How to make an indie comic: pro artists share advice to concept, create, print and market your own book

How to make an indie comic; a surprise embrace
(Image credit: Lark & Wren)

The indie comic scene is bigger than ever and if you’ve always dreamed of making a comic but haven’t made a plan, this is the guide for you. I’ve spoken to four successful comic creators and asked their advice on every step of the process that goes into making an indie comic: from choosing which of your ideas to pursue and setting your expectations, to selecting digital publishing platforms, creating and selling print copies, and marketing your comic. 

Sometimes all that’s stopping you from embarking on a big project is the practical details. Below you can pick up advice from the artists who have successfully launched their comics, they'll guide you through the key steps, so you can bring your ideas to life. 

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Tanya Combrinck

Tanya is a writer covering art, design, and visual effects. She has 16 years of experience as a magazine journalist and has written for numerous publications including 3D World, 3D Artist, ImagineFX, Computer Arts, net magazine, and Creative Bloq. For Creative Bloq, she mostly writes about web design, including the hottest new tools, as well as 3D artwork and VFX.