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Webcomics Survey Thingie

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Webcomic Artists Survey Galore
What's your comic's name?The Suburban Jungle (Starring Tiffany Tiger)
Comic's link:http://www.suburbanjungle.com
In short, what is it about?The life, loves, and career of aspiring supermodel and ferocious predator, Tiffany Tiger
When/How the idea was born?I was working on NeverNever (see next survey) and after reading a bit of Kevin & Kell, thought, "Y'know, I'd kinda like to do a furry comic."
Tools you use to make it:Spiral notebook for drafts, bristol, blue pencil, various pens, and Photoshop
How many strips you've done so far?Honestly, I haven't counted; I'm about to release my 4th book.
Define the style in your comic:Early on it was largely a Berke Breathed ripoff; these days it's got more Disney and comic book influences.
Is your comic for a general audience, or just for a particular group?It's most popular in the furry fandom, but really it's meant for anybody.
Which is more important: Killer graphics, or strong storytelling?Storytelling will carry weak art better than art will carry weak writing. But they're both important!
Got a favorite comic (webcomic, newspaper, print, manga, etc.) artist? If so, who and why?Way too many to list. Bill Holbrook is a biggie; Chas. Schulz was another. I admire their dedication to the craft.
Which is your most favorite character in the comic? Why?Probably Tiffany; I'm very fond of Leonard, Conrad, and Drezzer too.
Which is your LEAST favorite character in the comic? Why?Dover is way more popular than he deserves to be.
Recieved positive feedback from readers?Very much so. :)
Recieved hate mail?A little; mostly regarding the predation stories.
According to your readers, which is your comic's strong point(s)?Strong-but-subtle character definition and empathy
According to yourself, which is your comic's strong point(s)?Uuuuhhh ... probably the same. I like to think it's pretty funny.
According to your readers, which area(s) do you need to improve/work on?Sticking to one story 'til it's finished, rather than bouncing from storyline to storyline.
According to yourself, which area(s) do you need to improve/work on?More better artwork, and getting more in-depth. I have a tendency to just hit the high points of a story rather than fully exploring it.
Got any future projects on mind once you're done with your current comic?What is this "done" to which you refer?
Finally, got any words of advice to aspiring webcomic artists?Get to a therapist. ;P

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Webcomic Artists Survey Galore
What's your comic's name?NeverNever
Comic's link:http://www.mopsy.com
In short, what is it about?The story of the faeries at war with humanity, and of the humans who just don't notice.
When/How the idea was born?It was inspired largely by Calvin & Hobbes, but I wanted a more fantasy slant.
Tools you use to make it:These days, I draw draft strips in a notebook and my collaborator does the art. :)
How many strips you've done so far?Um ... a lot. :) I forget to count them.
Define the style in your comic:Sort of like "Black Adder Meets the Sword In the Stone"
Is your comic for a general audience, or just for a particular group?General
Which is more important: Killer graphics, or strong storytelling?Storytelling is the heart, but killer graphics sure help!
Got a favorite comic (webcomic, newspaper, print, manga, etc.) artist? If so, who and why?See previous survey.
Which is your most favorite character in the comic? Why?Uuuuhm ... probably Beowulf. I know how he feels!
Which is your LEAST favorite character in the comic? Why?Queen Isegrayne hasn't ever really worked right.
Recieved positive feedback from readers?Yup; SJ has MORE readers, but NN has more dedicated fans.
Recieved hate mail?Not for NN
According to your readers, which is your comic's strong point(s)?Likeable characters, good story
According to yourself, which is your comic's strong point(s)?In the beginning particularly, I thought it was very funny. These days, I like its intelligence, if you see what I mean. (Or even if you don't.)
According to your readers, which area(s) do you need to improve/work on?Keeping it running! It's had way too many hiatuses.
According to yourself, which area(s) do you need to improve/work on?Getting it back to that light and fun feel it had at first.
Got any future projects on mind once you're done with your current comic?Um ... MORE of my current comic!
Finally, got any words of advice to aspiring webcomic artists?Don't underestimate it ... it takes a BIG commitment of time and effort. Don't worry about being perfect right off the bat, but DO keep working to improve, no matter how good you are (or think you are).

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