Okay, continuing to research newsletter programs. Now looking at Tiny Letter vs. MailChimp. Seems like Tiny Letter lets you develop a pretty big list (5000) without paying, compared to MailChimp's 2000 limit. But Tiny Letter has fewer features (which doesn't seem so debilitating?).
Anyone have experience with these two services? Any opinions would be welcome!
The amazing @TedNaifeh (Courtney Crumrin, Gloomcookie, Polly & The Pirates) is doing a Kickstarter for his latest work, Heroines! I'd urge you to support it. Ted's work is always a joy to read!
One of my favourite things about making comics is onomatopoeia. It's everyone's favourite. Just sitting there, making sound effects, wondering if you've got it right.
Coughing: koff koff echhk
Meowing: Mew nyaoow riaaaow
Just the aesthetics of the word. "Do I add a 'y'? Doesn't look right. An 'I'?" Does it look right? Does this handwriting feel weird, too loose? Too tight?
A lot of mental hurdles to make a reader feel a sneeze, rather than if it's accurate.
Hey, y'all! Check out the MECH CADET YU comic book trailer! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQdTpnw0n5M
Just saw on twitter that today is the deadline for CAKE Chicago (Chicago Alternative Comics Expo). Application is here: http://www.cakechicago.com/8085/the-cake-2018-exhibitor-application-is-now-open/
I spend too much time on my pages probably.
Thoughts Show more
I think the thing that's been holding me back from reaching my full potential...whatever that is...is my own damn arrogance. Maybe this isn't very professional to say, but I think this is something I struggle with. I tend to think I know a lot more than I do.
The past few years have been a struggle with that. To learn from mistakes, to accept shortcomings, to make a determined effort to curtail bad habits and behavior.
Funny how this post started off being about art...
The other night, while staring at a friend's thumbnails, I finally appreciated the brilliance of them. How much time they can save.
I dismissed thumbs bc I thought they were for panel compositions only. But when you do your perspective in thumbs too...oh man. Game changer.
So now pages are a lot less agonizing. Next level: spotting shadows in thumbs, making life twice as easy for spotting blacks.
Sometimes these epiphanies make me feel slow, but...well, the pace is the pace.
Jeff McComsey is making these thumbnail sketchbooks for cartoonists, so just giving that a boost here:
The reading list like grows bigger and bigger. Dialogue (2016). This is by Robert McKee, who also wrote Story. Picked it up a few days ago while Xmas shopping, of course! Anyways, very curious to read about his insights.
Hey all! I thought I'd crosslink this here. It's a doujin bookstand template, via @ikkyu019: https://togetter.com/li/1176135
So the idea is to just print it out, use the template to cut out the pieces in foamcore or your fav building material, and then you've got a light, collapsable bookstand for conventinos. Prep for 2018, folks!
US Politics and Why I Care Show more
I spend a lot of time focusing on US Politics on my twitter feed. It's bc I care about my friends, the publishers I'd like to work with, and the audiences I'd like to serve. They're mostly US based.
I care about Canada and Toronto as well. But I also recognize the US' place in the world, and the effects that it has on my country as well. The US is a thought leader, and that makes significant waves for me here at home as well.
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