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Hi, i need your opinions on my comic layout. How long a single episode should be ideally? I mean, if you like a series you want to read/view as much as possible but when ther're too many pictures and the thing becomes too long so you loose the excitement/ attention?
For sure, it depends on the layout. Ther're 2 main ones on mocpages, the classic comic issues and the half-story (pictures+texts). Mine is the last because i mostly use longer dialogues which wouldn't look good in bubbles.

When i started my comic, the first episodes had just 20-25 pics maximum, but now i fear, the stories become too long. 30-35 is my actual count. I'll try to keep it at maximal 35 pics, all which get over that will be split in two parts. The main problem of my series is that i tell seperate episodes instead of a long story, where you just can post scene by scene.

And if you have or need advice especially for castle comics, there's a new group: http://www.mocpages.com/group.php/9786
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| January 14, 2010, 3:37 pm
I'd say there's several ways to go about it; you can have a panel per post, and update as you make them (leaving yourself wide open for "where's todays comic :("), you could post something like three panels a post, you could do it by plot events (mr jenkins dying and mrs harris finding out she's got cancer could be one installment) or you could do it by plot arc.

That is, a whole story that makes up part of a larger story. Don't recommend the last one, myself. First one might also open you up to "OMG SPAM!!!11"
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| January 21, 2010, 8:28 pm
Quoting Areetsa C
I'd say there's several ways to go about it; you can have a panel per post, and update as you make them (leaving yourself wide open for "where's todays comic :("), you could post something like three panels a post, you could do it by plot events (mr jenkins dying and mrs harris finding out she's got cancer could be one installment) or you could do it by plot arc.

That is, a whole story that makes up part of a larger story. Don't recommend the last one, myself. First one might also open you up to "OMG SPAM!!!11"

So, i'll continue my episodes. Every one is a small closed story but contains at least one new point of the overall story arc. Just have to keep the length of each one. A classic comic panel would need less space but my dialogues are too long to put them in bubbles and look good.
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| January 21, 2010, 8:51 pm
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