Fraid I've never actually had one until recently. I didn't start thinking more strategically with my comics and webcomics publishing online and in print until long after I had been actively drawing artwork and comics. I essentially just charged into the webcomics field pretty mindlessly, fearless. You know, like a Bull. I dealt with life as a webcomics cartoonist one hour, one day at a time, dealing with my career as it came to me, then I read that Scott Kurtz book one day in the last few years, and I kind of reacted to it in shock. "Holy Shit," I thought to myself. "People actually bother to dream up STRATEGIES for this line of work?"
Which to me isn't all that surprisng, considering my face was buried in word processor software typing out my then-private Journals I was putting the bulk of my work into the entire time from 2004 - the last year or two. Comics were a side dish to the main course of my passion. My Journals, which would later become a published book series that would eventually be published online alongside my Super Duper Amazing Spectacular Mono Blockbuster Franchise. But some weird fucked up Catholic Guilt Conscience in me keep muttering sweet nothings and promises in my ear, saying things like "Yes you have mastered Journal writing honey. That's very nice. But no one wants to PAY people to see that until after your dead. You need to sell COMICS baby." Damned be that foul muse mistress temptress of deception. I actually listened to my self-pr and marketing muse for a while. I was clearly better at writing private journals than I was at being a manga-ka or cartoonist in many ways. It felt more natural. I did it a lot more in my spare time. And it wasn't an aphrodisiac for horny critic zombies. Pretty big pluses at the time. But dammit, what did I know..I had FINISHED GRAPHIC NOVELS AND COMICS to DRAW AND PROMOTE. That's what all the anime kids really want to READ and BUY? Isn't it? You can publish those silly journals of yours when you're DEAD.
Okay. If you say so. You know what's best, right Momma Muse?
Of course I do! Attah Boy!
Well Okay then.
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