Status Update – March 8, 2016

If you didn’t know already, I create a YouTube video for each comic strip I create, at youtube.com/c/maxandmaury . I have a really low number of subscribers and viewers right now, but it’s early days still. Each video contains the comic strip to read, followed by a commentary. The commentary is over a sped up version of the comic strip creation, which I record using my iPhone. I often add clips of footage from Call of Duty, because Max and Maury is a Call of Duty comic strip. It turns out surprisingly well, I think.

For now YouTube is my primary means of distributing my comic strip. One of the biggest impediments to making a career creating comic strips is just figuring out how to make money. With enough viewership, YouTube will have that covered. Hopefully. 🙂 That doesn’t mean I’ll ever stop posting my comic strips here, though. Just because YouTube is Max and Maury’s primary outlet, it doesn’t mean that I can just ignore the web site. Not everyone wants to watch a video to catch a comic strip. Plus I think a website is a much better way to distribute information like this. I know there are many YouTubers who would just post vlogs, but I prefer a text blog post. So I will continue to support both a YouTube channel and a website.

Finally, I realized one update a week is rather slow in the YouTube world. So I’ve been supplementing my weekly comic strip video with two gameplay commentaries. I now have a new video up every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. I have three videos going up every week, which I feel is the absolute minimum I need on YouTube right now. I include my comic strip characters (starting with Max now) in the gameplay commentaries, which is something unique and fun. I think the gameplays are entertaining, which is what I’m aiming for. I’m not an amazing CoD player with a ton of advice, but I think I can make CoD videos which are entertaining to watch. I hope you like them.

Finally Going LIVE This Week!

I’ve been working on this comic strip since about May, and it’s great to be able to finally reveal Max and Maury to the world. I really wanted to create a big buffer (maybe around 15-20 strips) before I hit publish, but my strips are just getting too out of date. They’re pretty time-sensitive, so I decided to put them out now. (I only have a buffer of 13 at the moment.)

When I first started, I was quite the procrastinator, and it took me a while to create the first strips. Now, however, I’m getting one done per week, which is exactly where I want to be.

So this week I’m revealing the first three strips, and after this week I’ll be putting them out every Wednesday.