Category Archives: business of comics

How to Design a Comic Book Cover

Tweet Ladies and gentlemen, today I’m going to talk about a subject that is another big part of making comics.  If you didn’t read my tutorial about to actually put together a comic, then go back now and read over … Continue reading




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Book Review: Small Time Operator

Tweet It’s been awhile since I’ve done a book review.  As I’ve recently done my taxes, I thought I’d talk about a text that I own and have consulted when I decided to set up a company to produce and … Continue reading




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How A Failed Kickstarter Led to A Successful Kickstarter

Tweet This entry is a personal one, but it makes me realize how far I’ve come. The Jan. 2017 Kickstarter to fund the Sunnyville Super Special #1 was a success.  Even I’m amazed at how it performed.  I’m already planning … Continue reading




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The Basics of Copyright

Tweet Today, I will talk to you about a relevant subject when it comes to comics or, in fact, any intellectual property (literature, music, film, and so on).  It’s copyright.  Copyright itself is a vast subject and going over it … Continue reading




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Movie Options and Mouse Guard

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Tweet Some of you familiar with small press comics may be familiar with Mouse Guard.  This series, created by the spectacular David Petersen, is a fantastic comics read and also the winner of two Eisner Awards!  Seriously, if you have … Continue reading




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Why My Kickstarter Failed

Tweet After watching videos on Kickstarter, reading articles on crowdfunding and signing on with crowdfunding discussion forums, I started writing notes in a notebook to learn everything I could. However, this was not enough.  I needed to take a look … Continue reading




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1,000 True Fans

Tweet In my research in marketing and crowdfunding, I came across an article that I’ve heard about in the past. Written by Kevin Kelly, this is an article titled “1,000 True Fans”.  You can read the article in its entirety, … Continue reading




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My First Startup & Its Kickstarter

Tweet I got wind of this via Twitter and thought I’d share it here. Produced by YourComicStory.com, this project is called My First Startup and is a comic book/graphic novel designed to teach kids about entrepreneurship.  Yes, you read that right. … Continue reading




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Selling Out?

Tweet The Los Angeles Review of Books put out an article called “Selling Out the Newspaper Comic Strip” recently.  Most of the article deals with Bill Watterson of Calvin & Hobbes fame and his fiery criticism of merchandising one’s art. … Continue reading




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Reality Check

Tweet First, I want to wish a happy birthday to Kevin Eastman today – he’s one of the two creators of the pop culture smash hit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! Moving on, I have something serious to discuss today.  It’s … Continue reading

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