Okay, I'll admit it: Mainstream scenes don't interest me anymore...
Sep 13, 2012 11:39 PM
I remember just a few years ago how I would crave for the next comic/manga scene to appear. I'd eagerly search through comics or wait for that "scene added" e-mail. Mainstream scenes excited me, because back then they were still a novelty.
Nowadays, mainstream scenes are a dime a dozen. I spend maybe two seconds looking at each one, before moving to the next one. I used to have comic issues and scenes memorized; now, each I forget each one.
Don't get me wrong: the sleepy fetish is still strong in me. I still have my superheroine and anime girl sleepy fantasies, and I am not slowing down! I will still likely check comics regularly and post the best stuff. Right now, I am trying to find other ways to express fantasies.
I think this transition was inevitable. It started out with me fantasizing about sleepy content. Then I started to consume sleepy content that other people posted. After that, I started finding my own sleepy content (hence, how Sleepycomics.com was born). Finally, I started creating my own sleepy content (hence, the original art store).
If I was even more ambitious, my next step would be to publish my very own comic like Adam Warren did! That'll be a while...
When you are a creator, it puts you at the top of the content pyramid. You can control exactly what characters you want and how you want the scene to play out. You have the ability to make fantasies a reality. Being able to create content, makes you feel like a god.
To illustrate how advantageous it is to be a creator, think about when was the last time you saw Vampirella get chloroformed in a mainstream comic. I think it was in the 1970's. You can spend the rest of your life flipping through comics, and you will probably never find another Vampirella chloroform scene again. But being an original content creator, I was able to make a short Vampirella chloroform scene in a week's time. It's on sale in the store right now!
The unfortunate trade off to being a creator, is that I don't consume content as much anymore. I spend a lot of hard work and time, but it's very rewarding.
So I hope this post gives you some insight into why I am focusing on original art and pushing the Sleepycomics.com store so much. I think it's a step in the right direction.
Speaking of the store, I am considering altering the pricing structure to make it even more affordable to buy the content. Art that is older than say, 4 weeks, would get bundled and sold in a discount package. Let me know if you think that's a good idea!