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Title: After Untitled Wraps Up...


Gloria - November 27, 2007 03:43 PM (GMT)
So, I'm wondering what I should do. I've got these stories I've done for NaNoWriMo, but they're not going to be ready for publication right away (plus I was going to do illustrations to go along with them).
I'm just wondering how I should go about distributing the stories and artwork. Should I try to set it up on an html page or put it up as a download or...?

Anybody have any good ideas?

Also, how should I let people know when it's ready, since I'm going to lose all of my readers after this Thursday?



DHLawrence - November 27, 2007 04:36 PM (GMT)
Maybe have a webpage set up on the U! website with a second comic image advertising the upcoming projects?

ottermike - November 27, 2007 11:46 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Gloria @ Nov 27, 10:43:26 AM)


Also, how should I let people know when it's ready, since I'm going to lose all of my readers after this Thursday?

You're going to lock the forums after Thursday? Are you wondering about the future of your life in gerneral or specifically this comic?

Jono - November 28, 2007 01:41 AM (GMT)
Tell people (on the front page) to check the forums every-so-often. :) Start a mailing list, p'raps?

Gloria - November 28, 2007 03:25 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (ottermike @ Nov 27, 05:46:00 PM)
QUOTE (Gloria @ Nov 27, 10:43:26 AM)


Also, how should I let people know when it's ready, since I'm going to lose all of my readers after this Thursday?

You're going to lock the forums after Thursday? Are you wondering about the future of your life in gerneral or specifically this comic?

I'm not closing the forums, I meant that I'll be losing my readers because the comic will be over and they'll stop checking the site.


Ann Vole - November 28, 2007 12:27 PM (GMT)
QUOTE (Gloria @ Nov 27, 09:25:34 PM)
I meant that I'll be losing my readers because the comic will be over and they'll stop checking the site.

you can keep the "comic" going but as an advertisement of your other works. There are a few comics that retired and became such an archive of the artist's past and present works and even announcements of future projects. When people discover your art in one genre, they can easily find all the other art (using the term "art" broadly to include writing, sculpture, needlework, audio, animation).

here are some such comic sites:
(notice the various comics on the side bar window)
http://www.hirezfox.com/km/index.htm

http://www.shivae.net/

and there are many multi-webcomic artists like:

http://www.rhjunior.com/
http://www.taur.net/~ottercomics/ (including other artists)

or artists who also do comics

http://www.metalandmagic.com/

Gloria - November 28, 2007 01:42 PM (GMT)
Well, I'm not planning on doing anymore webcomics, and if I have a future as an artist it's going to be wholly separate from the comic. In fact, if I ever get a "real art" portfolio site up at some point, it's not even going to link to the comic.

What I'm looking for is how I'm going to let people know about Untitled!-related news after the comic is over, is all.

cwg - November 28, 2007 03:20 PM (GMT)
Make one more afterwards with all the cast perhaps waving bye, and a notation on the panel to tell people to check the forums for news perhaps?

Gloria - November 28, 2007 07:18 PM (GMT)
Hey guys, just a thought... What if I made the stories/illustrations into a book and got it done through Lulu.com?

Do you think people would buy it?

ottermike - November 29, 2007 12:57 AM (GMT)
I'm still wary of online purchasing....but if you don't need credit cards or paypal, you can count on my buying!...

You could also have a potfolio blog that's so polular on Google; where it isn't exactly on your portfolio, and you can make a few news releases about U!

While were at it, I have one of my teacher's guidelines for making a 'selling' web 'folio if you need one...

TriptychR - November 29, 2007 03:20 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (Gloria @ Nov 28, 02:18:05 PM)
Hey guys, just a thought... What if I made the stories/illustrations into a book and got it done through Lulu.com?

Do you think people would buy it?

I likely would! But I can't speak for anyone else, and that's the clincher. I wonder how many sales it takes to make investing in Lulu worthwhile.

Gloria - November 29, 2007 03:54 AM (GMT)
It's not an investment, really. It's free. :)

Andrick - November 29, 2007 09:15 AM (GMT)
'Tis the difference between push and pull sales. Investing into a product and pressuring potential customers to make a sale carries risk of not selling enough to cover expenses and requiring the movement of said product as soon as possible. Marketing a product and collecting enough orders to justify creating and placing that product forgoes the needs of push marketing at the cost of immediately satisfying a customer's desires to have the product right now.

Gloria. I think the best and most honorable method of putting U! in a book for sale is figuring the price for just one book being sold and setting that as the price. Then you make the sale open to a certain date when all sales will be cut off. Since the number of sold books inversely affects costs you can determine what would be profit and what would be returned to the customer sans shipping costs.

Just2Draw - November 29, 2007 11:53 AM (GMT)
I'd pay money for a compendium of U!. It's a lot more convenient to flick through a book, than wait for web pages to load and read from a screen.

So, yeah. If it doesn't cost anything for you to create - except for your time... then I'd be a buyer.

Ann Vole - November 29, 2007 04:00 PM (GMT)
There are 9 webcomics I specifically want to buy in book form and all but one are not available and the one exception is no longer available... Untitled! is one of those 9 so is top of the list for purchasing as soon it is available

Gloria - November 30, 2007 07:04 PM (GMT)
I was actually talking about the stories that I did for NaNoWriMo.

Although since Lulu can do picture books now I might consider doing something with the comics through them... Unfortunately, a lot of the old CG color comics still wouldn't be reproducible in color...


Anyway, yeah.




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