“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”
Today I’m looking at markets for comic books and graphic novels. Comics are no longer cheap paper magazines your brother hides under the bed. Comics, graphic novels and manga are widely read, stocked in libraries, and can be a rewarding career for writers and artists.
If you’re interested in writing for these markets, you should start by reading this article by Barry Lyga on writing for comic books.
Here are some markets to get you started. (Hot Links should open to the writer’s/artist’s guidelines for each company.)
Small, boutique publisher or comics and graphic novels. Wants complete packages with scripts and artwork.
They want 8-12 page scripts featuring characters they already own – not original characters from the author.
They’ll accept synopses, full scripts and partial scripts from writers.
It looks like they want artwork and narrative, by email in jpg format.
As the name implies, their specialty is graphic novels. They want a complete package – art and narrative.
Publishes all types of graphic novels, from general fiction to mystery, fantasy and erotica. They want a one-page synopsis of the storyline and some sample art.
They want to see 10-12 completed pages (story and artwork) along with a plot summary/synopsis.
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