Man-Size (man_size ) wrote,

The business of comix

I'm exhausted by the daunting prospects of comix and I abhor the business of comix. I'm not outta the game yet but it sure does feel like comix is pushing me out and I need to decide if I'm going to push back or take my storytelling chops to a friendlier, more lucrative medium. I just want to be able to quell my anxieties and sleep at night. I want to know that my efforts are going to mean something and that I can get to a comfortable living situation, someday. I don't want a yacht. I just want peace of mind.

My default is to help people I believe in and sometimes that bites me in the ass but, for the most part, I'm happy to help. However, I gotta laser-focus on me this year if I'm gonna survive the paradigm shift between print and digital and figure out a way to make a better living in comix. I can't stand this piecemeal way of working. Freelance has become synonymous with innovation, more than ever before, but I don't want to have to reinvent the wheel every 3-6 months. I don't mind curating my destiny, I just don't want to be my own paramedic, too.
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