Monday, May 18, 2015

Plodding along

Still colouring book 2. Up to page 18, if anyone has tips on how to colour faster, I'm all for it.
At least book two is only 30-something pages. But book three is BIG.

It's been tough to get people to read the first book. I've been doing what I can on twitter mostly, to drive people to the site to read the book, (Which is now available to read on the site without going through the shop to download the PDF.) but it's slow going unless you get someone with clout to retweet you. Otherwise unless your name is Mark Millar or John Cassaday or something people just aren't interested in reading comic book even if its free! Since April 9th, we had 470 visitors and had 36 books downloaded. There have been no downloads for weeks, which I hope has more to do with the fact that people don't have to anymore.

Its not perfect, but people do seem to really like the book, which is nice. But when you're essentially nobody in a market flooded with other nobodies working hard and trying to get the same traction you are, it's just all white noise to the rest of the world. At the East Coast Comicon, we printed up a bunch of 22 page copies of (half of) book one, and we could have given twice as many away! But online is a different story. People aren't being channelled towards your table where you can talk to them and get them to come over. Online, you basically have to repeatedly shout out overtop the vast majority of other comics and creators, a lot of whom are pros. And then you just become annoying.

But this is the nature of the beast. You can't complain about the way things are, you just have to do more research on the matter... and try to get a little lucky here and there.


Hey, if you haven't already, please read the book at www.alexandraforever.com ! And leave feedback!