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The Complete Guide To Self-Publishing Comics by ComfortLove
So, by now you've heard - :iconcomfortlove: and I have a How-To book coming out from Random House - The Complete Guide to Self-Publishing Comics: How to Create and Sell Your Comics, Manga, and Webcomics. It truly is an extraordinary book, and I'm very stingy with even mild levels of self-praise. It's still available for pre-order at some hefty discounts, so you don't have to wait until May to grab it up.

Life as an Artist by AdamWithers Panel Comparisons - Fantasy by AdamWithers

This book is driven by two words: Comprehensive and Modern. We wanted a book that covered the entire process of comics creation; concept design, writing, drawing, coloring, lettering, publishing, and marketing. It's all the things we've learned in our many, many years in the trenches of comics (we write, illustrate, and letter all our own books) and all the things we wish we'd known when we were getting started. And this is a book about making comics today. Too many comics instruction books out there - even the best ones - were written over 15 years ago, or are made by people who learned how to do what they do a long time ago. They teach outdated methods and don't really speak to the things available to artists and writers today. We wanted our book to look forward; to teach to what's happening right now, with an eye toward what changes may come. We don't just want to prepare you for making comics, webcomics, and manga in the '10s - we want you to be ready to grow and adapt and continue to be kicking ass even as technology moves forward.

So, it's a huge, awesome tome. But you don't have to take our word for it - it’s got 72 sidebars from some of the top people in the industry today! We brought in a huge list of excellent talent from comics, webcomics, and American manga to add their own 2 cents about the areas of their expertise. Here's just a sampling of some of the greats helping us out:

Seriously, that's just skimming the surface. There are so many creators you guys! So many people who answered our call and wanted to be part of what we were making.

Moreover, two great artists lent us their talents to enhance the cover. It's a joint work between the two of us (Virtue on the far left) :icondel-borovic: (Raina in the center image) and :iconcorinneroberts: (characters from our upcoming Kitty Game webcomic, right image)

So if you're somebody interested in making comics, webcomics, or manga, somebody wanting to learn how we do what we do, somebody interested in getting started or just getting better - pick up this book! We made it just for you. :D

Available for pre-order NOW!

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Adam Withers
Artist | Professional | Other
United States
One half of the Husband-and-Wife Action Faction, Adam and his partner/wife/best friend :iconcomfortlove: spend their days making comic books. The self-publishing duo write together, draw together, color together, and letter together on every comic they produce, and their work has earned them six Harvey Award nominations and multiple appearances on Best of the Year lists.

He and Comfort live in Grand Rapids, MI with their family and their six cats and can frequently be seen walking through the parks talking about stories.


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ShadowOnTheWall Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015
Are you and Comfort gonna be at ACen this year or did I buy my pass to Chicago for no reason? Still thinking of who the next warrior to commission or if I'm gonna take a break from the guys for a con haha.
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Artist
Hex yes we will be. You can pretty much count on us at ACen every year. And isn't Kento your favorite of the guys? Yet you haven't commissioned him for a solo beauty-shot yet?
ShadowOnTheWall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015
Kento is 2nd! Rowen is my #1, but I was gonna save him for last, so I have to choose between Hardrock, Wildfire, and Torrent.
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Artist
Oh, that's right - the prettiest boy. Well, I know how much you looove Sai, so he's surely coming up real soon. ;)
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dragtrunks Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cannot thank you enough for my commission of Ryuko at ECCC 15!! I was driving back in my car wishing I would have gotten a companion sketch of Satsuki, but I don't wanna hog all your guys time! Thanks again Adam!!
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Professional Artist
Glad you like her so much! And never worry about hogging our time--if we have space on the list, we'll work for anybody! :XD:
arkwayz3 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
Just passing by deviations - well done! I really like your art style, keep up the good work :)
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional Artist
Thanks. I will. :thanks:
ZpanSven Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Would it be alright for me to practice inking and colorations with your pencils works? The Ronin Warrior stuff is the best! :D
AdamWithers Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Professional Artist
Absolutely! Just credit me back and let me know if you post anything, because I'd love to see it. :highfive:
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