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Should I pursue a comic book apprenticeship, if I want to make my own comics?

 
 
Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 05:40 am
I want to get my own comics published and distributed. I was thinking of pursuing an internship with DC or Marvel Comics, but you have to be a student. An apprenticeship is like an internship, except it's long term. DC and Marvel as far as I know only offer internships.

Should I pursue an apprenticeship if I want to develop, produce, distribute and publish my own comics? I think it would be a big help. Please help me out.
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 07:35 am
@JGoldman10,
It seems like the way to start now is to self publish on the web. Here is one example of one that has received some acclaim. This one has also received strong reviews.
djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 07:44 am
@JGoldman10,
no advice, but one of the funniest comic book things i've heard in the last little while was something kevin smith said in an interview the other day

on deciding to become a director in the late 80's and 90's - "i really wanted to be a comic book writer, but i wasn't british"
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 08:07 pm
@djjd62,
What does being British have to do with writing comics?
Lash
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 08:13 pm
@JGoldman10,
Listen to God. He'll tell you.
JGoldman10
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 08:15 pm
@Lash,
I'm not a big comic person so I wouldn't know.
Lash
 
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 08:19 pm
@JGoldman10,
Come to think of it; God's not too big on humor, either....ceptin that whole platypus episode.
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 08:48 pm
@JGoldman10,
in the late 80's early 90's two of the biggest comic book writers were british, alan moore (swamp thing, watchmen, v for vendetta) and neil gaiman (miracle man, the sandman) everyone was looking for the next big thing, many comic book folks joked that merely having a british accent would get you a job
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Reply Wed 16 Feb, 2011 11:48 pm
@engineer,
Does that person get paid a lot of money to do that?
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JGoldman10
 
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Reply Fri 18 Feb, 2011 02:28 am
@engineer,
Where did they get the money to fund their work?

I'd rather do indie books.
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