Synopses & Reviews
How to Self-Publish Your Own Comic Book
is the only reference of its kind, providing complete information on all aspects of the comic book industry and publishing process. Included are sections on:
• Getting started
• Securing trademarks and copyrights
• Comic book creation
• Printers and color separators
• Distribution and sales
• Marketing strategies
• Promotions and public relations
• Budgeting and bookkeeping
• Acquiring needed capital
• Buying and selling secondary rights
Rounding out the volume is a helpful appendix listing that includes the names and addresses of recommended printers, distributors, foreign publishers, comic book industry publications, domestic and foreign comic specialty shops, and related computer resources, making this a truly unique reference that no self-publisher should be without.
The profitable business of comic books is outlined in the first book for artists and writers.
About the Author
Tony C. Caputo is the publisher of hundreds of comic books, including such well-known titles as Speed Racer™, Astro Boy™, The Terminator™, The Real Ghostbusters™, Vespers™, and The Green Hornet™. From 1989 to 1994, he served on the board of directors of the Comics Magazine Association of America (CMAA). and has worked as a publishing consultant for a variety of companies, including Disney Publications and Walter Joseph Communications. He has also produced over 20 volumes of Speed Racer home videos and gift sets, and has collaborated with such legendary industry talents as Harlan Ellison, Neal Abrams, Jim Steranko, Mike Baron, and Jeff Butler.