I have a hundred story things but one thing I messed up visually was I made this race in Crawlers called the Chowok that were based on chow chows but when they first appeared they looked like generic dogs.
Basically echo what everyone else is saying. I've heard from an indy publisher that Comixology does give them a boost in sales but I don't personally know because my comic which I submitted in November doesn't go up there until the 11th (or so the email I just got claims)
My series It Hits The Fan started as a comic jam/role playing game where different members of Comic Fury played as characters from their book. When people stopped posting I tried making it into a choose your own adventure and it didn't really work and none of the creators got back in so I messed up what we had for no reason.
We were also going to do a thing called the Gathering where we had a big cross over but I stepped back of that because I didn't care for the plot everyone was excited about and no one gave me any feed back to the plot I was suggesting. but they all stopped working on it as soon as I did so it never went anywhere. I don't remember who all was involved but I did an action shot to see how all the characters might work together (can't link it for some reason)
I stopped making prints of fanart because I found it too easy to try to sell that instead of my original works/comics. So it's a good way to make money and study character design but you could end up with an inflated inventory (it's hard to know what will sell) and will steal the spotlight from anything else you're promoting.
I'm trying out some different publishing techniques. Right now I'm publishing ebooks using Drivethru (and soon Comixology, it's been approved but not posted). What other ebook platforms should I look at? I like Issuu but it's like $30 a month to monetize and I'm not sure I'll be getting that many new sales from them.
I missed Thor Ragnarok and was going to wait until 3/16 to rent it before seeing Black Panther. I'm starting to get nervous though that if I wait BP will be out of theaters before thor hits red box. I don't want any spoilers (even minor ones) but I would like to know if the movies even have anything to do with each other. Does watching them in order of release make any difference?
That'd probably be the smart thing to do but I am delusional enough to believe I could eventually make enough to collect a pay check. I just didn't want to bother when it's not making enough to deal with the hassle but now that I have to explain my thinking it I'm not sure that makes sense that I'd do a bunch of other work just to avoid doing some other work.
E-hero Vulven:You don't need an LLC to be a sole proprietor. DBAs are cheaper & easier to form than LLCs (and exempt from franchise tax). Unless you plan on making mad bux or need protection from someone suing you for comic activities, you don't need it. Looking at the W9, you don't even need to put down a fictitious name. Just use your real name and they'll send it to your personal, called 1099s. Think of it as getting an extra W2 for tax season.
Oh wow I misread that. I didn't see the word OR in there. See, I'm dumb and shouldn't trust my own understanding of things. But my question with that is if I need a company name for comixology.
My thinking on this was that I only had to report the income if I didn't put it all back into the business. But now you have me thinking that I probably would have to report every time I gave the LLC money so maybe it is more hassle than it's worth.
I didn't read the whole thread. In the case of the OP. I would say you can feel justified pirating their stuff now. Because fuck'em.
On the larger discussion I think we as a society will have to figure out where it's human mistakes and what is unacceptable. Louis CK, for example, should have realized no one would agree to watching him beat off. So the question is at one point is he sad and clueless and at what point of persistence puts him in the same class as Harvey weinstein? Even if it was the best case scenerio where he didn't realize how much he pestered them or that there was an implied threat of not agreeing when he asked them- I'm not really a fan of his and he's made enough money at this point that I don't really care if his career is over as penance, but I think we're still figuring this out.
I've been working on a new series that I plan to publish via Comixology and I hit a wall when it asked me to fill out a w9. Should I set up an LLC, an S corperation, or what? I'm sort of leaning sole proprietor LLC because I'm under the impression that wouldn't be on my personal taxes... I don't know I'm really dumb when it comes to this stuff. What did you guys do? Thoughts?