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06-24-2017, 07:40 PM
The covers from my new comics (I'm the writer/editor, I drafted these outstanding artists [and letterers] via Digital Webbing & Deviant Art).

We decided that our theme would be FALLING! (The comics themselves drop :whistlin: on July 26 & also Aug. 2)

You can see CBR previews and more at The Reality Comics website (http://therealitycomics.com).

The idea is to take superheroes to a new place -- where the characters and the people are real but the stories are still just as fantastic. (So, no rich scientist magnates or the like...but lots of bizarre creatures, fights for one's life, & weirdness.)

We're also on FB (http://www.facebook.com/therealitycomics) & Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/therealitycomix) (having issues w/Instagram...but it's coming).
And to get to issue 2 and beyond, we're coming out w/an Indiegogo & Patreon





Neil Allen
06-24-2017, 11:24 PM
I took a look at your project, and unfortunately, I can't come to much of a conclusion about anything. The images you posted in this thread are really little, so I can't say much about them. Furthermore, they're only covers, and it would be good to see interiors.

I then went to your site and attempted to see a preview, and then a download started and I immediately canceled it.

My thoughts are that your previews should be good quality .jpeg files and you should post them in this thread and on your site. Don't expect many people to go through the hassle of downloading your files and needing a cbr reader to read your comics that they likely have absolutely no emotional investment in.

I know that's direct, but the thing is, unless you already have a big following, don't expect anyone to really care all that much about what you're doing. That applies to me, too. Because I'm aware of that, and because I know how both lazy and disinterested people are in my little project, I make things AS EASY AS POSSIBLE for people to see it. Meaning that when I post my project around on forums, I post .jpegs in the threads and I don't expect ANYONE to do ANYTHING. I don't expect them to comment, and I certainly don't expect them to click my links, and I damn sure don't expect them to download anything from me. Some may, but that number will likely be extremely small, especially in the beginning. I have experience growing audiences with other things and I know how people are. In the beginning, you'll be doing pretty good just to get people to take a look at it. And right now, I'm seeing these big barriers you have in place to deter people from seeing your project, and believe me, not many will care enough to bother getting around those barriers. Thing is, you want to keep grooming them to regularly come take a look at your stuff that they can easily see and eventually they'll click more links and so on.

My thoughts are to make this much, much easier for potential readers to get this stuff in front of their face. Don't expect them to go the extra mile for something they have no investment in when they could be doing 10 trillion other things.

Good luck!

06-25-2017, 05:33 AM
I can only repeat a lot of what Neil Allen has already said. If you want to attract interest in the story then covers are not going to do anything. Is it character based or plot based? You have offered nothing to draw people in.

Speaking personally, I have been working on my own comic for 18 months but have posted nothing yet because I want to get it right first, I am at a point where am happy with the artwork but the story needs improving. Use this site as an opportunity to build an audience, your biggest critics will be people who either work in the industry or want to break into it. Win them over and you know you are on the right track. Posting covers will not do that.