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Postby PixelFish on Thu Nov 08, 2001 11:57 am

It's a lot harder to churn out a weekly or daily or triweekly strip than you can imagine.<P>As a fellow webcomicker, I can completely sympathise. I fell off my own strip for a few months, shortly following the Sept. 11th attacks. I'd been swamped for months and in the emotional aftermath of September, I finally cracked. I couldn't force myself to draw--it was downright painful. Fortunately, I feel the twitching that signifies my need to draw again--so I'm not completely burnt out.<P>So, here's hoping that Gisele gets a much needed and well earned rest and that she comes back to her strip, refreshed and happy.
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Postby macclint on Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:14 pm

A good point about the popularity of the comic being tied to the website. Probably a lot of web readers have never stepped inside a comic shop, though their are internet shops that one can mail order through...<P>REgarding burnout: I sympathize with Gis
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Postby Stephanie on Thu Nov 08, 2001 12:45 pm

While I agree that there are many people who take the mp3 and web comics for granted, I have to say that
1> I never would have known to buy my comic version of Cool Cat Studio if not for loving it so much when it is on the web.<P>2. I download mp3s so that I know that I like more than one song on an album. Then I buy it. Also, most of the revenue for artists comes from touring and giving concerts, the record sales go to the record companies. And yes, the more sales, the more money for tours, but the more mp3s, the more chance for you to discover a band you love and for you to go see them live. Because no matter how cool the mp3, it doesn't compare. <P>So... I suppose that this is a rant in a way, but not so much a bad way. <P>I love the comic. I bought the comic. I appreciate your work so much and I hope that you can discover a way to make it fun again.<P>Maybe you should start a little pay pal situation, like Bobbins' has? Maybe not.<P>I don't know.
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Postby Capn Lazarus on Fri Nov 09, 2001 2:57 am

.....What does the artist get from Keenspot Premium? Is it like the United Way where various groups get some revenue or is there a preferential payout, if ANY?<P>------------------
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Postby Skane on Sun Nov 11, 2001 7:58 am

I am not sure what Gisele's opinion on this is, but perhaps you can use Paypal so that some of your fans and readers can donate to you easily. <IMG SRC="http://www.keenspot.com/KeenBoard/smile.gif">
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Postby patr44 on Sun Nov 11, 2001 12:09 pm

[QUOTE]Originally posted by PixelFish:
[B]It's a lot harder to churn out a weekly or daily or triweekly strip than you can imagine.
agreed. I found i ran out of time real fast, and learned to hate even the bus trip to work.<P> then i went back to doing projects instead of fulfilling contracts, a sure way to starve.<P> call when you need off topic giglles. <P> call often, even if it's only a few ideas?<P> hum.
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