Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.
This podcast we discuss:
Drezz– Continued Patronage vs. Crowdfunding Projects – now that alternative methods for funding comics are popping up, what do you feel works better long term for artists – short-term, large funding on a per project basis, or smaller, continued funds over a longer period of time?
Chris– I have enough strips for my 4th book but after 3 books, I have hit a wall in terms of ideas for extra content for the 4th book. Give me some ideas, PLEASE! Some things I have done in the past: How I draw my charcaters, The Roy Gallery, past commissions, postcard designs, graphic design and illustration projects, how I create my strip, how I created my logo, celebrity caricatures that have appeared in my strip. I need something N-E-W and D-I-F-F-E-R-E-N-T.”
Frank-– I’m the new guy… and until someone else comes, I will ALWAYS be the new guy. How does one make an impression and forge some new territory in a collective that already has well established roles?
Dawn-– Sketches at cons: Free or for tips? Both options, with the intent of getting your book in their hands while they wait, resulting in a possible sale. Does giving away free art cheapen you as an artist and leave you open to working for nothing, or does it give you more opportunities & leave more money in the customer’s pocket to buy your book?