How do I get a job in comics?
One way to do this is to go to as many comic book conventions as you can so that you get to know some editors and other industry people personally.
Another way is to apply for other positions at a comic book publisher, such as a job in the marketing department.
How much do DC comic artists make?
Starting rates for these artists usually range from $160 to $260 per page at the big comic publishers like Marvel and DC.
Is Marvel or DC better?
DC Comics and its characters are often known for being dark, serious, and brooding; the most famous example of this is the Batman. While, Marvel is known to be less serious, lighter and focuses more on entertainment. Eg. Deadpool.
Are DC Comics worth money?
Action Comics No. 1
In 2014, a pristine issue of the 1938 comic, with its original price of 10 cents still on the cover, sold on eBay for $3.2 million, making it the most valuable comic book of all time.
How do I start drawing comics?
The 8-step guide to creating and publishing your own comic book
- Start with an idea. You need an idea before you start out.
- Write a script. Get your idea down on paper and flesh it out.
- Plan the layout. Organise the layout before you start drawing the actual comic.
- Draw the comic.
- Time for inking and coloring.
- Selling and marketing.
- Wrap Up.
Do you need a degree to be a comic book artist?
Most comic book artists will earn an art degree with an emphasis in drawing or illustration, where they learn various techniques of studio or fine art and graphic design. An alternative to attending a two-year or four-year college or university is attending and earning a degree from a private art school.
Can comic book artists make a living?
Yes. And not just a living, but a good living. There are many illustrators, comic artists, designers and artists who make good money and are very rich. Many illustrators and artists will license their work to companies who will in turn create products and sell them to consumers.
Do comic book artists make good money?
The median comic book artist salary is $36,500, according to Payscale. But it’s rare for a comic book artist to land a salaried position and it’s far more common for these gigs to be project-based. That means you need to be efficient.
How much should I charge for a comic page?
Pencil and inker artists can ask for $75 to $200 a page. Colorists often fall in the range of $35 to $125, and writers and letterers make $10 to $50 a page. A lucky few dozen famous artists working for top companies bring in $1,000 per page.