You’re going to be an author! But how do you get your books to actually sell? After you’ve told your friends and family that your book exists, you still have to convince the rest of the people in the world that they should buy it. And your best allies on that front can be bookstores […]
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 even on television. It can seem like that happens spontaneously — a book gathering praise like a snowball rolling down a hill and accumulating snow — and that can sometimes […]
by Joe Grunenwald Convention Season is upon us once again, that magical time of the year when tens of thousands of comics fans have the opportunity to hobknob with their favorite creators. For a lot of fans, this means putting money into said creators’ hands by buying things directly from them. Writers often have copies […]
In recent years, more teachers and librarians are finally recognizing the educational appeal of comic-books. Yes, we the fans have known of their artistry, their (mostly) great writing, and the sheer enjoyment they illicit, but for many other adults, it still seems like a “nonsense medium.” Perhaps for this reason it is why places like […]
Who am I? Nobody important. Well, as far as the Independent Comic Book scene is concerned. Go ahead. Google Sunny Singh. You won’t see a thing about Comics. Maybe some banging Punjabi music. But that’s as far as your search for me goes.
Renaissance woman Alex De Campi is not only a writer and director…she also letters her own comics and now she’s shown you how you can too! I am one of those rare writers who letter their own comic books. It started off, as so many things do, because we couldn’t afford a decent letterer. Then […]
Sitting in on the Kickstarter panel at the New York Comic Con, I found myself sharing many of the questions that were posed to the Benign Kingdom Creators, a Kickstarter team that raised well over $100,000 with their campaign: How can I create such a successful campaign? How do I build an audience that large?
This piece byNathalie Atkinson on proper PR behavior has been widely quoted. Working for a widely read consumer publication — The National Post of Toronto — Atkinson definitely gets more annoying followup than the average comics journo, but her suggestions stand — basically, don’t be a jerk. And don’t send images in CMYK or pdf […]