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Drawing Comics Lab by Robyn Chapman

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UNIT 5

Publishing

THE COMICS PAGE WAS MEANT to be reproduced and shared; this is part of its DNA. As you draw your comics, you need to think of them, even visualize them, in terms of a publication—and you should do this before you start drawing, not after. Knowing how your comics will be published will help you determine how, and at what size, to draw your pages.

But what if you don’t have a publishing company waiting to produce your next masterpiece? Then you’ll start out like most of us do: you’ll be your own publisher. It might sound difficult, but it’s not. Anyone can self-publish; all you need is a little know-how and access to a photocopy machine (and trust me, they’re everywhere!).

Materials

• letter-size paper

• pencil

• colored ...

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