How Indie Creators Can Give Mainstream Comic Publishers a Run for their Money

How Indie Creators Can Give Mainstream Comic Publishers a Run for their Money

When David fought Goliath, he didn't try to wrestle him. Instead, he slung one of his stones at the giant's head and felled him 

He knew his advantage. Yes, he was tiny. But he was a great shot with his sling and he was able to use his strengths to win what people thought was an impossible fight.

In comics there are a lot of Davids trying to wrestle giants. Independent creators who are fighting to compete with mainstream publishers when those companies have more manpower, greater resources, and larger fanbases.

6 Lessons We Can Learn from the Archie Kickstarter

6 Lessons We Can Learn from the Archie Kickstarter

If you're reading this post, odds are you've heard about the Archie Kickstarter project.  It's likely you've also seen a lot of the backlash online. You might even be one of the people upset with the project, and contributing to that backlash.

Wherever you fall, there are lessons to be learned from a project like this - regardless of whether it succeeds or fails. And while I'd usually refrain from commenting on a topic like this, I wanted to share some of my takeaways and try to communicate some of the nuance that I don't think is being adequately explored.

How You're Holding Yourself Back

How You're Holding Yourself Back

What if I told you there was a limiter on your ability as a creator? Something hindering your progress, preventing you from improving at a faster rate. I'm guessing you'd be desperate to overcome it.

If that's true - if you are willing to go the distance, then it shouldn't be too terrible to hear that there is, in fact, a limitation on your potential. A self-imposed obstacle holding you back. But, you can overcome it.

The Biggest Reason You Won't Make It in Comics

The Biggest Reason You Won't Make It in Comics

The road to a sustainable career in comics is not an easy path to walk. There are many obstacles and hardships along the way - a whole list of reasons you won't make it.

But there's one reason, in particular, that stands out to me. It's probably the biggest reason of them all, but it's also easily overcome with patience and sincerity. 

That reason is that you're trying to break in alone.