Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's Filler Time!

"Anything worth doing is worth doing well". That well-worn quote even applies to posting a blog.

It is rather difficult to come up with something entertaining (or at least interesting) on a semi-regular, let alone daily, schedule. There are those blogs out there that manage to do it by taking a gimmick, like say, making every single recipe in a giant woman's classic cookbook and blogging about it. This makes daily entries easy, as you always have something to write about. You can also do something others might find informative, like polling other cartoonists about their tools and inspiration, and publishing the results. This also gives you a wealth of postings.

Another challenge to publishing a blog is the complete lack of financial impetus. Why publish if you ain't getting paid? You have to do it because you enjoy it. Sure, you can litter your site with ad links (as I have done) and wait for the money truck to roll in with revenue. The truth is though, the ads  you see don't generate much more than chump change, at best. Advertisers don't often even send freebies to blog authors in gratitude for mentioning their products. Haven't these guys ever heard of payola?! Case in point: I have mentioned Doctor Who action figures with an almost annoying regularity on this site. Have the manufacturers sent me anything in gratitude for raising awareness of their product? They have not. Not even a lousy Zygon figure.

You can make big money from your blog, of course. You just have to create a blog that details how you have made every recipe from a giant woman's classic cookbook. Then you have to turn it into a bestselling book and have the book made into a major motion picture. It's harder than it sounds. Trust me. Really, you do a blog for the fun of doing it. 

That doesn't mean you should just throw up whatever piece of crap you like whenever you fell like it. In producing this Kavalcade of Kartoon Komedy, I try to post something that is fun to read and pair it with an appropriate image. Sometimes I am successful, sometimes not. 

I realize, though, that I still don't post often enough. In an effort to rectify this situation, I have decided to throw up whatever piece of crap I want, whenever I want, BUT! On a more regular basis. So, from time to time, you'll get to see random images from "archives", as well as my "sketchbook", sans commentary.  Starting right now. 


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Blogger Chris Sabatino said...

One man's "crap" is another man's treasure! Your Jetson pages are pure beauty to me. I could stare at them for hours, enjoying every line. You are incredibly talented and you have lived my dream by bringing HB charaters to life in comics. Your "Filler" blog made my day!!!!

April 23, 2010 at 3:42 PM  
Blogger David said...

Those Jetsons pages are sweet! The other ones are great too, but that inking on the Jetsons is really nice. That is what I need to get my lines to look like!

April 23, 2010 at 5:29 PM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

Woo hoo! (Why did I feel like I've won somehow?) I'm with Chris and David. BUT, my eye is drawn to black and whites, which I love more than a gigantic woman's cookbook of Jell-o recipes.

April 27, 2010 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger P.L. Frederick said...

P.S. Long live Big Boy!

April 27, 2010 at 6:15 PM  
Blogger Bill White said...

Thanks for the kind comments, kids. I guess I'll keep posting this kind of thing from time to time.

As well as new stuff with my witty blatherings, I hope!

April 30, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

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