For many creators, getting their comic book picked up by publisher was always the ultimate goal. However, some have found much greener pastures going the self-publishing route. In this discussion with writer Anthony Ruttgaizer, you’ll hear how a less than amazing experience with a small press publisher encouraged him to go all in on self-publishing and crowdfunding.
Highlights of This Session Include:
- How Anthony’s view of the “pitch publishers or self-publish” decision has evolved over the years.
- A brief chat about some of the recent creator controversies involving certain small press publishers and how Anthony lost his ability to publish his own creation due to a bad contract.
- Advice for creators starting to come around to the self-publishing path to success.
- Plus: An update on Tyler’s massive 2021 fulfillment projects.
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Today’s Featured Guest:
Anthony Ruttgaizer is a writer, artist and self-publisher, born and raised in Toronto, Canada. His works include HEROES OF HOMEROOM C and THE F1RST HERO. He is also the host of a pop culture podcast called the HANDSOME GENIUS CLUB RADIO SHOW and a longtime independent professional wrestler under the moniker “Anthony Kingdom James.” His current project is a Post-Monster Apocalypse Comic Series called CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL!
Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:
CHANCE FOR SURVIVAL #1: Post-Monster Apocalypse Comic Series https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aristocratscomics/chance-for-survival/risks
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