- Xeric Foundation
This foundation provides grants to help comic-book artists self
publish. However, its last grant will be awarded in May 2012
as the founders believe web publishing has made the grants less
necessary. The final application deadline is February 28,
Business of Comics
Lurene Haines' guide to establishing a career in the comic book
business, with info on promotion and marketing, from Amazon.com.
Book Legal Defense Fund
The non-profit CBLDF defends comic book retailers and artists
who are prosecuted under vague "obscenity" laws. You
can show your support with a $25 annual membership.
- Creating Comics
Dave Law maintains this comprehensive list of links for comic
writers, artists, letterers, and self-publishers.
- Dimestore Productions
A site devoted to small-press comics. It includes reviews and
a list of publishers with contact information.
This is the place to order alternative comics.
Girls to Grrlz
This history of women's comics, available from Amazon.com.
to Self-Publish Your Comic Book
Tony Caputo's resource guide to the business, production, distribution,
marketing and promotion of self-published comics, available from
- Indy Friendly Stores
This regularly updated list by Jeff Mason of Indyworld includes
addresses and phone numbers of stores that distribute independently
Gary Reed, the publisher of Calibur Press, wrote this guide for
Cerebus #171, which appeared in June 1993.
- Small Press Comics FAQ
John MacLeod answers the most common questions asked
in his Small Press Comics Chat. Last updated 1998.
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