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    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010 edited
    Neil Ford and myself have a thing in the works. We have a production blog in lieu of pages, as we've only just started: December Falls
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    This thread came a year too early. Or I'm a year too slow. Whatever. There are plans, crazy plans in the works. But no plug. Too early for that. Still have to figure out two things:
    1) a source of income that will leave me with enough time to draw (a part time job of some kind).
    2) ways of self-promotion that will allow me to turn this future comic into the main source of income.
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    Between Worlds, a fantasy story set in an imaginary world that's in a kind of urban, 19th century imperial European idiom rather than the usual medieval one, with gorgeous digitally-painted colour art; EDITED TO ADD COMMENT FROM WARREN: I CAN FIND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLECTIONS FOR THIS ONE.

    There is one - it's not very prominently (or at all?) mentioned on its own website, which isn't very good marketing, but hey.
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    I mentioned my webcomic in the last thread, but I'll do it again. Genocide Man is planned to be a trilogy of trade paperbacks. I've sized it for that, have all the plans in place, and the goal of publishing it is one of the reasons I chose to work in greyscale.

    I gave a comic page last time. Let me just hit this thread with a quick ad.

    Genocide Man
    • CommentAuthorpkeiselt
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010 edited
    Junkyard Angels is my 24 chapter bi-weekly comic hosted at
    We just put up chapter 5 last weekend, and hope to have printed versions starting in February 2010. The intent is to have 3 issues and then a complete Collected edition next winter.

    We are looking at printing through Ka-Blam
    (Anyone else have PoD suggestions? Experiences?

    (art by Zachary Enea)
    We have facebook, twitter, and myspace up for the project, and are considering a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds/pre-orders when the time comes to print the final collected edition. We are also looking into getting a Cafe Press store going.
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    I'm working a slightly different angle. With The Profane Comedy of Audley Strange. my intention is complete the first part of my story online in which time I can continue develop my artistic and layout skills to a level which I'm completely satisfied with. I don't even know how many pages I've got now but most of it is to establish the characters and the background so in a way it's a long form prologue for the main story. I intend to continue by doing a mix of both online and exclusively in print as well as combinations of the two. I did a very limited run of my first tale before deciding I'd rather have a body of good work under my belt before trying again.

    Yes I'm aware it's probably insane.
    • CommentAuthorEmperor
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
    Simon Fraser's Lily MacKenzie is aiming to be published in a 300 page volume and is currently being reprinted in the Judge Dredd Megazine (which also counts too I suppose - I wonder if that might be another model: serialised online, reprinted in an anthology in chunks and then collected in a trade paperback).

    Edginton and D'Israeli's adaptation of War of the Worlds appeared as a webcomic and was then reworked and collected (I think there is something by D'Israeli somewhere on how they had to change the pages for printing), before sparking the sequel Scarlet Traces (The Edge has said there will be a War of the Worlds/Scarlet Traces omnibus at some point).
    • CommentAuthorShevek
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
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    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010 edited
    Well, the plan for Dream Life is that in a nutshell.

    I'm working on another collaboration that's probably going to go that way, with the addition of some kind of app version for serialization. Something i think i'll try with Dream Life as well, put out chapters/issues in the app market. Think it'll work, even know you can read it online free, from the playing on a tablet I've done so far, some added bonus content and the easier reading interface for tablets, not to mention smart phones, makes it worth putting out a aggressively priced app serial as a possible way to generate some revenue. Least that's what my crossed fingers are hoping.
      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
    Zahra's Paradise, which takes place in the aftermath of the 2009 Iranian Election and the ensuing riots, is slated for book form.
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2010
    Trudy Cooper & Danny Murphy's Platinum Grit comes to mind. Definitely saw print, but seems to have ended now. Great read.
      CommentAuthorThom B.
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2010
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    Sam and Fuzzy started off fairly gag-a-day but has now gone longform and epic though its still funny. He's just started collecting it all too.
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    Sluggy Freelance is always the first webcomic I think of when people start talking about comics. It started off over 13 years ago, and has been a daily webcomic ever since.

    Starts off a little slow, but has large, swooping story-arcs now and references things done in the strip since the beginning. I don't think that it was intended to be collected, but they are now in some rather large tome's with extra stuff in them (sometimes a ton of extra sketches, usually small stories.)

    There's been some great guest artists over the years (Phil Foglio did a week or two, Gene Ha has done a pin-up, Ian McDonald from the previously mentioned "Bruno the Bandit", and a bunch of others.)

    I'd highly suggest it to people. You can read all 13+ years on their site. It's quite interesting seeing how the art has developed over the years.
    • CommentAuthoradamszym
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2010
    My comic OF WHAT KIND? is an ongoing fantasy adventurey comic that will be collected into 80-page volumes, possibly more. Depends on how long each story in the world ends up being.
    Here's a page:
    • CommentAuthoradamszym
    • CommentTimeOct 22nd 2010
    Also, has noone mentioned the inimitable RICE BOY?

    Evan Dahm has produced two fantastic long form GNs that have now been published as collections, and is working his way through a new GN called VATTU now. Fantastic stuff.
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    Kagerou has been going for 9 years and 48 chapters, but so far only the first couple chapters are in print.
    • CommentAuthorGregCarter
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2010 edited
    First, plugging myself - I collect my two webcomics, Love is in the Blood and Perfect Agent, into singles and then TPB's. We're almost finished with the first volume of Love is in the Blood online with issue #3 (of 4) about to be released in print. Each single of Perfect Agent is a complete "mission." Each Love is in the Blood volume is a complete story.

    Love is in the Blood Issue #1 at Indy PlanetLove is in the Blood Issue #1 at IndyPlanet

    Love is in the Blood Issue #2 at Indy PlanetLove is in the Blood #2 at IndyPlanet.

    Second, plugging some of my faves that do web-to-print - Red String (previously with Dark Horse, now self-published), Errant Story, Paradigm Shift, Yu+Me, and Khaos Komix. All are excellent, but Khaos is especially brilliant.
    • CommentAuthormarc
    • CommentTimeOct 23rd 2010
    Trying to get 2 off the ground.... Meatpants & Omicron Smile. Problem is, things get in the way. Like my job & the need for $$$.
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    @Paladine beat me to the punch (thanks for mentioning it actually) but yeah I'm intending on publishing a graphic novel of Nathan Sorry when it is all said and done. In the meantime, I've been experimenting with or planning to experiment with various forms of interim installment methods like mini-comics, longer trade-size POD volumes and e-book and mobile versions.