It’s time for Comic Con again.
And its on my birthday this time. I’m excited.
I dunno. I realize Comic Con (as in the San Diego Comic Con) is kindof a cluster-f*ck and that the sheer quantity of humans amounts to mayhem, but I always get super excited at the approach of this most enormous gathering, and so far I’ve had pretty much a blast each time I’ve gone. It is one of my pilgrimages.
Plus, and I’m not gonna lie, the hotel has a swimming pool. It’s been over a year since I’ve been in a body of water larger than a tub and I’m excited.
So I’ll be bringing with me a few home-printed copies of my latest short work Nectar (see the first 4 pages here)
It’s probably the best comic work I’ve ever done so far– and it felt extremely gratifying to do. Aiming to do more like it soon.
In other news, I’m reminded that I’ve really gotta devote more time in the future to such things as my Patreon, the Facebook Page, and the whole rest of the social media puzzle for this. I’ve found it can become a part-time-job just keeping up with social media– no wonder Media Intern is now a thing. Fortunately my good friends at the Webcomic Underdogs (we have been meeting up every so often– if you’re in the Bay Area you should watch for the next one!) reminded me of how they’ve been using Patreon, and it gave me a bunch of ideas. Really, there are so friggin many cool tools and tricks out there now, and Patreon is definitely one of the most intriguing– I mean, Patreon’s one of the only ideas out there, and it’s not just an idea it’s a functioning, breathing model, that’s gotten me pretty much as excited as any of my own ideas, and I really hope to see it prosper as time goes by.
I’ve been reading more blogs recently and in particular this past week, getting intrigued by this idea of writing 1000 words per day, and I started seeing all these articles about how this commitment and practice changed people’s careers– and it makes total sense. This is something I’m going to probably need to do, and I’ll let you know how it goes.
Hoping to see you at the Con,