For the first time in forever, comic book printing companies, and by extension comic book creators, are dealing with a global paper shortage, which has manifested in increased prices, longer production times, and greater uncertainty. Is it time for comic creators to panic? And what can comic creators do, other than panic, to adjust to the current paper shortage so that they can continue to move their creative projects forward?
Highlights of This Session Include:
- What the heck is the current status of the paper supply for the comic industry?
- How did this happen? What’s caused this massive disruption, and why it won’t get better any time soon?
- How is the paper shortage currently affecting comic creators and publishers big and small?
- Plus: 7 things comic creators can do now to mitigate the effects of the paper crisis.
Today’s Session is Brought to You By:
Beckett’s Last Mixtape, a comic book by and for Generation X. Issue 1 is live on Kickstarter now! Follow them at facebook.com/AuthorTomLeveen
More About Our Sponsor:
Beckett is a high school musician in 1990s Phoenix who has lost her father to divorce and her mother to cancer.
She’s broke, and has no one to turn to.
Tonight she’s going to a graduation party to give her former best friend a mix tape, a farewell mixtape, after which she’s returning to the site where she spread her mother’s ashes, to decide if life is still worth living.
Beckett’s Last Mixtape, is a comic book by and for Generation X, by Tom Leveen, an award winning novelist who’s published nine young adult novels with imprints of Random House, Simon & Schuster, and other New York publishers.
Issue 1 went live on Kickstarter February 8 and will run through the month. You can check it out there, and also follow their posts at facebook.com/AuthorTomLeveen
How, if at all, is the global paper shortage affecting your launch plans for 2022?