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Comic likes and dislikes?

Journal Entry: Wed Aug 24, 2011, 12:21 AM
What initially attracts you to a comic?  What are some themes or tropes you LIKE to see?

What about things that you don't like?  Has there ever been anything (font, names, characters, etc) that has made you want to stop reading a comic?  Any comic?

I'd love to know!





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0palite Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Student General Artist
i really like continuous comics instead of just strips

good art is always a plus

the main thing i look for in a comic tho is that it's easy to navigate; if theres a place i can go with a masterpost of every single page it's always super helpful
also comics on deviantart kinda push me away if they dont have a link to the very first page on every subsequent one
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o0Risa0o Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Student General Artist
What I really don't like about a comic is the cliches

Like good and evil people?
Like that Princess mononoke movie, no one was really good or bad. Every character there had their bad and good sides, like in real life.

The designs of the character, Relationships, and their personality.
when there's a couple going on in a comic, I hate to see how quick and cliche of how they become a couple. which draws me away real quick.

The designs of the characters, I never really liked how they all looked the same when only the pelt color s different. for example, two wolves. One can have a longer muzzle or bigger feet, less fur or more fluffy, how they carry themselves are dominantly or submissively or aggressively. don't only make the pelt colors original, make the wolf of how they make themselves a individual.

Personality
you can't just make a stereotype out of it. Like one has a violent nature, the other is so kind you won't see her hurt a fly. Gosh that's so bad.

Speech bubbles
I like to see some originality on speech bubbles. like the speech bubbles on Off-white. not the same old white background bubbles and using the same old font all the time. and put some expressions into too, like having spikes around it the character is shouting.

Art style
I don't really care much about the art, but if your aiming at a good art quality comic. Don't slack or let anyone tell you to work faster. Quality is better than umm... in-quality? lolz

The time of day of course, one of the things I really hate about a movie is that so much has only happened in two damn days. that's why I prefer episode series, they don't just happened all at once.

These are my thoughts
even if this journal was like last year, but I just wanna say ^^
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ElyFlycorn Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
For me the two most important things are:
-the plot, I must like it and it must be interesting
-characters personality and the relationship between all the characters of the story, this is the MOST important thing!

If the story has this two things, I generally can turn a blind eye on the art/style, but if I also like the art/style then the comic is almost perfect=)
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Black-Platinum Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011
The biggest thing that draws me to any comic is the art/style. If its drawn well, I can be very forgiving when it comes to a lot of other things. I like sketchy or slightly cartoony styles the best. I have refused a lot of Marvel and DC because I hate the style that most of them are drawn in. I don't know why, I just do, lol.

Good, strong character development is another thing I love.

Its gotta have a good plot. I also love it when a person can give a good twist to a cliche.

Quirky characters are the best.

Ok, for the stuff I hate:

When someone is making a comic that is such an obvious copy of another. Hate it. Its hard to be original, but at least try.

Anytime someone makes a few pages and then just stops. Especially when its a great story. I know life gets busy, but that just annoys me to no end.

When a comic starts out with a prologue that is nothing but pages of text.

When the author tries too hard to be different. So much so that they end up being the exact same as every other person who's trying to be "unique" and "different" (if that makes sense).

Oh, and my favorite, when they write an animal comic and kill off all the humans because they all start wars for absolutely no reason and blah blah blah, so they died off and left the world to the wolves (or whatever other animal) who are much more deserving of ruling the planet. Then they begin to tell the story of wolf pack A being at war with wolf pack B.
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tatiilange Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow, you really know how to explain yourself!
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MizukiSeya Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
do you do comisions?
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Keaze Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
An original style (but not too original, if you know what I mean), fun characters and facial expressions, character relationships.
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amethystartist83 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Can onlu really say what attracts me to a comic
-complex characters
-good plot going on
-excellent storytelling
-fantastic visuals
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Chibifoxxylady Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2011  Student General Artist
- The art,
- The initial personality of the characters,
- The storyline, which kind of ties in with:
- The pace of the comic, and
- Use of boxes and organization of pages

These are the things I look for (in order) when I pick up a comic, whether it be about some well known and favored hero, or some obscure antagonist in another dimension. I really like to see the characters have a lot of interaction with their environment. I notice all the little details, and I enjoy them.
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LannVouivre Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are two things that have bothered me so much that I quit reading a comic or two were storyline and lack of distinction between who's saying what.

One comic had a really, really weird and confusing storyline with characters making extremely irrational decisions for the sake of the plot. The other wouldn't show which dialogue is from which character, which is so awful if there are three or more characters talking.
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