Monday, August 19, 2013

4th Who Needs the Moon Review!

Woke up this mornin'
(insert blues guitar riff)
Turned my tablet on
(more guitar)

And that song is going no where...

Anyways, I woke up this morning, and surprise! posted a great review of the first issue.

The last 12 days since the release of the comic has been a strange experience.

On the 7th, when it was released on ComiXology, I was strangely muted and spent a few days afterward like that.

My book was released along side some other titles in the Submit section that have been garnering attention. Or were starting out with a lot of buzz based on who the creative team were.

It made me feel that mine was being overshadowed. But at the same time, I felt that it was a good group to be a part of, because it probably gave my title better initial exposure.

As it currently stands, I have absolutely no way of knowing how it is selling. ComiXology doesn't provide any tools for the indie guys to see what a typical sales day looks like. Which makes sense considering, the majority of publishers on there, print is still their big money maker and digital sales are just something they dabble in.

But for the little guys like myself, while daily or even weekly sales reports would do little to help us out, they would provide either a morale boost or a shot in the arm to start figuring out new ways to market the title.

Drivethrucomics offers sales reports, but these just serve as a sovering reminder that I need to get the word out better.

"... it’s the sophistication of the narrative, its emphasis on characterisation, that makes it so grown-up."

So, it's always nice to read a review. It is especially nice to read a glowing one. Today posted such a review and its got me smiling from ear to ear. Maybe Who Needs the Moon isn't selling like hot cakes. But at the very least, there are people out there, who really like it.

Thanks to the guys over at!

Saturday, August 10, 2013 Reviews Who Needs the Moon

My wife has been avidly looking online for any kind of review that pops up concerning me or wntm.

It's a great feeling to see a new one, and read positives about the comic. Even the negative just inspires me to work harder.

That being said, wrote a nice piece about wntm.

"It's an intriguing first issue and--if the second issue reveals more about the impending battle between the two factions--could be a fun series."

Thanks for the review
I certainly hope to deliver!

Who Needs the Moon #1
at ComiXology for $0.99
at DriveThruComics for $0.99

Friday, August 9, 2013

Go to the Drive Thru

Short Post.

Who Needs the Moon is now on for a buck.

I think in the near future, I'll need to add some perks to get people to buy direct from me.

Thursday, August 8, 2013

B- Ain't That Bad

Another review of Who Needs the Moon is in. 

Available at ComiXology here

Or a DRM free pdf from me through the link above. Which is below the blog's header.

Take a look at the review here or you can follow the link to read it on the site.

Who Needs the Moon has a lot going for it but takes some missteps along the way.  On a few occasions, especially towards the beginning, some of the characters aren’t quite distinctive enough to be completely recognizable.  At a few other moments, the facial expressions don’t match the tone of the conversation.  But these are minor instances that don’t happen very often.  The one other complaint is that at one point it shows a person peeing -- as in fully shows it.  A little less blatant depiction of the action could have conveyed the same info without crossing that “for adults” rating line.  These are minor complaints, though.  The story is very interesting and is an interesting spin on the supernatural as well as leaving a lot of room for expansion and explanation for story threads.  Don’t let my nitpicks dissuade you, this is still a good comic.

It was pretty trivial for me to have thrown the wolf's cock out there for all to see. I did debate it somewhat, but in the end, I felt you needed to know exactly what he was doing.

Besides, the next issues are going to get a lot more graphic than that. So I also figured I'd better make sure that the first one was rated 17+ too.

Though I'm sure the kids are ignoring that. Or they are deliberately looking for it. ;)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Welcome to Kingford

March 13th Submission received.

April 23rd Submission accepted for distribution through ComiXology.

August 7th Who Needs the Moon goes live. (Buy it from the ComiXology website. That way Apple and probably Google and Amazon too, don't take a cut.)

15 weeks after being accepted the first issue of Who Needs the Moon went live today.

For me that was a long wait. And now that it is finally released, to be honest, it's kind of anti-climactic. I had been waiting (really hardcore waiting) so long for it to come out that it kind of fell apart for me 4 weeks back.

Then I kind of gave up.

Clearly, ComiXology has a lot of submissions passing through their digital gates right now and I am very proud to have gotten through.

I'm just hoping that #2 gets to readers sooner. That means, I have work to do!

How are the sales?

I have absolutely know way of knowing.

Here's a poster.

If you read the issue I would love to hear what you think.

PLEASE! Feedback of any kind is welcome, even if it's to tell me you think it stinks!