So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel...So you want to publish a graphic novel... by Josh-Finney
Okay. So I started this as an email to a fellow publisher in arms who is looking to jump into the graphic novel market, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized a lot of you out there might benefit from this information. So for anyone looking to publish stories told in sequential art, I offer the following insight...
So you want to publish a graphic novel? First the good news. There's never been a better time to do it. Printing has never been cheaper, interest in graphic novels is at an all time high, and thanks to online stores like Amazon.com publishers are no longer shackled to the narrow minded ordering habits of comic shop owners. Now the bad news, the comic industry is dead. No, let me rephrase that. The comic industry *should* be dead. Rather, it has become the monster that refuses to die. It's a rotted, bloated corpse, that's been shot thirty time, set on fire, and then shoved off a 12-story building, yet the damn thing gets
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A Guide to OCTsOriginal Character Tournaments are all over deviantart and keep growing in popularity, but not everyone knows what they are or how to participate in them. Since they're hosted by individuals and not actually affiliated with the website itself, there are no guides available to help explain how they work. Hopefully, this FAQ will be helpful to anyone looking to get involved in OCTs.A Guide to OCTs by YamiRedPen
What is an OCT?
OCTs, or "Original Character Tournaments" are contests held here on deviantart in which you can pit your original characters against other people's characters in a comic-style battle-royale. To put it simply, it's a cross between an art competition and a storytelling contest.
OCTs can be hosted on someone's account, or they can have a tournament account of their own. OCTs are usually open to anyone with a deviantart account, although some are invite only. Information about who is eligible to audition will usually be clearly stated s
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