Deconstructing Comics #601: Katie Lane talks publishing contracts

Katie Lane

If you’re talking with a publisher about putting out your work, or you hope to be in the future, attorney Katie Lane is here to put you on the right track! In this episode, she talks to Tim about maddening contract stipulations (why they’re there and what to do about them), deciding when you need a lawyer (or an agent? or both?), what to do if you’ve already signed a bad contract (and didn’t mean to!), and more.

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Deconstructing Comics #488: Farewell, Alvin; Hello, MoCCA

Alvin BuenaventuraAlvin Buenaventura, who died last month at age 39, was a guy with a great eye for unusual art, and he had a large impact on the comics publishing world. He’s perhaps best known for publishing a $125 comic, the 16” x 21” tome Kramers Ergot 7 (shown)! This week Tom Spurgeon joins Tim to discuss Alvin’s impact.

Also, Tim and Tom discuss the upcoming MoCCA festival in New York!

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Deconstructing Comics #459: Yokohama Comics Chat

Chris Taylor, James StaceyThis week Tim travels just south of Tokyo to Yokohama to meet up with Chris Taylor (“Sketchfro”), creator of Relic Hunter: Riven, and James Stacey of Black Hook Press, which publishes Japanese translations of US and UK graphic novels. How do you prepare for conventions? Did you do comics differently back home? What’s different about tabling at German comics events? Why did Chris get in an argument with Archie Comics? That and more!

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Final Issue Podcast: Episode 14 – The Reality of Comic Book Printing and Publishing


Our panelists are joined by Image founder Erik Larsen and the group discusses their favorite convention stories before diving into the realities of printing and publishing in today’s comic market.

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Deconstructing Comics #354: Expanding comics’ audience, pt 2: Manga

The 2000s have been thought of as a “manga boom” in the US. Well, that’s true in comparison to the ’90s, but North American manga sales have never come close to the numbers in Japan. Sales of manga — and books in general, have dropped the past few years, but there are signs that the market has stabilized.

Deb Aoki, who writes about manga for About.com, joins us again this week to discuss the reasons why publishers hesitate to put out new manga titles, why Jmanga died and Manga Reborn’s business model is imperfect, and what bright spots there are for the future.

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Deconstructing Comics #272: Buddy Scalera and the continuum of “Creating Comics”

You’ve probably seen any number of how-to books about writing comics, coloring, etc. Comics industry veteran Buddy Scalera has just published a book that shows how those pieces fit together: “Creating Comics from Start to Finish”. Buddy talks to Tim about his reasons for writing the book, the business side of comics, how looking behind the curtain can increase the magic, and the future of comics.

Then, Tim and guest reviewer Shawn Williams take a close look at Buddy’s book.

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Deconstructing Comics #259: Jarrett Williams and “Super Pro K.O.”!

When last we checked in with Jarrett Williams, he was a student at Savannah College of Art & Design, and creator of the Web comic “Lunar Boy”. Since then, he’s graduated from SCAD and signed with Oni Press to publish a pro wrestling graphic novel series, “Super Pro K.O.”! Tim talks with Jarret about his take on the wrestling business, how he deals with criticism, his work process, and more.

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Deconstructing Comics #254: Listener Comics: Our Presentation on Presentation!

Five Pounds and ScreamingAt Deconstructing Comics, we will review no comic before its time. Unfortunately, Zeb’s comic is not quite there. Tim and Mulele decide to critique, not the comic itself, but the presentation.

Shawn’s comic is also not finished (see samples here), but the first 88 pages are reviewed.

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