Comic book creators have a huge advantage over novelists, movie makers and other storytellers. Our possibilities are limitless. We don’t have to be concerned that our prose isn’t descriptive enough, or worry about actors and stunt performers, or CGI and other special effects programming. Novels have to depend completely on the words on the page to […]
Comic Book Publishing Basics
Want to publish a comic book that readers love? It starts with the basics. The foundation of a good comic book includes storytelling, technique, production values and promotion.
We’ve all heard the phrase “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Nobody takes that advice, especially when they’re choosing an actual book, or in our case, a comic book. In this era of fleeting attention spans and overwhelming choices, you only have a few seconds to make a vital first impression on a potential […]
***Warning: This post contains a big dose of reality. Do not consume if you want to continue having pleasant dreams where someone else takes all the risk and you get all the reward.*** Okay, so this might come off as a little harsh. I understand that, and I don’t want to crush anyone’s dreams. It’s […]
Even if you’re publishing a print comic book, not a digital comic, your work still has to be processed digitally in order to be printed. Plenty of comic creators still draw comics in the traditional way on paper, then scan their work and continue the rest of the process on a computer, because getting the […]
When I was a kid, I remember heading to the art supply store and being fascinated with the hundreds of kinds of papers, brushes, pencils and drafting tables. I thought if only I could afford to buy all those fancy comic book art supplies I would be able to make professional-looking comics. I resigned myself […]
Publishing your own comic costs money. For most people, that’s the biggest obstacle. For some, it’s the only thing standing between themselves and a successful comic book. You can’t make any money from your book until it’s published, but in order to publish, you need money. The good news is that there are ways to […]