We’re trying something different on “Over The Counter” for our season ender comic strip. One thing I noticed for my future comic strips is that they’re getting a little longer. I guess it started with this one. The thing that I’ve learned with this type of storytelling is merely to tell the story as a whole and edit what needs editing in order to fit the story rather than the other way around. So in this case, we’re drawing the comic strip to the fullness of the post.
As seen in the strip, it is a multi page one. Took Mimie awhile to adapt this and from what I’ve been noticing, the time it takes to make these strips are at large cumbersome. Writing the scenarios are easy. In one night if I’m feeling up to it, I can weave together three to four of my condensed experiences into posts depending on my mood that day. One thing I gauge popularity is by likes and most of the time if the subject is funny, totally weird, perverted, or just out of this world– I can expect a great deal of likes. The more personal the story gets, less people are entertained or could relate to this.
So moving forward, I’m addressing you as the demographic, would you prefer the bite-sized one page strips or would you prefer the longer multi-page strips to get the whole picture of it all? Leave a comment below and we’ll take your opinion into consideration.
For now, we will be going on hiatus to plan and map out the future of the comic strips. Twelve is a good number and also usually the end of a TV series or any series as a whole. The modest likes and shares we get on social media are what keeps us going, so keep them coming. As long as someone is reading it, we will keep making it.
Watch this page for future updates, but for now, it’s been a good run for Spring for the most part. We’ll relaunch again soon.