Be your own company!What about royalties?
You can do it cheaply at a copy place. It doesn't have to be in color. In fact, some of the greatest comics are in black and white.
Joe Casey, the popular writer of X-Men, Wildcats, and The Intimates broke in this way: "In the mid-90's, I was doing some black & white, no-money comics on my own," he says.
Casey adds, "at the same time, I was friends with pro writers like Steve Seagle, Brian Holguin and James Robinson, all who I met after moving to Los Angeles."
James Robinson actually got Casey in at Marvel for his first paying work.
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Manga, or Japanese-style comics such as
- Rurouni Kenshin
- Fruits Basket
- Dot Hack
- Love Hina
Manga's the fastest growing segment of the comic industry. In fact, it is the only growing segment of the comic industry!
Manga is a style with simple drawings of big-eyed characters. Unlike super-hero comics:
- The emphasis is on romance and relationships;
- At least half all manga readers are girls.
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Now you've seen some of the possibilities for a career in comics, are you geared up?
Get experience! Create a comic strip for your school newspaper, or a local shopper.
You don't have to get paid for it. Putting your work before the public provides you with valuable feedback, and is its own reward.
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