Ahhh, you've made my day. Thank you so much for your constructive criticism and noticing the good things too. I really hope you enjoy the story, likewise.
I could tell you are a professional in this industry...all the landscape, different body poses, and ease with reactions and comedy. I highly enjoyed and had a hilarious time spending with your characters.
I have done about a total of 12 panels of cartoons for Southwestern Bell Minority Engineering magazine. I received that freelance job through a close beautiful friend at the church I used to go to in Omaha, NE. (That was a huge "editing" challenge...hehehe). Also I did a few cartoons for my little church newsletter (another 12 panels). That's it. Those were all traditionally done. (Text hand done.)
I think working for a graphics department helped out tremendously and working as a word processor at IBM opened me up to fonts, writing, proofing. I've done portraits from photographs and always loved to draw. Here's my gallery at DevianArt: https://catluckey.deviantart.com/gallery/
I've always been decent at copying things. Working on this comic book pushed me to "create," along with sometimes drawing with references. I think I'll always be learning and pushing myself.
You asked me why I switched from color to bw. Well, I was totally influenced by Japanese manga and the beautiful screen tones, half tones, black and whites they use. I fell in love with the anime and manga drawing style of the characters (boys especially). All this happened a short 4 years ago. I got the idea to turn my story (which I tried to publish as a novel & failed because the editor left the pub co.) into a manga/comic. Though it doesn't read right to left, the first few pages and chapter pages are in color then the rest in black and white are what you see in most manga formats.
Also it would take too long to do the color format. But I do want to do the chapter covers and sometimes a few pages in color to give the reader a foothold on how everyone looks.
Well, sensei, I really appreciate you subbing and looking at my comic. I've got a lot to learn and a lot to accomplish. Also I take heed to the use of fonts. I'll look into that! I look forward to receiving more "teachings" from you!
Luv, hugs and continued success to you always!