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Yeah, what Andy said. Depending on your webhost, they might have X-amount of domains in your package already.
I don’t think that you can get around updating two sites though, especially since the same comic will be in two different languages. I hope it goes well. 🙂
For what it’s worth, I think 130kb is pretty good. 🙂
Smush sounds pretty cool. I’d love to know too if it’s effective.
Isn’t Stuffit only for compressing files into a smaller format for uncompression? I think you want something like Photoshop’s SAVE FOR WEB. I think MS has it, I”m not at home so I can’t check for sure but:
For saving files in jpeg, gif, png or other web formats, File > Export (Single Layer).
Good looking out. 🙂
I heard that it’s a free download, period, but I’m not for sure so I don’t know that there’s a big market for its CD’s.
Definitely try knocking those images down to at least 400 dpi. 300 is more than fine, even for color. Without knowing Createspace’s specs, you might even be able to go to 266.
Indesign has a few Export templates. High Quality Print and Press Quality come to mind. Are you using either of these? Also, does Createspace have any tips?
As for getting around the file size thing, could you upload more than one file?
Thanks guys! I appreciate the feedback! And, I still have time to make changes before this weekend’s show. 🙂
No such thing as too big a bugger, unless it’s a gag a day. Then it pays to be a little more topical. If it’s long-form, you can always use your blog to touch on current events.
Hey thanks everyone for you help and ideas!
Magic Addict, I used to update 3X a week on daily 5 hours of sleep and I did that for a few years and it was great. I started exercising and found that I needed at least 7 hours of sleep. 😛
G Louis, thanks for the ideas, but I don’t think comparing Rival Angels to Pearls Before Swine scales well. At my best, I’ve had a 12 week buffer, which is now at about 3 weeks. I would love to have a 7 month buffer, but I don’t see that happening without taking off of work, or paying someone. I did try your idea of coming up with new efficiencies, and it seems that I’m getting better drawing digitally. That has been a time-saver.
Brad and D Larson, I think I may go with taking a 3-4 month break after Chapter 20. It’s a nice place to hiatus though it’s like, a year away. I’m toying with updating 1X a week. When I went from 3X to 2X I kept the majority of my fan base, but it obviously hurts my ad revenue.
I’m not sure that I can do more than 1 project at a time, say what you will about multi-tasking, but that’s the reason for the big production on this. For what it’s worth, Joe Hill works on one project at a time, but his situation is a little different than mine, but I like the idea of it.
Thanks again, guys!
I thought I’d report that my Kickstarter was successful to the tune of 200% funded! Thanks to everyone for all of their comments, and suggestions.
As to the Artist Tiers, Kelly Thompson has had guest artists on both of her KS campaigns with great success and as it turns out, both art tiers sold.
Something like Ka-Blam isn’t bad. You can point people to your ‘store’ at ka-blam and they take care of printing, and distribution. You could also go Lightning Source and have them list you on Amazon, and LS would take care of printing while Amazon takes care of shipping.
If you know someone stateside, you could work out a deal with them where they handle that side of the business.
As far as other merch, same thing. Something like Zazzle. Posters could be done through Catprint.
Of course, the cart is in front of the horse as your comic only has 1 strip. :/ It means you have plenty to time to keep tabs on things NOW and see where they evolve by the time you are ready for merchandise.
I have a Brother MFC and it’s great for scanning and printing tabloid size pieces. It’s a little bit of a monster size-wise but it’s solid.
Those ads are boring and generic, and they’re gonna get lost on your site. I think a Kickstarter campaign is all about a rally — a cause. Your biggest word in those ads is Kickstarter. But doing a Kickstarter isn’t what’s special — the project is the hook here. You want people to support the printing of the second Rival Angels book. And that book project has a number of potentially exciting features that could be unlocked by the project. THAT’S exciting. THAT’S fun. That should be the message of the ad.
Hey, thanks everyone for your input and I’m so glad that I brought them here first. I was completely blanking but what Brad said here really made sense so I went with it. 😀
I had originally planned to use the ads both on my site and PW, and as of right now, almost half of my pledges are coming from my site.
Thanks Margaret, again for your help. With that text widget, is that where you put you RITA ON KICKSTARTER?
So far, so good. It’s been about 36 hours and I’m 47% funded. O_o
Hey guys, thanks for all of the feedback and advice! If you go back, you’ll see that I took a lot of your suggestions.
MA: The print run that I have quoted should take care of all backers plus keep me good for the year.
Margaret: Thanks again! As for the extra tiers, that would be our mutual friend, Bart’s suggestion. I had it started at $25 but I liked his reasonings for adding the others, especially giving options for people that might be on the fence. Unfortunately, my buddy who shot the video is now in another city so there won’t be any retakes. 😛
Marjorie: Thanks for the feedback. I included the bit about friends because, a lot of my female fan base don’t care so much about the wrestling action. And I don’t mean one or two random girls commenting, I’m talking about face-to-face interaction at cons. Most guys don’t need too much prodding. Either they like it or don’t. I ironed out that $35 tier, thank you!! Does reading the $90 tier on the side clear up all of your questions about the Lora Innes tier? I put that she’s an IDW artist, I have her website and nowhere is a print mentioned. It DOES read ‘your favorite RA character’ so yes, the idea is to pick a RA character, but I’d leave it up to Lora if she wanted to do another character. Thank you very much for feedback. 🙂
Thank you all! You all spotted something that all my friends and helpers have missed so I really appreciate it.
I did. While I won’t say that my content (female wrestling comic) or my skill were detractions, I WILL say that at the time, my cheapest book was $15. Wait, I did have a $4 book , and that was the big ‘seller.’ I also remember doing a few annoying sketches too. 😛