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Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore?

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OverlordThundersnow
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Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 14:14:09 Reply

Hi everyone! First post here!

I'm ratcheting up to begin my first ever webcomic. Very exciting!

My main point of consternation at this beginning phase is...Gore or No Gore? Once that door is opened, it cannot be closed. Yet for me, with my art style, I feel that I can pull it off.

I constantly come back to this though, because it WILL be a turn off for some potential readers. However, it might retain more readers than not, especially in this day and age of the Walking Dead and Marvel Zombies mega-hits.

Regardless, I thought it best to bring this topic to an art forum and gauge reactions from professionals and aspiring professionals, some of whom may have already gone down one road or the other and be able to offer me valuable feedback that I otherwise would not be privy to.

Thank you for your time!

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 14:38:54 Reply

Well, if it's not too disgusting it should be fine.


They know what is what, but they don't know what is what, they just strut. What the fuck?

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 14:54:39 Reply

Depends, if it's a bloody zombie apocalypse survival drama or a fluffy rainbow cute unicorn birthday party.

The latter could use some gore.


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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 15:42:21 Reply

As long as its relevant. At some point in time, and maybe still, it seemed like a lot of things were gory just to be gory, but there wasn't really a point. But that was usually associated with dark comedy or random cult followings-- I know that maybe can be compared to Creepy Pasta or something like that. I'm not personally a fan, but it exists, and people view it.

If you're actually trying to make something with some kind of substance with a plot and all that good stuff, then just keep it relevant. The reason that gore and horror are popular in the examples you used is because it has something to do with the storyline. So if that's the case, I don't see why it would be an issue.

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 18:07:15 Reply

Gore is always a good idea, no matter what the subject. The more gore the better. And if you arent sure if you have enough gore, then add more.

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 18:22:28 Reply

I don't think anybody will get turned off by some gore, as long as you are not drawing dicks getting chopped off in half in the middle of a breakfast scene, it should be fine.

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 21:08:31 Reply

Here's a sample of what I'd be creating:

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-17 21:16:45 Reply

Guess I can't edit a post after I post it?

Here's a larger version.

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Response to Starting Webcomic. Gore or no Gore? 2014-07-18 00:29:23 Reply

At 7/17/14 09:16 PM, OverlordThundersnow wrote: Here's a larger version.

Gore was definitely the right choice.