TABLOID KOMIKS is somewhat of a labor of love for me, since it stems from my love of the comics medium, and I love the fact that I get to feature various creators. Some established ones, others not too well-known, and others who just want to get their creations out there.
So, it is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that I cannot continue publishing TABLOID in its current format. That is, it being given for FREE.
As much as I want to continue doing it that way, economics dictate that I have to at least charge what TABLOID costs me. It has been a heavy drain on my wallet, and the harsh reality of having to support a family weighs heavily on me.
It's up to the readers of TABLOID KOMIKS if they want to see it continue. I've calculated the cost of printing TABLOID, and it amounts to about 12Php a copy. So I'm running a poll here. Would you be willing to pay 12Php for a 12-page pamphlet (including covers) that features short black & white stories created by Pinoys? Just leave a comment to this post.
If enough people want TABLOID to continue, then the next issue, #5, will have a cover price of 12 pesos. I do NOT get any sort of profit from this 12 peso price tag. Truth to tell, if all copies don't sell... lugi pa ako. If there's not much response, then I have no choice but to cease publication.
Thanks to everyone who've supported this project. I really would like this to continue.
And to the various contributors who have submitted their stories, thanks, too. With enough support, we'll see your stories published.
Good day to everyone!