Thursday, November 24, 2016
This strip comments on the sharp gender divide that split the community in the 80s/90s. Jeff is not a mean-spirited person, or he might've referred to Meg as a "fag hag." Perhaps I should've used a nastier character and ventured down that alley ---asking why we need to apply epithets to our friends and allies?
Monday, November 21, 2016
What a Bargain! !
Obviously I've been selling myself short.
When I published Savoir Fairy 1986, I had drawn around 100 Murphy's Manor comic strips. I used most of them in the first of a series (I hoped) of Murphy's Manor compilations.
The book sold okay -- I sold directly to gay book stores and a couple distributors at a generous discount. That's how the book business worked. Amazon.com and publication-on-demand didn't exist yet.
I sold most of the print run and made a modest profit. But I never published a second volume.
Why not? I wanted to be a cartoonist, not a bookmonger. I wanted to focus my energy on what I did best.
I contacted the Amazon merchant who asks $99 for my book. I wondered if he can get that price, perhaps he'd like more copies? I have one or two boxes left, all mint. He replied he had a single copy, but sold none. it's standard practice to put an outrageous price on rare, one of a kind books.
I offered to sell him some more. I wonder what price he'd put on them.