Chapter 143: A Cost Benefit Analysis of a Comic About Feral Children...
What are page rates for letterers and artists?
I appreciate you unpacking your own project, maths, and mind. This sort of thing is important, and I think/hope in the end you are right: readers just want to support and value rad stories from people they like/respect. A week on the shelf, but a lifetime in our hearts, right?
Do the store variants/vinyl pressings/Substack backing make up for the lost revenue?
This was very well said and a joy to read. I feel very strongly that I would rather wait for good books (and art in general) to be made to the best of the creatives abilities behind it. I told you and Tyler this at Guelph Comic Jam but your pacing, use of breaks in the flow to build tension (or hype a reveal or for a hilarious moment) is so very engaging. If you can, take as much time as you need in my opinion. I will still be reading comics in 10 years let alone 10 months.
Thanks for sharing. Always great to get an insight into how other creators are thinking about value for the readers.
I am sorry ashamed to admit that I don't read your book, but as someone who put out 5 issues of a self-published comic in 4 years, I agree that it is extremely hard, but thanks for helping me put it in perspective. Keep up the amazing work!
Great newsletter, that was an interesting insight. I really do appreciate the value and effort you strive to put in, it means a lot as a reader, so thank you, for all your hard work on the book. It's been really worth it, it's an awesome book!