The First Six Months

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I recently started selling the first issue of the Doctor Necromantic Comic Magazine here on my site. The comic collects the first six months of strips into a larger than normal, magazine sized format on aged newsprint and inside a glossy cover. I'm very happy with how it turned out and glad to see orders going out the door to readers.

 

The release of the comic book marks a halfway point of my first year in publishing the strip online. In the time I've been writing and drawing the strip I've learned a lot about how webcomics work these days. Creating and uploading the comic is very different from when I was creating my previous comic back in 2007. Today social media plays a much larger role in gathering a readership and the digital tools I use to produce the strip have improved by quite a large margin.

 

So far I've been able to keep up with the publishing schedule I've set out for myself. Assuming I can keep the machine humming along I'll be set to publish a second issue by the end of the year and then continue with a bi-annual publishing schedule from then on.

 

I'm enjoying getting to know these characters. It's interesting how the more I write and drawn them the easier it becomes to know what they'll do in the situations I imagine. It's almost like they start telling me what they would say or how they would react. They're taking up residence in my head. The more they start steering the ship the easier it'll be to write for them. I wonder what they'll do next? 

I recently started selling the first issue of the Doctor Necromantic Comic Magazine here on my site. The comic collects the first six months of strips into a larger than normal, magazine sized format on aged newsprint and inside a glossy cover. I'm very happy with how it turned out and glad to see orders going out the door to readers.

 

The release of the comic book marks a halfway point of my first year in publishing the strip online. In the time I've been writing and drawing the strip I've learned a lot about how webcomics work these days. Creating and uploading the comic is very different from when I was creating my previous comic back in 2007. Today social media plays a much larger role in gathering a readership and the digital tools I use to produce the strip have improved by quite a large margin.

 

So far I've been able to keep up with the publishing schedule I've set out for myself. Assuming I can keep the machine humming along I'll be set to publish a second issue by the end of the year and then continue with a bi-annual publishing schedule from then on.

 

I'm enjoying getting to know these characters. It's interesting how the more I write and drawn them the easier it becomes to know what they'll do in the situations I imagine. It's almost like they start telling me what they would say or how they would react. They're taking up residence in my head. The more they start steering the ship the easier it'll be to write for them. I wonder what they'll do next?