If you find that he beginning is corny, what's stopping you from rewriting it?
Heck, I've taken hours to pencil and ink comics, only to scrap them completely just because i didn't like it.
An artist and writer should never be afraid to start over, and most importantly, should force themselves to be satisfied with something they know they can improve.
Heck, I'm actually planing on rewriting the first few weeks worth of FRAMED!!! strips, because there are a number of them that i find are just BAD.
(before I start, I want it known that I believe of course it is a cartoonist's right to do what he/she/it wants with his/her/its creation. If that means doing things over, great--go do that!)
I just felt like starting up a discussion about going back into one's archives and re-doing strips. Should artists do that?
To be sure, there are strips of mine that didn't quite end up how I wanted them, but I'm not going to go back and change them. I like having a history of changes in my drawing style. One of the best examples I can come up with is Silly Cone V (this is not meant to be a slam, Scrubbo). He's got a terrific style, sure, but compare his latest strips with his first ones. What a change! I'm glad I can see the progression. Even in my own stuff, I find it interesting to see how things change. That's why in my Archives site, I've included an "Evolution" section to show how things have changed over the years.
Now, I did pull all of my old Boarders and Sister strips and am (slowly) re-scanning and coloring them, but that's mostly because I finally found what I think is a good size for them. As long as I was scanning them over, I thought I'd put color where there was only black & white before. I think it adds a nice continuity without taking away from the history of style.
So what do you think? Is it better to do things over or leave them as you first drew them?