Sharing the wealth
A lot of cartoonists are very generous with sharing when it comes to Twitter. They retweet other cartoonists’ comic strips and give them big shout outs on Follow Friday. I have to admit, I’m not that great at doing that, but I want to get better at sharing. I like the camaraderie on Twitter.
As for websites, many cartoonists have blog rolls where they share others’ content but I notice that the larger strips are quite stingy about it. I’m not quite sure why. They never seem to want to share others’ work. I think it would be so great if some of these comic creators with large audiences would give a shout out or add more to their blog rolls that helped the little guys out. One big shout out from a strip with large numbers of readers would really boost the readership of a strip with a smaller audience.
I don’t expect them to grab anyone at random to promote, but surely they come across something they like now and then and it would be so nice if they shared that with their readers.
It’s a small gesture, but it would mean so much.