I’ve been in the process of trying to print copies of my comic and I haven’t been having very good luck so far. I tried using Ka-blam.com and Lulu.com, and designed specific layout for each website tailored to the specifications of their individual templates. I ordered a copy from each site to compare their products and decide what size I liked better. I’m sticking with the standard comic size (smaller version).
I decided to share my experience incase anyone is looking for a nice website to print comics from.
With ka-blam.com, after uploading my files, they claimed the pages were sized incorrectly (a little too big), even though I scaled each page to the dimensions of their template. They offered to resize them for me, which I thought would be helpful. I was wrong. Instead of resizing my pages, they cropped the top and right sides of each spread, a problem I discovered after the comic was printed and delivered. I also noticed that even though I uploaded a pdf with each page numbered, for some reason two pages were in the wrong order. The total cost was $6.43 including shipping.
Ka-blam allows you to message their employees directly through their website. Unfortunately, this means you need to keep checking your messages through the site instead of receiving email updates when you have new messages. But, this allowed me to ask if the onside covers could be black, which really effects the overall tone of my comic.
With lulu.com, the process was much smoother. But unfortunately, after receiving the comic in the mail today, I found that each page has a small white border surrounding the edges. The colors also printed a little duller than my copy from ka-blam. The total cost including shipping was $10.55.
Lulu supplies an isbn number for your publications, and offers to make your product available thru their website, barnes & noble, amazon, and more.
I’m going to try printing locally instead and will hopefully have copies available for purchase through my website in the near future.
sorry for the long post :)
On the MICA Illustration Blog, our department features interviews with different illustrators from the senior class. I was featured earlier last month, along with many other talented artists. Check out the link to read my interview and learn a little more about MICA’s illustration department.
Benefits of being sick:
- Plenty of time to draw
- Exaggerated color in your face
Inspired by my dopey face via skype
This is my piece for Nessie Press’s Monsters of the Deep zine. I chose the lion’s mane jellyfish.
Here are the spreads of my comic along with the cover. I thought the spreads would be a little easier to read.
I finally finished the cover to my comic, COSMONAUT
I’ll be selling copies soon so stay tuned!
I have officially finished, organized, arranged, and edited my comic! Part one and two have been combined into one comic called “Cosmonaut”. Check it out on my website!
I’m currently designing a cover so I can finally order physical copies. I’ll post thumbnails and sketches for the cover soon so stay tuned.
This is what I have been working on all semester for one of my thesis classes. It was exhausting but I’m very happy with the way it turned out. It’s the sequel to this comic I made last year. Check out my website and stay tuned for more updates!
I’ve been meaning to post this for a while but I’m just now getting around to it. Above are a few things I grabbed at MICA’s Art Market this year, where students and local artists get to sell their work.
I spent my last semester at mica with some amazingly talented and inspiring artists including:
Most of them are on tumblr. Its a long list but each artist is definitely worth checking out! They helped me make my last semester exciting and challenging.
My official website is finally up and running! Check it out for more updates!
This piece was for a show that I didn’t get into. The theme was seance, mystery, and occult stuff. I drew a boy bringing animals back to life.
Another late editorial post from thesis. This was for an article about the function of a Zebra’s stripes, and how it creates an optical illusion.