Dear Leo and Abby,

I want to join a hapless group of twentysomethings trying to save their favorite cafe from closure after reading…

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Your comic has great characters that get into extra funny shenanigans. From cosplay, to candy dealing, to a crazy quiz bowl, to romance, to body issues, and insecurities. It has everything a twentysomething can relate to! I like how they all hang out and they feel like an honest friend group. There is some jealousy, anger, and sarcasm. There is plenty of love, laughs, and caring too! I really admire the way the group and their story is written.

The characters are really something special. They all are designed in a mindful way with consideration of their personalities. I like how diverse all the characters are and how we are slowly getting to know each one! I think Ebba is my favorite. So cute and buff! I think obviously Barry and Renee need to be together. I love how Sylvia is obsessed with food. I really enjoy how Evelyn is just mean! I am excited to see the turn Treeroot is about to take. That is, it seems like we are about to drive deeper into these characters and their insecurities, starting with Evelyn. I’m excited! I can not wait to learn more.

The art is amazing and the writing is awesome! You two make a great team!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Leo and Abby.

 

Dear Rose Bousamra,

I felt STAR STRUCK reading…

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(because your comic’s setting is “the Realm of the Seven Stars. Ahem. Anyways.) I am so excited to read more and more of your comic! I am so impatient and I want to know what happens next! I like the relationship that Milo and Tesla have (for the most part.) When she wanted a friend, she found one in this wooden knight. I am anxious to learn  how Milo turns into their current form! I’m not sure how I totally feel about their friendship though, because Tesla seems to have no problem asking Milo to partake in “bad” things. Like, killing a one-eyed deer and capturing Ophie. And what’s up with that giant cat?! Hmm. I guess you’ll show us eventually.

I always like to see classic fantasy characters, but with a twist. You’ve made “the princess” a witch, “the knight” a magical wooden doll, and “the mermaid”…well we don’t know all her secrets yet. All your characters are unique, diverse, and well designed! Even the background characters have so much style and amazing outfits! You’ve created your own unique realm! Even if the realm has a “predictable” name, I don’t expect the adventures that happen there to be predictable! I can’t wait to see more! And if this is one realm, are there others?! Oh man, I wanna know!

Oh, and by the way your drawing style is unique and whimsical! Your use of color is amazing. It’s so beautiful. And I don’t know you as a person, but I assume you are unique, beautiful, and whimsical as well!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

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All Images Copyright Rose Bousamra.

Dear Webcomic Artists,

Reading your work has been something that has always excited me. “New Update?! AWESOME” Yet, it took me doing this blog and really looking into what made webcomics happen to truly appreciate/ understand them and their creators. I have followed a lot of careers throughout my reading years and I really admire all the hard work that goes into creating a story that is 100% yours.

You put in hours creating content that people can share and enjoy from anywhere. You don’t know who it may impact and how much it means to people but you put it out there anyway because it means something to you. And that’s what matters, how much it means to you. Because as a reader, I can tell. I can tell if you’ve poured your heart and personality into something. I can also tell when you haven’t and are just trudging along. Either way, you are trying and growing and killing it!

Some of you want to quit and I see it a lot on twitter or when a webcomic page stops updating. It’s really sad, but makes sense. You all have skills that deserve to be recognized and compensated for. Your time is worth something and it’s good to realize that. Whatever your reason to quit or keep going, know that it’s all up to you and your happiness.

I hope that you will keep going. I hope that you continue to find value and joy from creating and sharing. I want you to be fulfilled and to make things you are proud of. And you should be proud! Because you put out content that is amazing and special and unique. Things that publishers or studios may not want to put out there, but you do because you believe in it and you know others may too. And I believe in it!

If you are reading this and are a creator, keep it up! If you are reading this and are a webcomic reader, show your support! Write your own letter, tweet at creators and let them know you love them! They want to hear from you!! Know that they don’t owe you anything! You owe them! And they owe everything to themselves for making great work!!

Keep up the hard work and being creative!

Love,

The Webcomic Whisperer

All Images Copyright JessAnnArtz.