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#1 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

I wrote it. Paid an artist (absolutely beautiful art and you will definitely see his art one day. Remember the name Eddie Granger) to draw it and ink it. Got it printed and I have it in my hands. What do I do know?

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#2 Posted by green_skaar (10860 posts) - - Show Bio

Pics or it didn't happen....j/k good job! But seriously, pics!

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#4 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@green_skaar: I tried uploading pictures with the OP but it won't let me for some reason. When I click "on my desktop" it doesn't do anything....but man...the art is so incredible. The clothes the different body types the shading the dynamics. It beautiful. I'll upload pics as soon as it'll let me

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#5 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3998 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Congrats. I would suggest Ka-Blam.com. They help you sell it digitally and sell it in some comic shops. They also print it for you.

How did you find an artist willing to draw?

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#6 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio
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#7 Posted by RulerOfThisUniverse (6518 posts) - - Show Bio

Congratulations!!!

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#8 Edited by TheManInTheShoe (3998 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Cool. And try Ka-Blam, I'm planning to use it one day.

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#9 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

Somebody once mentioned something to me about submitting it to "image"....anybody have any idea about that?

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#10 Posted by i_like_swords (24802 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Ah, well done! I can't wait to see it. I'd be happy to support you and buy it digitally. Once you get that set up, just remind me.

Having said that, don't step here, start thinking about issue 2 :D

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#11 Edited by i_like_swords (24802 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

Somebody once mentioned something to me about submitting it to "image"....anybody have any idea about that?

Image, as in the publisher Image Comics? Seems like a bit of a stretch for your first comic - they're a relatively huge comic company along the lines of Dark Horse and IDW.

But hey, reach for the stars and all that.

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#12 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: Oh idk how to stop. Lol I have A bedroom full of story. And the artist I worked with is as excited about the story as I am and he wants to do more as well. So if all goes well prayerfully we can get this thing distributed and into your LCS

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#13 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@i_like_swords: I was thinking that too but someone told me

That you can submit something to them and they'll help

You print and distribute if they like the work. Idk if that was at all credible information though

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#14 Posted by i_like_swords (24802 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: I look forward to it. What's the series called?

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#16 Posted by i_like_swords (24802 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: I hear creators get a lot of independence over at Image so them offering help to new writers doesn't sound too far fetched. Maybe find an email and give it a try. If you can keep contact with someone and impress them as you make more work you could have yourself a gateway into comics!!

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#17 Posted by InnerVenom123 (29887 posts) - - Show Bio

Congrats!

Now show it.

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#18 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio
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#19 Edited by Hawkguy (625 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: A lot of people that are starting up at my LCBS have gone to Aspen comics. Books like Bubble Gun, Overtaken, and Charismagic have had signings and meet the artist type deals at my LCBS in Mississauga since the writers and/or artists are local folks.

Go to your LCBS and ask the owner if he can hook something up. Give him a copy, see what he thinks, who knows? Maybe he can get something up and running for you!

Congrats on it, I've tried to do the same but between work and school it's been a challenge. Also, the fact that I've been trying to draw it myself has doubled the difficulty. I'm glad to hear you got one done!

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#21 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@hawkguy: I appreciate it man. Good luck. And I have school/work/football too but everything just kinda worked out

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#23 Posted by XxGin (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc:

Got a name for your Comic book company?

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#24 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@xxgin: Company? Lol

I have one issue of one character completed. Im a long way off from a company......but if I ever did start one I'd name it after my LCS "Fantasy"

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#25 Posted by Manchine (6048 posts) - - Show Bio

I will be doing the same thing shortly.

Pretty much what I plan on doing is going to local comic cons. Have a facebook page. Preview my comic at a couple of places. Get the local comic shops to sell them.

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#26 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@manchine: Go for it man. Its worth it to see your idea on paper brought to life by the artist. It's awesome

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#27 Posted by Dabee (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: https://www.imagecomics.com/about/submissions

That's where you'd go if you really want to go after Image. Prepare to be disappointed, though. It's pretty prestigious.They print stuff like The Walking Dead, Saga, Invincible, a lot of big name titles. They get thousands of submissions, so don't expect to get your first try in. I haven't seen your work, so I can't really know. I also don't work for Image, so I can't really know. All I know is that it's not something to be taken lightly. If you do decide to submit it, I'd definitely put a LOT of work into your proposal. As a first try, though, you wouldn't be failing if you just self-published it digitally. Good luck!

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#28 Posted by XxGin (1760 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee said:

@sog7dc: https://www.imagecomics.com/about/submissions

That's where you'd go if you really want to go after Image. Prepare to be disappointed, though. It's pretty prestigious.They print stuff like The Walking Dead, Saga, Invincible, a lot of big name titles. They get thousands of submissions, so don't expect to get your first try in. I haven't seen your work, so I can't really know. I also don't work for Image, so I can't really know. All I know is that it's not something to be taken lightly. If you do decide to submit it, I'd definitely put a LOT of work into your proposal. As a first try, though, you wouldn't be failing if you just self-published it digitally. Good luck!

Or you can submit it through Diamond and have it as your own title..

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#29 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee: Thanks. We both really believe in our work so I think we'll

Go the image route

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#30 Posted by Dabee (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: I definitely wish you good luck with that! Please don't get your hopes up, though. I'm not just trying to be pessimistic, but they literally get thousands of submissions. The odds are against you, regardless of how good it is. But I still wish you luck, nonetheless!

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#31 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@dabee: I appreciate the well wishes :). Hopefully you guys will be able to pick it up and read it for yourselves pretty soon

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#32 Posted by Dabee (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

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@dabee: I appreciate the well wishes :). Hopefully you guys will be able to pick it up and read it for yourselves pretty soon

I absolutely hope so, too. And I hope that it didn't come off as me trying to knock you down saying you're not going to get it anywhere. I really just wanted to make sure you knew that it's not an easy thing to get accepted into Image. If they don't pick it up, it doesn't mean it's not good, so don't give up on it! I'll be looking forward to checking it out!

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#33 Posted by XImpossibruX (5751 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc: Post a link, or tell us where we can find it in the near future

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#34 Posted by Spideysense44 (3839 posts) - - Show Bio

Let us see a picture whenever you can

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#35 Posted by dondave (41628 posts) - - Show Bio

Typed in Eddy Granger in Google and saw a bunch of pic of half naked guys. @sog7dc What have you done to me?

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#36 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

Great job :)

If you don't mind me asking, what's it about?

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#37 Edited by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_gl: Without spoiling anything. It's about a character that has IMMENSE power who really jut wants the things everybody else wants. He's flawed. He's human, while t the same time he is something fr beyond human (you'll have to read to find out what ;) ) the idea behind this theme is that people always say "If I had supermans powers I'd help everybody and stop era etc" but the fact is that people don't use the power we gbe already. What stops us from going to soup kitchens? Doing volunteer work? Missionary work (if you have a faith)? Helping a less fortunate family? This character is the juxtaposition between incredible power and responsibility, and natural human desires. You see what I'm getting at?

Edit: and he isn't an alien, god, sorcerer, mutant, wasn't given a special serum, or bitten by a radioactive spider, or given powers by gods. I think what he is has never been done before in comics actually

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#38 Posted by sinestro_GL (3651 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc said:

@sinestro_gl: Without spoiling anything. It's about a character that has IMMENSE power who really jut wants the things everybody else wants. He's flawed. He's human, while t the same time he is something fr beyond human (you'll have to read to find out what ;) ) the idea behind this theme is that people always say "If I had supermans powers I'd help everybody and stop era etc" but the fact is that people don't use the power we gbe already. What stops us from going to soup kitchens? Doing volunteer work? Missionary work (if you have a faith)? Helping a less fortunate family? This character is the juxtaposition between incredible power and responsibility, and natural human desires. You see what I'm getting at?

Edit: and he isn't an alien, god, sorcerer, mutant, wasn't given a special serum, or bitten by a radioactive spider, or given powers by gods. I think what he is has never been done before in comics actually

Sounds cool.

Did your artist also do a cover for you? Or is it without one at the moment?

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#39 Posted by SOG7dc (11368 posts) - - Show Bio

@sinestro_gl: He did do a cover but we're talking about changing it to be more congruent with the overall theme of the book. As of right now it just references what happens in Issue 1

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#40 Posted by Cezar_TheScribe (2774 posts) - - Show Bio

We need pictures.

What is the comic about?

Give more details.

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#41 Edited by blkson (788 posts) - - Show Bio

details

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#43 Posted by lightsout (1886 posts) - - Show Bio

That last sentence is a little ironic, being written by someone looking to professionally write :p

But really, congrats & future luck with making more of them.

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#44 Posted by AllStarSuperman (40240 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc:

please gives pictures. at least give us a link to wear the pictures would be pretty please.

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#45 Posted by WIshIWasSuperman (1379 posts) - - Show Bio

ok man - stop teasing us - let us read it already!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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#46 Posted by jimmyshorioni (21 posts) - - Show Bio

wtf

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#47 Posted by saintwildcard (20332 posts) - - Show Bio

How much did it cost you to get it drawn and printed? I have an idea for a comic and money.

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#48 Edited by Yokergeist (12483 posts) - - Show Bio

How much did it cost overall? (Artist, printing, publishing, all that stuff) because I wrote a story and I want to have it be a comic.

-$NG

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#49 Posted by deactivated-5a162dd41dd64 (8662 posts) - - Show Bio

Congrats. Now you try to market it.

Do you live by a comic book store? If you do, talk to the people there. Many stores purposely look for locally-made comics to stock.

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#50 Posted by Dabee (2421 posts) - - Show Bio

@sog7dc:

please gives pictures. at least give us a link to wear the pictures would be pretty please.