#2 made me laugh, girlfriend just got a new phone and she handed it to me - she's changed one of the themes which included channging the font to comic sans! I threw it back while shouting "it burns it burns" she didnt get it, but I like to think it was worth it.
Thanks for the kind words guys, always nice to know someone is reading them.
It sot of started off as a bit of fun, ans a bit of fodder for my blog really, but I have a feeling it's turning into the reason why I get some return traffic to the site now.
It's very rare that the design geek/comic boy gets called cool! So cheers Tim.
I think Ken needs to do a Design Forum Comic. I think a typical hour on DF is rich in satire and fun. If he could somehow squeeze Tim, an Apple logo his porn stash and a Hoover, it would be awesome too!
I do have a good idea on how to do this, as long as Tim doesn't mind I might well try to find time to do it!
I've been developing the strip for a while now, even though I'm only up to No 7, and I really do enjoy it. BUT. It is a non-profit thing, and it is time consuming, especially in my current working situation. So I've been thinking of ways to use the strips to my advantage a bit more.
They do pull their weight at the moment, and they are definitely worth the time and effort, I get a good bit of traffic to my website because of them, and some repeat visitors, which was the whole point of starting it really.
I just want to get everyone's thoughts on how I can push the idea further. My thinking at the moment is this. I want to produce a free and downloadable e-book for every 15-20 strips, so in the next few months I'll have 15 strips, so I'll put those out as an e-book.
I would hope that it might go viral and attract a good bit of exposure to the site.
Would you download the e-book if all of the strips are already on my website?
In the long term I like the idea of producing a physical book of strips each year (would work out around 50 strips), and selling it through my website.
Would anyone buy a physical book if I've already given away the content as e-books?
Will it be seen as a greedy money grabbing move to try to sell something?
Would really appreciate your thoughts on whats running through my mind.
I like the idea of that Ken, I don't think I would be so interested in downloading a PDF but would be interested in purchasing the book, either at the end of the year or in more managable chucks of 15 strips or so to collect over time.
There are plenty of people out there who print on demand, we also have a digital press where I work so feel free to get in touch with spec if you want an idea of costs (wouldn't be a case of 1 at a time but you could get them done in small quantities 10 / 20 / 50 at a time to suit.)
I'd definitely buy the physical book. I think your strips are really great, and I think most designers will enjoy them cause they can relate to them. I think you should focus on a physical book instead of an e-book. Like Andy I don't think I'd be so interested in a PDF. It's not greedy money grabbing at all. You're putting a lot of time and effort in to this so it's understandable that you can't keep doing it for free.