Well you guys, tomorrow is Thanksgiving and if you live in the US and celebrate it, I hope you have a nice Thanksgiving! As for me I’ve already prepped the dishes I make/help with, so as long as a certain section of the peanut gallery isn’t too grumpy on said day, everything should go well. 😉 Oh! And I also want to tell you, even though it’s kinda still a secret, but Filthy Figments will be doing a Black Friday sale on site memberships so if you have ever wanted to see what My Neighbor the Magus or my other FF series are about, Black Friday would be the time AND if you use my affiliate link here or in the sidebar through the Magus box I will also get a commission on the sale! This way we both win! Of course this won’t be happening until Friday so wait until then. 😉
So, I know I told all my regular readers that I planned to try out advertising on TWC and overall I’d say I had a pretty successful run, but let me break it down for you into numbers so you have something to go by other than hearsay.
To start with I did the box sponsorship deal with is only available to webcomics people and is priced to be affordable. At my time of writing this the sponsorship square was $15 for one full week of sponsorship (7 days for those counting). I ended up getting 2 weeks for $15 because I had contacted them about advertising before their rate change, which was nice of them. Before their rate change you could buy a whole month’s worth of sponsorship for $15!
This tutorial will cover a lot of tools and get the basics of room building down and is intended to be easy enough for first timers to build something practical and useful to help them in their comic work. This being said I really took my time with this tutorial and explained everything step by step, which means it’s very lengthy with lots of pics! If you keep this tutorial open in another window and follow along, by the end you should have a room box for you to play with.
If you don’t already have Sketchup, you can download it for free at http://www.sketchup.com. Just click the download button to begin and then choose “personal use” in order to download the free version called Sketchup Make. You do not need to pay for the pro version for what we are doing, that is more for people doing CAD work. Sketchup Make has everything you will need to create stages/baclgrounds for your comics.
The tutorial is very long!! so I have put it behind a cut!