One thing I’ve learned recently from watching my friends talk about their Tomodachi Life characters on social media is that people love to see themselves in different mediums. So why not apply that to web comics? Look at the above example here. Marty make a comic page featuring me and my life on his Basto Entertainment web comic, and here I am advertising it! See how well narcissism can help to promote your comic? Let’s discuss further on this weeks Friday Artist Talk.
Back to my Tomodachi Life example, I’m sure you’ve even seen those customizable comics on Facebook that your friends squee over. Tomodachi has been just the same in the fact that friends of friends love seeing their Mii counterparts interacting in the games digital world. Now being added into your comic can be a big bonus because your friends will promote their appearance, odds are anyway. Especially if you have a comedy strip like comic similar to Basto Entertainment’s format, you’ve got an easy way to include almost anyone.
Naturally you may want to ask your friends first if they’d like to be included. The last thing you want is to offend anyone, or if it gets really serious, have any icky legal issues. It’s a way to shine a spotlight on a guest appearance in your comic, and then have readers who are brought in by it consider if they should check out more of your comic.
Have you ever added guest stars to your comic? How did it go? Share your thoughts in the comments below!