The Dilemmas of the Young Professional
I want to use this thread to hear from other young or new "professionals" (probably not right word) who've recently had their comics published or on the way to being published by known comic publishers. What's been your experience with the process? How have your creations been handled? Was it what you expected? What are your future plans with your work? What helped and what didn't?
Things like that.
I will share my most recent story. I was the artist on this book from Arcana Comics.
It was recently published to almost no fanfare. I did a little marketing, the writer did a little too. The publisher sent out some press releases, it was in Diamond Distributors ordering catalog. Listed on amazon and ebay and comixology and other online sellers too.
But as far as I can tell sales were poor, the whole marketing plan was poor to non-existent and only two months after it's release I've not heard a peep from the publisher about any other marketing for it.
Now I have work coming out from Markosia comics and an India based erotic comics company, so I've kept my toes in the publishing waters and getting paid for my work and have other plans in motion, but my life's not changed a blink since getting an actual comic out there in the professionally established industry. I understand the why's and how-to's and am just curious about other people's stories who've been accepting by the "professional" comics industry (ie: having a book accepted by Diamond Distribution or a book accepted by a known comics publisher) as compared to mine.