So I’m sitting here looking at the sales figures for direct market comics for the last few months. Did you know that Guardians of the Galaxy is Marvel’s top selling book? Or that Superior Spider-Man has been their best selling non-event book over the past few months? Or that the top selling direct market book is Superman Unchained?
“There’s a reason some of us go a little too far in our fetishization of old school comics coloring: it works. The smaller range of colors come with a unity, a harmony. Just because you have access to a photographic range of colors doesn’t mean you have to try to imitate photographic color. We’re only just now beginning to understand the things that can be accomplished with the coloring tools we have at our disposal.”—
Being productive is all about building a lifestyle that enables just that. Here are some tips that can help you develop habits enabling productivity in your work place.
1. Remove all distractions from your life. For example, deactivate FaceBook or use site blockers. Cancel plans that do not contribute to what you have to do that take up energy and time.
2. Write a do-list the night before or in the morning. Set specific and small tasks. For example, instead of just planning ‘read chapter 6’ which might be too big of a task to complete in one day, write ‘read pages 234-260.’ This is much more specific and also much more reasonable because it accounts for how many pages you have to read. Furthermore, it helps you if you set estimated time to do each tasks. For example, ‘Read pages 234-260 between 3:30 and 4:40.’ Writing down the estimated time puts how much time you actually have in the day to do things in perspective.