Be Patient or It May Negatively Affect You
Written by RC Gates
….and you get three people interested.
How can this be?
Your art is fantastic! Your writing is great! You even ran spellcheck several times just to make sure you didn’t have any misspelled words. What could you be missing?
Well, did you let anyone know about your project?
Did you build up any interest before you threw it out to the world?
If you take a look at most of the creators in the independent comic book industry, most of them would tell you that you need to build your following before you release a project. If you don’t, you will be stuck releasing your project to the small amount of people that follow you. These professional creators know that in order to be successful, you need to have a decent sized following. The more eyes that you have on your project, ideally the more successful it will be.
Building your following should be the first step almost all of the time. Most of the artists and creators that you follow in indie comic circles had to take the time to grow their following, whether that be through YouTube livestreams or self promotion on social media.
Even the massive creators like Ethan Van Sciver and Jon Malin had to start by growing an audience. The good news is that if you take the time, you can eventually reach a similar audience size as them.
Be active, but be patient.
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