Ad banner ideas
Something like the Lucy\Mike dating sim banner is a good example of an interesting banner we'd want more of. But it's hard to come up with concepts like that.
Additionally, other ideas like "take this sequence from the comic!" or "draw Lucy talking to the viewer" or "animate this character tearing at the side of the banner" would be so helpful.
Based on past threads, I don't think a lot of people understand what makes for an effective ad which will entice other comic readers to click, and give them an accurate impression of the comic so that the ones that do click will enjoy the site that pops up. It's really hard. But if any of you have the imagination, could you come up with suggestions and ideas?
- 19 January 2011 - 05:13 PM
Seriously though, I think something illustrating Mike and Sandy's long distance relationship might be nice. Like the two of them talking on those "string and can" phones.
- 19 January 2011 - 05:43 PM
- 19 January 2011 - 05:45 PM
And then you phrase this all as an ad for Prozac.
- 19 January 2011 - 05:49 PM
completely no explanation. my reaction is "hahaha what". that's what makes me click ads, at least.
big 'ANGST ANGST ANGST' banner, completely over-the top. maybe have another character slapping the angsty one out of it at the end.
- 19 January 2011 - 06:25 PM
I like that idea. With a 'most likely to...' thing?
And i really loved the dating sim style one too, made me giggle when i saw it around.
Liked the tin can thing too, Should put lucy there with some scissors
- 19 January 2011 - 06:30 PM
i think this is boring but the horse part isn't so bad
if i wanted to make a cynical ad i'd assemble a generic cast picture and slap the headline "STUPID ANIMU ROMANCE SHIT DON'T CLICK ME" but i dunno man cynicism is risky business
honestly if i were tae right now i'd just pay snooths to make an ad ahaaaaaa
- 19 January 2011 - 06:42 PM
- 19 January 2011 - 06:43 PM
"A wild LUCY appears!"
"MIKE uses INDIFFERENCE"
"Wild LUCY has become depressed!
"Wild LUCY uses BAAAWWWWW"
"It's super effective!"
"MIKE has fainted!"
and then the comic's title could appear and hover there for a few seconds before the animation loops again. If this wouldn't be too big a pain in the ass to actually make, I think it has the potential to be dynamic enough to work.
- 19 January 2011 - 06:52 PM
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- 19 January 2011 - 08:16 PM
who about a charater on a contrasting background?
- 19 January 2011 - 08:19 PM
A great idea. It might work well enough just to have the banner be an excerpt of Mike's planner. Something like, “7:00—mail letter to fashion model girlfriend. 7:30—pick up scarf from dry cleaners. 8:00—break Lucy's heart.” If you wanted to give a little more context than that, show the readers a little more about the comic, you might do panels, like the dating sim banner.
panel 1: Mike in the doorway of his room telling his mom he's going out. His desk with the planner on it is in the foreground. (this establishes that the characters are teenage cats).
panel 2: close up of planner with something like the time table thrown together above.
I apologize if such specific ideas are actually less helpful, but ILB's suggestion just brought this immediately into my mind.
- 19 January 2011 - 08:31 PM
Not sure what artwork would go with that, though. Maybe sad Lucy with Mike yawning and ignoring her?
- 19 January 2011 - 08:31 PM
I'm not into this idea because; 1, it lessens the impact of the catchphrase; and 2, the catchphrase comes from Lucy's mindset -- your idea makes it sound more like it would come from Mike's which I think is out of character.
- 19 January 2011 - 08:36 PM
Oh, is that right? I thought the phrase was funny exactly because it was uncharacteristically harsh, but I suppose I could be mistaken. In any case, I think you're meant to be able to have fun with your characters in cases like these, dramatize them a little bit.
- 19 January 2011 - 08:44 PM
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- 19 January 2011 - 08:56 PM
Updated characters or chapter one-esque blue scarf abbeyless? I'd usually spout on about "AAHHHHH let your fans draw it! so much of their stuf is pretty!" I can't now because well hey, it is Taeshi's and Sexy Souppy's. I really have to appreciate the open mind you have to the community. Makes me think of freedom
- 21 January 2011 - 03:57 AM
A.) It was cute
B.) Well drawn
C.) Looked romantic
D.) Compared to the ads around it it looked god like.
E.) And lastly I was going through a certain personality flux(NOT A PERIOD)and frankly I figured feel good comics would be good for me and it most certainly gave off a feel good vibe.
This is all I can recommend.
- 21 January 2011 - 04:41 AM