So you guys are like amazing because we made it up to 13 on TopWebcomics at some point today and we are at 15 right now as I prepare to post the new comic page. All of your voting is really helping!! Being in the top 100 means I get a pretty nice increase of visitors which is great! So thanks everyone for continuing to vote, you are really helping out a lot!!
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!