Well I bought the domain name for this website a year ago this upcoming December 18th and I'm getting notification e-mails telling me to renew it, and I'm going to do it, but I am looking for how I can make things better.
I don't try to be coy when I tell people that I don't look at doing this as a hobby, but as a path to doing what I really want to do, draw comics for a living, and I have invested a lot of my lifetime to hone my skills to do this and I don't want to drop all that and begin learning to become an accountant, or start from the ground floor to be a mail man, or start from scratch to become an electrician.
That being said, I haven't been doing great reaching that goal. My PayPal balance is still at zero, and I haven't sold any of the original art for precautionary reasons. So I haven't gotten anything back (of monetary value) for all the work I put into this. And believe me when I say that it has been a lot of work that I put into this. For any of you not savvy to the mainstream printing world, penciling, inking, coloring, and lettering are all jobs that are divvied up between different people. So from that perspective, i am doing 4 people's jobs all myself. So let me be very generous for how much time I put into each page and say that I spend 20 hours per page. We are at 38 today and that would mean that I have invested 760 hours into this comic, that would make an even 800 including 2 of the chapter covers.
Now, as much as that previous paragraph sounded like complaining, I wouldn't take back those 800 hours for anything, but I do need to move that in a direction towards making a career. I am hoping to have a convention schedule, art to sell, and I may delve into some kind of crowd sourcing in 2014. And if any of you have any suggestions for things I should do, let me know.
Enjoy the work