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Comic Revisons Ideas?

Postby Hazardswake on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:04 am

Hey everyone. As you may know, I've been slowly remaking old comics to make Hazard's Wake a little more readable for new members. I've only gotten 4 done so far, and I was wondering if instead of trying to remake each comic, one at a time, from the beginning, if I should instead just remake particularly bad ones first and not worry about remaking everything in a set order.

What do you all think? Good idea, bad idea?
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Re: Comic Revisons Ideas?

Postby Furikku on Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:06 am

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Re: Comic Revisons Ideas?

Postby Antonymous on Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:39 am

Artists may be appalled at their old art, but we webcomic readers generally aren't. We tend to judge a comic by it's new pages, and we're amazingly tolerant of bad art in early pages. So I think you needn't bother with redrawing old pages. A good new page and a bad old one is better than just a redrawn old one. (And the visible improvement is encouraging to new artists - think of how many comics have been inspired by CRFH!)

Although it might be worthwhile to redraw pages that are particularly hard to follow, e.g. #157, with three unmarked scene changes. That one confused me when I first read it.
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Re: Comic Revisons Ideas?

Postby Hazardswake on Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:48 am

Yeah, now that I think about it, I think you're right. Countless many webcomics have great new art and crappy old art.

But, I think that at least I should redo the really bad ones, like the one you linked, which has gotten a few complaints. And there are a choice few others that I think I'll do, just because I want to.

But ultimately, I think I don't have to go through the archive and redo the first 100 comics, which was kinda a lofty goal I had ^^;;

Instead, maybe once every couple of months I'll pick one in need of correction and redo it. Here are a few I think particularly need it:

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040414.html (The dialog up top is real messy)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040419.html (Word bubbles in weird places)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040421.html (That mess of text boxes is damn confusing)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040512.html (Major tl;dr clustermess. Needs a bunch of extra frames)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040528.html (This one's also pretty tricky)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040625.html (This one's a "maybe")

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20040818.html (Sooooooo much teeeeeeeeeeext)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20041128.html (This one's a maybe, just because FATIMA WITH HUGE HEAD in panel one looks so damn awful to me. You'll notice I didn't mention the three black and white ones before this, because they've grown on me and I think they look kinda cool ^^;; )

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20041202.html (Another maybe, because of text overflow)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20060725.html (A third maybe, because of the text crammed into panel 2)

http://hazardswake.comicgenesis.com/d/20060802.html (And, of course, this one)
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Re: Comic Revisons Ideas?

Postby Furikku on Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:52 am

And at least webcomics have the OPTION of redoing old shame; with print comics, it's there to see FOREVER!!!

Unless you get hold of all the printed copies and have a bonfire, and even then, someone's going to hang onto a precious near-mint copy just for the collector's factor.
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Re: Comic Revisons Ideas?

Postby Hazardswake on Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:02 am

Though my main cause for redoing is for new readers to have an easier time rather than erasing old shame.

...Because, you know, you can still see the old ones by clicking a link at the bottom of the redone pages :P
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