Creating Comics for Self Publishers: A Nuts and Bolts Guide, courtesy from Lancaster Comics Day

Here’s a “nuts and bolts” panel from this year’s Lancaster Comics Day, discussing ways comics – and books – are published outside the mainstream today, through self publishing, crowd funding and digital outlets.

The panel was was recorded by the Lakes International Comic Art Festival Podcast team. The panelists are artist and publisher Tim Perkins, author A.S Chambers, comics writer and publisher Tom Ward and writer and publisher Michael Barrett.

The panel is chaired by comics editor John Freeman.

If you’re a comic creator, come along and find out more from creators who’ve been there, done that and (possibly) got the t-shirt! Just how important is the growing self publishing movement utilising new ways of creating comics?

 

 

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

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