I met Tim Young this past MoCCA Fest, and he not only interviewed me at the show, but also did an in-depth review of my comic "Apartment Hunt" for his "Deconstructing Comics Podcast!" (Click here to listen!) Tim lives in Japan, so now some people in Japan know about my comics! It's a fair and balanced review, and I think it comes out slightly on the positive side, which is great considering Tim and his friend were pretty harsh on the first 2 comics! They start talking about mine at 22:45.
Tim and his friend were very spot-on in communicating visual details in words. I appreciate that Tim liked my clear panels and style! I totally understand about getting confused towards the end, and maybe I could have explained the 3rd girl differently. Yes, I could have made a 24-page comic going into every detail of the hunt, but that seemed boring to me, and I think the shortness better conveys the urgency of finding an apartment in NYC. But I'm super glad they both wanted MORE story! The sequel will have slightly more pages, though not as many as 24, but this review is great to think about while making it!
Ah, they caught me on the size! I was hoping people wouldn't notice it... Originally, "Apartment Hunt" was supposed to be a quarter page in size, like my other mini comics (The Misfortune Cookie, The Lucky Penny, etc) that are drawn at 8.5x11 size to scale down to 1/4 size. But when printed, the text was just too small, so I printed at half page size, which lead to that white space on the top and bottom. Although for the sequel, I'll have to make it the same "wrong" size to match the first story. To answer their question, I printed it at Staples. I never photocopy my work, as the quality wouldn't be as sharp!
Thanks again, Tim, and everyone please check out the Deconstructing Comics Podcast!