Hey! I'm going to be on a panel at MECAF (??)
“CCS Presents: Self-Publishing 101"
From DIY printing techniques to digital and offset printing, this panel will overview a variety of approaches in self-publishing. The concept of design as content will be stressed, and experienced self-publishers will explain different ways to create carefully designed and fully realized comics. This panel consists of CCS faculty, students and alumni, including Robyn Chapman (Hey, 4-Eyes!), Jon Chad (Leo Geo And His Miraculous Journey Through The Center Of The Earth), Chuck Forsman (Snake Oil), Colleen Frakes (Tragic Relief) and Lucy Knisley (French Milk).”
My part of the talk will be about offset printing and dealing with printers...'cause that's what I do anymore. I'll bring along quotes and invoices and proofs for people who like those sorts of things, and talk about the importance of having press ready files.
OH MY GOD that's so important! If you have to have one of their designers prep your files for press, it can cost between $75 an hour to a flat rate of $1,000. You can save yourself $1,000 just by learning to set up your book in InDesign or Qwark and making a PDF.
...more on Sunday the 17th, in Portland Maine. Hope to see you there!