Like I said in the last blog, we’re currently looking to make BlackGuard available in more forms than just our website. We’re hoping to reach new fans this way. The website has been growing steadily, but the more channels through which we can make ourselves known, the better.
First of all, we want to get BlackGuard hardcopies into a few stores. We’re going to start with a couple of local comic shops in the Savannah area and then try to expand to other comic retailers. Luckily, Savannah is the home of SCAD, an art school that attracts a lot of sequential artists. So there’s definitely a market for comics, especially independent books, in our area. I’m not sure if we’ll try to sell the individual issues in stores, but we are looking towards having the Volume 1 collection on a couple shelves. Individual issues may just be sold at conventions for now.
If any of you are familiar with Comixology, you may have heard that they now allow independent creators to submit their comics. Comixology is basically the largest distributor of digital comics. They offer comics for iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle, etc. The advantage to selling comics in this format is there’s no printing or shipping costs. That benefits both us and our readers. Of course, there’s no guarantee that Comixology will accept your work, as they want to keep their site looking professional, only offering quality products. I respect that and wouldn’t want it any other way.
I think we’ll offer both Volume 1 and the individual issues on Comixology (or any other digital comic distributors) so that people can have a variety of options. I do want to go back and touch up a lot of the pages before submitting them, though. There are actually a ton of changes I want to make, so it will be a few months before you see everything made available. I’ll start with issue 1 and submit each one-by-one as I finish them. I think I’ll go into more detail on the changes I’ll be making in Friday’s blog.
Until next time, go with God.
Read the BlackGuard comic here!