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 milestone you are approaching: soon you will be entirely done with your book.

But is that really the end? When you put your pen down after inking that last panel, are you done with the process of making a graphic novel? Is there more to do after that?

To answer those questions, we talk with best-selling, award-winning author Jenni Holm about what happens around when you’re done with the creative part of making your graphic novel.

(It turns out that there’s still some stuff left to do.)

For more about Jenni Holm, you can check out her website: Or find her on Twitter @jenniholm!

Alison Wilgus is a writer, editor and cartoonist; her comics have been published by First Second, Dark Horse, DC, Del Rey and Nickelodeon Magazine, and she’s currently working on a graphic novel duology with Tor. 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.

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