So, here’s what has been going on…
I have been working with the good folks at the Ink Bottle Syndicate to get Ralf the Destroyer into newspapers. This has turned out to be an epic project (by epic, I mean it’s taken many years). My hope is that 2015 will be the year Ralf gets out of the “gate” because… I really need the strip to turn the corner on making an income and I truly believe it can really take off if it can see newsprint.
The Washington Post Writer’s Group has developed an App that will create a customized comics page for online newspapers. They were looking for material and Ralf the Destroyer was high on the list of choices. This would be a paying gig, but significantly less than physical newspapers. Many online papers have a print version as well so one could lead to the other. I am still in waiting as to when it will actually begin to publish.
Either of these situations would have been monumental tasks to initiate, alone, but they were in parallel and required color content as well. I’m told “color sells”, often and repeatedly. Fortunately, I’ve been unemployed since Christmas! <– That would be sarcasm. However, the upside for readers (old and new) would be that many strips online are being replaced with color. It’s not fancy George Sellas color… it’s just plain newspaper color, but color none-the-less and I will be adding more as I go. So be sure to go back and check ’em out.
Even though I’m dreadful with social media, I will be ramping up my Facebook Fan Page posts a bit more by posting the color strips and an occasional post card. Those of you who follow me on Facebook please do me a “solid”, if you see something you like, “like it” but, also share it. “Share”s get Ralf in front of people who have yet to discover his story, it helps tremendously. If you’re feeling really ambitious, supportive and want to bring joy to my heart, be sure to visit my Patreon page and consider being a patron of the arts, because every little bit really does count for a lot.
Thanks for reading and your continued support, Scott Lincoln