Dream Dream Dreeeeam...
Submitted by Iain Hamp on July 12, 2006 - 22:42
When I began blogging this week here at Comixpedia, I asked people to talk about where webcomics have taken your life.Ã‚ That discussion looked at the past, and how it led up to the present.Ã‚
Now I'd like to take a look at the present, and discuss how it will lead to the future. Take a good look at where you are right now in webcomics, whether you are a reader or a creator.Ã‚ Where do you want that to go in five years?Ã‚ Don't hold back, go as far as your dreams take you. After all, a goal is just a dream with a timeline.
When I take a look at where I am in relation to webcomics personally, I get excited.Ã‚ I've been out of the community for a year finishing my degree and taking care of some other responsibilities, but now I'm getting back into things.Ã‚ I wanted to guest blog for Comixpedia this summer because I wanted to get to know webcomics again, where they are nowadays.Ã‚ I'm reading new webcomics left and right, and there is some amazing new material being created.Ã‚ I'm definitely inspired to keep working towards getting a new webcomic of my own launched.
My aspirations for my own future in webcomics are all over the place.Ã‚ I have two main webcomics I am working on building a backlog for, so that when I finally launch I have a reservoir of comics to draw from as life gets busier.Ã‚ In five years, I want at least one of them to still be going strong.Ã‚ I want to keep learning and improving as I go, both as an artist and especially as a writer.Ã‚ I'm looking forward to all of the creators I will meet along the way, and am hoping to get into collaborative work with some of them.Ã‚ More than anything, I'd love to find some way to make a significant difference to new creators as they begin exploring webcomics as a medium. Mentorship and philanthropy are very important concepts to me, and I'd love to see experienced webcomics creators do even more to give their time, experience, and resources in helping to develop new creators.
Also, in the next five years I am hoping to find pieces of chicken shaped like Alaska and Hawaii, to complete my collection of the USA.