: I realize this. The article was mostly provided to name the comics that have made it without me having to make a redundant post. That is why I also mentioned personal experience, and the experience of a friend. Also, webcomics is an arts field, subject to similar rules of merchandising and multidisciplinary cross-marketing. Historically, it is difficult though not at all impossible to make it in the arts and make an acceptable living. The reason it seems like "no one" is making it, (which is a load of crock,) is the rather unfortunate combination of market over-saturation, and the majority of artists engaging in poor marketing or bad business practices. This is essentially the same problem as that of the music industry's, only in ours most our success stories are not really known outside of the Internet, thus creating even less awareness of those who make it.
: I am in complete agreement with you! Between $10,000 and $45,000 is what I consider a very comfortable living as a housewife in the country. That's what I was making when I was able to perform and sell merchandise at live events. I am changing my business model to concentrate on recouping the massive loss I took during the last two years that I've had to deal with being disabled and unable to travel extensively.
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