A real interesting speech by a real interesting and accomplished lady in comic books. For those who still want to put comic books down as an unviable artform, for all it’s a 100% American artform, perhaps this will be enlightening.
I swear to you this new printer of mine makes me want to smash it with Thor’s hammer. I often feel that’s all it’s good for. One little hair gets inside, and the things streaks like crazy. If the paper isn’t perfectly flat, and I do mean perfectly, it won’t feed it and print on it. I’ve wasted ink cartridge after ink cartridge and witnessed poor print after poor print with the thing. It’s new. I’ve gotten about 2 good prints out of it and lost a lot of money.
Moral of the story is I knew not to buy Epson. I am reminded.
But I’m stuck, unfortunately: can’t go back. Can’t get a different printer. The funds simply aren’t there. Which only frustrates me more, because as long as this printer is being shitty I can’t do important things like print bluelines to carry on with Bride.
I may have mentioned this before… I’m not sure. But speaking of Bride, I’m seriously considering shutting the website down and going strictly for book production. I think I mentioned it at the Bride website, where it wouldn’t be read. The long of the short of it is that ever since I found out about 5 people were taking the pages from Bride and posting them on comic hub websites without so much as a “great page today!” or even a tired “thanks”… I’ve lost a lot of heart when it comes to doing the comic online. Everyone gets discouraged, and this has been very discouraging. Even more than when I had to shut down Akashik.
I don’t want to stop making the book, no, I’m just sick and tired of posting it online for the silent masses to withhold their applause over. And even on Amazon, where the bulk of its readers have been lurking, the readership has died down to maybe 2 or 3 people. I want to finish the story for me. I don’t want to keep making a supreme effort for everyone else when its for nothing, as I think I have said before.
… Yep. I’ve made up my mind. I’m ending the Heavenly Bride membership tonight. I’m reworking the entire website. Tonight. I’m done. It’s time to go in a new direction.