The Artist as Entrepreneur

Like it or not, being an artist today also means being an entrepreneur.

It means understanding how business works - both how it can work against you and how you can work with it.

You need to understand how to set your page rates, work with publishers, or take advantage of funding sources like Kickstarter. How to do taxes, how to read contracts, and how to track your expenses.

Well, you don’t have to. But you should. Especially if you want to give yourself the best chance of building a career in comics.

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Listen to ComixLaunch

I believe Kickstarter has become an essential tool for comic creators today. There's no better resource out there to learn about crowdfunding than ComixLaunch - a site / podcast I cofounded with Tyler James. Tyler brings weekly insight on crowdfunding you should listen to if you've ever considered funding a comic on Kickstarter.


Zub Tales

Jim Zub is not only a talented comic book writer, he's also made a point of sharing some of what he's learned about the business of comics over the years. 

Right now, I'd like to recommend two posts for you to read.

If you check out the posts, there's plenty more to read on his site, and you can even support him on Patreon!