Don’t let a tiny budget hold you back: Just ask the Roll Four crew how creative you can be with limited dollars

Comics writers know how difficult it is to raise the money necessary to produce a comic book. Hiring an artist alone can drain a writer’s often-meager budget. Then there are the challenges in marketing a finished book: How do you spread the word about your comic book? But there are ways to stretch a budget.

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Need to make money? Ever thought about custom comics?

Ryan Estrada has tackled the comics industry in the traditional way. The writer and artist has seen his comics published by companies such as Iron Circus Comics, Grand Central Publishing and Hive Works, among others. But Estrada is also the creator of Cartoon Commune, a company that produces custom comics.

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Considering a Kickstarter campaign? You can learn a lot from Kung Fury (and it helps to get David Hasselhoff on board)

Comics writers and artists are no strangers to Kickstarter campaigns. But how many of these campaigns actually earn any money? Comics creators who want to make an impact with Kickstarter can learn a lot from the campaign for the short kung-fu cop movie Kung Fury.

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Looking for an artist? Follow these four tips for a smoother collaboration

The best tool for a comics writer? A full-time job that leaves some extra spending money. That way, writers can actually pay an artist to draw their pages. But if you don’t have money to spare and you can’t draw? Getting a comic published becomes a lot more difficult. Not impossible … but challenging.

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