the long run (I used to always do it and now am struggling to unlearn).

    For anatomy, look at croquis cafe + their gallery. It's insane amount of resources for you to tap on.
    Same thing as skull and you'll eventually get there. You can't stylized well without a good understanding.

    I hope what I posted didn't put a damper or what-not but you putting it out there is a good first step but in my opinion, it looks amateurish.
    You obviously have a good eye for forms because of your cats(they look pretty good except for the eyes which are symbol drawing again) and just need proper grinding.

    Uh, yeah that's my two cents.

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