There is really no ideal. No standard. The View has settings for viewing the whole canvas in the window, or seeing the canvas as it would appear on the printed page. If a printed comic can fit in the dimensions of your monitor then you would see the whole page on the monitor.
Imagine that your monitor is a piece of glass and you lay it on top of your printed comic. Whatever you can see in the glass is what you would see of your canvas on your monitor. But you don't need to draw at print size. You don't need to draw at any size in particular. Most comic artists that work on paper work on art boards that are 9.5X14.5 inches (about 1.45 times larger than print). It's an arbitrary increase in size based on one artist's idea that working at slightly larger than print size was faster than working on art board that was double the size of print. Even after 9.5X14.5 became the standard art board size in the industry, there were still artists that worked at double the size.
@CreativeRaul I've read other posts that say that a ruler has stopped working after opening a file; as though closing the file and then opening it again kills the ruler. I don't know if that poster ever found a solution and I've never had anything like that happen to me. There might be a bug in play.
I looked and there was a backup for a different drawing I had done, but not the newest one (or others I had done since then that I had also saved, which I found weird, but...). I'll keep looking, but in the meantime, thank you for the suggestion!
Alright, so I got it working properly. It did have to do with the materials. Resetting and organizing them from the File menu in-program didn't work, but in user\Documents\CELSYS_EN\CLIPStudioCommon\Material there are four folders: Alias, Install, Update, and UpdateCatalog. Delete these, then open CSP, File>Reset Installed Materials...
Now all materials and brushes show properly and the annoying dialogue no longer pops up every time I launch CSP.
You might check the setting for 60hz and 50hz. I know this refers to refresh rates but I am not sure where it is found as I don't have that particular pen.
This kind of problems with flicker is usually caused by this.
I hope I didn't confuse you too much.
Wow it worked! , I reinitialised everything and its running smooth as butter now. Thank you so much! Now that you mention it I did import a brush around the same time I updated so, That most likely was the culprit, again thanks a lot, you have been a massive help :)
Drag a new tool into one of the current sub tool folders. Then drag that new tool up into the sub tool tab bar. That will create a new sub tool folder. You can rename the sub tool folder by clicking the drop down menu at the top left of the sub tool palette. Drag the rest of your tools into this new sub tool folder.
You can add the covers in at any time. Go to the Change Basic Work Settings and you can uncheck Cover to remove and check it later to add the Cover back. But you can keep the cover there and leave it blank until you're ready to make the cover.
Ultimately, unless you're exporting to Kindle or EPUB, you'll be exporting the project pages as TIFF, PNG, Targa, jpeg, BMP,or PSD. When you export to these formats, you'll have files that are numbered sequentially (name_001,name_002, name_003...). So you could still just work on interior pages and export them separate from your covers. Work on your covers in a different file and export them as name_front_cover, name_back_cover. Then assemble your pages and covers in a page layout program for export to PDF.
@garlam No I didn't import any models. This is the male model that comes with the program and there are no materials on the model.
@mysticsphere I have an nvidia 970m so I'm not too worried about it being the graphics card. Though that sounds like what my issue. Other than new files work fine just old files (like using it for a few hours) start having issues.