You are a writer, maybe you’re an artist as well. You’ve poured yourself into the idea you have for a new comic book, finally you have enough pages finished for a submission sample. You send it to the big publishers but never hear back or get rejected, you try a Kickstarter but fall short of your goal.
Then, life happens, and you have to postpone even pursuing other avenues while your fans slowly move on. This sounds like a nightmare, but it’s a stark reality that myself and I’m sure many other indie creators have experienced. After a long discussion with one of the writers I work with I decided there was a solution and I set to work creating Tiny Power Comics.
Creating Tiny Power Comics
What was originally going to be a contest, I ended up revamping into an all-inclusive anthology for short stories from indie creators. Any genre and any style of comic between 5-20 pages will be accepted, and if it’s your first book and you need some tips on polishing it up, I will personally consult with you. Each book will have up to 6 stories, which will be followed by another book, and many more hopefully.
I plan to use the blurb to save on printing costs by only selling individually ordered “on demand” print copies of each anthology, at-cost (I’m not marking anything up past what the printer charges). I’ll be handling all of the print formatting myself; creators just need to have high resolution image files ready to go and I’ll make it work!
Digital copies will also be available for free to creators and they can distribute them however they wish. The key concept to take away here is that by bringing your stories together in this anthology, you’ll either be gaining fans by sharing a book with a more accomplished creator who then gets their fans to read the book, or you’ll be a hero helping a dedicated up-and-comer get some exposure by sharing this anthology with your established fanbase.
Not to mention of course the all-important fans themselves! Tiny Power Comics will give readers a convenient, diverse and evolving source for discovering new creators and stories they otherwise might’ve never heard about.
Championing indie creators
I hope there’s some of you out there that share my vision, whether you’re a creator who wants to participate, a potential sponsor feeling extra generous, an avid comic fan who helps spread the word, or if you’re one of those awesome people who run blogs to help boost the signal of folks like me.
To make Tiny Power Comics a reality, I’m asking for a one-time entry fee of just $1USD per page. This will help with printing, shipping and marketing costs and ensure that the brand can reach the right people.
Be sure to visit TinyPowerComics.com and see it’s all about. Read our first submission “The Manna Chronicles” and keep an eye out for the next one. Better yet, you be the next one!
Bio: Gil Murillo is a young, supple, part-time freelance illustrator and founder of Tiny Power Comics hailing from Oregon, USA. You can find his work on DeviantArt/Giltheartist, and also at HyperEpics.com in the form of several short comics. Image, Marvel, DC comics, Dark Horse, all comic book companies who have no affiliation with Gil.
But seriously, just a small fry indie creator with big dreams of quitting his day job to create comics full time and give something back.