Corner Office

The whole co-working space thing wasn’t around when I was coloring comics so it’s something I have yet to experience. I don’t actually mind working from home. In fact, I get quite a lot of work done when I’m telecommuting for my day job or cranking out comic related stuff for my this job. But I think it would have been kind of fun to have other people around in those days to at least share a nice lunch break.

I kind of wish there was a co-working comic studio around here where I could just go and hang out and talk comics while making comics. It would have to be open 24-7 because some comickers are day walkers and some of us are vampires. But I think it would be a lot of fun.


  • Kyle Wright

    I really like how the roof tiles came out in the middle panel.

  • Sai

    “I kind of wish there was a co-working comic studio around here where I could just go and hang out and talk comics while making comics. It would have to be open 24-7 because some comickers are day walkers and some of us are vampires. But I think it would be a lot of fun.”I’m not a professional artist and I have no actual idea… but I think I’ve read in other webcomic blogs that there is a collective’s work-space that actually exists that is similar to what you described. I can’t remember the name of the webcomic, but it was autobiographical, written by a lesbian who ended up falling in love with and marrying an English man, and was discontinued a year or a few years ago so she could focus on other projects. Does that ring a bell with anyone? 

  • Johndoe

    Movement of the mouse; or touchpad; or, y’know, pen on the graphic tablet…

  • alwayslurking

    http://www.darcomic.org. But that’s in Portland, so not *very* convenient for our host…

  • KimbaChan

    I know someone who used one of those shared office things in DC. I always forget to ask if he still goes there to work or if he shuts himself in his apartment, becoming a cave dweller for an entire week.

  • CharmCityShinobi

    Hmm might have to turn our studio space into a co-working comic studio. Or at least have meetups there. It’s a bit of a hike for you though.

  • http://ypcomic.com Jamie Noguchi

    Yeah, Periscope Studios out in Portland is the exact kind of thing that I’d love to have in this area.

  • Sai

    That’s the bunny! I kept searching “DAR” and getting “Daughters of the American Revolution” so I wasn’t completely sure… Why not start a studio like that near you?

  • awesomemvs

    There’s something like what you describe on the market, geared toward writers:
    http://www.writersdojo.org/about
    http://codinginparadise.org/coworking/

    I’m not sure if I would do it even if I had the money to spare. I would be shy of working in such beautiful facilities. I like to write and draw in restaurants, which is expensive, too.

  • Kyle Wright

    I do almost all of my work in coffee shops and restaurants.