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Quitting The Day Job Updates

Jon Rosenberg quits last remnants of a non-webcomics job to do Goats fulltime.

Ryan North finally reveals that he quit his day job an entire year ago...

I'm actually curious as to how many people make their living solely for a webcomic-based enterprise at this point.  It's getting to be more than I can count on my fingers. 

This Engine Thread is related

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

This thread on Warren's Engine is pretty related to this post.  The last post is from January but it's noodling around the whole idea of who's making any money from webcomics.

Plus, I just like writing "Warren's Engine." 

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

I make enough off my

Uncle Ghastly's picture

I make enough off my webcomic to pay for my webcomic. I'm not going into the red on it which makes my wife very happy because some other hobbies I've enjoyed in the past where the kind you throw a lot of money into and get absolutely no money out of (like my massive vintage videogame collection).

I'd be making much more money than I am currently if only Adult Webcomics was up and running. Not enough, I would think, to make a living off it, but enough to actually see some nice profit and possibly use to bankroll other projects.

Speaking of which... I just realized I've got to send Keen their cut of recent advertising sales on GGC! Yipe!

Working on it. It's part of

Joey Manley's picture

Working on it. It's part of my current top-priority project of relaunching MT, girlamatic, serializer and graphic smash with a revised version of the WCN codebase (that same revision will be used for AdultWebcomics).

Joey
www.webcomicsnation.com

Like Rob Baldur, I would be

Joey Manley's picture

Like Rob Baldur, I would be able to say that I support myself (specifically on WCN revenues) if I could resist the sweet, sweet consulting money. I can't resist the sweet, sweet consulting money right now ...

Joey
www.webcomicsnation.com

Some others. It is possible I am wrong about one or two of these

pclips's picture

Rich Burlew

Mookie Terraciano

Scott Ramsoomair

Dave Cheung

Illiad

Borderline qualifiers:

Max Cannon

Phil Foglio

I did it for 18 months but went back to the cubicles to get capital for new projects. The thing is, I can eke out a living just barely on the comic, but I can make mad coin plus benefits as an analyst.

When the projects (book, card game, CD, mailers to newspapers) pay off I might go back to full time, or I might just keep saving until I can move out of the country.

Rob Balder
PartiallyClips.com

Me too...

djcoffman's picture

I draw my comic and publish my comics full time.

In fact, we just paid off our house and land here. WOO.

Kris Straub should on the

Seth Fronzoli's picture

Kris Straub should on the list as well right?

Krahulik/Holkins Michael

Uncle Ghastly's picture

Krahulik/Holkins
Michael Poe
Fred Gallagher

Scott KurtzTim of

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Scott Kurtz

Tim of Ctrl-Alt-Del 

James Kochalka? 

 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.

A few off the top

Xaviar Xerexes's picture

Howard Tayler

RK Milholland

Jeph Jacques

Jeff Rowland

R. Stevens

John Allison

I assume Pete Abrams still falls into this category... 

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Xaviar Xerexes 

I am a Modern Major Generality.

I run this place! Tip the piano player on the way out.