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Never know what to title these things.

I've been way too busy as of late. Ridiculous amounts of busy. I'm a graduate assistant now, and that entails an insane amount of work. I'm taking nine credit hours, which is a full load at this level, and they're not easy classes on top of that.

This has resulted in the comic having some slowdowns. At one point, I failed to update for like two weeks. I've pared back my production schedule since then to twice a week, but I still miss those sometimes. My buffer runs out after Monday.

That said, this has been one of my strongest months for readers. Usually September's kinda dead, but I've gotten crazy amounts of traffic. So it's weird.

Webcomicking is not an easy pastime, but it's a rewarding one. It got me out of Portland, it got me out of the lowest part of my life. So it'd feel like a betrayal to give it up now, when I've "made it" in the conventional sense (or at least am on the path to "making it") and don't have the time to do everything I'd like.

And with that, I think I've finally figured out what to use this space for. Since this one big pseudo-artist collective meant to suck up the disposable income of artists everywhere (lol), I'll just talk about what it's like behind the scenes. I'm not a professional artist/writer, in the sense that I don't make a living off of it. But I do make some money, and I take it seriously enough that I'd say my webcomic probably has more traffic than like 95% of webcomics (but only the top 1%, if even that, can live off of it, so this is kind of a moot accomplishment).

So I'll offer whatever advice I can to other creative types. It won't make anyone rich and famous, but if it helps people jumpstart their creative careers, then it's worth it. Because so much of making it in this business has very little with making beautiful art, and it's those skills (or lack thereof) that seem to determine who makes it and how well.


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Stuart Richards
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Stuart Richards is a professional writer and artist. Operating out of Chadron, NE, he is the author of the webcomic "The 503" and has a book out, "The Second Death," available for the Kindle.


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Tamarie Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the fav:)
StuartRichards Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It was beautiful work, no thanks necessary. :)