Go Back   Digital Webbing Forums > Hosted Forums > ComixTribe > Bolts & Nuts

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 10-01-2013, 04:44 PM   #1
Steven Forbes
Freelance Editor
 
Steven Forbes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: In the moment
Posts: 3,886
Steven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud of

B&N Week 145: Managing Your Brand

It’s a beautiful day in the Tuesday-hood, a beautiful day in the Tuesday… Fine, so I don’t have the best singing voice. That doesn’t matter! What matters is that we have another Bolts & Nuts today! That’s important! So, let’s get to it!

Today’s question is really quite simple:

What are you doing to manage your brand?

Now, most of you are thinking this: Steven, I don’t have a “brand.” All I want to do is the work. The work, mind you, is different for everyone: for writers, you want to tell your stories, whether creator- or corporate-owned; artists, you’re storytellers in your own right, gravitating to a certain type of story you enjoy drawing [and some of you going on to writing your own stories, too]; inkers don’t generally get the chance to tell their own stories, unless you’re like Jimmy Palmiotti and got into writing your own stories through the “backdoor” of being a world-class inker, but your work is not unimportant, either; colorists, you may want to try out different techniques and effects; letterers, you’ll want to get into logo design and, if you go really deep into lettering, font design. Editors, your job is deceptively difficult: trying to help the creators tell the best stories they can within their abilities.

Each of these jobs has a brand attached to it, and quite often, that brand is the individual. That brand is you. This is not to say that there aren’t “houses” or “studios” that have several people doing the job, such as ComiCraft for lettering. However, more often than not, the brand is simply you.

Again I ask: what are you doing to manage your brand?

Today’s world is extremely small, and shrinking daily. The internet has brought us together, made collaboration cheap and easy, and has given everyone a who wants to be heard a voice. Creators of art, whether they are in words or pictures, always want to be heard. So, how do you go about managing your brand?

Click here to read more.
__________________
Learn to make comics at ComixTribe! Be part of the Tribe!
E-Mail me for your editing needs. Twitter: @stevedforbes
"Criticism is an acknowledgment of your ability to produce results." David Gerrold
Steven Forbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Connect With Facebook to "Like" This Thread

Old 10-09-2013, 02:26 PM   #2
Ingrid K. V. Hardy
Owner of a Rabid Horse
 
Ingrid K. V. Hardy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: East of Montreal
Posts: 4,203
Ingrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant futureIngrid K. V. Hardy has a brilliant future

Interesting stuff, Steven! And it could well apply to nearly anyone.
__________________
Rabid Horse Artwork l "Drawn and Divided" on Patreon

Over 50 and still nifty.
Ingrid K. V. Hardy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2013, 05:38 PM   #3
Steven Forbes
Freelance Editor
 
Steven Forbes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: In the moment
Posts: 3,886
Steven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud ofSteven Forbes has much to be proud of

Thanks, Ingrid!

That's the point of the bulk of the Bolts & Nuts articles: advice that can apply to nearly everyone, but definitely with the comic book creator in mind!
__________________
Learn to make comics at ComixTribe! Be part of the Tribe!
E-Mail me for your editing needs. Twitter: @stevedforbes
"Criticism is an acknowledgment of your ability to produce results." David Gerrold
Steven Forbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 08:54 PM   #4
Charles
New Hero
 
Charles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 752
Charles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really nice

I read the article on the ComixTribe website, then clicked on the link which brought me to this discussion thread.

This was a very nice article, lots of good substance in it. Very sage advice on the branding aspect of things.

Also, I happened to take note of the link at the end, the one that leads to the Pouch of Nuts page, which lists all of the Bolts & Nuts articles in numerical order. I'll have to do a little more browsing, and rummage around in this pile of links, to see what other tasty morsels that I can find. That's a big pile of Bolts and Nuts, though, so it will be the article titles that prove to be the deciding factor, as far as which ones that I will check out first. There's one hundred and fifty of them in all, and thus far, I have only read two of them. It would probably take quite a while to read them all.

On a side note, there's one possible typo in this article #145, where it states:

--------------
The first thing you need to do is to take an unobjective view of what your brand is.
--------------

Since this is a permanent archive, one intended for lots of readership over an extended period of time, if "unobjective" is a typo, then you might want to consider correcting it. I'm pretty sure that you probably meant to say "objective," instead of "unobjective," in that particular instance. Not trying to nitpick, here. It just sort of stood out as I was reading through the article. If I'm wrong on this, then my apologies upfront.

Last edited by Charles; 11-09-2013 at 10:37 PM. Reason: To correct a typo.
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 10:21 PM   #5
Bishop
Registered User
 
Bishop's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Kholinar, Alethkar
Posts: 6,246
Bishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud ofBishop has much to be proud of

Quote:
Originally Posted by Charles View Post

On a side note, there's one possible typo in this article #145, where ti states:

The irony here cracks me up.
__________________
"I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous." -Anonymous
Bishop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2013, 10:36 PM   #6
Charles
New Hero
 
Charles's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 752
Charles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really niceCharles is just really nice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bishop View Post
The irony here cracks me up.
Indeed. And believe me, I make tons of them. But, forum postings tend to be informal dialogue, whereas his article series that presently numbers 150 is a far more formal category of writing. Because his aim is to clearly preserve this tome, and for it to be both a resource and continually read by countless others going forward, it's important for any typos to be weeded out over time. Why? So that there's nothing eventually left that is said that wasn't what he intended to say.

Even in these forums, I have corrected typos on numerous different occasions. When I blog, as seldom as that may seem to be, I correct typos intermittently - only to later discover that there are still more typos that need fixing.

At any rate, it was just something that grabbed my eye, and I decided to make him aware of it, in case he wanted to correct it.
Charles is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:09 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
© 1997-2015 Digital Webbing, LLC