@kytri Lol true, I've seen so pretty awful things making money. It's just a personal thing, I'd feel like I'm swindling people. Maybe after my comic is done I'll let whatever readers I got decide if they'd be willing to pay anything for it.
@Draconic My phone is a little… special now thanks to me dropping it one too many times, so a pro camera would be a better choice. I’ve been wanting to get a high detail camera for painting and color references anyway.
I could start a shorter story, but that’d mean putting my current project on hold, and I really like working on my comic despite it not being amazing. Right now I work 11-12 hours a day, then spend most of my at-home time helping my mom with cooking, cleaning, and taking care of our pets (I can function on 5-7 hours of sleep). Which leaves 30 minutes to 1 hour or so to draw, and pages take 20-30 hours to finish depending on complexity.
I’ve thought about collaborating with someone for a short story, but that may take a while because I’m unreasonably picky, my drawing time is extremely valuable to me. I’ve also thought about doing an autobio sort of diary comic with some humor, but my sense of humor is really morbid and disturbing, so it’d probably be about as niche as my current comic. Lol.
Don’t feel bad about the advice, it’s a weird comic. I didn’t really start it with a normal comic style in mind, which is totally on me since I was thinking about having fun and venting my emotional distress over comprehension, or readability.
What sucks about changing the story, and I feel like a brat about this, is that I don't want to. This comic is for me so I don’t want to change it to suit the masses, but I want to do the best I can with what I got. Maybe my next comic I can do a digitally drawn BL-GL/fantasy, in a Japanese or Korean inspired style, with some “shemxy” sex scenes. If I can do it as a teen, I can do it as an adult!
Maybe I can market this comic as research for Psychology classes since people supposedly studying that field have been more interested in it than others. xD
Sorry if I’ve come off as emotional or butthurt in any of my responses, it’s never meant for the critic but is usually my frustration/embarrassment with the mistakes I didn’t notice. It's a work thing.
@SleepingPoppy Pff yeah, I'll admit my job has sort of trained me to have impossible standards for myself. We're all about "excellence in all you do", if I'm trying to monetize something I'm not being excellent in I'm basically stealing money. I acknowledge how weird this is, and don't hold this mindset for anyone else, just me. Maybe I'll get over this eventually, and I really want to (even been seeing a Therapist for it), but for now it's a huge mental barrier.
I never mirror wrote, but I saved some old elementary school assignments where I mixed of d's and b's, and wrote random letters backwards like s' and t's. Who knows, the school system is pretty garbage when it comes to the learning process and how no one retains information the same way, and kids hardly ever get properly diagnosed when it comes to learning disabilities.