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So I've been thinking for a long time about what my next comic project will be. I've been trying to get a lot of feedback from friends and fans about what they think would be the best idea to move forward on. Then I remembered that the most important thing is what do *I* want to do.

I'd kind of like to do this superhero comic idea I've had for a very long time but I must admit, I am TERRIFIED of the superhero comic audience. I feel like it's an extremely tough audience to get into and that it might not be taken seriously. I mean, you see one super strong tiger woman you've seen them all. But on the other hand, it's one of those ideas I've always wanted to try.

What do you guys think? Am I over-thinking this? Is the superhero comic audience not as grumpy as I think?

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nathan-hendricksen Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're overthinking it I think, do what you want to do and be proud of it. So long as it's sincere it will find an audience, and even if it doesn't, you still tried and that's more than most people can say. I think you are talented enough to make just about anything work though.
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annieawesomesauce Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks yo :)
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mortalli Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014
The superhero "genre" has been deconstructed and reassembled in so many different ways that most "grumpy" readers will stick to their mainstream offerings. But there's an entire base of people who want more and different.

And the wisest thing you already know is to do what *you* want to do.

Good luck! Hope you'll show it off here!
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annieawesomesauce Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks :)
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I think what people normally associate with a superhero comic audience is grumpy, but actual fans? They're pretty much happy as long as the character is practical, well-designed, and written like an actual human being. I mean if you look at "stereotypical" fans of batman fanart vs. "common" fans of batman fanart, most people tend to hold the stories where Bruce is badass and yet has time to emotionally develop and bond with his children/lovers near and dear as opposed to just TESTOSTERONE INDUCED EPICNESS WHERE BABES ARE BEDDED AND BADDIES ARE BEATEN. Same thing with a superheroine (I assume that's what you meant by strong tiger woman). People don't usually like them because they're written to be either completely emotionless or unrealistically emotional, and almost always for fanservice. BUT, if you write them like a regular human being with reasonable emotional reactions and badass skills I think it would be okay. The key would just be to have variety.

Oh wow, that turned out longer then expected. Long story short, the only audience that is as finicky as you think they are are the old school fans who are used to everything being the way it has been and don't like change in a series that has been around for a while (like Batman). If you're making something completely original that YOU can set the tone for, however, it should be okay. I mean, I have a suprhero with autism and so far he's been accepted just fine.

Hope that helps :D
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annieawesomesauce Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Good points! Thanks for the input :)
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BuddhatheBob Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome :D
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