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GETTING INTO COMICS AND PUBLISHING (revised)This is an old piece I wrote and posted as news over two years ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added. Please, don't be put off by this - the point here is to try to help you go into the business enlightened and with open eyes. It's NOT easy - as too many outsiders frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous rock-star existence. Like all other trades, it's work, and should be treated as such.GETTING INTO COMICS AND PUBLISHING (revised) by LiamSharp
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you want to ask yourself first. There is such a vast array of genre and subgenre, technique, approach, and so on, that its important to be clear on where you want to go with your work at the outset and you have to be REALLY honest and tough with yourself at this stage!
If youre into the capes and tights and you want to go mainstream you
I've had a 25+ year career in production and publishing.|
Starting off in magazine production and then moving into retail, I've managed to art direct, design, code and illustrate for many large corporates including Sony, EMAP, Kia, Mecanno, Wizard and Tetra Pack.
After being involved in multiple web development and online creative productions, I have moved the focus of my work to illustrative and creative publishing projects.
I am now producing sequential art, character concepts, publishing design and story boards for US and UK clients varying from respected publishers like Markosia to educational and charitable organisations such as The Endeavour Charity whilst still involved in the US Indy scene.
Specialties: Comic strip, sequential art, conceptualisation and design
Projects on the go at present include Street! for Endeavour with The Mighty Quinn Management, Stormchasers and Origins for Unstoppable Comics. Also British Showcase Anthology, Terminus at Fenton's Green, Foxglove and The Indifference Engine 2 from Markosia.
I work on a Wacom direct to digital file and use whatever means I can to get the job done!
Current Residence: UK
Favourite style of art: Comic Strip
Operating System: All
Favourite cartoon character: Batman / Homer