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How to Self-Publish a Comic Book with Josh Blaylock

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How to Self-Publish a Comic Book with Josh Blaylock

Official Press Release

Chicago, IL- Devil’s Due Publishing proudly announces HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS: NOT JUST CREATE THEM, a new four-issue limited-series detailing the pivotal ingredients any young upstart would need to begin self-publishing in the medium of comic books, based on Josh Blaylock‚s own decade-long experiences ˆfrom small press exhibitor to owner of a top-ten comic company! Plus: the chance to self-publish a book with consulting assistance by Blaylock himself! Check out the contest details in the book.

The four-issue series begins in February with HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS: NOT JUST CREATE THEM #1 (of 4) (DEC052950) featuring nonfiction prose chapters and cover art by Josh Blaylock, standard comic size, 32pgs, priced at $4.95. In issue #1, as well as the subsequent three installments, Josh Blaylock delivers down-and-dirty details on the nature of self-publishing, in chapters ranging from Building an Infrastructure, Signing a Creative Team, and Marketing and Production, to Hitting the Pavement!

HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS: NOT JUST CREATE THEM is not a comic book exhibiting only select few pictorial references- but a somewhat autobiographical How-To for release in chapter installments. A multitude of books have been written on the process of artistically conceiving a comic, whether dedicated to illustration or writing, lettering or coloring; but few tutorials exist containing the realities of publishing, which Blaylock reveals here.

“This is how I finally put all [my] experience to good use, says Blaylock, “to create something that can truly help the aspiring self-publisher, and anyone who simply desires to expand their understanding of the business side of comics and manga.” He continues, “see if my tooling around in this industry for a decade can help you get a jumpstart into the business, and learn from the success I‚ve had and the mistakes I‚ve made.”

ABOUT HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS: NOT JUST CREATE THEM #1 (of 4) (DEC052950) A lot of articles are written on the creative process of comics, but few on the other side of the business: publishing. After ten years of self-publishing, Josh Blaylock has gone from back room small press exhibitor to the head of a top-ten comic book company. He now shares his knowledge of the industry with anyone who has ever pondered doing the same. This six issue prose series is informative, entertaining, and a bit autobiographical. Blaylock isolates the most important aspects of the process, starting with Building Your Infrastructure.

HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS: NOT JUST CREATE THEM #1(of 4) (DEC052950) hits comic and specialty stores in February 2006, and monthly thereafter.

For more Information on HOW TO SELF PUBLISH COMICS: NOT JUST CREATE THEM, visit, or go to the newly re-launched for contest information, and the latest updates from the author. Run, don‚t walk, to your retailer and reserve your copy today!

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Devil’s Due Publishing was formed in 1999 as both a commercial art studio and a small press comic book publisher. DDP’s first breakout success was 2001‚s revamp of G.I. JOE, returning the long-lost 1980s characters to comics. Fans bought over 100,000 copies per month, immediately propelling Devil’s Due Publishing to the top of the charts. Today, DDP’s lineup includes Forgotten Realms, Dragonlance, G.I. Joe: America’s Elite, eigoManga, Hack/Slash, Capcom’s Killer 7, the newly resurrected Chaos! Comics!, and indy comics‚ magazine Lo-Fi.

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