libertyroll said: Artist to artist, I've got a question for you: I'm looking towards printing my own comic sometime this year and your Witchling book is gorgeous. Where did you go to print that, and do you have any tips for getting a book ready for print? I don't have much experience doing that. Thanks.
Hi! Congrats on having a book to print! I got Witchling printed at a local printshop (Printorium Bookworks, Victoria), so that probably won’t be of any use to you, unfortunately. Some tips from my experience:
1.Print out one copy yourself first on your home printer or at Staples/Office Depot/etc. - you’ll immediately notice a bunch of things that have to be fixed.
2.Have a few people read that same print copy - they’ll notice typos you missed. If you have a friend in editing/publishing, all the better.
3.Get very detailed instructions from the printer about what size and file format they prefer.
4.Ask to see a proof (a sample copy of your book)before the full print order begins - they might charge extra for this, but it’s worth it.
5.Get a FIRM PRICE QUOTE from the printer - the first printer I spoke to was vague, and raised the price at the last minute - I luckily caught it in time and cancelled the order. Seems some of these businesses are pretty shady.
Hope some of these help! At ECCC I spoke to some guys from Ka-Blam digital printing, which might be an option for you. Their printed samples looked good - similar paper stock and print quality to any single-issue comic you’d pick up in a shop - and they were really friendly and helpful in person. I’ve never used that service, but it seems like a good way to go, especially for smaller quantities.
Best of luck!!!
And for me it was a great year! It was only my second pride, but for me it came at an amazing moment.
And I’m going to tell the world why I need pride. :)
I need pride because my mom believes that there’s something with me, and that I need to see a doctor to “cure the queer.” That I’m in sin because I chose to stop repressing myself.
My dad told me not a week past that, contrary to what the media is trying to portray, the majority of people are still against lgbt+ and society will always be against us.
My family believes that it’s perfectly okay to ban my partner from coming to family gatherings, but are surprised and offended when I choose not to attend because of it.
I’ve had close friends abandon me because I couldn’t contain it any longer.
My church still teaches that I should come to Jesus to be “healed” of my queerness.
This is why I, a queer, Christian girl, needs pride. Because in 2013, this is still happening.
And this year, Pride made all the difference.