More thoughts on retitling.
I still haven’t gotten a reply on if I have permission to quote but if it’s just a couple sentences hopefully it’s okay.
Ditch It: The title. Worse than conveying nothing about the comic, this title conveys misinformation.
This is a really cool comic about magic and fae and elves … but the title sounds like it’s an ABC sit-com. It’s really distracting. It’s too long. It’s not exactly clever. It doesn’t fit the comic’s theme.
I mean, he makes a good argument and titles are one of my weakest points. It’s kind of a marketing thing and I am terrible at marketing things. Hell, the primary reason Worst Idea is called what it is is because I called it that as sort of a joke and never actually came up with a proper title.
I suppose if I change it I can do a Kickstarter or something to get new books printed. I’d probably only need $1500 or so since my book runs are extremely small. So I’ll assume that’s not a problem for now.
For now we’ll pretend that the comic has no title and try to come up with a better one. Preferably a perfect one because if I’m going to change the title I want to do it once and never again.
I guess I need something that fits the theme, but I’m not entirely sure the comic has one central theme. I can’t name it after a character because it’s an ensemble cast and all the creatures and magics in the story have boring commonly used names plus the comic doesn’t focus mainly on any one of them.
Someone on Webcomics.com suggested calling it “River’s Crossing”, and at the moment the city itself is the only omnipresent thing I can think of, but it seems to have the same problem as the current title in that it doesn’t tell you anything about the comic. It could be a title for a sitcom.
So. I don’t know. Thoughts? Suggestions?