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My Fellow Deviant Artists,
Sadly, I have been too busy to be here writing or submitting any new art for a long time, as my days are so full of running and promoting Aces Weekly! But it occurred to me that just reminding you of that enterprise of mine was worth an entry here, so that any of you interested in great comic art can visit the Aces Weekly site, and subscribe to it if you wish. So, in one sense, this is simply direct promotion in itself - in another, though, it is a sincere appeal and a reaching out to my fellow artists for support for a revolution that needs it! 
Aces Weekly is all about the creator and creator freedom above all.  Going directly to the buyer's screen - we are digitally-delivered exclusively - cuts out all the unnecessary and draining costs of printing, shipping, warehousing, distribution, and retail, thus making the supply operation what it sensibly should be in the 21st Century.  Once upon a time we needed a printing press to send any ideas or images out to a wide readership, so deals had to be made with people who had the capital to own printing presses or pay for them.  Now we don't, so let's try and establish sales that benefit the creators of our art and entertainment much more.  
There are many problems impeding the progress towards this goal, though : there's the resistance to onscreen comics from lovers of the paper form ; the ready access to hundreds of pages of free comics on the net from publishers who have already made as much from it as they think they need to and see it as advertising material, if that ; the tendency of web-comic makers to put their work onscreen for nothing, simply because they want people to see it.  All this has the effect of creating a situation in which onscreen comics have no stable currency.  In a better situation, the ease with which comic art can be distributed, and the resultant low-cost price we can ask for it - Aces Weekly, for example, offers top-quality work in over 20 pages for less than a pound a week - would be widely perceived in this high-cost-of-living world as a steal.  As it is, too many folks are questioning why it isn't completely free like so much of the other comic art they can get through the net, and are resistant to it almost on principal!
Many of you on Deviantart may be wanting to produce comic art, or are creating it already, and, maybe you're showing it on your own blogs or websites for nothing - entertaining your readers for nothing.  Think twice about it, if you are.  Value yourself.  And if you believe in what I'm trying to do with Aces Weekly, help support us, so that at the end of our efforts we do establish a stable currency for onscreen comics - which you can benefit from, too, now or in the future.  Let's hear it for the creator. We are, after all, the ONLY essential element in the art and the entertainment of comics.
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BloodhoundAB Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi, it was awesome meeting you in Cardiff. Taking on your advice about my comic and hopefully will have something to show for it soon. Will be spreading the word of Aces Weekly. Awesome site!!
ArteDigitalSA Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
hey!!! we met at crack bang boom, in argentina
BERLINsART Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012
Huge fan--love the discipline of your work and have been influenced by it greatly!
simon-artist Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Hello, Mr. Lloyd. I had a good look to meeying you at Barcelona Comic convention. You are one of the most inspiration for me. Thanks for your work.
FuzzChile Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
good to see you on telly the other day :arc:
TrueHistory Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Good day Mr. Lloyd. I had the pleasure of meeting you at San Diego Comic Con last month. Keep up the great work!
sinnamun Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hey Uncle Dave! It's me Simy from Split :)
Didn't knew you had deviantArt! :wow:
panzerjon Featured By Owner May 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Loved your Constantine art! Hope to hear from you sometime! :)
Boyann Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2011
As many happiest returns as humanly possible, Dave.
joraz007 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi Sir, nice meeting you in Singapore last Dec. Hope you come back again this year...:-)
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