Soon I became a hunter/killer of poultry, able to catch, kill, pluck, cut and dress the chicken in the darkest of night. Although it took me a bit longer to perfect the cooking spices.
-- Kabuki: Circle of Blood #6
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Home FAQ 4.5: Self-publishing vs. published via a company

6/21/01, 8:50 p.m.

I am going to Art school right now and am earning a degree in illustration. Anyway, a friend of mine wants to develop a graphic novel that's more illustrative like an Alex Ross style of a book. Are there any recommendations that you could make in general for this? We are probably looking to self-publish also.
My suggestion would be to not self-publish right off the bat. There are plenty of problems to solve in the creating end of the book alone. Investing printing money, trying to establish a place in this market as a new company and all the things that go with self-publishing is a whole extra business to contend with.

I would suggest first focusing on finishing the book. Once it is finished, I would suggest that you show it to publishers that publish creator-owned books. In this market, it is wiser to use someone else's money than your own when starting your first project. And an existing company with its own place in this industry can give you a lot of advice and offers a more attractive track record to the stores that will order your book. If it is succesful there, you can always self-publish it or your next project later if that is what you want to do.

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