The really really little guys of webcomics
Submitted by Michael_Harker on July 8, 2004 - 00:38
My site isn't popular. At all. Last week I got 18 hits total. But that's understandable. It really is. I'm not offering, yet, a huge amount of comics on my site and I've spent almost no time promoting myself to people I don't know personally (ie the rest of the internet). The lack of audience ain't terrible. I decided to make webcomics so that somebody else besides me would ever see my work. I'm not making webcomics so that lots of people will read it. I'm making them, cause, damn it I like to draw and tell stories and make jokes.
Nonetheless, it gets frusturating. It's hard enough to overcome tight schedules, laziness, procrastination, and the difficulties that come along with the creative process, without the knowledge that almost noone will see the hours and hours of work I'm putting into this.
A great many people here have successful (popular) comics. I read regularly the comics of a couple people here. But I'm also pretty sure there are some here are in about the same place I am. If you're not at the same stage I'm at now, I'm sure you all were at some point. What are your thoughts on being one of the little little little guys of webcomics, and coping with that fact?