Graphic Novel TK

Graphic Novel TK

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Your podcast guide to comic book publishing, host…
27 - Sales, with Jess Brigman
Apr 18 • 62 min
One of the jobs most shrouded in mystery at a publisher (at least for an author) is that of a sales rep. Who are they? What do they do? Despite the fact that editors, marketing, and publicity people spend a lot of time talking to sales reps, often those…
26 - Bookstores and Comics Stores, with Jake Shapiro
Apr 3 • 74 min
We’ve talked about bookstores and comics stores before on Graphic Novel TK — in fact, in our two episodes immediately prior to this! But how are bookstores and comics stores different? Are all their differences encompassed by the fact that one has books…
25 - Bookstores, with Jessica Stockton Bagnulo
Mar 5 • 63 min
Bookstores! They’re so full of … books. But what about comics? What’s their place there? How can people who make comics work to try to find their work a home in a physical space that mostly reaches book readers? What is the audience like? Today we talk to…
24 - Comic Stores, with Patrick Brower and W. Dal Bush
Feb 6 • 77 min
You’re going to be an author! But how do you get your books to actually sell? After you’ve told your friends and family that your book exists, you still have to convince the rest of the people in the world that they should buy it. And your best allies on…
23 - Publicity, with Maya Bradford
Jan 22 • 74 min
Media! Reviews! It’s amazing when you make a book, and then people start talking about it — online, in print, on the radio, and sometimes even on television. It can seem like that happens spontaneously — a book gathering praise like a snowball rolling…
22 - Marketing, with Tucker Stone
Jan 11 • 88 min
Marketing is making sure that the people who would be excited for a particular book know about it, and about how great it is. How does a publisher makes sure that happens? Generally they employ someone whose job is to figure it out. Today we talk to…
21 - Advocating for a Book, with Connie Hsu
Dec 19, 2018 • 78 min
Your editor will edit your book! But what else does an editor at a publishing house do? They’re the first person at a publishing house to get excited about a book and how amazing it is. How do they work with all the rest of the people at the publishing…
20 - Graphic Novel Printing, with Linda Palladino
Dec 4, 2018 • 67 min
Paper + ink = book! But how does that paper combine with the ink to make a book? What dread machine combines the two — and how does it get them to look like a comic in all the right colors in the correct trim size and with a cover that has spot gloss in…
19 - Book Blurbs, with Diana Pho
Nov 21, 2018 • 69 min
Sometimes when you pick up a book, you’ll find a quote from an author (not the one who wrote the book) on the cover saying how great they thought the book was. That’s a book blurb! And in this episode of Graphic Novel TK, book blurbs are the focus: we…
18 - Comics as a Full-Time Career, with Jen Wang
Nov 7, 2018 • 59 min
Making comics full time is the dream for a lot of people in the comics industry! But what does being a full-time cartoonist mean practically? What do you do every day? And can you make enough to live on? We’re excited to talk to Jen Wang, the creator of…
17 - Cover Design, with Colleen AF Venable
Oct 16, 2018 • 69 min
Can you judge a book by its cover? That’s what cover designers aim for — creating a cover so amazing that the people who would want to read the book are drawn to pick it up. And covers are probably the most-seen parts of books — the book’s visual…
16 - Production, with Alexa Villanueva
Oct 1, 2018 • 70 min
How do books get made? You might think that’s a comprehensive statement about the theme of our podcast — but for this episode, we’re focusing specifically on how physical books actually get made: the process of working with a printer to produce physical…
15 - Listener Q&A, with Alison and Gina
Sep 17, 2018 • 107 min
Comics and graphic novel publishing! It can be a strange and confusing landscape if you’re not someone who has spent a lot of time working closely with the industry. (It can be a strange and confusing landscape even then!) For this episode, we asked GN TK…
14 - Comics Design, with Hilary Thompson
Sep 4, 2018 • 62 min
Designers have one of the most visible jobs in comics — someone puts the covers and the page layouts and the lettering and the page numbers and the files from the artist and the colorist all together on the page, right? But how does a designer’s job work?…
13 - Managing Editorial, with Jill Freshney
Aug 20, 2018 • 68 min
There are a number of jobs in publishing that happen behind the scenes — and one of them is the Managing Editor. In this episode, we talk to Jill Freshney about what’s involved in being a Managing Editor (spoiler: it includes scheduling, data management,…
12 - Finishing a Graphic Novel, with Jenni Holm
Jul 30, 2018 • 52 min
So you’re making your graphic novel — and you’re coming to the end. The final page/final panel is in sight. Yay! It is an exciting milestone you are approaching: soon you will be entirely done with your book. But is that really the end? When you put your…
11 - How to Make a Graphic Novel, with Carey Pietsch
Jul 16, 2018 • 58 min
You’ve got a book deal! Or a self-publishing plan! A graphic novel is your next project. Yay you! But how do you go from a book deal, or a plot idea, to a final finished book? What does your day-to-day work look like? How do you plan for the process that…
10 - Being Professional, with Lucy Knisley
Jul 3, 2018 • 59 min
So you’ve got a book deal! And an agent, and an editor, and a publisher — you’re doing amazing. Or you’ve got a pitch that you’re just finishing up, and you’re ready to start the process of finding all of those people to work with you, people you hope…
09 - Rights, with Miriam Miller
Jun 19, 2018 • 45 min
In our last episode we talked all about contracts — what part of the creative process you get one in and how to look at them to figure out if you have a deal that you want. In this episode, we talk about rights — both how they work in contracts…
08 - The Contract, with Katie Lane
Jun 5, 2018 • 81 min
It’s contracts time! But what does that mean? What’s involved in the process of coming to an agreement with a publisher? What more should you be looking at than the dollar amount you’re offered? In this episode, we talk with lawyer and contracts expert…
07 - The Acquisitions Meeting, with Andrew Eliopulos
May 22, 2018 • 48 min
What happens once an editor at a publishing house has a book on submission that they want to buy? What are the steps that they need to take between that and making an offer? At many publishing houses, the procedure is to present the book at an Acquisition…
06 - The Book Deal, with Jen Linnan
May 9, 2018 • 68 min
How do you get from a proposal to a book deal? What do you need for a proposal? What’s the process of talking to agents and publishers to get a contract? Today, we talk to Jen Linnan at Linnan Literary Management about all of these questions — and more!…
05 - Publishers, with Annie Koyama
Apr 25, 2018 • 50 min
In this episode of Graphic Novel TK, we’re delighted to talk to the amazing Annie Koyama, the publisher of Koyama Press. If you don’t know Koyama Press, you’ll get to hear about just how cool they (and their publisher) are as you listen. And if you’ve…
04 - Agents, with Bernadette Baker-Baughman
Apr 9, 2018 • 56 min
This week! Agents — who are they? What do they do? What are their jobs like, and how helpful is it for authors and artists to work with them? We talk with Bernadette Baker-Baughman from Victoria Sanders & Associates about the ins and outs of her work…
03 - Pitching, with Calista Brill
Mar 27, 2018 • 44 min
From an Idea to a Pitch for a Publisher So you have an idea for a graphic novel! That’s great. But when is it time to pitch that idea to a publisher? Right away? When you have concept art? When you have a full script? When you’ve written and drawn the…
02b - Lingo Part Two, with George Rohac
Mar 13, 2018 • 54 min
What do all of these publishing words mean? This week we’re bringing you part two of our conversation with long-time comics professional George Rohac about the wild world of publishing terminology. In this half, we cover everything from ARCs to ISBNs to…
02a - Lingo Part One, with George Rohac
Feb 27, 2018 • 69 min
Words! As comics people, we all love them — but there are so many mysterious terms in publishing that it sometimes makes your head spin. In this episode (the first of a two-parter), we decode publishing’s secret terminology, with amazing manager and…
01 - Origin Stories, with Ryan North
Feb 13, 2018 • 52 min
In the debut episode of GNTK we talk about why we’re all so fired up to explain the nuts and bolts of graphic novel publishing — with guest bestselling author Ryan North, who talks about how he got his start in comics, what he’s learned since, and how…