Have you ever wanted to sell your own comics? How to do that?
Don't you just love comics? They cover a full spectrum of things from kids comic books, to adult comic books! I remember growing up reading comics like The Beano with characters in it like Dennis the Menace, The Bash Street Kids, Roger the Dodger and Billy Whizz. Do you remember? And I used to collect them as well and had loads of them once but they were all destroyed when our shed mysteriously burned. And they would all probably be worth a mint today!
You can buy and sell classic comics on places like eBay and that and some people actually make quite a lot of money doing this! What they do is go around places like old book/magazine shops and stores, car boot sales etc etc. And buy old, unwanted comic books and magazines on the cheap and then basically sell these on for a profit! Usually you can buy them old comic books for about a dollar and sell it for up to $10 dollars! Not bad at all when you have hundreds of them to sale so quite profitable!
And also a lot of fun as well I'd imagine! Being able to get your hands on and physically hold a very early release or edition of a comic book and reading the stories inside. Some would probably take you for a walk down memory lane and be quite nostalgic! But that's what makes old comic books so valuable. In fact, some very old comic books can be worth a fortune! Some of them can sell for up to $100+ or more which is a crazy price to pay for an old comic book but just goes to show how much people love em!
What are some funny comic mags you used to read that are worth more today than they was originally?
Other than The Beano, I used to buy and read Viz, Smut and Zit. Because back in the late 80's they was really funny to us! They used to have hilarious characters in them like like Buster Gonad and his unfeasibly large testicles, Roger Irrelevant and Sid the Sexist and Billy No Mates. Just to name a few without offending anyone lol. And while they was crass, they was quite funny and funnily enough, hugely collectible and valuable and profitable for those that do collect and then resell them too!
Could you start your own comic on something, some one character or other funny characters?
Of course you could! And thanks to social media, you'd have a helping hand getting them known about too. You could go online only and release them as ebooks or even make them viewable by purchase only through your site. And of course, go offline as well, find a publisher (much easier today), and than make them and then have them published and distributed to shops and that.
But you'd probably have to be pretty good at art and drawing. Or not necessarily, as you could learn to use some image editing software tool like Photoshop or something and then just make them in that. You'd have to be creative though! You'd have to think about the characters first. They'd have to be unique and original. They could be someone that reflects someone from our time, our generation, or just based on any Tom, Dick or Harry.
I'm not that great at drawing characters and the like. But I did used to have a lot of fun creating my own sort of comics on the back of my school books growing up while bored in class! I'd make comics of people I knew, my mates and that getting into strange situations and things and it would usually end pretty bad for them. My schoolbooks were pretty famous for that lol.
But have you ever considered making and selling your own comic books? Are you good at drawing characters and making up funny stories and scenarios for them? Could you learn how to make them in some software program?
If so, you could be sitting on top of an Empire and not even realize it!
What would be a good way for one to go about starting his/her own comic?
How could someone make use of the Internet today to get it known about?