As I mentioned in my previous article waaay back in 2006, one of the easiest ways to create comics is to write and draw it yourself (or with a partner), photocopy your work, staple the pages, and there you go! You’re very own comic book! It’s as simple as that.
That’s how comics are made nowadays, they are self published. Gone are the days of the big publishers who can give you jobs. Now, you have to create your own jobs. You have to find ways to get your comics out there on your own. I can’t give you a job. Budjette Tan or Arnold Arre or Carlo Veragara can’t give you a job working on their comics. You have to create your own, and you have find your own way of getting yours out there and into the hands of people who like to read them.
In 2010, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to do this through events wherein which you can promote and sell your comics. The first event is the KOMIKSTRIP: The First UPLB Comic Book Convention on February 13. Based on my experience, conventions like this are great venues for you to get in touch with people who love comics. Your potential audience is right there just waiting to give you money in exchange for your work.
If you can’t make it this time, hang on, as more events for this year are going to be announced.