Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on December 13, 2006 - 10:28
Posts like this from talented folks like Joe Dunn make me a bit depressed too. Dunn is a talented artist and a fairly funny writer too who has steadily improved in his webcomic work. There's no question the world is better off with Dunn doing comics (or some other creative work he could throw his skill set at) than a day job. But as folks get older, start families, have responsibilities, well, you need to make a living.
It's definitely a time of chaos and opportunity in
webcomics comics. Right now the folks who are "making" a living seem to have a skill set that involves a minimum amount of business savvy (and patience to deal with that) and willingness to take some risks. Nothing wrong with that but I hope we get to a point where artistic talent and vision along can carve its own successful path.
In the meantime I sincerely hope Joe Dunn can find a way to keep making comics. His work has been hugely enjoyable to read and look at.