Well I guess I'm heading into uncharted waters.
All the best adventures start that way.
My take (in no particular order) is...
- Yeah, not gonna get rich doing it.
- A page a week is really slow.
- Why is anyone gonna want to buy it collected as a TPB later, when they already read it for free online?
(OK, I know this MUST work, because I know of at least two publishers who use this model.)- A page a week is very do-able working around other projects.
- For as long as the project lasts, I have a constantly growing on-line sample.
- I get exposure.
- I get a "fan" base.
(Is it just me, or is that weird? I've already had a couple of "fan" messages and it's just strange. I'm a normal guy, not someone famous who gets fans!)- It costs me pretty much nothing, even the time is negligable on such a long stretched out production period.
- If all goes well, it gets picked up for release as a TPB at which point, all the work is done and it's all gravy.
I was gonna do it anyways, mostly 'cos the artist does great work. The guy is also one of the good guys, which makes it even better! The money is less of an issue than the exposure it could generate (even if the readership isn't massive, I can work it so the right people see it).
Don't get me wrong, money would be nice, but the way I see it, if I can have fun, make a great "book," and work with some talented creatives, the money is a bonus and will come eventually if I do good work.