Helpful links for Comics Small Businesses

Helpful Links

How to be a Boss Vendor

Ames Lettering Guide

Photoshop photomerge for tiling scans together

Dune night at Cafe Racer

How to Make a Comic that’s Easy to Sell

Places to submit comics
Resist!
Grab Back Comics
The Nib

NW zine/comic conventions
Short Run
Exterminator City
Destiny City Zine Symposium
many more at http://shortrun.org/resources/

Self-promotion materials I find useful:
Business Card
Artist resume
Short artist bio
Twitter
Instagram
Online portfolio/Website (I use a wordpress platform)
FB Artist Page

Art supplies I use (I buy it all at Blick):

Strathmore Bristol Board – smooth surface
Pentel Pocket Brush Pen for drawing
pentel sign pen for lettering
Staedtler Mars Plastic eraser

ruler, mechanical pencil

I self-publish on Create Space

I am distributed through
Emerald Comics Distro and Birdcage Bottom Books

My process for cleaning up my scans

Select> color range (choose the + wand to add together grey, light grey, black)
Select>modify>Expand  by 1 pixel
Select>modify>contract by 2 pixels

Fill selection with black
Select> color range (choose the + wand to add together white and the lightest grey)
Select>modify>Expand  by 1 pixel
Select>modify>contract by 2 pixels
Fill selection with white

 

NW Printers
http://www.color1photo.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Girlie-Press/104013009663833
http://www.colorhauspdx.com
https://theveraproject.org/screenprint/

Business license resources
http://www.omwbe.wa.gov/
http://dor.wa.gov/content/workshopsandeducation/
https://www.sba.gov/offices/district/wa/seattle

Zine distros
https://www.brownreclusezinedistro.com/
https://mendmydress.com/
http://www.stolensharpierevolution.org/zine-distros/
http://www.spitandahalf.com/


Pitching a comic book to a publisher

https://imagecomics.com/about/submissions

https://8thwonderpress.com/advice-for-creators/how-to-pitch-your-comic/

http://www.comicsreporter.com/index.php/all_about_comics/all_about/75/

http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/category/behind-the-scenes/

http://www.firstsecondbooks.com/behind-the-scenes/on-submitting-your-graphic-novel-to-first-second/

http://fantagraphics.com/flog/frequently-asked-questions/

http://firstsecondbooks.typepad.com/mainblog/2010/01/editor-tells-all-inside-the-submissions-process-at-first-second-part-i.html

http://firstsecondbooks.typepad.com/mainblog/2010/02/inside-the-submissions-process-at-first-second-part-ii.html


Graphic Novel Agents

http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/guide-to-literary-agents/x-literary-agents-seeking-graphic-novels-now

http://niki-smith.com/about/graphic-novel-agents/

 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *