Comic updates and other signs of life

Comic updates and other signs of life

By adminSaturday - May 12th, 2007Categories: Uncategorized

Dropped off The Guardian and Forest Through the Trees at RX Comics today, Aaron’s eyes twinkled a bit as he looked at it. He was also impressed by the colour cover and glossy paper. While I was there Don (Aaron’s associate) mentioned that he liked the cover for Forest Through the Trees. All this and I got paid for them up front this time. This is a good sign. Some day I will save up enough money to do a professional print run and on that day….the Earth will tremble.
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Lately, I’ve been thinking about how Mainstream comic book creators view Indy comic book creators. I’ve heard varying views from how we (the Indy creators) are on their own medium to how we are a bunch of kindergarten kids and fanboys/girls who’ve gotten together in their parents’ basement with their crayons and when they weren’t scrawling on walls they put together a book and now dare to ask for recognition for it.

The sad thing really is that both extremes are true. I’m not really sure where most of us lie. It’s hard because I know that while some Indy creators just throw books together on the fly…in an hour or so, some of us take up to a year to take our work to print. Some of us may be hobbyists but for others of us this is a second full time job. I know that is how it is for me. When I’m not at work slinging coffee, I’m at work on my next comic book project. It’s unfortunate that comics don’t pay the bills for me, but it doesn’t mean I’m a hobbyist either.

This is what I do.

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Dear Ian,

I am not dead. Our timing just really sucks.