Trying to justify San Diego Comic Con became heartbreaking… It’ll never be what is used to be, nor anyone within the organization is attempting to do so. And sadly, I never knew it as it used to be.
It is the beast that it’s now. And it’s not THE place anymore, especially not for business.
Wanted to do a rambly post here, but stopped and erased everything like 3 times. It’s futile. All I can recommed for any aspiring artists, and to any local friends attempting the “American Dream” in comics (HA!), to go to SDCC, yes, but for the friendships you’ll make there. Go or create local shows/expos for the exposure and business. And small, personal shows are good at both business and making friends with the same vision as you.
SDCC is not the goal anymore (if it ever was). It’s just another show. And there’s plenty in the US I’d recommend attending to and exhibiting on way more than SD. Except for any Wizard shows, they’re all shit.
After months on deliberating if I should get one going or not (I opened my account since September) I finally did it. It’s a little hard for me to ask for money (the donation buttons on my webcomic sites always haunt me for some reason), but, it’s indeed work i’d love to keep producing but it’s becoming harder to finance with no outside help.
So here it is! Ergo Comix on Patreon.
In case you’re not familiar with Patron, it’s basically a way to give constant financial support to the artists you like. You can give as little as $1 and as much as you’d like. Every bit helps and it’s greately appreciate it. You can raise or reduce the amount you are willing to give each month and you can jump in and out any time you want. Or, you can watch this video that explains it even better.
There’s two mayor goals I want to reach and compromise to you with this Patreon: Be able to tackle at least a chunk of the printing costs of both comics printed versions and, bring Wyliman back.
So here we are. Hopefully you’ll be able to help me out on this venture, either by becoming a patreon or just by spreading the word.
Thanks a lot!