Civilian – Online Graphic Novel
August 30, 2012 at 6:31 pm #25918
Hey, everyone. I’ve been concepting this project over the last few years and finally got around to starting/funding it.
My goal is to write the character as if anyone could step into his shoes. He isn’t rich, he doesn’t have super powers, he’s not highly skilled. Just a guy that kind of stumbles into vigilantism. It’s a long form story, currently in black and white. I’ll convert it to color if I can find it in the budget.
It’s weekly updated on Wednesdays and the first two pages are up. I’d love to hear what you guys think so far.
Link: http://civiliancomic.comAugust 30, 2012 at 7:41 pm #25920CatKeymaster
@DustinParker Yo man! Sounds cool and looking good! Alberto’s art is amazing. Keep us posted!August 31, 2012 at 12:59 am #25939September 2, 2012 at 4:19 pm #25986MaxParticipant
the art is really clean, you may want to consider making the pagination controls a bit more prominent, or add something like a “jump to the beginning” control for new readers. It took me a second to figure out how to get off that page to the previous. Did you guys write the viewer yourselves, or is it a plugin of some kind? I’m considering moving my comic off of smackjeeves.com into my own site, but I haven’t really looked too closely into viewer options yet.September 3, 2012 at 11:03 pm #26009
@maxacree yeah i’ll definitely be adding a jump to the first page button and making the navigation buttons more prominent.
The viewer is WordPress with the ComicPress theme. Then I just changed up the code a bit. Pretty easy to do.
I dabbled with SmackJeeves with some of my older comic strips but really didn’t like the site. I don’t like Drunk Duck or any of the free hosts honestly.September 4, 2012 at 1:16 am #26013MaxParticipant
yeah I’m kind of indifferent to smackjeeves in terms of what it offers-it’s definitely good if you’re staying on that cheap-to-free plan. Now that I’m thinking of taking the comic a little more seriously I think I’d prefer to get it all onto my own site.September 4, 2012 at 2:01 pm #26018
It’s better to host on your own because you have full control over everything and if you want to run ads you dont have to worry about the parent host running their own. Plus, you can keep much better stats of your page then what free comic hosts offer.September 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm #26023
Well, it’s Wednesday…which means Issue One: Page Three is uploaded! http://civiliancomic.com
Let me know what you think so far!September 6, 2012 at 1:20 am #26025MParticipant
Looks great, will definitely be sticking around to see how the story develops.September 12, 2012 at 2:40 pm #26101October 20, 2012 at 9:22 am #26848January 24, 2013 at 8:56 pm #28680
Didn’t want to spam the forums so I stopped posting about it but:
Uploaded page #22, final page of issue one of Civilian! Still working on getting over the fact that I made a full comic issue.January 30, 2013 at 11:47 am #28813WageParticipant
Wow, man. Just wow. Solid artwork, and the story is progressing nicely. Can’t wait to see how the ride turns out!February 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm #28857
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