Do you have any tips for someone who wants to start drawing for an online audience? Thank you :) I love deep-dark-fears!
Sure! Draw as much as possible, and make things that you enjoy. If you try to make something just because you think it’ll make other people happy, you’ll just wind up with something that might be popular, but that you don’t enjoy making.
Also, don’t be precious with the internet. You can start a blog for free. Don’t make it into a big scary thing. Make a bunch of things that amuse you. That way, if it’s unpopular, you’ll still have fun.
Here are some of my other blogs that are totally unpopular:
My favorite things I find on Tumblr - 1000% less popular than Deep Dark Fears:
I started making comics about a little wizard named “Loafwizard” and then I got too busy with other projects. Made one zine two years ago and haven’t been able to do anything with the character since:
Skip and Vaxo, a couple of characters I was playing with a few years ago. I want to make more things with them, maybe some day!
Just having fun with a closeup-lens camera:
Back when I was working on Blue’s Clues (a long time ago!) I found a bunch of outtakes from 1960′s porno films in a dumpster in Times Square, so I made some GIFs of them:
I was annoyed that a bunch of my students didn’t have blogs, so I made a blog for a roll of tape that was lying around the classroom, and I challenged them to get more active online than an inanimate roll of tape:
For a little while, I wasn’t sure if I would call my fear comics “Deep Dark Fears” or “Fear Pops” so I signed up for both names. I’m glad I went with “Deep Dark Fears.”
Here’s a blog that’s just photos I took inside the incredible natural history museum in Shanghai - one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. I think it may have been torn down since I was there:
Here’s a blog I started with a few images of the band “Chumbawumba” just because I wanted to tweet, “I should probably be humbla, but I have a chumbawumba blog on tumbla.”
So, what I mean to say, is that it’s free and easy to start something on the internet. Try doing a bunch of things that amuse you or make you curious. One of the advantages of the internet, is that if it’s a total failure, NOBODY WILL EVER SEE IT. So what’s the risk, really?