Want to start your very first webcomic? Great! But before you get in too deep, make sure that you avoid some of the most common mistakes that established folks in the field of webcomics see time and again.
Top image by the incredibly talented Evan Dahm, creator of the webcomics Rice Boy, Order of Tales, and Vattu, who was kind enough to talk to us for this piece. He's certainly not meant to be an example of someone who makes a lot of mistakes in webcomics—although he did share some mistakes he's seen. You can also purchase Dahm's Benign Kingdom artbook from TopatoCo.
Expecting Too Much Too Soon
When you look at the webcomics creators who have been able to turn their comics into a full-time job, it can be tempting to think that webcomics are a path to fame and rent money. But several creators reminded us that it took them years to reach their current level of success and that the webcomics world is only getting more competitive:
Spike, the editor of the anthologies Smut Peddler 2012, Smut Peddler 2014, and The Sleep of Reason, writer of Poorcraft (now releasing a page a day online), and creator of Templar, Arizona (see previously), tells us: