- Posted by Johanna on April 18, 2011 at 8:12 am
- Category: Digital and Webcomics
Literature: Unsuccessfully Competing Against TV Since 1953 collects literary themed strips — “from Seuss to Shakespeare, Twain to Tolkien” — from the run of Sheldon, and it was nominated for Best Humor Publication. In order to ensure that qualified voters (comic professionals, retailers, or librarians) are familiar with his work, Dave has put the whole thing online as a free PDF. As Dave put it,
I may not be represented by a big ol’ publisher, and may not have a gigantor marketing budget, but I do have one thing: The work itself. This book is my best stuff, and I’m really proud of it. So I’m just gonna get out of the way and let the book do the talking for me.
Even if you’re not a potential voter, you’re welcome to check it out. It’s 90-plus pages of funny stuff, book references with a nerd bent, plus a talking duck. And poetry!
(This is a major benefit to publishing your own work — you control how it’s presented, and whether you give it away for good purposes. And since it’s a webcomic, it’s already available for free in one format anyway. This just makes it conveniently packaged.)