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This is comedy gold:

"Apparently one day at school she told her teacher and classmates, 'My mom is a doctor who helps people with their feelings, and my dad draws pictures of himself.'"

But isn't this true for all artists/writers/authors/creators? The work, in the end, is a reflection of the creator, it is a picture of themselves. I hope my picture is at least a little bit accurate: https://moviewise.substack.com/p/movie-reviews

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Are you able (without fear of being picked off by the Substack snipers) to share your frank views about comic creators leaping onto this platform as the main means of distributing (initially digital) installments of their new graphic novels (together with bonus and BTS content) in return for a subscription fee (and of course the Substack grants)?

I'm primarily interested in your take from the professional published creator's POV, and secondarily I'd be keen to hear if you think this might be a way for new unpublished creators to get their work out there and be noticed, in the present saturated marketplace for free digital comics?

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It’s been great, this could easily be part of a book, thank you for sharing and the great work you do!

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In response to the person asking about how-to books about cartooning: I'm no expert by any means, but this past year I read both "Understanding Comics" and "Making Comics" by Scott McCloud, and found them both to be pretty incredible.

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Also—thank you for your entertaining and informative posts!

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I've really enjoyed reading your posts during your Substack residency. I hope that you'll continue posting if you find yourself "with something worth writing about." Thanks!

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