Tuesday, November 30, 2010

checking in

Just checking to tell ya'll that after some rough starts I've working hard on the Brer Warrior Issue 2.

everything goes right I should have it at the printer soon.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Small Business Saturday

Happy Small Business Saturday.

Today a day where people shop at small business. In case you don't know small business are the real engine of our Economy.

And as small business Graffiti on the sun would like to point out that we still have issues of Brer Warrior issue 1 on sale at indyplanet.com for the low price of $2.35

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

trying to get better at marketing and previews

I have to admit I made a lot of mistakes working on the first issue of Brer Warrior and working (and getting ready to promote) the second issue I hope I learned enough from mistakes to do a better job. Though I am sure I will still make some mistakes (hopefully different ones that I will learn from)

of course somethings I'm not sure if they where mistakes or not.

For example for Brer Warrior #1 I put up over half the book on this site for people to preview. I wonder if people liked it or not. how many of you bought the book reading those previews. How many didn't buy the book because of them and how many are still on the fence.

should I do the same for the next issue, if show should I do it in the same format (a page a week) or a new format.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Brer Warrior issue one preview up on scribd

I just placed the 13 page preview of Brer Warrior #1 on scribd.com. It's the stuff I already placed on this site but instead over a nunmber of blog post it's in one easy to read format.

you can check it out here

I would have embeded the doc but that function wasn't working for me.

I'll see if I can do it later

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

sometimes you just have to keep on going

I new the comic book market was small way before I published my first book and the fact that I only have a shoe string budget to promote my work I was expecting huge sales.

But even knowing that the sales still manage to be much lower then I thought they would be.

low enough that I am sure most people would throw in the towel.

But this is what I want to do and so I can't see giving up on comics even if I have yet reach my market. Because I'm happy just getting stuff out. Of course I hope to be able to make a living off of this some day. But right now that's not happening (but it will soon I am sure)

But where it's easy to say that I should do something else I can't see doing that (even if I just keep doing this on the side)

I've been thinking if I should keep on doing Brer Warrior or do something else. I think I may take a break and work on something else. Of course I thought I would be alternating between two titles (brer warrior and something else) when I was still working on the first issue of Brer Warrior but instead of working on that project I decided to do Brer Warrior issue 2. So well see if that will happen again or will I actually pop off on of the many other ideals I have jotted down or that's flying around in my head.

But I'm still working on the second of Brer Warrior so well see when I wrap up. with that.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Issue 2 of Brer Warrior will be delayed about a month. See last month my water heated busted. It took be this long to a. get the basement cleaned up so there room to bring a new water heater down and put it in b. pay for the heater and c. set up a day that works for the guy putting in the heater.

since the water heater was broken (and spraying water) I had my water shut off and I was crashing at my brother's place. The art for Brer Warrior issue two is at my computer at home and during the month I was staying at my little brother's and his family's pad I hadn't had much time to work on the art.

I'm now working on all the fixes, inks I need to on the art for the comic.

between this and my computer getting a virus there have been some big road blocks getting this issue out. Hopefully I wont get any bad news that will keep me form working on it (of course if something really good happens that takes my time i guess that's ok)