We’re living in a golden age of indie comics at the moment. The industry has become a place that encourages new voices and allows a greater sense of creativity. Indie creators are able to share their work with the world through blogging sites, crowdfunding projects and apps. Comic printers Artithmeric are determined to make it even easier for indie creators to publish their comics and get the recognition they deserve.
Who are Artithmeric?
Artithmeric is a UK based comic publisher that champion new writers and artists. They give independent creators the chance to print their own comics and merchandise. You can do this by signing up to their Freemium service which lets you print an unlimited amount of comics.
Steve Bee, one of the creators behind the business, explained how the process works.
“We print comic books and merchandise on demand and we then package them and despatch (worldwide) with no payment whatsoever to us from our creators. We bear all the upfront costs. A lot of creators we’re now working with initially thought it was too good to be true and that there must be some kind of catch, but it really is true and there isn’t a catch – we truly believe we have a unique creator-focused platform that will genuinely allow more creators to publish and sell real printed comics with no financial impediments to overcome first. “
“Creators upload their comics or artwork for merchandise for free, they get their own online store with its own unique URL (for use on their own website or social media promotions) for free and are featured on the main Artithmeric online store for free too (with no listing fees and no limitation on numbers of items for sale).”
Once you’ve signed up for free, you can upload your comic page by page. You can also use a bulk-page upload feature to make the process a lot easier. After signing up, you’ll be able to set and approve how much you want to sell your comic for. Your graphic novel will then be visible on the site and can be purchased by fans and collectors!
When a comic has been sold, the money is paid into your Paypal account every month. Comics are shipped globally, providing the chance for more people to read your work.
Giving new creators an audience
Artithmeric accept all kind of comics, selling westerns, action and adventure stories. Have a story about a mutant werewolf that goes into space? Want to publish a historical comic that’s set in Ancient Rome? Sign up to Artithmeric and they will give you the platform to share your creativity.
The same can be said for anyone who’s interested in selling pop culture merchandise. With Artithmeric you can upload t-shirts, prints, posters and more. It’s another great way to build awareness for your graphic novel. For example, you could choose to turn the cover of your indie comic into a poster.
Artithmeric are steadily building a portfolio of indie creators who are using the service to publish their work. Check out Belgian illustrator Wanch’s custom t-shirts and Philothewisp’s off the wall Baguette Robot comics. As time goes on, the list is sure to grow.
What I like about Artithmeric is their dedication to the craft. At the end of the day, they are comic fans who want to help other comic fans. It’s the kind of attitude that will help the comic industry to grow and be more accepting to indie creators.
If you’re an indie creator and want to find out more about how Artithmeric can help, be sure to go to their website.
(This is a sponsored post.)