I am officially published!

Discussion in 'Comic Books and Graphic Novels' started by Wreckgar, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Many of you know my love of comics and the industry. I was lucky enough to be an intern at Devil's Due and gained some great knowledge. I have gotten to know many contacts and people in the industry. But last month was the biggest and coolest thing

    A bunch of us on a podcast forum decided to create our own book. The forum consists of some very talented people so this project came together quite nicely. It's 134 pages of a wide variety of concepts called Low Concept. I have a 2 page story as well as a pinup. Overall, not a great accomplishment but pretty cool. And seeing it actually sold and quickly sold out at a local retailer who was a finalist for Eisner Retailer of the Year was beyond awesome.

    And I'm in a book with Jeffrey Brown which is far better than my name on the same page as Scotty Bowman.

    To see a few pages from the book and the cover - King Bone Press | 11 o'clock comics community anthology
     
  2. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Awesome. Congrats dude :thumb 
     
  3. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Sweet!!! Congrats! I'd love to be able to publish a comic...
     
  4. OmegaScourge

    OmegaScourge Custom Made TFW2005 Supporter

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    congrats
     
  5. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Thanks guys, and special thanks to whoever ordered a copy. Much Karma!
     
  6. Dragonclaw

    Dragonclaw Comic Ink - Dublin, CA

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    Awesome! If you were local I'd totally have you in the shop to promote it!
     
  7. Darkspeed

    Darkspeed Avatar Freak

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    Congrats to you matey! I hope I can break into the industry one day.
     
  8. Grimlocks Pretender Shell

    Grimlocks Pretender Shell mmmm...energon

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    Congrats man. 11 o' Clock Comics is a great Podcast and have a fun community(i've yet to post over there).

    If you have the ideas and an artists its never been easier time to publish a comic!
     
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    optronix72 Autobot

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    Congratulations!
     
  10. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    I'm missing the artist :) 
     
  11. CrypticIllusionist

    CrypticIllusionist Well-Known Member

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    Awesome and inspiring. Good job man.

    ...y'know, I'm (potentially) willing. I've had my own idea for a comic for a while but I find when you're only answering to yourself on projects...they just don't pan out.
     
  12. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    You know the best thing to do is search comic boards art sections, comic-cons, and deviant'art. All have aspiring artists. Also listen to the Robert Kirkman episode of the Nerdist. he talks briefly on the subject.
     
  13. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Thanks guys! If I get around to it I might have to check out some comic boards. Right now I'm spending most of my free time working on TF customs...

    CrypticIllusionist (and anyone else), if you'd like to take a look at my comic idea I have some links in my sig for it. Those comics are just for fun and I use a lot of Marvel characters. If I were to try and get published, I'd have to rewrite the stories without them...
     
  14. ShiroPrime

    ShiroPrime blargh

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    Congrats dude! I plan to publish my own books someday, can you give me a general idea what I must go through to make it happen?













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  15. Wreckgar

    Wreckgar Anthony Stark Veteran

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    Passion and drive. Without that, don;t bother. I know so many people that want to make a comic and just say they'll get around to it or some such nonsense. Either do it or don't.

    If you have a good idea, a script, and an artist, you can find ways to get the rest done. There's a bunch of printers that will print. Also, we used Kickstarter to get funding. If you offer good rewards and advertise it correctly, you can get the $ you need.
     
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    Acid Wing Senior Alien TF Member

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    Congrats! Wishing you continued success and more published work in the future!
     
  17. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    congrats! I wish much luck in the future for getting more published.
     
  18. ShiroPrime

    ShiroPrime blargh

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    I'll definitely keep that in mind, thanks! :D 




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  19. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    This is really cool, bud, and I'm happy for you as well! I know this has been hard work, but a labor of love at the same time. :thumb 
     
  20. hthrun

    hthrun Show accuracy's overrated

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    Well, I've got an idea that I think is good and I've gone as far as making a comic online on my own. If I can find an artist who will work for free I can try putting together a script...
     

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