Jed said... Taking a random addle-minded whim and giving it such relentless treatment is perhaps your hidden gift.
Anonymous said... Lord Luxury-Yacht is right- you don't even like Monty Python!
That's a lie!
BonzoGal said... maybe you could scan Con Job and some of your other mini-comics and put 'em on your website. Then you'll lose less money, and the terrorists won't win.
Oh, I don't lose THAT much money. I consider it all promotional expense. Just having a mysterious "presence" out there makes me a "real artist"! Having a "rare" out-of-print jewel floating around gives me gravitas, whereas posting another comic on my website MAY get me a dozen more "hits".
BonzoGal said... What's that from?
That is Grunge's sand pail. Grunge is going to be an EVERYTHING in January, but I can go ahead and post it here to answer you:
GEN 13 TRADING CARD - 1996
Image and/or Wildstorm (?) published a set of trading cards featuring the Gen13 characters drawn by various unlikely artists. I guess. I assume that was the idea, as I was totally unqualified to draw a Gen13 character, having no clue what Gen13 was. They explained that this Grunge guy took on the qualities of whatever he touched. So I put him on a beach and had a cat pooping in the sand. Ha ha. Get it?
Mike Dobbs said... I'm completely lost as usual.
but - but - -
eeTeeD said... if runaway isn’t the “hit” you want it to be, get out there and promote it! and BonzoGal said... eeTeed is right... you should schmooze up the McSweeney guys or Michael Chabon- ooh, or come to SF and do a event at the Cartoon Art Museum!
Thanks for the tips!
Oh man. There are so many layers to that onion. I'll just touch on a few.
a. I know some brilliant cartoonists who go to all the cons and shake all the hands and, in my opinion, should be heralded as geniuses and showered with money and New Yorker cover assignments. But they are virtually unknown. But they enjoy going, and are not bitter or anything. That's not my point. My point is, getting out there does not make your book magically explode.
b. I live in the boondocks and have a day job. I also am not a huge extrovert.
c. HOWEVER - I did have trips to APE and to Frankfurt Book Fair planned this year. I DID! And for once in my life, I was really looking forward to the dog and pony show. But unforeseen events intervened, and I had to cancel both trips, losing gobs of money, and my opportunity to get out there and promote the debut of Runaway, and be chauffeured all over San Francisco by BonzoGal and Eric, and see Germany - BOO HOO!!! I hope I don't sound TOO MUCH like I am whining. Those are just the facts.
d. But really, even if I was able to drum up a couple thousand more sales of Runaway (which I probably would not) that still would not translate to anything approaching minimum wage for the work involved.
e. On the other hand - it could be a stepping stone to Sid and Marty Krofft's YEAHBUTT HOUR!!!
f. McSweeney, Blab, Kramer's, etc - all of those "cool" books are very clique. And my material is not that kind of cool. In their opinion.
g. Actually, I am just assuming McSweeney would snub me. I have not actually approached them. But Blab and Kramer's snubbed me, so que sera sera.