Unnatural Talent – Creating, Printing and Selling Your Comic in the Digital Age


Book Reviews / Monday, December 11th, 2017

”You can’t build a tree. Not in one day, or a week, or even a month. You have to help the tree grow… you nurture it everyday”

“Unnatural Talent” by Jason Brubaker, creator of reMind, Sitharah etc, covers the process of making a comic from idea to print in the digital age. The book isn’t just a nother book trying to give you the “secret recipe for success”, it covers different approaches, motivation and also psychological roadblocks one often encounters.

“Now there’s nothing stopping you from getting your book in front of thousands or even millions of people. Suddenly you can’t blame anyone for not giving you a chance. You can only blame yourself for not trying”

The book is split up in tree parts covering different aspects of the process.
“Part 1: So you want to create a graphic novel?” This is my favorite part as it covers the often forgotten or ignored psychological aspects of creativity and also the general strategies for approaching a project.

“Part 2: Practicalities” As the title says covers the more specific tactics of making a comic book and making it print-ready.

“Part 3:: Making Money” In this part Brubker writes about ways of making money on your work, from selling printed albums and digital, to crowdfunding and generating revenue from adds and affiliate programs on your website. What this part can be seen as lacking is using ongoing crowdfunding services like Patreon, but at the time of writing the book Patreon had yet to be established.

“Unnatural Talent” is a great book, not only for aspiring comicbook makers but also for animators and illustrators interested in self-publishing their work!

Get the book

Recommended for you:
Unit Price
15,34 €
Available
Estimated Standard Delivery: 2 to 7 business days.
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language
English
Format
Paperback / softback
ISBN-13
9781493758296
ISBN-10
1493758292
Publication Date
November 22, 2013
Publisher
Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language
English
Format
Paperback / softback
ISBN-13
9781493758296
ISBN-10
1493758292
Publication Date
November 22, 2013
Recommended for you:
Unit Price
15,34 €
Available
Estimated Standard Delivery: 2 to 7 business days.

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