Coming soon (or will it end up as a 'Comic wot never was'???) my next comic- THE ODD HOUR (Cheers for the name, Kevin), see previous post for what it's all about.I feel a bit out of the small-press loop these days. Comica's 'Comiket' happened at the weekend which means it's a year since i sat behind a portion of trestle table with my comics on it.
It was after the first Comiket that i decided i wouldn't be doing that convention-type thing anymore (though i was never as dedicated at exhibiting at or attending these things as many creators admirably are). It was the nicest one i had been to for a while, it was a 'cosy' size and i semi-enjoyed it. I came to the realisation though, that i was not cut-out for selling, not a born salesman, a natural conversationsmith or a smooth-rapport-rator.
I met some friendly folks behind and in front of the tables but i always got a head ache and the sitting around all day was too much. I couldn't even apply myself to passing the time by drawing because i became too self-conscious. And there was all the familiar stereotypicalities of a comic convention that i had to endure too. In short- i like drawing 'em but selling 'em and pushing 'em......?
And so for now, I could say my comics are 'very rare'. Most of them appearing for only a short period of time, solely in a tiny crag of one solitary comic shop in this dusty and damp old town we call London. Indeed, the difference between this comic being 'self-published' and condemned to the aforementioned 'comics wot never was' is so fractional that if you manage to own this 'exceedingly good' book, then consider yourself lucky indeed!
STOP PRESS: THIS looks good.
Posted by Hurk at 25.11.08