How to make a comic book? How to order?
Whatever kind of comic you want, in whatever style you want, whether it's for a gift, for your business, or just for yourself, we can help! Use the order form above to get a quote, and submit it to us. Once we receive your comic concept, I'll contact you to set a deadline, choose an artist, and make payment arrangements. As soon as we receive your payment, we'll start drawing your comic.
How many frames will fit on a page?
We will draw up to 5 panels per page, but some more detailed panels may take up more space.
How long will this take?
The time frame depends on order volume, and the amount of research your comic requires, but if you need it by a certain date, such as a birthday or anniversary gift, please let us know when submitting your request.
What kind of printing do you offer?
No photocopied and stapled printing here, folks. Our books are professionally printed by Lulu.com, and would look right at home in any bookstore. We offer substantial discounts if you order in bulk. And you're always welcome to request a high resolution pdf so that you can take it to your local Kinko's and get it printed yourself.
What is the deal with rights?
Each custom comic book comes with the full, nonexclusive rights to publish it wherever you want, even if you make a billion dollars off of it. You can make copies, post it online, sell it to a major publisher, whatever you like. But the artist can also publish the comic, either on their site, in their portfolio, or in a book. If you're interested in exclusive rights, just let us know. If it's so you can broker a major motion picture deal, there will be fees involved, if it's because the comic is a mushy love letter to your girlfriend or something, you probably just have to ask nicely. Also, if the comic is based on a story or a character that you created, you will keep the rights to all elements of the comic that were created by you.
Do I get to approve each stage of the process?
The production process of custom comics are set up to get work done fast, and cheap. This means that writing, penciling, and inking are done all in one go. If you want to okay a script before we start however, we can do that. We will make certain that the comic is of high quality, and fits all of the parameters we discussed prior to starting work. The finished product is sent "as-is". If there is a mistake, or a spelling error, we will make quick fixes, but if you want changes to the comic that will require redrawing or anything, we will have to negotiate a fair fee to do the extra work.
Do I need to make all those decisions up front?
Not at all. I understand that you may want to wait and see the final product before you decide what you want to do with it! If at any time after recieving your comic, you want to add color, or order additional printed copies, you can let us know!
What if I'm interested in something that isn't mentioned or offered here?
Just e-mail, and we'll give you a quote!