BUILDING A FAN BASE

Fan Base

Most of us who create, be it writing, photography, painting, comics, miming, dog whispering, etc. want to share our passion with others. We want other folks to experience our handy work and if we’re lucky, return for more. Essentially, we want to build a fan base.

Now, if the thought of building a fan base for your work feels over the top and too egotistical, perhaps you can instead visualize a stack of electric fans whirring away stirring up dust and clearing the air. Breathe in… breathe out… in… and out. Better? I thought so.

How to build a fan base is another matter entirely. It depends on your time, your personality, your resources, your particular brand of talent, and even on a bit of luck.

This I do know. To build a fan base, you’re gonna have to work at it. It’s not enough to create great stuff. You’ve also got to put it out there under as many noses as possible. And yeah- I see you getting all anxious and worried I’m about to turn into a crazed motivational speaker.

You could just rent a crane and stack up some fans. You’d probably get fifteen minutes of fame on CNN… you know right before they locked you up in the funny farm. Be sure to tell them “PAMO made me do it!” I could use the plug.

Until next toon,

Pamo

About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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46 Responses to BUILDING A FAN BASE

  1. Tony Single says:

    Well, I’m a fan, so that’s one right there. 🙂

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    • Pam Huggins says:

      And a GREAT fan you are! It really only takes a few great fans to make it all worthwhile.
      Thank you Tony.
      Truth is- I, like most of us, create for the joy of creating. Having others appreciate it is the icing on top.
      Next week… I’ll have more slice of life comics… my favorite.

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  2. Me too. Me TOO! You’re hilarious. Fan base? What will go on top? 😀 😀 😀

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  3. Robin says:

    totally relate to this bit of wit and Pamo humor, it’s so true!!!!!

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  4. cash sounds good 🙂 I’m in.

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  5. j.h. white says:

    You’re a funny lady Pam…..this cartoon is great. I have to admit, before reading the text I’m ‘studying’ the cartoon thinking…what’s Pam going to do with all these fans??? Cracked me up! Count me in….xxoo

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    Yep, building a fan base or creating a platform is a never-ending daily task. But you, funny lady, are going about it perfectly! (Great cartoon, by the way!)

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  7. totsymae1011 says:

    Well, we’re in the south so those fans do come in handy. Fans cool you off on one hand. On the other, they make you feel like a virtual celebrity. Even if you only have 50 followers.

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  8. markrenney2 says:

    Pamo’s spells made me like this…….

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  9. chrisrenney says:

    That was me not Mark!

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  10. Gail says:

    Love how you think! When I got home and turned on the ceiling fans I realized, “this house is really fan based.” who knew?. Your art work always blows me away.

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  11. Binky says:

    I need to find that store that sells those fans! Real fans are one thing that are pretty hard to buy, even if you could afford them.

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  12. danscanvas says:

    I think this comic is so funny!!

    (Sometimes I just love to see the comic without the commentary afterwards – cause then I was getting stressed out thinking about all of the aspects of the “fan base.” Much deleted and left unsaid here.).

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    • Pam Huggins says:

      I understand Dan. I do that a lot- type out a response, then read it and delete it.
      Thank you for your comment. I’m one of your biggest fans! No commentary needed.

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  13. danscanvas says:

    Oh, and I was thinking – it’s about time those cats support Pamo! Yeah!!

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  14. Absolutely delightful! You did it again. You brought a laugh to my morning. Thanks.

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  15. tame4455 says:

    You’re going to need a bigger crane.

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  16. Daniel Nest says:

    Heheheee “fan base.” I get it. Visual puns are the best kinds of puns!

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  17. Great idea Pamo. This could also be great for kids who’re still discovering talents.

    Simone

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  18. Love this one…especially the expressions on those boys faces. They crack me up!

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  19. dianabletter says:

    I’ve signed up as one of your fans, too. Count me in. You have a lot of fans already on your blog. Keep doing the work. As I told myself, “If you give up, you will never forgive yourself.” And voila! Miracles happen after a lot of hard work!

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    • Pam Huggins says:

      Thank you Diana! Your words of encouragement combined with your example of strength and perseverance have been very strong motivation for me.
      Congratulations on your new book deal! Can’t wait to read it!!

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  20. Tony McGurk says:

    The crane lowered me in a while back & I’m glad it did. Love your work Pam. Watched your video on Comxbox & instantly thought of Linda, a friend of ours from America who lives here in Launceston, Tasmania. She sounds just like you. If I closed my eyes I could’ve swore it was Linda talking.

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