I totally agree. This is why I try different things. I am always trying to learn new approaches and techniques. My novels are in part exercises in areas I have not been able to do in comics. I’m pushing myself harder than I ever have. And I am not doing it for money. I have stories to tell and they have important things I want to say. My next novel, Diogenes is a great example of this.
I don’t agree with Ballard’s comment, though. The new digital media is leveling the playing field and removing the filters called publishers. I’m sure that new talent will emerge to shake things up from the indy publishing world.