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posted Feb 28, 2018

What does "ultimate success" mean to you?

In the Discord forums with a TON of other awesome people, we were discussing what success meant to each of us personally. So let me ask ALL of you here on GlobalComix


What does it mean to be successful?


Is it fame? Tons of views, likes comments?!
Is it fortune and being rich?
Is it possibly just the good feelings you get seeing people enjoy your comic.
Maybe it is being published and printed?
Maybe being published ONLINE and paid by a comic site to make your comic?
Having lots of people come to conventions just to meet you and get autographs?

It can be anything! Anything that you deem would make you successful is a good answer.


Each person will have their own answer, and be honest. This question will help us all work with staff in order for them to understand our needs and desires as creators and readers. So please participate and be honest with yourself.

There is NO WRONG ANSWER.

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posted Feb 28, 2018

I think ultimate success for me, is being able to earn enough money wit my comics to work full time on them. Right now i'm in high school, but i think i want to spend the rest of my life drawing stuff.
I may be a lttle young to have made that kind of decision, and i realize it can't be easy but i think that's success.

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posted Feb 28, 2018

What does it mean to be successful?


Is it fame? Tons of views, likes comments?! 
Is it fortune and being rich?
Is it possibly just the good feelings you get seeing people enjoy your comic.
Maybe it is being published and printed? 
Maybe being published ONLINE and paid by a comic site to make your comic?
Having lots of people come to conventions just to meet you and get autographs?
For me, I don't pick one of these as parameter of success, instead it looks a milestone of achievement of all these parameters.

People enjoy my comic -> fame/views -> published online and paid -> published prints ->rich ->convention.
For me each each upper stage/milestone is considered higher success.

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posted Mar 1, 2018

If I can make a living, do some traveling, and live abroad for a month or two (modestly) for some time just off of my novels and comics, I would consider myself successful. 

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posted Mar 1, 2018

I would like to have at least 500-1K subscribers on Tapastic, Webtoons, Instagram. Nothing drastic, but no longer obscure.
My idol was Bill Watterson. I never read Calvin & Hobbes piecemeal in the newspaper, but read all the comics in book form all at once. As a kid I wanted to make book collections of my comic strips like he did.
Not really an 'ultimate' success, just modest success. 

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posted Mar 2, 2018

"Ultimate success" in life is, when you can live the way you want to and don't have to worry about money.

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posted Mar 2, 2018

I mentioned this in the discord chat, but for me personally, I would like to quit my day job so I can draw comics 100%. At least I know I will be able to eventually... after I retire, but I would kind of like to start doing it sooner than that. :)

That's just the ultimate success though. Before that there are many small successes for me... such as earning more followers, more patrons, views, etc.

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posted Jun 19, 2018

Sharing the same sentiments as @Cavechan. QvQ/ But as they say, baby steps!

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posted Sep 3, 2018

I think it's a combination of things, but it's also first and foremost, subjective. A person can be very successful monetarily with their comic, but never feel they achieved what they set out to do. Then there are people who never become famous, but are extremely happy with just making it to the end of their comic.