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By January 18, 2006

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Josh Blaylock, founder of Devils' Due Publishing, a comic book publishing company, has recently published a guide for those of you wanting to self publish a comic book. It is mostly a prose piece that will take you through the steps from start to finish in getting your comic book published. The first of four issues is due out in February. Devi's Due puts out such comics as GI Joe, Army of Darkness, and Hack/Slash.

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September 21, 2006 at 10:07 am
(1) brittany says:

im 16 years old and i want to publish my own comic book.i started with these characters two years ago, and i want to share them.how do i do this? Can anyone help me out here?

November 19, 2006 at 1:01 pm
(2) maryam says:

i made my comic i called it pettapelles comic i want kids to read my comic what are the steps to publish my comic

November 27, 2007 at 5:35 am
(3) okechukwu says:

please
i leave outside the united states and i want to publishing my own comics with my team and what really do i do will it be possible to publish it and sale it since i am not in the united states or do i forget about it.

August 11, 2008 at 10:55 am
(4) Jake Dean says:

even though i am 11 i really want to publish my comic it is called BOOM and i also wanna say some of the names of the booms theres:Super Boom , Boom Bond , Spider Boom , American Boom , English Boom , French Boom , Spanish Boom , Italian Boom , Scottish Boom , and lots more so please tell me how to publish my comic because it is my dream to be a famous comic writer and so do my friends.there names are Ross and Stefan. Ross makes a comic named cheese balls there awsome and Stefan makes a comic called captain Tornado so please tell me how to publish our comics thank you

September 15, 2008 at 8:26 am
(5) DoubleZ_is_cool says:

I’ve also been wanting to get my comic books published. I’m only 16 and I’ve been making my own comic books for over 5 years. I just want to get my comic books finally published and stop ppl from asking if I ever will get them published!

September 27, 2008 at 2:01 pm
(6) birdie says:

hi. im 17 and i have my own comic series called ashley’s world an i want help publishing it

December 2, 2008 at 1:29 pm
(7) Dyshon Hemmingway says:

hi i have a comic book i want published i have been working on it about 3 years now i was wondering how would i go about doing this

not only getting it publish but also on shelves can you help me

December 19, 2008 at 2:57 am
(8) Rodney says:

I love comic books i read them all the time i love them so much i made my own i’s called gravity man i want to publish this story i had this story for 4 years now can you help me thanks.

December 30, 2008 at 8:25 pm
(9) Charles Jefferson says:

Ive spent a long time making 5 issues of a book called Tapion(it took me a good while to do so) and i wanted to know how can i get it published

January 13, 2009 at 6:20 am
(10) anynomius says:

Im working on a sires of graphic novels and would like to go to a major comic book publishing company ( like DC or Marvel). Do I have to get a job there to publish my graphic novel?

January 19, 2009 at 10:49 am
(11) jennie kim says:

Hello
It’s fun making my own comics
right now i’m 11 and i’m almost done one of my comics i started
it’s called boo.
I’m thnking of making it and publishing it
can i please have the steps to do that?

January 20, 2009 at 4:42 pm
(12) kootzi says:

Just to let people know. I have started my own website up. I have been working and designing now for over 10 years…If you would like a litle space to put one of your comic pages up online. please goto http://www.kootzi.com click kootzispace and send us an email…You DO-NOT have to sign up.
Hope this helps a few of you.

January 29, 2009 at 7:04 am
(13) Elijah says:

Ive been working on a comic and i mean working im actually remaking it at this time im just wondering what every one else is.Its (in my mind) a slave labor publishings type of comic, you know…violent

February 24, 2009 at 5:55 pm
(14) Luke Nadolski says:

I’ve just started production of a comic book called Blood Boy. After I finish it I need guidance on how to get it published. Will it be hard for a 15 year old to do? please someone help me.

March 22, 2009 at 1:50 pm
(15) charles jefferson says:

ive been working on my comics for a while now and im 13, when i look up geting it published all i get is a bunch of crappy results that circle around the point. i jusy need help

March 24, 2009 at 7:01 am
(16) Frankie says:

hi, i’m Frankie from the Philippines. Can i publish a comic book even if i am only 14 yrs. old?? I drew a comic and i want to publish it. and, if i published that comic book, can i sell a copy of it?

May 4, 2009 at 6:13 am
(17) kootzi says:

Just to let you know. http://www.kootzi.com has cleaned its website to start a fresh. Just get in touch and have your 5 page demo comic online for free. We are starting it from scratch and we need your help as well. tell us what you would like the website to be like. This is for people that design create and draw comics. We will be haveing up to date news, specialy on comic publishers names and more. Having your work shown this way will save you time money and more. Yes this is free for anyone who creates comics. Have a look at http://www.kootzi.com for a quick look. this is just a temperary page until we start to design and create the site for you. Tell us what you need and we will create it as best we can.

May 4, 2009 at 2:30 pm
(18) Moha says:

I really have a big desire to publish my own comic, but everything is expensive today, that destroys the talents, but I will try to do what ever it takes.

May 4, 2009 at 2:53 pm
(19) Keev32 says:

That’s why only rich people who have fame and love, I even can’t read any answer here for these askers, is that because most of comments are written by people less than 40 years old?
I am 19 years old and I want to publish my own comic.
that’s why I don’t blame Hackers, Pirates etc..
they look for best methods to help people for free instead of waiting for most of the stupid companies in this world, Companies only look for the money, where money goes and comes, not looking for talents, that’s why becoming hackers and pirates is increasing day after day.

May 4, 2009 at 2:58 pm
(20) keev32 says:

thank you kootzi, I really liked this web site.
it saves a lot of money, and it avoids us from going after the stupid companies.

BEST WISHES…

May 7, 2009 at 12:44 pm
(21) kootzi says:

I dont think my last comment was posted so im trying again. Just to let you know i have sold kootzi.com

I know longer have anything to do with it, and just to warn you i think they are turning it into an adult site.

If you all would still like a website for your creations please email me at
snorci1972@yahoo.co.uk

If i get 50 replys i will create a new name and get the website up and running. but i need at least 25 of you to let me know

Again just to let you know, i have nothing to do with kootzi.com anymore.

all the best to all and i hope to hear from you. I would love to create a site for comic creators, but i need your replys or answers. so please email me

July 1, 2009 at 10:05 pm
(22) phsicho says:

i’m 14 and i’m writing my own comic book and i wanna publish it, but its not the kind of comic book a kid sould write or read (lots of adult phsychosis) would ther be a problem?

July 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm
(23) Malcolm says:

Hi my name is Malcolm. I am 11 years old and I have created a bunch of comic books of my own superhero LIGHTNING-MAN!!! But the problem is that I’ve only shared these comics with my clasroom and I really want to get it published at DC COMICS STUDIO’S how do this?

July 7, 2009 at 4:06 am
(24) Aleks says:

I’m 17 and I made an Anime comic called Max Mandle. It’s an action life story about a 14 year old boy who is The Guardian Angel that must fight all the ominous undefeated forces of evil and defeat the Lord Severine, god of evil. People of all ages will love this story, I just want these comics to hit the stores, and I don’t know where to start……

August 28, 2009 at 5:58 pm
(25) hate homework says:

I have been making comics for two years and i have a favorate series called BAD Jeff! Even though i’m only twelve i’d like it to hit the shelves!

September 2, 2009 at 1:02 am
(26) Tarsicia says:

im 16 and i make my own comics all the time, since third grade and now im in 10th, many of my friends and others love my comics and i was hopeing to somehow maybe publish my newest and best ones ive got so far, i have over 30 so far and still coming up with new ideas, any ideas? anyway that dont require too much?

September 14, 2009 at 1:58 pm
(27) Shadow Abbott says:

I’m 16 and I have severl ideas for comic books. How do this and/or Who do I go to!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

September 16, 2009 at 7:28 am
(28) pete says:

iwirte millions of comic books each second. let me puibblish them.

September 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm
(29) ben says:

i just writing and drawing my comic called zombie and all i need is to print it

November 5, 2009 at 11:49 am
(30) brittany lowery says:

I’m 15 years old I have a comic book that iv’e been pre planing & pre wirting for 3 years. Its called wild its really diffrent its about a wolf named shashe who drives for revenge. but falls in love on the way.I have the first 2 volumes done.my question is should i self publish or go with a company?

November 12, 2009 at 10:56 am
(31) Danish Iftikhar says:

Hi, i’m Danish and im just 13 this year and i have made a few comics but the characters are stickman. So far all the comments from those who read my comics are positive but I was just wondering, would anyone want to publish a stickman comic?

December 11, 2009 at 11:34 pm
(32) DarkCity says:

Everyone please listen to me. If you want to get published bad enough, I can help.

I am 16 years old and currently doing a comic book series called Dark City. I am working on this with a friend, but we are serious about publishing it, and we found a useful solution.

E-mail us at teamfourfilmz@hotmail.com

January 9, 2010 at 4:47 pm
(33) devin creed says:

im making a few comics with my freind jordan like usa kid and bobby and a whole bunch of others. we first we were making sonic and mario comics and then he said we sould start are own so we made them and mailed them to ourselfs so now its a copyright which means no one can steal our comics names but feel free to email me and ill email u back with one of the comic ideas k

January 21, 2010 at 7:43 am
(34) Sean says:

Hi im an artist an illustraor and i did have a site than i left. Anyhow i have my own website now that is under construction where people can send me there comics and i will host them for free. The website is http://www.snorci.com
you iether send the full comic to be uploaded in swf comic book style or you can send just the first 5 pages giving people a chance to look at your work. Anyhow its free.This also saves you time as youi can then email the companys direct.
have fun all.

February 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm
(35) Gianna says:

Hi I am 11 and I want to get my comic MICHAEL! Published. It’s based on my little brother Michael and all of the trouble he causes with his big sister. How do I get this published?! :)

March 4, 2010 at 10:22 am
(36) Stacey Gardner says:

I am writing my own comic book and i have wrote a few issues of my comic. I would like to publish it but i don’t know to do that and i would be really grateful if someone could help me.

March 26, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(37) juggalo dude says:

i have a comic book call psychopathic,and it has 14 episodes and need to sell them help me out here

April 9, 2010 at 9:18 pm
(38) Lucas payne says:

Hey, although im only 10, ive already made about 100 comics over the past 5 years, and im wondering how to publish them. We have a comics group with 12 people in right now and the whole group has made over 500. I want to get bob bobby and bobbo published, ive made about 4 issues of it and sold some at school.

April 20, 2010 at 1:48 am
(39) janelle says:

i’m turning 12 in july 2010..i live in the Philippines.and i want to publish my own manga..it’s called “the heart of the mansion” and I can only share it w/ my classmates at school…but i want more ppl to know about it…i’ve been looking at some ways to pub. my comic book…but they’re to hard for me…can you give me some easier ways to publish my comic book.? I really want to get discovered…it’s one of my dreams.!!!!

April 24, 2010 at 5:27 pm
(40) Anthony says:

I have an idea for a comic book I am 13 if you could give me any advise. I’ve heard that cartoonist beggin with comics, stories, or just pictures. So any ways can you help.

May 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm
(41) matthew says:

can someone tell me how i can publish a comic called the adventures of the team squad 2 thanks

May 14, 2010 at 5:03 pm
(42) Taska says:

Im working on a graphic novel series right now called Totems (C). the first book isnt quite finished yet but i would like to start getting some publisher information if you can help please do so.

July 10, 2010 at 6:12 pm
(43) Steve says:

Email me for me to show your comics to people. I have a site called freedomprizes.webs.com and firefloorprizes.com right now we are at freedomprizes.webs.com we want to get you guys out there and we need entertainment for our members so email me at ffphelp@aol.com for more info on showing your comics.

August 1, 2010 at 5:12 pm
(44) chris gaston says:

hello my nname is chris gaston and im 15 and i want to know how can i publish my comic. mine is call fire warrior and im been working on my comic for more than 6 years. i really wanna know

August 6, 2010 at 12:24 am
(45) Stryx says:

I’m 19, almost 20, and I’m writing a graphic novel at the moment. It’s currently called Lupercai but I hate the title so I’m gonna change it later. I have a couple friends who are good artists, so I already have artists in mind for it. Any advice on publishing?

August 6, 2010 at 1:24 am
(46) Aaron Albert says:

Hey guys!

Thanks for all the comments. I’ve been digging and researching about the many options one can use to publish their own comic and am planning on getting it live soon. Keep your eyes open for it!
Aaron

August 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm
(47) Amy says:

i have callled my comic Evil Pokemon.
am i aloud to have that name because i dont to get in trobbole pez help

August 9, 2010 at 11:52 am
(48) comicbooks says:

I think if you are using it as a parody then you might be ok. That isn’t going to stop the company which owns Pokemon from throwing a lawsuit your way if they feel like it though.

August 26, 2010 at 6:53 am
(49) Fernando says:

I love comic books, and I love martial art movies, so I began with the Idea of creating my own superheroes, and I came up with a great idea that I believe in. i would like to publish these characters, but do not knowwhere to begin. Whoever knows please reply at my e-mail address

August 31, 2010 at 3:21 am
(50) vichakshana says:

i too have benn working on a comic.and i have found the solution.although u cant sell ur books here.u can get readers.all u have 2 do is upload ur comic book in pdf format to a file sharing site and give me the description of your comic .then i will send u the group invitation on facebook.just give me ur face book name so i can find u.my group is called comicbookfreeload.my email is

vichakshanathegreat@gmail.com

mail me your comic book descriptions so i can make ur page and confirm u as a member .just remember anyoone can join .so mail to me noow

August 31, 2010 at 3:27 am
(51) vichakshana says:

i have the solution just mail to

vichakshanathegreat@gmail.com 4 more info
its totaly free and anyone can publish their comics at my facebook group.

October 24, 2010 at 10:55 am
(52) Da Comic Guy says:

I am 11 but I really wanna publish some comics that I made, named SpyKids, Agent X, and Awesome Guy. They’re comedy & action comics. Anyway, I just need some help publishing them.

December 26, 2010 at 2:13 pm
(53) Albert Occhino says:

I publish comics and currently all my books will go onto Amazon’s Kindle section. If some one is interested to get their book published on Kindle send me an email!

I can publish for free with 50% royalty options, or I can publish your book in your name 100% royalty, you will need to pay for kindle optimizing.

Albert Occhino
AlOcchino@aol.com

February 4, 2011 at 4:41 pm
(54) A.C. says:

I’m only 13 but I’ve watched a lot of anime, getting better and better at drawing, and I’m typing up a whole series. At first I was just going to do a TV. show, but I had no clue how to get it noticed, so I hope I find something here.

February 12, 2011 at 2:03 pm
(55) mia says:

my name is sabrina and i have been trying for 3years to get my comic book out there i do not want to say what it is called because i dont want people stealing my name i have atleast 37 comic books writen so far and im still making more i would really like someone to help me out i really want my comic book published please if you would like to read one of my books im on youtube under KYMNMIA2 or you can find me under KYMNMIA thanks

February 25, 2011 at 4:30 pm
(56) chris says:

im 18 years old I have not read much of comic books, but I have always respected them for all the entertainment they brought to the world over and again. I have a somewhat like a comic book and the development is on going and amazing in my opinion. I called it ”Demon Heart”. I am not afraid of telling people the name because I know my comic inside and out. A title is just the bait its the story that reals the reader in. I started this comic in 2005, I left it alone becaus I only had one sentence written down. I have recently got back to it and i have written 13 episodes so far. I need help with this book I can not do it alone. I need artist’s, and a story plot assistant. Once the royalties are in play I would be more then happy to share any profit from the book. O and I will be catious on what i share about the story for safety reasons.

March 2, 2011 at 12:31 pm
(57) john says:

hey Chris i read your post and hopefully you might come back and read mine. basically, i would like to help you out on your comic. if you need help on the plot i will see what i can do for you. my reason being i think if i help out someone else with a comic i would also be helping myself with my own. im still starting out but i hope we could help each other out

March 15, 2011 at 10:24 am
(58) kaikai says:

I want a piece of the pie of “super popular talking animal adventures, where the cast would be better off being humans because it makes no sence to have a high+epic+heroic fantasy where the main characters are four legged animals. Think of what Lord of the Rings would of been with cats and dogs”

how do I do a winner? just copy what popular 13-17 year olds do? a lot of them get laughed at and resort to Kablam or LuLu to publish, resulting in fans thinking it was DC or Tokyo Pop who did it.

April 9, 2011 at 6:28 am
(59) sahil nigam says:

i started skeching my own super heroes at the age of 13 now i have created a story using some of them can anyone tell me how could i publish my comic book

May 20, 2011 at 10:34 am
(60) eden joyce says:

I’m still 13 now. can a highschooler like me publish one of my comics?
Oh, yeah. My comic, “AliKen kaleidoscope” is quite an amazing one. I wanted to share it to the world. But, can I publish a comic at my age? how?
please tell me…

June 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm
(61) nadia electra says:

hi my nadia is jaritsa im doing a comic book with the carracter of final fantasy7 but also some of the on original caracter i will like to publish it but i dont know if i can since some of the things i use belong to square enix i will like to know if i can publish it thanks…

August 3, 2011 at 5:35 pm
(62) Ahmed says:

i made a ton of my own comic book characters and don’t know how to make it publish

September 29, 2011 at 6:50 am
(63) D45 says:

Hi. I’m 14 years old but I’ve been making comic books since I was 10. If you do the math, that means I’ve been making comic books for about 4 years. I have various titles including ELEMENTUS, KILLERTRON, ABEL, T.REX, SWORD- BEARER, CYBERLAND, ULTRON UNLEASHED, CARBON:KINGS OF ASPHAULT, PINHEADS IN BONIA, BASUKAI(JAPANESE), MOTOR-MATRIX, and a few others, and I haven’t gotten a single one published! I would really like to get afew on shelves in stores and also have my animated series on air. If there’s anyone out there who can help me, just holla at yo boy! PEACE!

November 23, 2011 at 12:33 pm
(64) Kaitlyn says:

Im Kaitlyn and im 10 years old and I want to know how yo publish my comicbook called The Super Random Super KrAzY show Girls.If you want to watch my webshow just go to http://www.youtube.com and type in The KrAzY show and you will find it!!!P.S.I NEED SOME ADVICE ON MY COMIC!!!

December 4, 2011 at 4:40 pm
(65) War Duck says:

hi i am 16, and i’m working on a comic ‘called Altem’, its more of a sci fi, adventure and fantasy, and i have been working on it for more than 8 years, now i’m making an improved version of it. I live outside the us and currently going to school, so all i wan’t is to publish my book.

December 10, 2011 at 7:17 pm
(66) Ethan Creed says:

My friends and I have been working on a comic for a year and a half. Be being the artist and he being the author while another edits when needed to be. We really wanted to have this published.
No, we are not ready just yet. But we will. The other two members of the team are very talented and determined to get this done. We are in out last year of high school. We do not have much time until we actually have to work to get what we want.
http://ethancreed.deviantart.com/ is where we keep the comic. We would really appreciate that some one can look at it and give advice.
From Music, Comics and Film, we try to make this comic as good as it can be. Or course there is always room for improvement, but in time, I believe that this can really turn into something.
http://ethancreed.deviantart.com/
Everyone on this page * from the nine year old and 20* has the means and rights to do what they always wanted.

January 3, 2012 at 6:36 pm
(67) Bien says:

hey guys i’m 11 and i want to publish this cool manga (comic book in japanese) that i made a few weeks ago. Where can i go to publish it?

January 15, 2012 at 11:14 am
(68) Joe Chain says:

Im only 12 but I’ve written this comic book series called St. Bens which everyone thinks is funny (Even the teachers) I wanna know if there is any good English publishers who can publish mine and my friends comics. Thanks!

March 3, 2012 at 5:11 pm
(69) luke brunettoburd (kaawakapi) says:

i am hoping to someday publish a comic as well, i have been working on it as long as i can remember. its called Yapa , an aboriginal word meaning untamed . it is mostly about ferrets based on assorted cultures of the south seas and Maya, although maybe generalized as Hawaiian ferrets. i have always worked on my art and never really understood how to go about publishing it , i want a level of professionalism but not big company’s altering my ideas . i have also always wanted it in color but i color them my self not really on the computer

March 5, 2012 at 6:58 pm
(70) Liam says:

I’m 12 years old and I’ve been publishing comics into my school library since I was 8. My comic genre is comedy/action adventure. Kids at school love my comics, and they are inspired by everyday events.The 742 year old “looker”, Greenbeard, is forced to team up with his nemesis Greenburns to defeat the evil Obese Maurice. As said in reviews it’s a “Hilarous story about a Hilarous character”. That comic was inspired by the school’s class clown when he taped green paper to his chin. I immediently thought GREENBEARD! I think my comics have a interesting point of view because of me being younger. My dream is to publish a comic.

March 17, 2012 at 2:23 am
(71) harry lloyd says:

I’m 11 years old and i’ve created these comics called the adventures of superpup and i was wondering how and where do i get them published

March 20, 2012 at 3:54 pm
(72) D45 says:

I just finished my Carbon:kings of asphault, which I changed to Nitrogen, and now I’m ready to publish it. I’m getting a bit impatient now, but I’ve still got lots of time. I would really love to get it published soon.

April 7, 2012 at 1:56 am
(73) jeevanath says:

im 12 years,and i have been creating many many cartoon characters since i was 9.they are very super characters.maybe i’ll name some characters the dog genius,the 3 town apes,the adventures of jake blake,etc.please help me to publish them.

May 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm
(74) Angel Santana says:

Attention fledgling comic book artist and writers: Bad Baby Comics® is a brand new comic book company based in Massachusetts. We have currently released our debut comic book, Lumos™ and the Wooly Worm©2012 available to order from the BadBabyComics website and available to download from Amazon.com.

It is amazing how passionate you are for your craft. Keep it going! I’ve notice that a lot of you are under 18 and unfortunately unless you are at least 18 we cannot contract you.

Being at least 18 years of age defines you as eligible to legally work in the United States allowing you in participating in contracts, voting, getting married and or joining the military. So those of you that aren’t 18, don’t get discouraged! You are on the right track. Work hard and keep practicing. Bad Baby Comics® reserves an opportunity for you!!! Best wishes!

CEO of Bad Baby Comics Inc
- Angel Santana

June 2, 2012 at 4:34 pm
(75) Lucky says:

Where is the guide to publishing? All I see here is a mention that someone made a guide but no urther information. What am I missing? About.com articles are usually more obviously helpful.

June 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm
(76) danny says:

how do i keep my comic book my idea?

August 18, 2012 at 11:57 am
(77) lemmi says:

hey im 26 left uni couple years ago. really want to publish my own comic. its called pretenders and i am working on my very first draft. how do i get it out there?
lem

August 27, 2012 at 11:24 am
(78) Dwayne M says:

i started drawing my comic in the 3rd grade and my goal for my comic is for it to go public in comics and as a tv show can someone help me get started

August 29, 2012 at 2:26 pm
(79) John says:
September 2, 2012 at 10:48 pm
(80) louis says:

hi i am louis,and recently ive been making my own comic based ona story i wrote,i was wondering if anyone had any advice on anythign really,i have my own website and have one book done so far,and if anyone wishees to see what i have so far can see soem of it on deviantart,my name there is n1ghtmar37

September 15, 2012 at 4:39 pm
(81) jASON says:

I want to make my own comic series called PumpkinBoy have it published by dc comics,and sold, how can I get them to publish
it with out me having to pay them?

October 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm
(82) Brittney Mosley says:

I have had made many comics since i was 13 and i’m 18 what will it take to get it know?….

October 6, 2012 at 3:31 pm
(83) MFC_2021 says:

Hi, if someone wants to publish his/her comic book, just visit http://www.myfreecomics.com
Its definitely the fastest and easiest way to do it!!!

January 27, 2013 at 2:28 am
(84) Vengenace Comics says:

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May 28, 2013 at 7:47 am
(85) shabee says:

i am create my own story but didn’t know how published that storys
but i need published in my own company
any one can help

June 3, 2013 at 7:59 am
(86) video game designer requirements says:

This site really has all the information
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