KCR! 02 – Working in a Vacuum vs. Instant Gratification with Kazu Kibuishi

June 15, 2012 by  
Filed under Kids' Comics Revolution!, News, Podcasts

In this episode we have a discussion with Kazu Kibuishi of the popular Amulet series about a topic he inspired recently on Twitter:

There’s never been a greater focus on sharing on the internet and the benefits of the immediate feedback an author can receive from their fans. Success stories abound of creators who have bypassed traditional publishing and met great successes by connecting directly with their readers. It’s fantastic–you create a comic, an illustration, or a snappy line of prose, and you can instantly distribute it to the whole world at virtually no cost. Update early, update often, and you will find your legions of fans.

But can we get hooked on this immediacy? Where’s the line between making something interesting and getting caught up in an online popularity contest? We’re grateful to be joined by Kazu who helps us step back, take a breath, and look at publishing our work from a more pragmatic perspective.

We also have some more book recommendations provided by some students from Grand Rapids, Michigan!

And don’t forget about the KCR Book Club! In three episodes we’ll have an in-depth discussion on Ben Hatke’s Zita the Spacegirl. You can be a part of the discussion by submitting a 1-3 minute talk on the book (in .mp3 or .wav format) to kidscomicsrevolution AT gmail DOT com. Or you could just send us a good ol’ email about what you thought about the book. Your contribution might be run on the show during our conversation.

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Book Recommendations:

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One Response to “KCR! 02 – Working in a Vacuum vs. Instant Gratification with Kazu Kibuishi”
  1. Joamette Gil says:

    My little sister actually introduced me to Amulet Volume 1 when she was 11 years old. She borrowed it from her classroom library, and although we are 6 years apart in age, we were both equally overwhelmed with love for it!