There's only 3 DAYS LEFT to vote on Super U. in the TWC100! We're sitting at number 808 now, which is actually worse than last time I checked. That being said, I had some good numbers coming back from Facebook this week, so I know you guys are out there helping me out, and that means a lot to me.
On Tuesday I went on a mini-rant about my lack of sales. Looking back, I was probably coming off like a dick, and I want to apologize. I want to clarify that I don't expect everyone I personally know to buy things, or anyone I personally know, for that matter. A few of you have, and for that I am humbled and extremely grateful. I DO want you to read my comics, and I DO want you to share them with your friends, but I'm not after your money.
My actual gripe is that, despite all my efforts thus far, I still haven't been able to branch out beyond my small circle of readers. I want to build an audience, and it's that audience I want to sell things to.
I don't expect to make a lot of money off of Super U., but I do dream of a day when it can be a supplemental income for my family. I have no other major skills beyond drawing and sometimes writing; this is what I know, and what I'm good at. The way I see it, this comic is the only chance I'll ever have to make something of myself. I'm virtually unhireable doing anything else.
If I could go back in time and talk to Little Matt, I would tell him to never draw again. I would tell him he isn't as smart or as talented as people say he is, and that he should pursue an interest in a stable career path. But I can't do that. It's too late for me. I have to do art.
I'm pretty sure there's only 1 or 2 more of the "Dynasty" strips before things resume as normal. What have you guys thought so far? I'd love to hear some feedback.