if anyone else experiences this, DM me with any extra details as I can't seem to recreate this bug-
made a bunch of changes to the design, feel free to comment if you still have any criticisms with the new version (right now that seems to be mostly about reposts)
...since some others have noticed how many random studios they're in after the new update, i have finally added permission settings for who can add you to a studio. you can change it in Settings
now i have to go through and leave all the studios i've been added to over the past year or so
I can't believe I'm a website owner and I'm literally learning about this for the first time through my own site
happy 2/22! today marks the 2 year anniversary of me buying the comic.studio domain, and thusly deciding the site's name
when I originally came up with the idea for the site, I wanted to call it Fancomic... but, the only good domain I could find was fancomic.net, and I wanted a name more like cookiecomiccreator.co where the domain also tells you what the site does at a glance - so I looked through the list of domain suffixes and found .studio
seeing that fancomic.studio was available, I bought it because it was only a few bucks, and that was the site's domain for the first month or so of development (and I still run a secret dev server there hehehe). but I couldn't help but feel like Fancomic Studio was a bit of a mouthful... then I looked up comic.studio, and it was listed as a "premium domain"; because they thought it might get taken by an actual company that makes comics, they jacked up the price to $218.84
it would be stupid for me to pay that much just to shorten the name by three letters right? ...right?
well, three weeks later it was 2/22/2022, and as I was arguing to myself about this again, I looked at the time on my computer... and it was 2:22 PM
in that moment, something called out to me as if it was destiny: "buy the domain and call the site Comic Studio"
so, I ended up going through with it. I had just over $1k saved up from the ads on Cookie Comic Creator, and I told myself that if the site was a success, I would make that $200 back and more
...and I'm happy to say that has happened! this site may not be mainstream, but I'm really happy with how it has turned out... and while the domain isn't really the reason you all came here, it's honestly the cherry on top
I love you guys so much omg
some minor changes to the studio editor today:
• you can now set a "progress" value in settings to show how complete your studio is in search (20%, 50%, 100%, etc.) if used properly, this should help reduce the feeling where there's 6 studios for your favorite series & you can't tell which one is actually usable
• you can tag characters' expressions under Options. this does nothing right now, but in the future when i add a "comic templates" feature, this will be useful for letting your studio's characters automatically fill out a meme format without the user having to pick individual sprites themselves
• when you click save and it errors out, it should now have a higher likelihood of giving you an actual error you can read. previously the errors were less verbose so that i could translate them someday, but i'm giving up on that now - i'd rather give an english-only error than no error at all
Hey, sorry for not posting much as of late. I've been dealing with a stalker situation and I think it's time I break my silence on it
You may already know them if you've been around on Comic Studio for a while, but their name is Hecha, aka Nero. They're known to frequently impersonate others; especially users who have cut them off for their rampant sexual misconduct, refusal to accept boundaries, and of course stalking
Before we even knew who they were, they got banned 3 times from Comic Studio for 3 separate offenses, within days of joining every time they made an account - it's clear they mostly only use social media for the sake of trolling others because they don't really have much else going on in their life.
They found the site through a Roblox friend group on Guilded, and after getting kicked out of that friend group for uncomfortable sexual advances towards at least two of the members, decided to stalk everyone involved in it - and after I stepped in to stop them from doing that, they added my name to the list.
Over the last 12 months, they have made at least 20 Discord accounts to bypass blocks from me and others who have wronged them in the past. They have also threatened to commit suicide multiple times, and have made claims of lying about their age to catfish adults into having sexual interactions with them. At this point, it is extremely clear they have some kind of mental illness, and something needs to be done before it's too late
I have started the process of filing a police report on them, and I'd also like to send a long history of their offenses to their parents & school - if you have any information or screenshots on them, especially if you knew them as Nero, please message me.
If Hecha (or a shady newly-created account you suspect to be Hecha) contacts you on Discord or anywhere else, do not respond. Block them and turn off friend requests from users you don't know, and report them. Do not give this loser your attention, as it's all they want; they will lie to you and say anything to get you to help them out.
Lastly: Nero, if you're reading this, please understand that it's never too late to turn your life around. I learned how to code for the first time at your age, and now I make thousands of dollars a month doing it - it's never too late to find your passion in life! But hurting others for the sake of your own amusement isn't it. You are going down a dangerous path, and you will be punished for it