Monday, March 9, 2009

Colleen Doran Going Digital

Just read a great interview between wonderful US comic book artist and writer Colleen Doran who's been working fulltime in the industry for over 20 years and Newsarama contributor Michael C Lorah where Colleen talks about her decision to put her entire A Distant Soil series catalogue online. She's posting one page a day of this sexy action-packed space opera onto her blog and winning over a new audience in the process. Read her thoughts about revising past creative work, her take on mainstream publishing vs self and independent publishing, and her thoughts on the economics in the industry. And for goodness sake, become dedicated followers of her must read blog  – we are! Colleen's exceedingly generous about sharing her insights and she champions comics creators from all walks of life, provided they take their craft seriously. Check out the Newsarama interview here. We'll leave you with this quote from the interview: 
There are so many creators who simply don't know how to take care of themselves. Proactive, talented people get my attention and my support. I can't help people who are perpetual victims, who continually sign bad agreements, who simply won't face the fact that their behaviour or their work is the problem, or they engage in self sabotage with constant drama. If I decide you are one of those, you're gone. If I decide you have chops, I will go to the mat for you.

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