So, you are an aspiring graphic velist. You are a comic creator with the burning ambition to see your work proudly taking the place it deserves on the front shelves of bookstores. Remove The Barriers Between You And Making Great Comics & Publish Them Without Going Bankrupt! Let acclaimed author and comic creator Mike Gagn guide you t only on the CREATIVE process for compelling comics, but also on the BUSINESS side of the publishing arena, showing you from inside what it takes to embark on profitable self-publishing of your creative work. Get FIRST-HAND insight into how to manage your creative passion as a business, using current software advances to overcome the bumps and barriers in the publishing arena. A gripping, comprehensive guide, the first one in a new series intended to support creative artists in their first publishing venture, this book will help you save money, cope with the high stress levels involved in publishing your own work and successfully help your comics or graphic vels make it to the bookstore windows at low or even ZERO cost!
I love to tell stories that make you think. I might tell you an eerie horror story that gives you chills, leaving you spending a sleepless night staring at your closet. I might tell you a satire that makes you laugh until you cry. I might tell you a crime story, so suspenseful that it leaves you breathless, wondering if the detective will apprehend the killer before they strike again. I might tell you an erotica that will leave you breathless for...other reasons... But above all I want to tell you a story that makes you think: about life, love society...about real life issues that make you challenge your own beliefs, all through the safe and comfortable filter of fiction. My name is Mike Gagnon, and I discovered comics at the tender age of 5 (1986); I have been telling stories and making art ever since. I got real serious and professional about it in 2000. I have over 15 years of professional experience in writing and illustration for graphic novels and film. I have also had the privilege of being a part of the writing team for The Official Handbook of the Marvel Universe and it's one-shot spin-off; Deadpool Corps: Rank and Foul along with being involved with art production for Dark Horse Comics and Jack Lake Productions. I currently spend most of my time working as a traditional novelist and teaching the next generation of artists and writers. I collaborate with some great art organizations and schools and conduct independent seminars, as well as serve as an adjunct professor teaching writing and digital illustration in the Sequential Arts program at Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art, and Design in Toronto, Ontario, Canada