Jan 16, 2009

So team, I have been twittering for a week or so now! Before I was not sure what I was doing, but now I think I have the hang of it and I'd like to muse about it.

Twitter doesn't have a super-clear application in the world. I tell my friends I have picked it up, and most don't care. Why would they? For the average person, the benefits of twitter are met by one's facebook status.

but for COMICKERS, it is PERFECT! I love all the webcomickers I've ever met. They are wonderful! But we usually only see each other at cons. In the time between cons, unless you have a lucky connection with locals, you talk to few other comickers. This can get isolating and lonely as you struggle with motivation, inspiration, low confidence in your art and writing.

This is why I have fallen in love with twitter. Sure, on some level it's e-stalking. But to a certain degree following a comicker's blog (or even an autobio comic) is stalkerage. It's the artist's responsibility to only put out there what they are comfortable with sharing. I love my new connection with these amazing and interesting artists, and it's a great and easy way to reach out and entertain readers during the slow slow process of making comics. And I love that I can do it during time that is otherwise totally wasted - on the ferry or waiting for the train or before meeting a friend at a coffee shop...

So here's what you can expect from me as a twitterer:

- A flurry of tweets before 9am and after 5pm, weekdays. This is when I'm usually on the train. I feel bad for tweetspamming, but I can't tweet at work! (and I shan't, unless there is a frustration I MUST vent)

- twitpics! My phone has a decent camera and I've been having fun so far taking pics of random stuff and tweeting them. I hope you all don't mind, I think it's fun.

- Really stupid tweets for now, mostly consisting of complaining about the other commuters and the weather. I'm working hard to become a better and more interesting tweeter, but for now I am still learnding :(

So follow me (@angelamelick), or un-follow me, I will never mind if you decide to stop the inanity of my tweet from entering your page :) If you are a comicker, why not try twitter? And if you are a "fan" of webcomics, DO try to follow your favourite artists! I've had a lot of fun so far following @jephjaques, @reneengstrom, @dcorsetto and others so far.