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Graphic Novel TK is a podcast about the process of making graphic novels -- aimed at authors, artists, and people who are interested in the behind-the-scenes of the publishing business. It's hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano. Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by Tor, First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine. You can find her online @aliwilgus Gina Gagliano is the Publishing Director of Random House Graphic, Random House’s dedicated imprint for comics for kids and teens, and has worked with organizations like the Brooklyn Book Festival, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and the Toronto Comics Art Festival to coordinate programming and media. You can find her online @_GinaGagliano. Thoughts? Feedback? Email us at graphicnoveltk@gmail.com or find us on Twitter at @GraphicNovelTK.

Graphic Novel TK Episode 23: Publicity

Media! Reviews! It's amazing when you make a book, and then people start talking about it -- online, in print, on the radio, and sometimes...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 22: Marketing

Marketing is making sure that the people who would be excited for a particular book know about it, and about how great it is....

Graphic Novel TK Episode 20: Advocating for a Book inside a...

Your editor will edit your book! But what else does an editor at a publishing house do? They're the first person at a publishing house...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 20: Graphic Novel Printing

Paper + ink = book! But how does that paper combine with the ink to make a book? What dread machine combines the two --...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 19: Book Blurbs

Sometimes when you pick up a book, you'll find a quote from an author (not the one who wrote the book) on the cover...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 18: Comics as a Full-Time Career

Making comics full time is the dream for a lot of people in the comics industry! But what does being a full-time cartoonist mean practically?...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 17: Cover Design

Can you judge a book by its cover? That's what cover designers aim for -- creating a cover so amazing that the people who would...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 16: Production

How do books get made? You might think that's a comprehensive statement about the theme of our podcast -- but for this episode, we're focusing...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 15: Listener Q&A

Comics and graphic novel publishing! It can be a strange and confusing landscape if you're not someone who has spent a lot of time...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 14: Comics Design

Designers have one of the most visible jobs in comics -- someone puts the covers and the page layouts and the lettering and the...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 13: Managing Editorial

There are a number of jobs in publishing that happen behind the scenes -- and one of them is the Managing Editor. In this...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 12: Finishing a Graphic Novel

So you're making your graphic novel -- and you're coming to the end. The final page/final panel is in sight. Yay! It is an exciting...