Continuing my theme of retrospective, here are a few of my comics from past issues of Metro magazine. First up is my Fleet Foxes comic in its entirety, including guest appearances by Kurt Cobain and Holly from Tiny Ruins (click on it to make it bigger):
Just because I’m showing you these doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t buy the lastest copy of Metro! You guys should, because then I’ll keep my paid comics gig (a rare and wonderful thing these days.) There’s a whole lot of debate about whether giving stuff away for free helps or hinders sales. I was listening to a really interesting interview of Kelly Link on Kim Hill’s show, and she said that when she gave away copies of ‘Stranger Things Happen’, more people bought the book. That sounds counter-intuitive, but her argument was that because people liked it, they wanted to give her money to support her. Perhaps they talked about her to their friends, who preferred to buy books in bookshops. Which sounds all very nice and I hope that’s the way it all works out – it’s a weird new world, this digital publishing one. We’re still getting our heads around it.