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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 11: How to Make a Graphic Novel

You've got a book deal! Or a self-publishing plan! A graphic novel is your next project. Yay you! But how do you go from a book...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 10: Being Professional

Graphic Novel TK Episode 10: Being Professional So you've got a book deal! And an agent, and an editor, and a publisher -- you're doing...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 9: Rights

Episode 9: Rights In our last episode we talked all about contracts -- what part of the creative process you get one in and how...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 8: The Contract

Episode 8: The Contract  It's contracts time! But what does that mean? What's involved in the process of coming to an agreement with a publisher? What...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 7: The Acquisitions Meeting

Episode 7: The Acquisitions Meeting What happens once an editor at a publishing house has a book on submission that they want to buy? What...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 6 — The Book Deal!

Episode 6: The Book Deal How do you get from a proposal to a book deal? What do you need for a proposal? What's the...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 5: Publishers!

Check out the current episode below (all about publishers!), or subscribe with your podcast app of choice! Future episodes will be live every other week on...

Graphic Novel TK Episode 4: Agents!

We’re back with another installment of Graphic Novel TK, your podcast guide to comic book publishing, co-hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano. Listen to the new episode...

Graphic Novel TK: The Pitch Process, with Calista Brill

We’re back with another installment of Graphic Novel TK, your podcast guide to comic book publishing, co-hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano. Listen to...

Graphic Novel TK: Terminology, Part Two

This week we’re bringing you part two of our conversation with long-time comics professional George Rohac about the wild world of publishing terminology. In this half, we cover everything from ARCs to ISBNs to paper stock to options to what exactly an indicia is. Our lingo rundown builds on itself, so maybe give part one a listen before you move on to this installment.

GRAPHIC NOVEL TK EP. 2: The ins and outs of comics...

We're back with another installment of Graphic Novel TK, your podcast guide to comic book publishing, co-hosted by Alison Wilgus and Gina Gagliano. Listen to...

GRAPHIC NOVEL TK EP. 1: This new podcast will teach you...

Join Gina Gagliano (First Second) and Alison Wilgus (Science Comics: Flying Machines) as they give you a behind the scenes look at how to publish a graphic novel, from printing to PR and beyond. In the first episode, guest Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, Dinosaur Comics) talks about how understanding the inner workings of the business helps your career.