Maelle Doliveux - Charting Your Own Path
Maelle Doliveux (@ouimaelle) is an independent artist and the cofounder of the small press imprint, Beehive Books. She's made a name for herself creating and publishing the kinds of comics that few others make. They're incredibly well designed, and benefit from beautiful production. In addition, she's done all that independently - making use of Kickstarter to fund these works.
In this episode, she joins me to talk about:
Her most recent Kickstarter project. The first printed collection of her own work! Which raised over $60,000.
How she's approached creating comics / building a career that caters to a niche audience
The Kickstarter Creator-In-Residence program, and her experience as one of the program participants!
An honest take on the financial realities of making it as an artist