Friday, October 14, 2011

Sweet Tooth Strikes! (1)

This week begins one of my webcomics, which will be updately weekly. Grant Perkins provided the layouts, everything else is me. Joe Nemo (as he will now be called) is near and dear to my heart, and I'm proud to be pushing forward with this concept.

Enjoy, and please spread the word about it if you do!

Friday, October 7, 2011

New direction

I've been mulling what I should do next as far as Sore Thumb Press goes. Originally, my strategy was to have a certain number of pages completed in order to release a b&w anthology. I figured printing a batch of comics first and then trying to sell them was a good idea, but I've reconsidered.

To begin with, anthologies are a tough sell; folk tend to prefer a single storyline rather than a bunch of different ones. My experience at the recent con enlightened me to the harsh truth that folk won't gamble on a small press book unless it has some kind of 'buzz'. I wouldn't want to invest in boxes of books gathering dust in my basement (anyways, I simply can't afford that option).

I also struggled a bit with which concept to devote my energies to; on the one hand, I have several that are easily 'sellable', but a couple are dear to my heart and would be the most fun to tackle first. Time management is incredibly tricky, but after alot of thought, I think I've come up with a direction I'm happy with.

Starting next week, this blog will showcase a continuing webcomic, in glorious color. Each week like clockwork, until the strip is replaced by another. My hopes are that the blog will start to attract a steady following, and eventually printed issues will be the result. At the same time, I'll work on pitches for a few concepts (as well as continuing to develop new ones that pop in my head), with hopes that a publisher may bite.

I thank my current followers, and promise that some cool stuff is on the way. Please spread the word about my blog if you like what you see, I realize small steps are required to get my dream off the ground.