I am only now getting to a point where I have opportunities to talk to other artists about the craft of sequential art. It’s unique for me because I’ve basically been creating in a vacuum for all these years. I think the main problem is that everyone is always busy and our schedules rarely sync. Recently though I’ve had a chance to have many long conversations with someone who supported me from the very beginning and I think the comic is better for it.
I have no use for unsolicited critique. If you just start telling me what I’m doing wrong I will dig in my heels and many times do it even harder just to spite you. Only the most arrogant artists are unaware of their failings. In fact most artists are keenly aware of millions of flaws that the viewer usually doesn’t notice. That said, I do have a little circle of trusted friends I take my stuff to when I want to be told what I’m missing, or if I’m just imagining problems. Temepest Lavalle is often first on my list when I need to be told what’s what.
I bring this up as an excuse to thank her for her help and to make you guys aware of her comic The Girl Next Door . It’s listed in my links but it’s hard to tell what’s what in there. TGND is very similar to Between Failures, so there’s a good chance you regulars will enjoy it. Which is not to say you won’t enjoy other comics I link to, it’s just that they are pretty wide ranging because I’m friends with a diverse crowd. What I’m trying to say is that TGND is probably the most like Between Failures, which you already like, so if you need more stuff to read that’s a particularly good choice.
For the record I think Ginger’s Bread is probably the second on my list of comics I link to that are like Between Failures…