The internet is a big, loud, complicated place. How's a small press comic supposed to get readers and support in such an environment? This month, Derik Diaz, Donathin Frye, Resphael, and Kabocha sit down and talk about using Patreon, Kickstarter, Thunderclap, Twitter, Project Wonderful, and more! We look at some options for what works, what doesn't, and personal experiences in marketing.
The full conversation is almost an hour and a half long and includes a lot more discussion about each of these topics, as well as talk about budgeting support for other creators and a whole conversation on time management that had to be cut due to...well, time management. And you can have all of it by pledging $1/episode over on our Patreon or contacting me about buying it by itself for $1!
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This week, Donathin Frye comes on to talk about the dark fantasy genre, the team that creates I, Necromancer, and the works that have influenced the story. We spend a bit of time discussing the relationship between Robert E. Howard and H. P. Lovecraft and how it affects the worlds we see each writer create, and for those who support the podcast on Patreon, there's a nearly ten-minute discussion on the art and importance of lettering that I may manage to sneak into another episode later, but just didn't have time for in the free version this week. There's also a sneak peek at an upcoming episode, where I talk to staff at a local convention about their cons and relationship with exhibitors.
Also! Due to upload limits at SoundCloud, old episodes have to start being taken down in order to make room for new ones. Supporting us on Patreon can fix this, but in the meantime, all episodes will be backed up at the Internet Archive. See the main podcast page for details, episodes will be uploaded there one week after they are published.
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Things we discussed this episode
Something we didn't talk about
During the discussion about Howard and Lovecraft, Donathin made a point about the relative scarcity of shared worlds and how the modern concern for intellectual property limits it even further. I didn't mention it in the episode, because there was no need to, but it reminded me that I actually am aware of a small database of creators who are willing to have their works shared in some way, including myself. I thought I would go ahead and include the link to that, so anyone who is interested can help make open-source worlds a reality.
Tim McLaughlin Jr is an artist, ministry trainee, podcaster, husband, and father.