It seems as though the floodgates have opened somewhat... I'd like to partake in Wave 2 as well ^^
Premise: A young water mage works with his friends for the local Treasure Hunters Guild, but struggles with his modest power / lack of skill and the self doubt that emerges from that. When the town's most important treasure is stolen and the group of Treasure Hunters are requested to retrieve it, the young mage must quickly learn how to leverage the skills he does have to help his friends get the treasure back.
The big picture, one sentence version is: it's a study in problem solving within a fantasy setting when you can't just brute force your way through your problems, as fantasy characters can often be seen doing.
Genre: Fantasy / Action
Tone: Mostly light hearted and fun, although with serious moments sprinkled in.
Intentions: I began TH!! solely as a means to learn "how to comic", as I had dabbled in comic making in the past but never taken a serious swing at it. A brief history is: from 2007~2017 I had fallen into the trap of trying to write a "magnum opus" in middle school, and carried that with me all the way past college. At the start of this year as I was doing the umpteenth reboot, I finally thought "this is dumb, I could write much better stories than continuing to cling to this baggage from middle school". So I dropped it, and began writing TH!! in January/February. It's a 50ish page one-shot, which I figured would be long enough to apply a decent plot to but short enough to finish in a reasonable amount of time. The writing is admittedly "just okay", imo (hoping to apply what I learn to the next project, this one's written and halfway drawn already xD) but more so I've been trying hard to improve my art as I go. Beefing up my backgrounds, learning more about perspective, un-wonkying hands, working on anatomy, picking up coloring techniques, trying to make better and better panel layouts, etc. Those are the things I hope continue to improve until the end.
Expectations: Pretty low, tbh. I don't have any sub number or anything I'm actively working towards. My only hope is to build something of an audience as a starting point for future projects ^^ I already have more subs and interaction than expected so I'm pretty happy. Can only improve from here!
Target Audience: Pretty much ages 10 and up or something lol. A lot of my drawing and writing style is pretty heavily influenced by shonen anime/manga, and I'm kind of aiming at that crowd.
I'm definitely awaiting the review! I know my work is still rife with issues, so I'm eagerly awaiting which stand out the most to you, and hopefully tackle those hard moving forward ^^