...Still wrapping up the shading and lettering on #3. Sometimes, I'll look at indie comics on the shelves and I'll wonder "how do those guys do it?" I mean, just drawing takes me forever - then shading, and lettering, and doing a cover, and updating this blog, plus freelance work as it comes along...
So I was interested to see this article on Comics Beat: Creator-owned comics don't pay much! It's a labor of love, and not much else. Plus, Jim Zub (the guy in the article) hires artists to do the lettering and coloring and inking and stuff. Here, it's just me. And not having a day job, I don't have the funds lying around (laying around?) to pay a colorist, an inker, etc.
Issue #4 is written, for the most part, and I'll be diving right in after #3 is done. And then? That's it! I'll shop it around and see if anybody is interested in publishing it on a bigger scale, or maybe I can get some other comics work out of it. I do have a couple small things I'm working on for other folks, so I won't be stopping all comics work or anything - far from it. But the saga of Toaster Guy will be done... for now.
Thanks for continuing to stick with me thru this! Stay tuned for more art!