Growth: Decide how to use your book to create a life in the Generation: ICP comic book is not limited to a particular age group, but it takes into account certain age-related characteristics. ICP works best for the person old enough to know what they like in terms of comics and who has the resources to invest in comic book publishing (see demographics above). It also caters to someone who is young enough to publish comics for several years and follow an ever-changing industry. If these qualities apply to you, you could be seventeen, seventy-five, or something in between. Once the book is released and sells like hot buckets, the profits are paid in a fairly common hierarchy First, the publisher can amortize his costs, and what these costs are should be explained quite well in the contract. Once the fees are all paid, you are entitled to royalties, usually a percentage of the profits from sales. If you receive an advance, the book must sell so that it generates enough royalties to repay your advance before you see any extra money. Last weekend, I discussed publishing contracts with the fabulous Caitlin DiMotta at Emerald City Comicon. That`s no mean feat.
Many artists and authors who work for major comic book publishers participate in projects in which they have no ownership. In other words, the stories they tell and the voice they give to the characters on the page do not belong to them – they belong entirely to the editor. This is a modified introduction to the book I`d like to publish this summer, The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing. It tries to explain the problem in the comic book industry that I`m trying to solve, gives an overview of the content of the book and what it can and can`t do for you. Those who have been signed below have read and accept the terms of this agreement. ICP is expected to be published in the summer of 2020. If you want to stay up to date with developments, pre-orders or other news in the comic book industry, you can join my mailing list or Facebook group. After all, this book shouldn`t stifle your creative impulses. There is no contradiction between creativity and understanding the business of creativity.
Some comic book creators feel that they need to avoid business and legal problems to focus on their art. Others think that treating comics as a business will suck up the pleasure of comics. But in reality, it`s the creators who have the opportunity to turn their publication into a viable full-time business that can have as much fun as the part-time publisher. In fact, an understanding of comic book business can eliminate doubt and frustration from the process and make the comic book experience more enjoyable in the long run. Over time, make sure departure times and delivery dates are useful. And by “making sensual,” I mean “humanly possible.” For a comic, you probably won`t be able to create 15 pages of pencil, ink, and color per week; Make sure your contract doesn`t make this assumption. Moreover, calling the work a “graphic novel” rather than a comic strip does not make the feat more practicable, but some publishers do not always understand it. Demographics: ICP was written for the person able to invest time and money in the process of publishing comics. You don`t need six-figure income or twelve hours a day to devote yourself to your publishing, but the ideal reader for this book is able to publish comics without having any negative consequences in their personal or professional life.