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MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 16th, 2017, 12:49 pm
by MourningGloves
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Comic link:
http://monsterboy.smackjeeves.com

Hi guys! this is my first time posting here, and I literally only made an account so I could make this post.
I'll get straight to the point! :D

Why I think Monsterboy is good and deserves a spotlight!:

The story is about Tobias Bennett, who's kind of an outsider because people in his school perceive him as a weird guy and a loner with an attitude. it's an absolute pleasure to read this story and follow Tobias' journey.
Monsterboy tells you a story you feel like you've heard before, but in a modern and new way that gives you great insight of youths struggles today. The main theme seems to be bullying, fitting in, finding yourself and relationships (whatever friendship, romantic, toxic or positive), things that people today deal with a lot! and need to be exposed more to.

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 16th, 2017, 1:10 pm
by eishiya
I want to support this nomination because I enjoy the comic, but you made it knowing it's not yet eligible, and your whole post comes off as a promo rather than a nomination D: So many irrelevant links.

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 16th, 2017, 1:19 pm
by MourningGloves
eishiya wrote:I want to support this nomination because I enjoy the comic, but you made it knowing it's not yet eligible, and your whole post comes off as a promo rather than a nomination D: So many irrelevant links.


Hi! :D Thanks for the response and the feedback!
I have no idea what the difference is to be honest, between a promo and a nomination D:> ;;; aaah, could you give me some pointers so I can fix the post? I really want Monsterboy to get a nomination! ;^;
I'm new here and I'm not sure Im doing this right! pointers would be helpful ;w; <3

I removed some irrelevant links too! I hope that's better? :O

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 16th, 2017, 2:13 pm
by eishiya
A promotional post's goal is to sell the comic to potential readers, who are probably already in the mood to find something new to read and just need to see whether a comic matches their tastes. A nomination for the spotlight just needs to show one person - the Admin - that the comic's something special, regardless of what it's about. The very act of nominating it in the first place does most of that for you.

You only really need these things for a nomination, which you already have:
- The comic's title and a link to it. Optionally, include links to both the comic's site and its SJ profile for convenience.
- Why you think it's good and what makes it special/unique to you.

You do not need any of this stuff you included:
- Update days and other metadata. It's in the comic's profile, and Admin would be checking the recorded data rather than the intended update schedule anyway.
- Art samples. They don't hurt, but Admin will be looking at the comic anyway.
- Anything about the author, it has no bearing on the comic being spotlit.
- Links to anything other than the comic's SJ site, such as the Discord, links to the comic on other sites, etc. That stuff belongs on the comic's website and has no relevance to it being spotlit.

Lastly, not following the rules is a good way to kill the nomination xP When nominating things in the future, please wait until the comic is actually eligible.


As a side note, some of the stuff you included would be irrelevant even in a promo post :D It just makes the post too long and could scare people off instead of drawing them in. Existing fan clubs, info about the author, all that's only relevant to people who are already into the comic, so it's good to have on the comic's website, but not in promotion stuff. For promotion, think of it this way: what does someone who doesn't know anything about the comic need to know/see to become interested in checking it out? Include that, and nothing more.

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 16th, 2017, 2:31 pm
by MourningGloves
eishiya wrote:A promotional post's goal is to sell the comic to potential readers, who are probably already in the mood to find something new to read and just need to see whether a comic matches their tastes. A nomination for the spotlight just needs to show one person - the Admin - that the comic's something special, regardless of what it's about. The very act of nominating it in the first place does most of that for you.

You only really need these things for a nomination, which you already have:
- The comic's title and a link to it. Optionally, include links to both the comic's site and its SJ profile for convenience.
- Why you think it's good and what makes it special/unique to you.

You do not need any of this stuff you included:
- Update days and other metadata. It's in the comic's profile, and Admin would be checking the recorded data rather than the intended update schedule anyway.
- Art samples. They don't hurt, but Admin will be looking at the comic anyway.
- Anything about the author, it has no bearing on the comic being spotlit.
- Links to anything other than the comic's SJ site, such as the Discord, links to the comic on other sites, etc. That stuff belongs on the comic's website and has no relevance to it being spotlit.

Lastly, not following the rules is a good way to kill the nomination xP When nominating things in the future, please wait until the comic is actually eligible.

As a side note, some of the stuff you included would be irrelevant even in a promo post :D It just makes the post too long and could scare people off instead of drawing them in. Existing fan clubs, info about the author, all that's only relevant to people who are already into the comic, so it's good to have on the comic's website, but not in promotion stuff. For promotion, think of it this way: what does someone who doesn't know anything about the comic need to know/see to become interested in checking it out? Include that, and nothing more.



Oh!! Oh goodness! D: I see! then I've done quite a mishap there I think. these are very good pointers, thanks! I've never made a post like this before, and reading the rules I just thought I was supposed to add in as much as I thought. Perhaps it would've been wiser to look at what others had posted first D:
I'll edit the post then! Thanks for letting me know! ;u; (even if the comic isn't eligible, can I let this post remain? Im not sure how to delete it ;w; )
But really, thank you for being patient with me and taking your time to reply! it's very helpful!

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 16th, 2017, 5:47 pm
by eishiya
I can delete it for you, but I figure we might as well let it stick around since it's not long until the comic is eligible. Bump it back up once page 30 is up :D

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: October 17th, 2017, 3:36 pm
by MourningGloves
eishiya wrote:I can delete it for you, but I figure we might as well let it stick around since it's not long until the comic is eligible. Bump it back up once page 30 is up :D


oh gosh thank you! ;w; <333 I don't want to violate any rules or make trouble for you, so please leave it as it is or delete - whichever you see most fit!
Thank you for being so patient with me! ;w;

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: November 21st, 2017, 7:36 pm
by MourningGloves
Right! So! .... Not sure if I should make a new one or if I should reply on this post.. But just in-case I cant make a second post for some reason (I cant find anything about that? and I dont want to spam either). So to play safe I'm just going to make a reply here and hope that.. does something? I'm so sorry if Im doing this wrong again. Im lousy at forums. Please correct me if I'm doing something wrong again. I hope I got it right this time!
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MONSTERBOY HAS 30 PAGES NOW!! So I think it's able to be suggested for a spotlight? <3

Comic-> https://monsterboycomic.tumblr.com/
Page 30-> https://monsterboycomic.tumblr.com/post ... -a-l-i-t-y

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: November 21st, 2017, 7:41 pm
by eishiya
Bumping this thread is fine!
Links to the comic on Smackjeeves would be more useful than Tumblr links though, Admin's not in the business of featuring offsite comics xP

Monster Boy on SJ: http://monsterboy.smackjeeves.com/
Page 30: http://monsterboy.smackjeeves.com/comic ... 0/page-30/


Anyway, now that the comic is eligible, I second this nomination!

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: November 21st, 2017, 8:29 pm
by Oly-RRR
Yeah, +1 to this! :mrgreen:

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: November 22nd, 2017, 11:33 am
by MourningGloves
eishiya wrote:Bumping this thread is fine!
Links to the comic on Smackjeeves would be more useful than Tumblr links though, Admin's not in the business of featuring offsite comics xP!


I could literally die from embarrassment right now. I am SO so sorry.
Of course. I- I'm an idiot. lol. I have no excuse. I'm just a plain idiot right there, lmao. I am so sorry.

http://monsterboy.smackjeeves.com

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: February 25th, 2018, 11:52 am
by ReincarnatedParano
Oh wow! Thank you so much for considering MB for a comic spotlight, that's wonderful!

If you need anything from me (is banner art required?) please let me know! Thanks again. :D

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: February 25th, 2018, 11:59 am
by eishiya
ReincarnatedParano wrote:Oh wow! Thank you so much for considering MB for a comic spotlight, that's wonderful!

If you need anything from me (is banner art required?) please let me know! Thanks again. :D

If/when the comic is spotlit, you'll be able to upload the big spotlight banner in your Edit Profile page. It's optional, but it puts you in the big spotlight rotation on the front page, so it's worth doing. To become spotlit, you don't need to do anything special.

I hope this gets spotlit ;~;

Re: MONSTER BOY

PostPosted: February 25th, 2018, 1:59 pm
by Oly-RRR
Seconding (thirding? something) the Spotlight suggestion, we need more of this kind of stories noticed! And this is just a good comic in many ways.