This Holiday Season, fans of independent comics can make a huge impression by supporting the ladies and gentlemen that have dedicated their lives to creating incredible and uniquely refreshing comics that are not dictated by the editorial constrictions of big corporations.
Supporting independent comic creators is easy and full of benefits for everyone.
The best and most encouraging way is to buy their comics and related merchandise for your own collection or as a gift for a friend. Like everybody else on the planet, comic creators need to eat and keep a roof over their head. Cash in their pocket goes a long way towards relieving the stress of being able to support themselves, freeing up their mind and time to continue to create great comics for us all to enjoy.
Whenever possible, buy direct from the creator or from their publisher. Thanks to the internet this is simple since most comic creators have a shop on their website that is as easy to use as purchasing from Amazon. Buying direct from the creator or publisher gives them the opportunity to keep as much of the revenue as possible from the sale of their merchandise.
If you have already bought every item imaginable from a comic creator, including digital downloads, books, t-shirts, buttons, prints, sketch cards and original art or simply need to put a much desired product on a wish list do to lack of funds there are other ways to show your support without spending a cent.
Word of mouth is the best way to promote great comics and guarantee that as many people as possible discover what you already know, that independent comics offer an incredible alternative that is often more entertaining and exciting then the usual corporate comic characters that are dominating the markets of the world.
Spreading the word is FREE! Just tell your friends about it or let them borrow your comics to read. Share your favorites throughout your choice of social media. Most comic sites have direct links to most social sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, etc. Use those buttons!
Helping creators generate more fans is fun to do and it makes you part of a unique community that you have some credit in building. A growing fan base for one of your favorite creators or comics draws attention to your keen eye for quality and substantiates your astute convictions.
Another free and easy way to support independent comics is to frequent the sites of favorite webcomics. Your visits help to build the traffic on their site that is necessary to help them generate advertising revenue. Take the time to visit the links to their sponsors. Many webcomics are usually available for free and depend on this revenue which is vital to their continued existence. Supporting webcomics is also a great way to guarantee that one day that webcomic will become part of your personal collection as a book either in print or in a digital format.
Remember that all revenue generated from your purchase or sharing helps to insure that more independent comics are created. As die-hard fans this is integral to the continued development of the medium and our perpetuated enjoyment of the magical association of words and pictures that we call comics.
Like all independent comic creators and publishers, we here at CO2 Comics value and appreciate the support of all of our fans. We hope you take the time to review our Holiday Checklist of currently available product and purchase what you wish. Peruse our site and enjoy the thousands of pages of great comics that are available to you for FREE everyday.
Please share what you find here at CO2 Comics with your friends. Helping us to continue to grow our audience is the greatest gift we could receive this holiday season. Your support as a fan translates into appreciation for what we and all the creators that share their work here do from our hearts every day and that is to make great comics simply because we want to.
Thank you and please have a wonderful ChristmaQuanzaHanukkah!