Lots on the go right now and we’re steaming along with the story at this point. This was a fun page to do and I really liked how the camera angle changes between the panels. It looks really nice with the previous page which will be on the facing page in the print version. That’s actually something that I’m trying to wrap my head around whether I like or not. I design and draw all the pages as spreads but then publish them online as single pages. This works for the most part in pacing things out except that you lose some of the flow that you’d get seeing the pages together. I guess that’s the drawback to how I’ve set this whole thing up.
In the end, I guess you just need to trust me that this looks awesome with the other page! Here’s the art:
(Love the first panel and I really love the second panel. Can’t really explain why, but I do)
What’s my goal?
As I’ve mentioned, I’ve been busy with all sorts of other work lately. What’s interesting is what a little distance from this project does – providing some room to figure out what I need to do next. The past couple of weeks spike in visitors got me to wondering what my overall goal for the project is.
What is my overall objective with On the Verge? What am I looking for? I don’t expect to hit it big. I’d like to find a group of loyal people who really dig what I’m doing. I just want to share my story and art with people and hopefully they like it. Whether that’s some form of a “community” based around the world that I’m creating or something like that, I don’t know.
I’m not doing this to make money. To be honest I don’t think I have the scale to make enough money to justify that type of thinking. There was a really good post over on remindblog about what it takes to make money doing this.
What I do want is to be able to cover the costs of production.
So this leads to…
I’m curious what type of promotions I should be doing? What is going to get the word out the best? I’m posting pages and artwork as I produce them, but I’m posting online for free. So what is a good way to get the word out that is low cost but effective? All of this requires some further research.
I think that this is the next thing that I need to wrap my head around. Writing and doing artwork is the easy part for me. I’ve got posting artwork pretty much taken care or. So now it’s all about marketing and spreading the word…
Just finished up reading Batman: The Long Hallowe’en last night (I know, great Easter reading!). I’ve read it before, but the last time was about five years ago. I mentioned way back in my very first post that before I did any work on my own story I spent a good deal of time re-reading comics that I grew up with and maybe that would give me some ideas of what I wanted to do with my story. Anyway, I couldn’t find The Long Hallowe’en at the time but I have since then and I finally got a chance to read it. The point it is it’s reminded me why I started this whole process and inspired me a little bit to keep going. For anyone who hasn’t read it, consider this a small recommendation to go out and read it if you like good Batman stories.
Is anyone tired of seeing this? Maybe I need to find another convient place to put it so it’s readily available. I know I’m tired of sticking it in these posts every week. Anyway, if you’re enjoying the story so far than please take a moment to spread the word and vote for On the Verge by clicking the link below. Thanks to everyone who’s taken a moment and voted so far. Keep voting!