Comics Are Open Source
When I was getting started as a self publisher, it sometimes seemed like people
were coming out of the woodwork to help me out. I received priceless advice and
opportunities that made it possible for me to self-publish, and all anyone ever
asked in return was that I do the same for anyone who asked me for help. As part of
that promise, I've built this section of my website to hold as much relevant
self-publishing information as I can gather.
To help keep things organized, I've compiled the information and links into five sections:
- Essays --
Articles and essays I've written, along with links to writings by other
self-publishers. I've also included a section for relevant articles by Non-Comics writers.
- Links -- I've compiled
a long list of links to articles, columns, and websites about self-publishing, along with links to other useful places like The Xeric Foundation.
- Audio -- I
audiotaped a few panels and talks I've given. You can download them here
or just listen to them online, or check out the links to other comics-related audio on the web.
- Handouts -- Here are all the handouts I use in my presentations, as well as a few from other people. You may download them and distribute them copyright-free.
- Printer Information -- Contact info for the four major printers in North America that print comic books. I've also included information on non-traditional forms of self-publishing, such as Print-On-Demand (POD) and Minicomics.