Tuesday, September 1, 2009

COMIC-ATCHA!

I've been writing out something that's somewhat personal to me. But I figured it's something that should be shared with others, and who knows, they might be able to relate to. So, it's being put into a black and white comic form.

Below are the first two pages, interior title page, then the following 2 pages that I've been working on thus far.

I'm debating on putting this onto a webcomic sort of format. Maybe someplace like Webcomics Nation. Or should I just try and crank out a page a day until the thing's done and then ship it off to publishers? Anyone have any suggestions??

6 comments:

mauricio salmon said...

wow! so cool, i love your inks.i really have been loving your work lately this definitely and this definitely tops it.

mauricio salmon said...

oops, i wrote definitely twice, but you get the point :)

Juan Carlos Solon said...

Wow great visuals and inking! I think you should try to crank out a page a day, maybe it'll create a nice sense of flow?...that or make your hand hurt.

Matt said...

Maybe…both? If you have the stamina, finish it and then publish it at your leisure. I'm not sure it has two be an either/or thing as each arena targets a different audience.

I don't know much about the publishing world, but this much is clear, you don't need a publisher to publish anymore. But a publisher will probably help you make money. Probably. If the publishing industry is anything like the music industry, it may be a good time to start thinking of cutting out the middle man. We really don't need their resources as much as we once did. But that path may force you to employ some creative strategies to make money. That said, I have heard of publishers examining unorthodox payment models like splitting profits 50/50 with authors and things like that. Worth looking deeper…

We need to think of strategies that address a current reality—people can often get what they want without paying for it. Especially true of easy-to-reproduce stuff. Still, a good number of people do willingly pay for the things they like. Freakangels is a good example of artists/publishers who are embracing the new situation. I am not sure how well it is working out for them, but they are still at it, which is a good sign. I am trying to figure all this out as well. Anyway, take everything I have written above with a grain of salt—I haven't even had coffee yet.

Matt said...

I think the work looks great by the way. I am interested in seeing how this piece develops.

Miss Yumi said...

Kim this is incredible-- keep sharing it with us!! <3