Kitsune: Assassin For Hire #15 now on Comixology

Issue 15 of our on-going adult title, Kitsune: Assassin For Hire is now available on Comixology. You can check out the preview pages below.

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As we trod along with this title, we are aiming to increase the production value of the title with each issue. We believe this would significantly increase the reading pleasure and entertainment quality of the title for our readers.

However, this may result in delays and longer waiting time between each issue. We seek your kind understanding and patience in this matter.

Thank you for your continued readership and support. You can get the digital comic via Comixology.

PITCH 2019 Submissions Update

All writers whose submission entries are accepted have been notified. Thank you to everyone who has submitted to the PITCH 2019 anthology.

We are aiming for a mid-October release of the proto-comics. We are excited and look forward to see how readers will receive these concepts. Cheers!

PITCH 2019 Submissions Closed

Submissions for PITCH 2019 are now closed. We will begin the review process and writers whose entries are accepted will be notified within 2 weeks’ time. Thank you for your submissions.

To account for any time zone differences, we will continue to accept and review submissions that come in before 16 Aug GMT 23:59. Cheers!

Making Comics The IRRATIONAL WAY: Time Management

Making comics can be really time-consuming. Between real life obligations and the need to maintain some semblance of a social life, it can be a real struggle to stay on track as a creator making comics.

Of course, as a hobbyist, there is no pressure to keep to deadlines but for creators who are aiming to turn pro, it is good practice to produce completed comic works in a consistent and timely fashion. If you are hired by a publisher or client, you are expected to get the work done within a reasonable timeline. Taking 1 whole month to produce 3 pages for a 22 page monthly issue for example is not going to cut it. For this reason, it can be very helpful to use time management practices in your workflow. Here I would like to share 5 time-management principles that I believe will help you in your journey as a comics creator.

1. Don’t find time, make time.

You cannot find time to do something. If you are looking to find time to work on your comic project, you will always find yourself wanting. Instead of finding the time to do something, make the time. Finding time is a passive mindset that puts you in a submissive position where you are subject to the circumstances, whims and fancies of life. Making time, on the other hand, puts you in a dominant position where you take charge of what you want to do with your life. Determine a set time in your schedule and stick to it for working on your comic project. Don’t wait for it to happen. Make it happen.

2. Understand your priorities.

This is subjective and personal. You should take a moment to understand what your priorities are. The important thing here is to realize that sacrifices have to be made when you are in pursuit of developing your craft. You must make a choice and decide what you are willing to sacrifice and what you are not in order to get your comic project done. In life, the reality is you cannot have it all. Something has to give.

3. Work with a schedule.

Figure out your workflow and make a schedule that you can realistically follow. Contrary to conventional belief, a schedule does not restrict you. In fact, I have found the opposite to be true. A schedule helps you to stay organised, keep on track, make adjustments/buffers, plan ahead and relieve stress. More often than not, keeping to a schedule has resulted in projects getting completed earlier than expected and allowing myself more free time to pursue other hobbies and social activities.

4. Brick by brick.

“You don’t set out to build a wall. You don’t say ‘I’m going to build the biggest, baddest, greatest wall that’s ever been built.’ You don’t start there. You say, ‘I’m going to lay this brick as perfectly as a brick can be laid. You do that every single day. And soon you have a wall.” – Will Smith

Small consistent effort over time can produce substantial results. During periods where you find you are not being very productive or have little time to make a concentrated effort, it is still better to make small progress than to do nothing with your comic project. It’s not going to get done unless you work on it. So keep working on it. How many years have passed since you wished you’ve had a comic made? If you start now, even with small incremental effort, who knows, maybe next year this time, you might have a comic to shop around.

5. Be mindful of the value of time.

Time is valuable. Your time is valuable. It is arguably the most valuable asset that you have. Money that you spend you can always earn it back. But time that you spend, you can never get it back. Once it’s wasted, it’s wasted. Be mindful of this.

Stop wasting your time. Make the best out of it. Milk every second of it. If you want to make a comic, go make that comic now.

I hope these principles will benefit you in your comic creation pursuits. If you think this post is helpful, do share it with fellow comic creators and keep making comics!

-Derek

 

PANTHEON’S END release

Pantheon’s End, a 44 page one-shot comic, adapted from the work of writer, Dane Matthews, is now available for purchase. Please feel free to check out the preview pages below.

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Pantheon’s End is the first title to come out of our PITCH anthology, specifically an adaptation of the submission by Dane Matthews in PITCH 2018. We have plans to continue working with aspiring writers to produce more comics for your reading pleasure through the PITCH platform.

You can get the digital comic PDF via gumroad now.