it’s a good thing most cartoonists don’t have money to look forward to then haha sob
agreed tho, the distribution cycle for basically all art has to and has started to change in light of the internet and the job of the next generation is to work out the kinks in the system such that it fulfills the achievable promise of democratizing the cycles of distribution, and to find a way to carry it over into print (at least for comics)
ya totally. the future looks bright, but at the same time gallerists, old art models, etc. are definitely pressing against this still in some ways. and concerns about “attention economy” become a really tired conversation because it often becomes about how to regain old modes of spectator-ship (galleries, museums, very limited settings) on the internet which feels like a good conversation to have but not in those terms. but ya. cool that we can chat about this stuff on the net.