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Out From Under Me, page 38

28th Jan 2011, 12:27 AM in Out From Under Me
Out From Under Me, page 38


Shaman 28th Jan 2011, 12:53 AM edit delete reply
Man... i don't know how you do this. How the hell can you fork up quality comic pages every damn day like this??? You make the online comic experience incredible!!!
Zomburai 28th Jan 2011, 1:19 AM edit delete reply
Well, having a backlog of 40-some-odd pages before I ever started putting them up helps... :P

And when I run out of backlog, God help us all. Updates might get a bit... sporadic.
Shaman 28th Jan 2011, 2:48 AM edit delete reply
Haha! Fair enough. So how long did it take you to do all of those pages put together?
Zomburai 28th Jan 2011, 8:52 AM edit delete reply
Um... six months, give or take? I got a second (well, third, if you count the webcomic, but this one pays me) job a few months back, and that slowed things down quite a bit. With one job, I was averaging out three pages a week. Now, it's closer to 1 1/2 - 2.

If I could figure out how to turn this thing into money so I could justify spending even more time on it, the Everyday in the title would actually refer to the schedule. :P
Shaman 31st Jan 2011, 3:21 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, would be nice to be livin' the dream ;)

As for how or where you could go to make money out of your comic... i haven't got the slightest clue. Everyone and their mothers all have their own comic they try to publish. People get rejected by publishers all the time. I really couldn't tell where would be the best place to go to break into the industry. Image comics seems to be giving a chance for creator owned comics. I guess you could always give them a shot.
Zomburai 31st Jan 2011, 10:17 AM edit delete reply
Yeah, Image is really good for that... if you can get published by them. They're very picky about publishing quality work (they actually turned down an earlier version of this series that I sent them), and I don't imagine the recession economy's made them any more lenient.

There're a few other ways. If I were to try and take the dead tree route to fame and fortune I'd probably just self-publish, but I'm not sure that print's the way to go anymore, especially in the comics industry.
Shaman 1st Feb 2011, 3:00 AM edit delete reply
Oh yeah, i had forgotten about the current economy in the states. Yeah, i can't see Image publishing many people now. And like you said, the current comic industry really doesn't make it any easier. With the internet going strong, paper comics are dying a slow death. Thing is, even though you could make your own website and charge to view, not many people would pay when there are so many free comics online to read. So the only money you could make from that would be from the adds. Now you'd have to figure out how to get enough traffic to get you more money from those adds. But that's a double sided blade cause people hate adds. You're like damned if you do and damned if you don't. Just keep holding out for lady luck ;)