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DonEdwards
02-07-2014, 04:52 AM
I give you the OFFICIAL THUNDER FROG storefront link to BUY your very own copy of ULTRAKYLE #1!!! This has been a long time coming. Thank you in advance for any and all support! While this comic is owned and created by me, it would not be entirely possible without help and dedication from Harrison Wood, Kennan Reed, and Woody Arnold from Thunder Frog Studios.

I appreciate all purchases of Ultrakyle #1, and commit myself to bringing you all the most awesomest comic in all the universe! Thanks for taking a chance on me, Kyle, and Thunder Frog! God bless you all!

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http://www.thunderfrogcomics.com/shop.html#.UvQUIfldWH9

Charles
02-07-2014, 11:14 AM
I appreciate all purchases of Ultrakyle #1, and commit myself to bringing you all the most awesomest comic in all the universe! Thanks for taking a chance on me, Kyle, and Thunder Frog! God bless you all!

Having followed your progress as an artist for a number of months, now (just as I follow the progress of numerous other artists), when I visited your Facebook page, last night, and saw your announcement about Ultrakyle being released, my intention was to buy it.

However, it is apparently only available in print format. As I posted on your Facebook page, last night, personally, I think that this is a bad decision.

I said that, for a reason. These days, your potential to sell a comic book increases, if you offer potential buyers options that suit their respective personal taste in comic book reading. Me? I prefer digital format - specifically, comic books in PDF format.

Certainly, as an independent comic book creator, you're under no obligation to provide purchase options to prospective customers. The downside, of course, is that your sales figures may be smaller, as a direct result of that marketing decision.

Many still prefer comic books in print format, certainly. But, these days, not everyone does.

On the following web page, it states that the price of Ultrakyle # 1 as being $3.99 POD:

http://www.thunderfrogcomics.com/shop.html#.UvTlULSXvra


Yet, on this other page, it states that the cover price will be $2.50:

https://www.facebook.com/events/541290905964955/

Was the $2.50 price only good for certain dates?

The essence of why I began following your work as an artist, Don, is encapsulated within a comment that I posted on one of my blogs, back on January 25th, 2014, wherein I said:

The harsh, fierce winds of reality blow me off course, into the realms of other artists. The footprints of Nick Justus' art often appear to be few and far between. Thus, I trek through canyons of other men's work

SOURCE: http://ageofjustus.blogspot.com/2014/01/to-track-gargantuan.html

Thus, following your progress as an artist was never really a planned thing. While waiting for Nick to post new artwork, I started browsing the handiwork of other artists that he knew and interacted with, of which you were but one of several.

Deleting criticism from your Facebook page doesn't insulate you from criticism. It also doesn't make you a better artist or a better colorist.

That said, I will defer to your wisdom in offering only a print version of Ultrakyle # 1 for sale. While I do think that that approach is a terrible marketing strategy for independent comic book artists trying to sell their independent comic books in the here and now of the 21st Century, on the positive side, it will save me a little money that I can use for something else - such as buying another comic book by another artist.