I started Dresden Codak nine years ago. Here’s a comparison of the very first strip I uploaded with the last panel of the most recent page.
In 2005 I was a floundering 21-year-old college student with no direction and growing debt. I drew that snake comic in a statistics class I was failing, and on my way home I decided to scan it and maybe put together a website. I thought if I kept doing that, I could teach myself to draw, as a fun hobby.
Since then, this comic has become my full time job (since 2008), and last year I raised over half a million dollars in the second most successful comics Kickstarter ever. I draw what I like, I have fans all around the globe, and most fortunately, I know what I want to do with my life. In those nine years I’ve had countless people from all corners tell me I couldn’t do this or that, or that I was wasting my time trying something that had no future or point. At the end of the day, though, I can only say “I’ll show you,” and I try to do just that.
Never underestimate the power of time, hard work, and stubbornness.
Doodled these lovely ladies in my media studies class today. Had to draw them from memory so they don’t look exactly like they do in the webcomic :/
I love them so much!
I should have remembered to include this from the start! I’ll link to this in the preorder sites, too.
I’m gonna be screenprinting a couple shirts that I’ve had a lot of requests for and finally decided to actually do. But it’s a bit of an undertaking to make shirts, so I’m going preorders for both of them. I just need 60 people to get them in order for it to be worth printing, so I’m gonna try using Celery to do this. Like a kickstarter campaign, you won’t be charged until the project is a go. If you preorder, you’ll save $2 and you’ll be sure that the size you want is available (sizes S-2XL).
A fantasy adventure series following the exploits of the wild young princess, Bold Riley, as she explores the world of The Coin.
We have ONE HOUR left of the Bold Riley: Unspun Kickstarter and we are mad close to 10K and more pay for the amazing artists!! Go check it out! this is your last chance to pledge!
The place where we’re playing, the White Rabbit Cabaret, has a lot of burlesque events all the time, like several a month. I’ve met some of the local performers, and they’re amazing and talented. I’ll be happy to pop your burlesque cherry, and I hope you like it enough to keep going to shows that the locals put on.
Mostly for my own benefit, but in case you’re curious, here’s what’s on my plate for the next few weeks:
Finish inking 12 remaining pages of YU+ME
Color 21 pages of YU+ME
Letter 22 pages of YU+ME
- Design 2 book covers for YU+ME omnibuses
- Finish misc bonus content for YU+ME
- Sketch ink and color 4 pages of Meaty Yogurt
- Sketch ink color and paint 10 pages of Eat Me
Finish editing second draft of short prose story for a project
And that’s not counting any burlesque stuff because I don’t know how much new stuff I need to learn for May yet. Also, I still work at the cheese shop a couple days a week.
So if I’m quiet, that’s why. If you feel like helping me, send me occasional reminders to eat and sleep. Otherwise I will forget and die.
I’m glad I love what I do.
I’m getting a lot done these days. I was way ahead of schedule, but then I got sick and had to rest for a few days, which puts me only slightly ahead of schedule now.
And now I know what I’ll be doing for the burlesque tour in May, so I can start work on that costume, but it’s going to be very easy to accomplish. And with the sun happening outside sometimes, I feel very energetic and motivated to take on everything.