On the drawing front, I find doodling helps - and by doodling, I mean drawing a bunch of tiny things that don't really lead anywhere. I'm pretty prone to Attention Deficit Creator Disorder
myself, and I find if its just a doodle it doesn't really matter if you finish. Just fill a page with hands or faces or patterns or something, in whatever style you can think of. Even try emulating other styles that clash with your own, or fill the page with something you're bad at drawing from different angles until they look right.
Also, if you find that a picture is lacking, try staring at it for a while until you figure out why it seems to look wrong. Its the sort of thing that comes from experience I find, which is just something that will come to you in the process, but if you work at it and cross reference it with RL and other works of art, you can usually figure out why something is iffy or off-putting and fix it.
. Detail does not a hit make. Simple is sometimes preferable.
Also also, there's more you can do than just drawing a comic to give more life to a story — there is such a thing as audio dramas, you know. Or movies.
edited 2nd Feb '11 8:03:19 AM by Dec