Unless you are backed by the big boys at DC or Marvel, getting your comic to market can be almost as hard as coming up with the idea in the first place. Small press print runs still cost money, even if you run your new mag off and staple it yourself — and then you have to add distribution costs, marketing costs and everything else. Even with a dedicated bunch of friends, you still need funding from somewhere if you are to have any chance of real success

Opinion LogoComic books were extremely popular with both the younger and older generation during the 1960s and 1990s but as print media began to slowly fade, the demand for the comic book heroes continued to grow so much so that a number of companies such as Marvel started introducing their comic book heroes into a number of different streams such as the movies, TV series, online games and various merchandise.

Small Press BrexitWe don’t normally get involved in politics, but with recent events in the UK reaching far beyond the polling booths and the palace of Westminster, we sent our intrepid reporter Olly MacNamee to look at the impact that a Vote to Leave The EU, has had on the UK Comic Community. He talks to comic creators and comic con organisers to find out the true impact that Brexit is having on the world of small press comics. 

Garcia-MethodWith his creative team assembled and firmly under contract comic book writer Ryan Garcia has to tackle the hardest part of the comic book creation process: waiting. As his artist sharpens his pencil and starts creating character sketches of his precious creation, Ryan practices his skills on Threes as he waits for ‘The Moment’ when his character comes to life in The Garcia Method: Waiting For The Moment.

Garcia-MethodWelcome to our newest column, The Garcia Method: Or How To Write A Digital Comic. You’ve all heard of the Marvel Method for writing print comics, but what about the brave new world of digital comics?  Let us introduce to Ryan Garcia, an aspiring digital comic book author who is on a journey to share his experience with the world. And he’s going to start by sharing it with our readers.