'Stupidity Tries' is the second comic in a series of four comics. With guest comic by Mandy Ord ebook version coming soon
I have now set up the option for an email newsletter which you can subscribe to here . It is set up to send once a week if there is new content on my blog, but seeing how I only post once every few months these days the newsletters will arrive only if I've posted something. I have a default list of subscribers, but you can easily unsubscribe from this list using the link in the footer. However I am planning on undertaking the 30 days project in November which will see me attempting to draw a comic every day for the month. During which time you will get an email each week with the latest post and simple links to previous posts.
Back in 2004 at Uni when I started getting into digital art I was finding it progressively harder to save work. Floppy discs were way too small, saving to email worked on a few occasions so I mostly burned work onto CDs but this was slow and expensive on a student budget at $2 for every CD. I was considering buying a zip disk as you could fit about 20 MB on them, probably just enough for an average artwork. Some people were starting to get these 'Jump Drives' but they were kind of expensive. It was becoming increasingly a pressing issue for me to transport file to the printer. I went to office works and bought the most expensive one my student budget would allow. I got a red Lexar 'Jump Drive' that could fit 128 MB on it for $40. For me this 128 MB was way more than I thought I would ever need or use, getting anything larger would just be ridiculous. This new little plastic and metal thing was so handy. The drive even had a little re
Thought I'd give IF a shot this week. I'm trying out a new drawing challenge that I invented for myself. The idea was to take three minutes to complete each stage of drawing a comic. That meant the writing, lettering, pencilling, and inking, finishing up. All up it should take 15 minutes. I used a timer to help me stay on target. I think the challenge needs some tweaking and undertaking three panels was really pushing it. Perhaps I should try two minutes per stage, per panel. Edit: Now that I am back home I have scanned this in properly and coloured (as opposed to the phone pic above)
I raised this question on my twitter feed, I started thinking about how crowd funding models are mostly used to launch a physical product, best example is printing costs. I started wondering if people would fund a project if it mainly meant the contributors would get paid. Or to put it another way, the priority of the fund raising would be to pay the artist/s involved and not the physical object. I think this model is not that unusual and only slightly different from most fundraising projects. I will I give an example of the type of project I'm thinking of: Invite 3-4 comic artists to create 5-10 pages of comics based around an interesting/strange theme. For Example, get 4 alternative artists to write a short comic on superheroes, supernatural romance, or a space adventure* Or perhaps pay a few artists to recreate a classic comic, like Herge's unfinished 'Alphart' (copyright issues aside). The artists involved all have a life, day jobs, bills to pay etc, an