So I gave this a read:
Creator Owned Comics
Marvel Superheroes ver 2
Can creator owned comics save the comics industry?
The Comics Industry is going through something of a secret crisis right now. A crisis that could have been avoided, but one where there is still a way out. The two biggest problems are a stagnation of business ideas and lack of sales.
Let’s look at the origins of these problems
For years many have bemoaned the fact that comics have lost their easy accessibility. For decades comics w
Which has me wondering about indie comics and plotlines. Of course, in terms of my own.
I think that the article has a point about the Big Guys, Marvel and DC, and how the looooooong storylines with oodles of crossovers being problematic. I find that really difficult myself, as a reader. And as a creator, I find the idea of doing shorter stories, like 2-4 issue arcs with the same characters, kinda appealing.
I wish I could tell more finite stories with "Tock the Gnome" - I have LOTS of ideas within that universe, and only some of them get touched on in Tock's story. At the same time, I've committed to the one, longer plot of Tock's quest, and that story does have a definite ending. I'm lucky, I think, in the way I set that up - Tock, Bumble, Onna, and the remaining (unrevealed) crew get to go on adventures while they look for the Island, but when its time, I will get to cap it off with the quest's resolution. So I'm hoping that I'll get that feel of 'little adventure upon little adventure,' all building up to the end of the big plot I've built through the whole thing......
That's enough rambling since I can't say anything more without spoilers
Here's some pieces that touch on things I don't get to explore too much though:
Sooooooo what do you guys think? Are longer, big plotlines better (for comics in general), or several smaller arcs with the same characters?