Making a comic, sadly, isn’t as simple as knowing how to write or draw. It’s an amalgam of skills that run the gamut from the soup to the nuts (I seriously love that phrase). And in our world, you either choose to learn it all, or pay to have it done. This week, we’re going to cover the DIY approach that Unshaven Comics took. Experience our highs, and wallow with us through the lows. Let’s make an omelet, kiddos.
Printing your comic is far harder than you think.
When Unshaven Comics first started publishing on our own — recall that our first gig was through Mendoza Publishing, which was great, but they weren’t interested in doing floppy copies with us— we’d figured finding an affordable printer who could produce short runs of our book would be a cakewalk. Here we are, in the digital age, where the internet shrinks the world by the second! How hard could it be?
Hard. Very hard, in fact. Continue reading “So Long and Thanks for the Fish, man #006: Indie Comic Book Publishing 101 Part 6”