How to Self-Publish a Graphic NovelHe is the author of the epic Emaneska Series , and a new western fantasy series, the Scarlet Star Trilogy. While we authors are no stranger to self-publishing or writing, when it comes to art, particularly graphic novels, we can feel a little bit like a fish out of water. Three and a half years ago I had the idea to convert my debut epic fantasy — The Written — into a graphic novel. I've always been a huge fan of comics and graphic novels. They are an incredible art form, a perfect combination of impressive art flowing alongside a punchy, straight to the point story. As I write in a very cinematic way, almost directing the characters across the pages, converting my prose to portraits made sense. Kickstarter is a fantastic platform but it's an incredible amount of work.
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Writing and Publishing Graphic Novels from Start to Finish
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I n the last decade or so, comics and graphic novels have burst into the mainstream literary scene. Anybody can write a comic. About anything. Comics and graphic novels are a medium, not a genre. Big-time comic publishers have their own in-house editors, but what about the indie comic creator? If you want a professional editor, it might be difficult, but they are out there. A few editors offer services specifically for comics, though they take a little digging to find.
One of the things that amuses me about publishing my first graphic novel is that prior to engaging in this project a few years ago, I had never read one. I had some sense of graphic novels, of course, but I paid them no heed. However, when I was approached about converting my memoir, published in , into a graphic novel, I had to face my ignorance and arrogance. Here are some things this graphic novel neophyte learned through his baptism of fire. While still not fully mainstream, you have probably already noticed the proliferation of graphic novels where you shop for books. I have experienced this sales surge firsthand.