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    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
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    awwwww

    *gets card out*

    Interesting discussion...


    Yeah, you're not distracting me with owl romance comics (I am having weird flashbacks to an unusual Tunisian comedy routine, but that is a story for another day), I know what you are destined to do and will be giving you the occasional nudge until it happens ;)
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      CommentAuthorMikeLuoma
    • CommentTimeMar 21st 2011
     (9656.42)
    Well, got the book today. It's okay. Wanted it to be GREAT, but it's just good. Some of the book's pages came out better than others. The lettering is mostly readable, especially on the pages that were originally black and white. Lulu says to upload color pdfs for b&w printing, but it's obvious I will need to grayscale my own pages - I included one of my color comics, and their conversion left both the art and the lettering looking fuzzy. On the b&w pps, I usually use 28 pt letters, and the regular type at that size is fine, but small fx fonts were harder to read.

    I think these things are fixable - lighter grayscale will help a bit. For the price, i can tinker with it and try again.
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    300 ppi? Vector lettering? What kind of coloring was it? Was everything trapped properly?

    Could be many issues, but if they printed at larger sizes better, then it could just be poorly printed.
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    Quick Comment on Joe Sacco.
    One of the reason's his comics sold sold poorly, is he is most of his stuff is reporting. Actual news reporting.
    It's an odd fit for comics (It's great, but when you think comics you tend to think fiction or biographical, not "news")

    So his issues with individual comic sales vs trades is a bit different then most, mainly because the people buying individual comics are not the audience for his work. And I'd hazard a guess that his audience would not be yours (though I could be wrong, depending on the what your final product is)

    Not saying you should discount what he said, just that you should keep in mind a lot of may not apply to you (at least directly)
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    @peter

    I know, I was just using it to point out that something different can be successful. I am also reading Eddie Campbell's huge omnibus at the moment and he and many of his contemporaries seemed to just keep putting it out until it hit. You have to be somewhat crazy for that though, and willing to starve a bit.

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