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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

How Comic Self Publishing is Done
Blackeyes, Broken Bones, and All


They say you can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs and comic book self-publishing is no different. Industry personality and journalista Matt Maxwell has spent the past year and a half bashing his way through obstacles by the dozen to get his self-published western-horror hybrid Strangeways into the hands of the people, and he's taken his share of busted noses and blackeyes to prove it. But Maxwell refused to let the flurry of sucker punches, sharp left hooks, and knockout roundhouses deter him from making his dream a reality, and with the eventual solicitation of Strangeways a mere handful of months away he's standing strong where lesser men would have stayed down for the count.

And in his wake he has left behind a path of knowledge that is more valuable than gold, with some of the most critical and important self-publishing information from members of the comic industry's wisest self publishers ever committed to the internet. If you're looking at getting into that self-publishing brawl... you're going to need to go through The School of Hard Knocks first. And Maxwell is going to take you through every stinking gym he knows of to get you there.

So if you're a self-publisher or a wanna-be self-publisher, or if you just like to see a guy who can take a punch to the head, Matt Maxwell's School of Hard Knocks is for you.

Taking the Plunge
Shut Up
The End is the Beginning
Writing is the Least of Your Worries