With the webcomic version of Volume One officially over. I’d like to pick your brains on how the whole thing went. Seriously, I’m no expert at this and I’d like to know if there’s anything I could do better next time.
Webcomic: How was the update schedule? How were you keeping yourself updated (Deviantart? Tumblr? Twitter? Facebook?) I’ve been told towards the end it got confusing because I switched to uploading Tuesdays and Thursdays when I was only doing Saturday updates previously. I wanted to “catch up” and make sure the entire book got up before AX started.
Was this preferable to having a page come up everyday?
Comic: I’m so interested to know what are the major questions you’d like answered by the overall series. (Maybe not in Book 2 but in the course of the six books.) I love Lost but my impression is that most fans were disappointed by the reveals and the way some of the mysteries were handled. My hope is that while we may not be able to answer ALL the questions, N and I will be working to make sure we don’t ignore what you guys have to say either.
And just anything else you’d like to add really! Or any other questions about the process. I know Scotty was interested in seeing a post-production/layout post from me. It might be a little too technical for this main blog but I can probably tumble that on my artblog.
Resources: Everything I learned to do or tried with this book launch I picked up from various resources. I’ll be sharing that as well and make sure you know what I know. Book launches are tricky and I used strategies from webcomic, self-publishing and traditional models. I hope to compile a concrete list of books and articles that were helpful for this endeavor.
Lastly, the past couple of weeks have been somewhat of a blur. I think it’s a little unusual I haven’t hit that “Oh gosh, I’m an author now, aren’t I?” moment. I mean, yes, I have books stacked up in my living room. I conquered the Artist Alley and Anime Expo and I’m still in the middle of this Kickstarter campaign. But there hasn’t been a quiet moment to reflect on these achievements (although to be fair, much boba was consumed in the past few weeks.) I don’t know. I think this post is trying to be that moment, too.
- Over at Reading is Delicious, my online buddy Izandra writes about picking up Polterguys Vol. 1 from me at Anime Expo.
- Managed to get a few bloggers interested in reviewing Polterguys. If you have a manga blog and are interested in reviewing Vol. 1 too, I can’t promise a physical comp but you’re welcome to buy one of course! I’ll be available for interviews as well up until the end of the month when I have to get ready for my move to Michigan.