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My Very Important Opinions by kevinbolk My Very Important Opinions by kevinbolk
This is another one of the new slides I prepared for my "10 Things I Hate About Webcomics" presentation at Anime USA this year. The idea behind the whole thing was to poke fun at common webcomics tropes, cliches, and/or bad habits and to help new creators recognize them and then either avoid them or exploit them (because anything, even tropes, done well can still make for good entertainment). This stuff can be applied to a lot of other media as well and I think most creators (myself included) have been guilty of them at one point or another.

This was the first part of the "Webcomics as Soapbox" segment (the second part covered the "Straw Man Argument" and can be seen here: [link] ). The art was taken from a comic a did a few years ago where I actually did just rant for 8 straight panels. Thankfully, I learned my lesson and can now ridicule myself for your benefit. :D

Check out some of my previously posted art slides for the webcomics presentation below:
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spitehouse Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's pretty great because this is about fifty percent of webcomics
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:iconbobthegreatorcslayer:
awesome!
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Gyrin Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
I care about what you think :icon3-plz:
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Ross-Sanger Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011   General Artist
I notice similarities with Tim Buckley's work here...
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mljedi Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
that is true for every troll
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Aloixe Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I think it's interesting how you took the "mistake of ranting for 8 panels" and telling other artists how to avoid that...or exploit too of course, like in this case :XD:

always looking forward to what you do :D
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Lord-Hayati Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
this reminds me of B^Uckley's CTRL-ALT-DEL series.

with too many words.
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ninjakirby14 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2011
Oh man, I really hate this in a lot of webcomics.

It's a show! Not a speech!

(Been a while since the last installment, hasn't it now?)
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Owen-Phoenix Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2011  Student Filmographer
While every comic is always going to have an authors own opinions spliced into them, because let's face it, otherwise everything would be boring as hell, using the comic as a soapbox goes beyond just centering a story around a persons beliefs or inserting them into a story as part of the central theme just leads to 10 page speeches that leave you wondering what the plot of the thing was by the time you're done reading.
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pap64 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Long story short, Tom Preston's story arcs :p
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