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We put together this “how-to” guide for those of you indie comic book creators who are looking to take their creation from pen and paper (or digital drawing board) to other mediums, and in front of other people.

Hopefully, when you start thinking “how do I…” you’ll think of Indie Comics Zone, and we’d like to have the answers for you here.

Please let us know if you have a suggestion for how-to guides that you’d like to see in the future.

How Do I Fund My Comic Book Project?

Perhaps the most difficult part of getting your indie comic book created — paying for it. While the writing, art, printing, and digital distribution are sometimes tough, this piece is critical. Here is a big list of firms that can help you get your indie comic book project funded!

 

 

Also, we hosted a panel of crowdfunding experts at GalaxyCon Richmond in March 2024, who discussed some of the ways they’ve funded their projects, and some advice for folks who are looking to fund their projects as well. After hearing feedback, we’re creating short versions of the panel, which break up each Q&A section:

 

Basic advice for creators starting their crowdfunding journey

How Do I Publish My Comic Book?​

We’ve put together a how-to guide for those who are looking to publish their own indie comic book. Thanks to interviews from creators, ratings, and additional information, you’ll want to check out this list of companies who can print your comic — on paper.

How Do I Publish My Comic Book Digitally?

Once you’ve created your story, and made sure that everything is right, you want people to see it. If you’ve figured out printing (see above) or even if you haven’t, here are some tips on how you can get your indie comic book published — digitally. 

How Do I Get Distribution for My Comic?

Coming soon!

How Do I Get My Comic Book Reviewed?

We’ve pulled together a list of some websites and writers who are looking to write about comic books. The focus of this list, of course, is sites who are interested in Indie Comic Books. Check out the list here!

The Big List of Indie Comic Book Companies

This comes up quite a bit — where can I find a list of these publishers who are not Marvel or DC? That’s a big ask, but we’ve tried to do it for you. Check out our list but note that this list does not include Manga, and focuses on U.S./Canadian firms.

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