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Where to sell your digital graphic novels and comics online. Fast forward to 2011, and the buzz around the ebook market got too loud to ignore. The oldest comic publishing company on this list is the nowdefunct book publishing company, david mckay publications that was founded in 1882 and published comics from 1935 to 1950. How to self publish your own comic book with tatiana gill. The risk is on the publisher, and an undercapitalized publisher has little chance of success more on this in my book how to selfpublish your own comic book, watsonguptill, 1997. Hes worked on darkness, witchblade and many other big name comics. Everything turned out great and was received faster than i expected. Tips and tricks to get your independent or self published. Comixology launches online selfpublishing platform for comic books. How to get your independent or self published comic book into local comic book shops and or toy stores.
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