Comic book writer Jonathan Hickman twitter.com/jhickman talks about telling the stories you want to tell
Remain competitive, as I generally think competition is a good thing, but professionally don't judge your work (which you can control) by comparing it against other people's success (which you cannot control). Only compete against yourself. When you are free from that restriction, the benefits are pretty numerous here are several things think about:
1. Tell the story you want to tell in the format you want to tell it.
2. Leave nothing out of a story so that you can revisit it later if it's worth being in there, put it in there.
3. Don't edit yourself or censor your stories because they might offend someone. If it makes the story better, you're a schmuck if you take it out.
4. Judge a story on if you like it, not if it's better than (or as good as) most comics being published.
5. If everyone is doing a certain genre book, don't do the same thing hoping to cash in unless you know that you're either going to make fun of them or kick their ass.
6. Look in the mirror and ask yourself if you'd actually buy your book.
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