So I've been fooling around with webcomics the past year, and there's always one thing that bothers me:
Or more specific, the eventual resolution of my jpeg.
Seeing I use flash, I started using the default stage size for each panel. But then I started experimenting and using different panel sizes, depending on what I was actually in the frame.
And after all this time. I still haven't found a size I would like to reuse. Mainly because I never made a template so I keep forgetting what resolution I used. Also, the numbers are just all over the place.
Then I did searched on the web for help with this, and most people suggested adjusting your size according to your website and common monitor resolutions.
This wasn't a lot of help, because I would like to be able to post these "webcomics" anywhere (facebook, deviantart, newgrounds) and most people have a big enough monitor resolution that it's not really something to consider (the searches I got in googling where very outdated).
So I turn to the art forums on my favourite art website: Newgrounds!
Hoping that I would get some quick and easy feedback, so I could go on and make webcomics for my own enjoyment without having to worry about what resolution I should use and:
A) Doesn't conflict with comic theory [doesn't break the big rules]
B) Allows people to read it seamlessly[not having to scroll to much or interferes with the reading]
C) Is easy to reuse for every type of comic [something I could keep as a template]
I have a small follow up question: (I know I'm asking a lot, but I'm very newat illustration and I only got a degree in graphic design, not cartooning)
Is it okay for me to use flash to do my artwork? Or should I consider switching to photoshop? I read that people dislike the lines and colouring from artwork in flash.
What resolution is standard for webcomics with 4-6 panels?
Here's some links to comics I've made in the past that could help with giving input to my situation:
These panels are too long.
These panels are too square
This has too many panels and theyre too small
Thank you for reading and I hope to get some help!