New Feature On ComicSpace.com
Submitted by Compugasm on April 28, 2007 - 02:08
Many people, who create comics, have an account on ComicSpace.com. It's an image hosting place like photobucket, but specific to comics. They have a new feature to the site, which is to sell your artwork through the site. All you have to do is upgrade.
Here's how it works: you draw pretty pictures, then people who like pretty pictures buy your pretty pictures. This is the first of (hopefully) several "primo" account features here at ComicSpace. You can upgrade to a Primo Account for just $4.95 / per month. Once you're a primo member, you'll be able to sell your original comic artwork directly through your comic galleries. Payments will be sent to your Paypal email address immediately. ComicSpace will not take a commission, or hold your money.
I noticed this feature a few days ago, but I ignored it until I saw how much artwork is being sold for. This is a pretty good picture, but is it worth $6,000? Who has six grand to drop on a picture?
Q: What exactly am I buying?
A: You're buying the actual, original artwork of the image displayed. Imagine you're browsing an art gallery with original paintings on the wall. You're buying the original painting/drawing/sketch/etc.
If you're part of the Project Wonderful network, and you're advertising on ComicSpace, a banner ad will cost you $20.10. Here is the example from the comic called Gone With the Blastwave:
This comic deserves more coverage than I'm giving here. But the creator is from Finland, and self describes Gone With the Blastwave as "infrequently updated", and not serious. I wonder if he realizes he's being charged $20 every time someone clicks that banner ad? I mean, that's a lot of money to spend on promoting something you consider unoriginal, in a "really generic post-apocalyptic setting".
It costs $5 to upgrade. It will be interesting to see what happens with this new feature of ComicSpace. I'm no math expert, but turning $5.00 into $6,000 certainly sounds like the latest bandwagon. Obviously, I'm in the wrong business... Hmm, if only there was a way to turn lead into gold. Screw blogging right? Why settle for a measly five or ten cents a click! Sell a picture for $24,000 and do nothing the rest of the year.