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The Name Game

Coming up with a concept for a comic strip is an interesting process and I’ll be discussing some of that here on the Bristol Board and Ink blog. Today’s post is intended to give you some insight into the naming process for a comic. It certainly is not a formula or a science, but rather just an exercise in brainstorming. I had input from several cartoonist friends who were kind enough to allow me to bounce ideas around with them and provided me with thoughts of their own.

In my mind, potential titles for my comic had to meet several important benchmarks to be in the running for consideration. Not the least of which was that the URL for the domain had to be available. My criteria for candidates were, and not necessarily in this order, the name had to fit the concept of the strip, the URL had to be available.( It should show early in an alphabetical list of comics: meaning it needed to start with a letter like a, b, or c. It helps in web comic lists if your comic name isn’t buried in the pack too deeply.) It had to be easy to remember and really easy to spell. (you want someone who hears the name or sees the name to be able to type it into Google or their browser easily).

In my case, the comic concept was about life in a community of critters, bugs and plants and their interactions and experiences. So here is the list of potential candidate names which finally got me to BugPudding.

boroughofbugville

bugcritters

bugsandcritters

bugdumplins

bugberrypie

bugnoodles

bugpudding  **

bugcreampie

bugcritters

bugchuckles

bugtitters

crawlspacecounty

crawlspacemanor

crawlspaceborough(burrow)

crawlspacevalley

crawlspacemountain

crawlspacealley

crawlspacevillage

crawlspacecity,

crawlingcreek

crawlingcritters

crawlspacecomic

crawlspace

crawlspacecartoon

crawlspacetoons

crawlspacecritters

crawlspacecomic

crawlspacecounty

crawlspacecritters

crawlspacemanor

crawlspacemotel

crawlerscreek

crawlersmarsh

crawlersfarm

crawlersranch

crunchygreenfolks

crunchygreenlaughter

crudmound

crittertitters

inthecrawlspace

groundcrawlers

mudmound

slimetrails

turtleshellmanor

Deadlines and Commitments

This is my first post on this new blog. If you are currently doing a web comic or thinking that you might want to do a web comic, then you should find this blog interesting. I started out over a year ago with the idea that I wanted to create a comic strip for publication on the Internet. It took me a long time to make that happen. I’ll use this blog space to chronicle my experiences and hopefully you can learn from them and benefit. And it will also provide a place to exchange thoughts and ideas on the subject too. The most important thing that anyone planning to start a comic needs to realize, no matter what form or style, is that it is a significant commitment. If you are going to publish your work and attract and retain readers you have to produce your comic on a recognized regular schedule. And that means deadlines and commitments become a way of life.