Sequential Underground #61 - $500

Sequential Underground

If somebody gave you $500 to invest in your career as a cartoonist, how would you spend it?

Brian John Mitchell of Silber Media joins Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino to discuss this tricky comics question that has countless answers!

Would you spend it on technology? Advertising? Exposure? Printing? Distribution? Art supplies? A nude model? Listen as we weigh our myriad options... and don't forget to tell us your answer in the comments!

ALSO: Shoutout to the Memory comics anthology on Kickstarter, featuring short stories by both Shawn and Nick. Produced by former Sequential Underground guest Jeremy Baum, it features a huge range of cartoonists from all over the world!

4 Responses to “Sequential Underground #61 - $500”


  1. 1 Marques

    I'm not a cartoonist but I would use the money
    for advertising purposes, in order to spread the word out to complete strangers.

    Also you guys mentioned using Adobe Creative Suite
    why not use something like GIMP, (which is free) which is IMO just as good as Adobe CS2 and has a manual online (also free) on how to use it. It can run on the windows, macs, and linux OS.

    @Shawn lol man. I love your Scrooge McDuck money diving fantasy, you are not alone, though I need more than $500.

  2. 2 nick marino

    I need to try GIMP again. I used it back in the 00s and I didn't think it was up-to-par with Photoshop at the time. But I've heard it's gotten a lot better!!

  3. 3 Jesse Acosta

    Have you guys heard of the Yiynova MSP19U Tablet Monitor http://amzn.com/B009QQ7BG0 ? It's basically the x brand of Cintiqs. So many professional and ameteurs alike have been hailing it at the best thing since sliced bread. It's around $540 and each time they stock up on amazon, they sell out within two days.

    If you are looking to go for a cheaper route, Monoprice sells their own off brand Wacom tablets that are also considered equal in quality at half the price of Wacom.

    I'd definitely buy a Yiynova tablet monitor if I were given $500 to increase my art production. I've been isanely jealous of a friend who recently purchased one and is in love with it.

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  5. 4 nick marino

    @Jesse: I haven't heard of that Yiynova tablet before. It looks fucking sweet!

    I'm gonna do some research into the Monoprice stuff and see what I think. I already looked at a few of their prices. So low!

    I never heard of either of these companies before (granted, I haven't done too much research, so there's that...) so thx for sharing!!!

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