Friday, May 6, 2011
Free Comic Book Day Musings
You might have noticed (or perhaps you haven't) that this is the first time in four years that I have not produced a comic for Free Comic Book Day. There are a few reasons behind that, but the main one is that I spent a lot of time, money and effort into the whole ordeal with very little in return. I don't want this to sound all business-like and throw around terms like "return on investment," but in those four years, and literally thousands of comics, I received maybe one order and had maybe 3 or 4 people say that picked up one of the free issues.
Some of the stores I gave copies to had many leftover copies and I suspect that some stores simply threw out the leftover copies. I'd much rather put the money spent on the FCBD issue into making a new full-length issue, since those actually have a decent reception (in terms of sales).
In the meantime, there are still four free comics for you to download if you visit www.candyormedicine.com.