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How Creators Sabotage Their Own Comics-A run down of why most comics end up dead after just a few pages.How Creators Sabotage Their Own Comics by caninecomics
Hyping It Up Before It Exists
A lot of people will put up promotional artwork, covers, character references, and other related work for their comic before putting up a single page. People often say if you want to write a book or you want to lose weight, it's best that you not tell anyone. When you tell someone you plan on doing something, they will praise you for it. The problem is, you are now receiving praise for something you haven't actually done yet. You don't have to work for that praise; the mere act of saying you will do something rewards you the same external way you would get for actually doing it. Sadly the result is many people are content to stop there. It's not even a conscious decision, but a lot of people will get caught up in the hype without realizing how hard making a comic actually is. Hold off putting up anything related to your comic until you at least have a few pages up; it wil
Todayís topic is conquest. To start from a single point and influence an entire region or area. It is with a single victory that results in logarithmic expansion. It consumes everything that it comes in contact with. That may be the very definition of war. A gluttony of forced participation. Revolutions may need to occur for certain events to take place. Usurping the old order of things and replacing it with something new. History has a way of proving the futility of conquest.
A change will suddenly appear and all that progress will be swept away in a single moment. That isn't to say the process is meaningless. Every conquest has its own apogee and its zenith. Possibly even a perigee. Empires never last indefinitely. It is hubris that is always the downfall. When the decadence in a society reaches a critical threshold it is impossible to reverse. A societal collapse is its punishment.
A conquest can be limited in scope. Its effects felt by few. This is the most benign of conquests. They can have a positive or negative purpose. Conquests have a life cycle with birth, growth, and death. That is unavoidable. Whether it lasts the lifetime of a fruit fly or Sequoia tree is up to the conqueror. Mistakes early in the campaign can completely unravel any progress.
As it is a cycle, things can be re-born. Once was could be once again given the right circumstances. Periods of expansion and contraction are par for the course. The process is more important than the end result. The goal once accomplished removes the drive for conquest.
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