Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #12 – Marketing

Show Notes

Josh Flanagan is back with Andy Schmidt to bring you a weekly dose of advice on breaking into and making comics!

Marketing comics, especially those that don’t contain everyone’s favorite superheroes, is about the hardest thing in the world. Indie comics have little to no budget, and it’s a challenge to get anyone outside of the existing comics market to even look at comic books. And yet, without marketing your comics, there’s almost no point in making them. We’ll talk about some of the ideas and tools creators have at their disposal, and the importance in thinking about marketing when it comes to comics. It turns out there’s a lot to talk about.

Running Time: 00:24:06

Andy is the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, as well as a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing. Josh Flanagan has been working on iFanboy.com, talking, reviewing, and thinking about comics for over a decade, as well as writing and creating some of his own.

If you’re interested in going further, you can check out Comics Experience, where creators can take advantage of their workshops and the community to get feedback from peers and fellow creators, as well as meet people, network and get better at making comics. Also be sure to check out the creator workshops offered!


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    End shameless plug.

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