Life has been crazy busy. Like woah. So, here’s something random:
Tips for Webcomicers: Take field trips.
There are two kinds of field trips… those where you plan to visit someplace as a means to research for your comic, and those where you head out in search of inspiration. Both are equally useful.
For instance, I sometimes take field trips out to the zoo so I can watch the animals, sketch, and take photos http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=listening+for+saint+nicholas#/art/Listening-for-Nicholas-272740924?_sid=53fc601e I also took a trip out to The Moonville Tunnel in Ohio http://browse.deviantart.com/?q=moonville+tunnel#/art/The-Light-at-the-End-of-the-Tunnel-328922253?_sid=155eb226 so I could get a feel for what it was like to be in a big, underground tunnel like what Faith’s in now.
Meanwhile, sometimes good inspiration can come from unexpected places… like how these pumpkins served as a pleasant inspiration for how I wanted Halloween to “Feel” in Mapleveiw http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/gallery/?q=pumpkin#/art/A-Kiss-of-Autumn-259874686?_sid=131dfbde and sometimes, inspiration comes when you least expect it, like when I was traveling this boardwalk in Florida, which you’ll probably see referenced later on http://nashoba-hostina.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=scraps#/art/The-Boardwalk-353624300?_sid=54bf5f17 .
The point is… get out of the house. Go places, do things. Heck, do it even if you aren’t a webcomicer, or storyteller, or what-have-you. Maybe you can find inspiration for other things instead!