The biggest problem facing artist and publishers right now is the world of PIRACY.
Yes, we all love free stuff and when you can click a button on your computer and download something for free, the thought is always "well, someone else will be buying it, so what difference will me downloading it make?"
The answer is: a big one.
With almost everyone thinking the same thing, a book that ends up in the hands of thousands-- possibly tens of thousands worldwide-- is only purchased by about 50 people.
This is the reason why I was unable to move forward with my own adult comic, Batarella. I wanted very much to produce that comic! But when I looked at the numbers provided to me by my publisher, they were not promising.
It is impossible for any artist, publisher or website to offer books that take a month of full work to produce, by 1-3 people, for a reasonable price and only sell 10-20 copies a month. By the time that trickles down, an artist will only make, if lucky, $100 for a full month of work. That's insane.
Again, this all comes down to piracy.
If you love the art artists create and have any respect for them as human beings who are NOT big time musicians or "movie stars" or whoever else may make millions of dollars; but rather a hard working, middle-class Joe like yourself, then you owe it to them to purchase their art rather than downloading it from some site for free.
I love what I do, but I can only survive doing it by taking commissions now. Creating work of my own in the hopes that others will enjoy it enough to buy and support it is just not a possibility.
So, with all that in mind, I'm about to promote some new comics that I have available at comixxxstore.com
They just recently uploaded SIX new comics, all illustrated by me. They also updated their site with plenty of other new books, too!
If you have no interest in that sort of thing, then I would never ask you to go and buy something just to "help" me. I only ask that if you ARE interested in adult comics that you purchase them there rather than waiting to download them for free at your usual piracy site. We truly do need your support if we're going to be able to continue to create all the art that you all love.
Here are some samples from the new books.
Like what you see? Then head on over to comixxxstore.com and get some! Only $4.95 each with plenty of discount tiers!