Art styles: Old School vs New School
Submitted by TheDeeMan on September 11, 2005 - 15:31
After my partner Monique and I updated our webcomic GAAK with the latest new page, a reader wrote the following comment and it was just one of those things that make you go "Hmm?":
"...I said it before and I'll say it again cuz I haven't seen this comic in a while. But this is pure brilliance missed out by a lot of people by the old school style. The sad thing is that you're like 100 times better than popular artists out there, but it's not flashy or anime cuteness..."
It made me wonder, if clothes make the man, do art styles make the webcomic? Do you as webcomic readers read the webcomcs you do more because of the art style that it's drawn in? Do you think the face of the growing anime/manga style juggernaut that "old school" comics/webcomics like GAAK and others suffer from a lack of "flash"?