Can a web cartoonist make a real living? That's what I want to know. And I'm not just being nosy. We are in the midst of a transition period between the Old World of Print and the New Frontier of Pixels. And that's fine. I love Print but Digital is great too. I just want to find a way to make the kinds of comics I like in this new realm and make a living at the same time. The Web Comic Project is my year-long attempt, starting today, to share publicly my successes (and failures) as I attempt to find my way to a profitable path.
First off, a web cartoonist needs a web comic and I have one -- Java Town -- which you can find here. You can find out more about Java Town in this post.
And here's our first bit of data:
Number of hours spent drawing Java Town web comic and preparing this blog and other supporting blogs since June 18, 2009 right up to the moment of this post: 57 hours, 35 minutes, 49 seconds.