Mar 31 2009

Some Thoughts on Self-Publishing a Comic Book

Robert Scott has an amusing and informative horror story here.

To summarize:

  • He and his artist weren’t working on the same schedule. Make sure that your artist will be to produce quickly enough to meet your deadlines.
  • “Had I put more thought into it, been a responsible business person, I would have never solicited [a distributor] without all of the books being drawn.   If I had done that, I could have died and the books still could have shipped on time!”
  • Planning your story ahead will help you keep production moving at a speedy clip.
  • Missing deadlines screws over a long chain of people, but no one gets screwed as much as you.

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One Response to “Some Thoughts on Self-Publishing a Comic Book”

  1. Ragged Boyon 31 Mar 2009 at 6:00 pm

    I never thought the hard stuff was over when I finished issue one. In fact, issue one may be the easiest part, it’s all about the main character. Now I have to edit, start developing other characters, further develop the setting, develop a relatively complex plot, plan a major twist, outline the story, pace myself, etc. I’ve only just begun my fruitful torment. 🙂

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