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Saturday, June 11, 2011

page 39

I think this will be the last page for a while. I’ve actually got over a hundred pages plotted out like this but they don’t seem to be catching on.

I can think of a couple of reasons why. First, I probably need to be more progressive in my promotion of this work. Just doing it isn’t enough. I need to tell people about it and make them aware that it exists. Like the artist cliché I hate talking about myself (but I’m doing an auto-bio manga and blogging about it so on some levels this isn’t true). Actually, when I’m really honest with myself I have to admit I don’t have confidence in the work yet. This brings me to the second reason why I think this work might not be catching on.

The second reason is I’m taking too many short cuts with the art. I’ve taken some criticism for duplicating panels and using the font Comics-sans MS on some message boards. I thought this would save me time (and it has), but I feel it’s also made it easy for people to dismiss this work all together.

I need to address these issues and get this work up to a more “professional level” before I start showing pages again. At that time I will hopefully have the confidence to more aggressively promote myself and this work. We’ll see what happens.







Saturday, June 4, 2011