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 working closely with the industry. (It can be a strange and confusing landscape even then!)
For this episode, we asked GN TK listeners to send us any questions that you have about how publishing works — anything that we haven’t covered yet or is particularly topical, involved, or that we didn’t get into enough depth about when we talked about it previously.
So tune in for all the crazy things about publishing that you all wanted to know!
This podcast is structured to approach the publishing process chronologically — from pitching to editing to design to marketing to sales. So there are many more topics to come in the future that we’ll be getting to soon. As always — more TK!
Thank you to all our listeners who follow us on Twitter who sent questions — we appreciate it.
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.