Last I checked Dave Sim never bought comics from every store that carried his comic...
I don't see how one has anything to do with the other.
I cannot afford to buy comics anymore. I'm spending $10-20 a week (3-6 titles!) on books that I read once and throw under my bed.
I understand the hardwork that goes into them. I make my own comics and spend 14 hours per page. 14 x 22 is a big ass number and I have no problem charging $3 for someone to experience 6 month's worth of work.
But I can't afford it. I need every penny I make and can't afford to spend money on entertainment.
So the logical thing is to stop buying comics. Most of the stories I read will be collected in trade format, anyways, so in the future, when I have enough money to afford to read these stories, I could get the trades. Plus, I think it's fun to read a run at a time.
My question is, is it wrong for me to stop buying monthly comics at my lcs that also supports me as a self publisher? Is it wrong to ask them to continue to sell my book if I can no longer buy theirs?
They're carrying your books because they think they're a good product that will sell. They're not doing it as a favor to you. Don't worry about it.
Join the Prime-Punch revolution!
Buy The Gathering!
look if you spent more money than you get from them, if you get more, don't cancel
it shouldn't be a problem. if it is just be honest with them.
or write a comic about not being able to afford comics.
sorry couldn't resist.
But I can't afford to publish itOriginally Posted by Brad P
www.daveramsey.comOriginally Posted by Goodman
Originally Posted by Goodman
it's all up to the person, but i would think it's kinda crappy to have them support you, but you not support them.
my suggestion? buy books that you will actually read over and over again. fables and ultimates are 2 mainstream books that once i finish them, i'll read them atleast 4-5 more times before i put them away.
I don't have time to reread stuff and really, the only book I could think of that makes me want to read it multiple times is Kabuki.Originally Posted by batmanbooyah
follow Bendis' advice: steal them
or just read them in the shop. I hear you can read them in about 5 minutes