fortisforte asked: Valentine cards?
-Sign it as soon as you are done drawing it!
- Aliases are fine, be it for privacy issues or wanting to create different things without association to previous work, just make sure the people who have the power to hire you can reach you with a single email without needing to play detective on who to contact.
- You shouldn’t wait to act professional, be it now, be it yesterday.
Hey Guys! I’m gonna be working on Carl Greenblatt’s new show, Bad Seeds, over at Nickelodeon! I’m super excited! uhuhuhuhu
What Sloane said!!
We are proud to officially announce our lineup for Linework 2014!
Art by Special Guest Michael DeForge.
Whew! And we even have a couple of surprises left up our sleeves… Stay tuned for late-breaking additions, interviews with our exhibitors, and much more. Winnowing down to this final list was very difficult, and we had to leave lots of creators off that we would have loved to host at the show, but in the end we can’t believe what an amazing array of illustrators, cartoonists, and publishers have chosen to exhibit with us our first year! Thank you!
see ya there!!!
First thing- don’t ask this question anonymously! If you want people to know who you are then…let people know who you are!
Second, I did a quick google search and found at least one major comic convention in every European Country or Bordering Country- find comic artists from your country and find out which conventions they go to! That will be your best bet to meet more artists from where you are from. Europe has a great train system, make use of it!
If visa issues prevent you from traveling to specific places- start posting your work online ! Find comic stores that will sell your published minis!
Don’t be discouraged- Conventions are a great place to network, but your biggest asset in getting your work known is *the internet*
If you have a store that you go to- give them a call and see if they will hold things for you!
I used to have a box at my old comic shop and they would put all my subscriptions in there and hold it up for a month until I could come in!
Guys! LUMBERJANES #1 is coming out April 9th! As you may recall, LUMBERJANES is a story about five badass girls who are best friends and go to camp and fight monsters in the woods! You can read more about it here, and here.But just because it’s being published, doesn’t mean it’ll stick around. The most important thing you can do to make sure that BOOM! Box can keep publishing LUMBERJANES for as long as possible is pre-order LUMBERJANES #1 at your local comic book store. Comic book retailers aren’t allowed to return any comics that they order for their store and can’t sell — because of that, they generally play it safe and order mainly what they know their customers will buy. Let them know you want LUMBERJANES and more comics like it. These comic book store sales numbers determine whether we can keep making the book! You can read more about how comic book distribution works and why pre-ordering is so important in this fantastic post by Kelly Sue DeConnick here.
Here’s what you gotta do:
1) Print this form out today.
2) Fill it out, including how many copies at $3.99 you’d like to purchase.
3) Bring it into your local comic shop on Wednesday when you go buy new comics, or if you’ve never been to your local comic shop, you can find one here. You can take it in anytime before March 16! That’s the cut-off date for pre-orders!4) Pick up your LUMBERJANES comic on April 9th and be like, “Dang, this rocks the most!”Download the PDF version here!JOIN THE REVOLUTION! KICK BUTT, TAKE NAMES! FRIENDSHIP TO THE MAX!
REMEMBER TO DO THIS!!!
Do this!!!! I am super excited about this!!!
(ehehe i did a cover for it too)
i don’t know- i’ve been drawing and trying to get better since i started and it keeps changing and it will probably be different in another year or so- at least i hope so! gotta keep moving and growing!!!
thank you! that’s super nice to hear :)
Hi! That’s a super good question and i’m going to do my best to answer it! Here we go-
I do a mix of both printing at home and using a printer!
I’ve done mini comics that where just folded- like this : http://www.cartoonistsleague.org/how-to-make-a-no-staple-mini-comic-or-zine/
Those were the cheapest I’ve ever done- I layed it out properly in photoshop, printed it out and folded it!
I’ve never been good at imposition- numbers always confused me, so when I wanted to do a stapled mini comic I didn’t lay it out the way it’s traditionally done in a printing process. So I printed each page separate (page 1 on front, page 2 on back- next piece of paper is page 3 on front page 4 on back etcetc) and then stapled the cover and back to it. I did that for a couple of years- I don’t think the comics looked very nicely constructed but they were just okay.
Some important tools to have would be a long arm stapler & a bone folder.
NOW I use a printer- primarily lulu.com (i’ve only done black and white printing) and i’m super happy with it.
I don’t do a lot of other merchandise- I’m not too confident with my design skills, but I’ve done posters&shirts& bags etc all done through society6.com!
When you’re getting ready for a convention you’ll need some things besides just the goods-
-a cash box & plenty of small bills (so you have change! sometimes convention goers will go in with large bills and it sucks if you loose a sale because you don’t have change- it’s happened to me!)
-signs! they don’t have to be big- you can get little round circle stickers but label the prices of at least one item OR write out a little card with each price
-decorate! maybe have a nice table cloth, something to make you stand out a little bit. The table cloth is one of my favorite bits, I like the feeling of how it denotes ‘these are my things, come look at them’ Makes me feel like I’m a shopkeep in an RPG or something….
-food! bring snacks & drinks, you’ve got to take care of yourself, if you have a friend with you maybe ask them to watch your table so you can get lunch- get them something too or give them one of your comics as a thank you!
-don’t forget to browse the floor! the downside of tabling is not being able to see all the other people- take a break and see what everyone is making
-trading comics- this can depend on the show and artist,it is not uncommon to simply ask ‘do you do trades’- please don’t be offended if someone doesn’t do trades! Conventions mean a lot of different things for everyone, they might be on a tight budget and can’t afford to trade their merch, they might have spent a pretty penny on their merch and don’t want to lose profit. Conventions to some people can be their sole source of income and don’t want to take a chance on not earning rent for the month just because they traded something.
I think that covers a lot of it???? HAVE FUN!!!