Victor Dandridge is a cartoonist at heart, and channels his creative energies through his publishing outfit, Vantage:Inhouse Productions. Find out the surprisingly simple marketing methods that work for him, and why he doesn’t like doing public readings of his work.
1. Pretend for a moment I’m a reader looking for my next book. Pitch me your book in five to ten sentences.
The end of the world began eight minutes ago. You didn’t know, you can’t stop it, and now the end is here. What story would the last eight minutes tell of you?
2. What motivated you to become an indie writer?
I’ve been a fan of comics since I was a kid and have always wanted to work in the industry, initially with the goal of being an artist. And through the years, I started writing my own stories for the comic universe I had created and things just spiraled from there. I’ve been a part of the small-press comic community for some years and took the opportunity to challenge myself by writing something different. With my roots already being so tied to self-publishing, it was only natural to pursue doing even a novel that way.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
No, my plan has always been to establish myself on my own a bit more before I attempt to go traditional. I want to see what I can amass on my own so if I did decide to try something more mainstream, I know what I’m bringing to the table.