And the game is rigged.
I'm not the first and I won't be the last to say this, but its rough out there unless you're a big player.
The big guys get all the attention, the big guys get all the ads, the big guys get the reviews. Where does that leave the independent publishers, the people who take a chance, who take risks? Cut. Out.
Cut out of the review machine. Don't get me wrong, I love the reviewers who have looked at my book, and uniformly, they've all liked the book and recommended it. But, I answer all emails, and I extend courtesy to everyone who stops by my website. Yeah, we're out there, we're scrapping and fighting for our space. We're doing OK, but where's the HARM in reviewing independent comic books? Not everyone wants to see people in tights? I know from the great feedback from the people out there that there IS a need, a space for different stories. Like I said, THANKS to the ones who have reviewed our book, we appreciate it, but please remember, even marvel comics started small, even Dark Horse was a B/W publisher first.
Lets' give it back. Help out each other. face it, we all need heroes. We need evangelists. We all need people to sing our praises. If you like to the book, by all means tell people. We're not looking to make money (who does publishing comics) what we are looking for is to tell our story, and we want YOU to be a part of it.
Se here's an appeal to those of you out there, help us help you. The more diversity in comics there is, the better, the more stories get told. So if you like what you see, pass it on, tell people. Post on boards, spread the word. Get some buzz going. Help out because its the right thing to do.
I heed a hero, will it be you?