The Journey From Being A No Name Artist To Finding Your Voice In The World Of Comics Has Always Been A Mystery Especially In The Internet Age While The Publishing Industry Struggles To Adapt To The Rapidly Changing Digital World, Independent Artists Now Have The Ability To Build A Successful And Lucrative Brand Completely On Their Own With A Little Hard Work And Some Internet Savvy Now There S Nothing Stopping You From Getting Your Book In Front Of Thousands Or Even Millions Of People Suddenly You Can T Blame Anyone For Not Giving You A Chance You Can Only Blame Yourself For Not Trying So Roll Up Your Sleeves, Sharpen Your Pencils And Fire Up Your Internet Because We Are About To Make And Sell Comics Jason Brubaker S Graphic Novel ReMIND Raised Over , In Pre Order Sales On Kickstarter, Won The Xeric Award, And Made ALA S Great Graphic Novels For Teens List This Book Is A Collection Of His Thoughts, Strategies, And Practical Lessons Developed During His Experience Writing, Drawing, And Self Publishing ReMIND


9 thoughts on “Unnatural Talent: Creating, Printing and Selling Your Comic in the Digital Age

  1. Joe D Joe D says:

    This book is SO useful I purchased it because I currently run a sci fi webcomic online part time while doing a full time job in a non related industry I would say my comic is okay but not great, and is kind of ticking along at a low interest level I really want to move things up a gear to two and Jason s book caught my eye..He covers pretty much everything you need to know or consider if you want to make something out of an online comic The book is packed with useful information and I would say it is essential for anyone setting out on this journey Its not only great for new starters, I had already done a lot of research into the subject and my comic has been online for over 2 years now check out www.c12comics.com sorry for the plug here, couldn t resist, just don t expect it to be anywhere near as good as reMIND yet , but I have learnt from this book alone than in all my research Unnatural Talent has taught me where I have been going wrong, where there are gaps and the reasons why my fan base is low to say the least I know exactly what I need to change and adjust now and will be making changes soon, the book couldn t be helpful I rate it very highly.If your thinking about doing a project like this BUY THIS BOOK Thank you for your help Jason


  2. GT GT says:

    I purchased this book with the intention of hopefully creating a webcomic one day I currently work in a full time job in a non related comics industry and enjoy drawing random things as a side hobby Logically, I thought I should put this random side hobby to good use and therefore thought that webcomics would be a safe and fun way of earning extra money I chose to buy this book based on the positive reviews as well as previewing the author s work in advance a free webcomic titled reMIND and another titled Sithra the latter being relatively new at the time of writing this review.Normally when I receive a new book I tend to thumb through the pages quickly to check the general layout and quickly measure it s readability However, on this rare occasion I ended up actually reading the book at some depth instead of thumbing through quickly and nearly finished the book in 4 days not full time reading fortunately It was VERY addictive, albeit in a rewarding way The author writes in a honest and balanced style, and never forgets about the reader But perhaps the biggest thing I have gained from this book so far is a great sense of confidence mainly from reading the 50 ideas on how to grow your fan base much than what I could think of.But if I had a gun pointed to my head to point out any problems with the book I think I would say the cover art is a bit boring adding some crude sketches of the Lizard Men would be a nice touch, but that s just my opinion.Thanks Jason for highlighting where the mines are when taking the road to webcomic success


  3. Carlos Correia Carlos Correia says:

    While it is mostly a collection of his still available blog posts on self publishing, the information on the book is very relevant Maybe exactly because it is based on that blog, it feels real, as Jason also shares what hasn t worked for him so far, as well as what has, all backed by numbers.


  4. Someone Someone says:

    Jason Brubaker is a fantastic author and all round awesome guy.Unnatural talent is incredibly useful and informative while at the same time being accessible and charming 5 stars nough said


  5. Rob Myran Rob Myran says:

    Jason Brubaker is an artist I discovered on YouTube and have been following ever since I have bought both his graphic novel series ReMind and Sithrah and even help fund 3 of the Sithrah books in his Kickstarter and Indigogo campaigns Get them if you like graphic novel formats You will love his drawing style and stories Unnatural talent is all about the journey, tips, and pitfalls of getting into and succeeding in publishing comics I gave it 4 stars because it is an older publication and a number of things have changed since 2013 He is working on a new version now including an audio version and has been reading and commenting on his changes on his YouTube channel That will make it 5 stars when done He is a very open and sharing about his knowledge and wants to help others succeed.


  6. Santosh Oommen Santosh Oommen says:

    Jason Brubaker s book really is a great look into the process of putting together a graphic novel He details every step based on his experience with his Remind graphic novel fantastic read if you haven t read it Here s the great thing, he gives you details and the names of all his resources he s used to put together his graphic novel He lays everything on the table for you to examine In particular I really liked the 50 ideas to grow your fan base That chapter is pure gold There is so much goodness in that chapter, I would have probably bought it on its own.The printing chapter was invaluable as well As someone whose fairly clueless about the process, this book shed some light on the subject The streams of income chapter was quite insightful, because he breaks down exactly what brings in money and what was the most effective for him His Kickstarter chapter was quite helpful as well He s raised almost 125,000 dollars in funds, he most know something He covers distribution as well in terms of the channels where you need to sell your comic.The most valuable bit of information is his 5 page resource guide at the end that lists the books, website, printing, publicists, marketing, and Kudos to a great book that will help any graphic novelist make his dreams a reality


  7. William E. Lowenburg William E. Lowenburg says:

    Jason has done an excellent job at laying out all of the trials and tribulations an aspiring graphic novelist artist needs to go through to break into the marked I have quite a bit of experience in both traditional publishing and self publishing and highly recommend this book If you plan on going into the field of graphic novels as an artist or writer, this is an essential readso get ready to work your butt off, because, as Jason will explain in detail, that s exactly what it takes.


  8. Wayne Cash Wayne Cash says:

    Jason Brubaker is the MAN You need to know that He is a young powerhouse of an artist He has carved out a name for himself as a visual development artist over at Dreamworks, he maintains a popular blog writing about the ins and outs of self publishing which is where this book comes from He was one of the FIRST creators to jump into the crowd funding pool on KICKSTARTER, and has launched TWO successful campaigns thru them In this book, Unnatural Talent, he tells us how he did it, and how YOU can too He really opens up his secret strategies, and walks you thru the obstacles he faced, and the insights he discovered to make a great book, and to make that great book sell.Lastly, he shares ALL of his resources that will help any creator get a head start on launching their own careers as indie authors MY HIGHEST recommendation.


  9. Angelo D. Collazo Angelo D. Collazo says:

    The author tells the story of how he made a graphic novel which he tried to sell at a convention, but no one bought it This is exactly the situation I don t want to be in I m thinking about making a graphic novel, however I know no one would buy it admist all the other comics out there By contrast, his next graphic novel was a weekly web comic, which allowed him to build a fanbase which contributed lots of money to his Kickstarter campaign.He explains step by step how he was so successful I now have a blue print to work with, if I decide to move forward with my graphic novel.