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Maybe this'll become a thing?
I’ve been doing a lot of thinking…
If you’ve been following me for any amount of time you’re likely thinking, “oh boy, here we go again.” If that’s you, I get it. I’m always talking about what I’m planning to do differently, and sometimes I even contradict myself. But hey, I’m human like the rest of you.
I mentioned I was at a crossroad about 10 days ago and that I knew where I was heading. As a result of the responses I want to institute a more regular check in. For now I’m titling these “Housekeeping,” and if they gain enough traction I’ll make it official by giving them their own section. Which leads me to the first change around here…
I’ve rearranged my sections to reflect my new focus here on Substack.
You’'ll see much of the same, but now I want to call your attention to what I want to become the focus here: my prose.
You’ll still be able to read the comic (if you’re new, go read the first 60 pages for free) and the commentary will start back up soon, but I don’t want this page to be comic-centric going forward. I’ll be uploading Volume 1 on Global Comix soon and will announce that when the time comes. Don’t worry, if you don’t want to create a new user name somewhere else on Odin’s Internet you’ll always be able to read Volume 1 here if you become a paid subscriber.
Which reminds me…
I’ve paused paid subscriptions until 8/1/2023.
Those of you who have supported up to this point have provided a phenomenal boost and I cannot thank you enough for jumping in the deep end with me. That said, now that comics will no longer be the focal point here I believe it’s only right that I pause billing for now. This will give those of you who pay to subscribe to cancel if you wish now that I’m shifting gears here.
Comics are expensive; independently produced comics even more so. Though most of the comics that you’ll find here have been paid for by my early supporters over on Kickstarter. Now that I’ll no longer rely on new comics as a draw I feel this is the best course of action. And also as a result of said change…
I’ve reduced my prices and got rid of my Founding Member plan.
I value my work. I want to get paid to write. I don’t want cost to be prohibitive to my audience’s willingness to read said work. Sure, I could keep the price where it was ($9), plant my flag, and stubbornly wait for my audience to grow. Or I could acknowledge that if I’m going to take this seriously I have to ask myself why my paid subscriber numbers have stayed stagnant for a year now.
I’ve decided to continue to trust myself and the process.
The “world” has only known me as a writer for 3 years. That’s barely a blip. I’m in this for the long haul and I believe these changes will set me up for a better, and more sustainable, future. If you want to support what I do, subscribe for free, take a look around, and if you decide to stick around consider becoming a paid subscriber on August 1st when the option opens back up again.