One of the most important things for a weekly cartoonist is that you have to continually push forward. Even when you are worn down and don’t want to. This is what makes cartoonist successful. The willingness to keep drawing pages even when you don’t want to.
Don’t get me wrong I love what I do, but I am also human and life rolls in valleys and hills. Some weeks I am so on it is insane. 12 to 13 pages other weeks I am lucky to nail 3 a week. Yet I still have to do 3 a week. 3 a week keeps the balance strong and the pool full.
Like I have said before – webcomics – are like newspaper comics. You have to do so many a day to keep the ball rolling. If you are committing to updating 1 or 2 a week than you need to produce a minimum of 2 a week. Even when “life” gets in the way. That is what will set you apart from the others. When others stop updating and you keep at it. People will notice.
Well enough rambling today – 🙂
Ehol » 27 Apr 2011 »
I understand your reasons and i appreciate the fact you're so committed.
But I think that life has the edge over the comic: I think you could slow your pace in case you're in need of … and still many readers would come back to you, if the story is something that catches their attention.
I am negative to hyatuses, but if life urges you, life needs you more than your comic.