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10-12-2017, 03:35 AM
Hello everyone,
My webcomic The Owl Tribe Stories has just debuted on Webtoons
and I thought you might want to check it out (http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-owl-tribe-stories/list?title_no=117696)!


10-19-2017, 11:03 AM
Check out episode 3 (http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-owl-tribe-stories/night-music-part-3/viewer?title_no=117696&episode_no=4)!

PS At the bottom, in creator's note, you can find a link to an article where I spill some beans about the comic's origins.

10-19-2017, 10:09 PM
Just read your comic’s origins, it was like reading my own. I stopped drawing in my teens too. Funny, back then i would produce 2-3 pages a day, now i cant finish a page in a week.

10-19-2017, 10:28 PM
Great. I think you will do well on webtoons.

10-20-2017, 02:36 AM
Just read your comicís origins, it was like reading my own. I stopped drawing in my teens too. Funny, back then i would produce 2-3 pages a day, now i cant finish a page in a week.

Yeah, at first, after the comeback, it was really hard to become really productive. It was a struggle for sure. The 10-page pitch for TheOwlTribe took me over 6 months to do! What turned out to be a huge motivator was the crowdfunding for the book. Once it was successful, I knew I had limited time to complete the remaining 46 pages. It was hard, but doable.

10-20-2017, 02:37 AM
Great. I think you will do well on webtoons.

Thank you for checking out my stuff! I'll be sure to read yours too :-)

10-25-2017, 04:02 PM
Episode 4 just went live. (http://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/the-owl-tribe-stories/night-music-part-4/viewer?title_no=117696&episode_no=5)

11-27-2017, 03:02 PM
The Night Music chapter of The Owl Tribe Stories webcomic has been concluded and we're onto Hunters now... Check it out:

12-06-2017, 02:55 PM
We're two parts into the new chapter of my webcomic The Owl Tribe Stories. Two hunters wander onto an islet where eerie things happen...

12-06-2017, 04:50 PM
This is pretty good, but if I may make a couple of suggestions; I'd recommend doing longer chapters weekly instead of short ones twice a week; as it stands your updates are a bit small to be whole chapters.

Changing the lettering a bit would help too, since most of LINE's readers are mobile users and your font doesn't look good on that platform (Could just be my cell phone though).

12-07-2017, 03:08 PM
Hey, thanks for the feedback and checking out the comic! I verified the readability of the font on 4 different mobile phones while launching the first chapter and it read pretty smoothly. I'll see if it needs further tweaking though. As for the chapters, I'll stick to the current pace of one page per three days for awhile. The updates might seem short because I adapt regular pages into vertical format and, from what I saw, a number of creators don't do that and choose to publish in regular page format every few days.

12-08-2017, 03:00 PM
Not what I meant.

If you look at the top titles in LINE (Their #1 is Un-Ordinary (www.webtoons.com/en/fantasy/unordinary/episode-75/viewer?title_no=679&episode_no=78)), you'll see that most of them do chapters that are significantly longer than yours, which in my opinion helps immerse the readers in the story and leave them wanting for more.

Note also the larger, plainer font and the closer-up views of the characters, which help carry the narrative much more easily in mobile devices. LINE artists usually put emphasis on characters and not backgrounds, since sprawling backgrounds don't have the same impact in vertical reading as they do on a page.

LINE's promotional email I got this week also featured a new title called Phantom Paradise (http://www.webtoons.com/en/fantasy/phantom-paradise/ep-0/viewer?title_no=1250&episode_no=1), which isn't really my kind of thing, but it has gained a whopping seven thousand likes (and counting) in one day. And it's by a new creator, too. It follows the same conventions.

My point being, instead of drawing page-wise and converting it, you might do a lot better if you drew for the vertical format from the ground up, following the formatting that LINE readers have come to expect from their favorite titles.

Just an opinion, though. Hope it helps.

12-09-2017, 03:59 AM
That's definitely helpful. I'll see what's doable.
As for example you gave, Phantom Paradise seems to be a featured webtoon - it gets more buzz than titles in 'discover' section. The titles I like vary a lot in terms of updates. Lackadaisy has long episodes but they are every 2 weeks or so while, for example, William the Last updates more often but with one-pagers. That's why I think my update scheme falls somewhere in between. I'm doing my best to keep it coming regularly :-)