Last batch I'm doing today cause I have something else I want to get done today:
@aqua03 I'm skipping Edible Green Tea, I've already had to look at it enough 3.5/10, while some strips can be cute and charming those first couple are really hard to look at with all that white, and the text is hard to read whether it's the colored text or the text melding with the bubble or even the comic pages as well.
Alpha Alpaca: Art is definitely more easier on the eyes, I can tell more time and effort is put into this comic. The cartoon aesthetic really helps suits the (what I'm only going to assume) the goofiness of this comic series. However it isn't really interesting, I know nothing about the two characters and it feels like the main character is quickly trying to rush explanations. He says he can sense a tornado, and ignoring the reality of how tornados work (living in a state where it's very common) there's no indication of that he can hear the tornado outside of him turning to the camera and saying "I hear a tornado." The audience isn't in the story and you're supposed to be selling us on the idea that this alpaca has abilities such as super hearing, instead he just kind of explains it all to the audience. Even in classic super hero comics that's usually left to a sort of announcer box frame to explain those details other wise it just looks like the guy is just explaining to himself how great he is. Also while an improvement the text can be hard to read in certain parts of the comic especially the one where the text is directly in front of the sun. 4.5/10 (It's much better than Edible Green Tea's introduction, but still needs work on basic story telling).
@X.J.C At first I was turned off by the art, but as I read through it more it kind of grew on me, and actually really fits the theme of the story so sorry about being so judgmental off the bat. I really like how much you are able to tell without actual dialogue and through the images alone. It's tone is both creepy and light hearted at the same time which I think most Grimm fairy tales are supposed to be. There was one moment in which the immersion was broken with me, and it was when the emoji's popped up, but that's only because I was getting used to the art telling the mood and story for me already so it isn't that big of a deal. I'd give it a 8/10 (while I wouldn't read it, I wouldn't be against telling someone else who is looking for a grimm like story, actually @Clauxx might want to check this one out).
@ScribbleJay Well if it's any consolation when I opened the page my response was "Damn, that's an interesting cover." And that feeling kind of continued on as I read through these couple of pages, holy damn... ugh... This is really hard for me to talk about cause all I'm doing is admiring how beautiful it is, sorry. I think what I really love about this is that it reminds me (and I'm sorry for doing a comparison) of a series I used to read on Tapas called Oops Comic Adventure, I don't know what it is that made me immediately think of it, but I don't know I just really love the way it looks and both chraracters are really unique and interesting despite the blinking sideways 10/10 (I don't know what it is, I just really found it that impressive and look forward to reading it all when I get a chance to just sit down and enjoy a good read. Damn thank you).
@dawgofdawgness Do I really have to say anything except that I really need to get caught up on this one. The arts aesthetically pleasing and smooth which fits the theme of jazz (or in this case bad jazz). The characters are likeable and are fun to read especially when they're miserable. I don't know what to say except I need to get caught up on this one again, 10/10 (It's just one of those things I have a hard time recommending to other tapas friends cause they're kind of already subbed to it, but easily an enjoyable read).
@tired_programmer I'm not really sure I can say I enjoyed it, I can say that there is an audience for it, and the art is good enough to convey the points of the story. I think the thing that made me lose focus was a lack of sound effect and movement, by that I mean, your sound effects are just a description, for a lot of readers they're already trying to read the story and imagining what's happening in the story, but when you put in a descriptor of "Electromagnetic Pulse Sound" it can mess with the immersion and instead of focusing on what's going on in the comic I now have to imagine something else entirely. Descriptions like that work well for novels because a person is already trying to build a world in their head through the text, but with comics being a visual medium you're already seeing that world and making the audience imagine something else can be distracting. 5/10 (I don't think it's bad, and I can see a potential through time to be an interesting story, even just making up a random sound effect is more sufficient than describing it).
@feuersichel Huh, don't judge a book by it's cover I guess. I was not expecting that turn around, and I actually kind of like it. I'm a fan of seeing traditional art being utilized (and if it isn't that's impressive too). Some things I notice is that some of the pages are slightly slanted, I know it can be a minor distraction. Sadly I end up feeling more sorry for the villain (or I guess he isn't really a villain in this situation, kind of hard to judge on only 5 pages). I mean I do want to know what's going to happen with the characters, like I said my brain kind of had to process what just happened (I'm sure if I read the actual description I wouldn't have run into this problem). 8/10 (While it isn't grabbing me by the shoulders and forcing me to read it's still interesting to know what direction this all is going at).
@TheThoughtfulBoxful sunshine rainbows and farts is my first thought, I'm not making fun of it, I just wanted to have an excuse to use the words fart. In all seriousness the coloring and lighting are very delightful and the fact that it matches the cartoony designs of character is rather charming. It really has a (I'm sure you probably have gotten this comment) care bears, my little pony, Pound Puppies kind of vibe, that I wouldn't mind telling children to read. While I personally am not into it, it's no reason to say no one else would be, cause it is something that people would want to read. 9/10 (Like I said it's really good and you should really give yourself a pat on the back, I think you'll get a pretty big audience with this).
That's all I'm doing today, I got a project I need to focus on. I'll check out some more when I get the chance.