This week, we take a look at Ties by Emily McGuiness.
Just starting your comics career? Got a story to tell? Are you starting big — maybe too big? Or are you starting really, really small — say, a comic about guys who like to get small?
UPDATE 6/2/11: Here’s a PDF with selected pages from City of Walls. Thanks to Shaun Noel for providing!
Not wanting to leave Emerald City Comicon behind without giving a closer look to at least a few of the creators he met there, Tim chooses Web comics by two of those creators to critique with Mulele: Hominids by by Jordan Kotzebue, and Over the Surface by Natalie Nourigat. Plus: Panels for Primates (link is to Tim’s favorite selection), and the Web comic creator Tim regrets overlooking at Emerald City!
More critiques of self-published comics! Tim and Mulele discuss getting the reader involved in your story, and your characters, from the get-go. If the first issue reads like a cliche, don’t expect the reader to come back for issue two.
Also, in case you needed us to tell you this: Show, don’t tell.
Our call for comics to critique has been heard! Listener Vincent Morris sent us his comic, Kid Intense. All three of us weigh in.
The Black Diamond is a miniseries named after a highway. Tim and Brandon rip it a new exit ramp.