Sunday 16th Oct 1.00-2.00pm Comics Clock Tower, Council Chamber
Independent publishing and self-publishing isn't just a means to critical acclaim but to concrete, commercial success. Page 45's biggest-selling graphic novel of 2015 was independently published beating everything from DC, owned by multi-millionaire mega-corps Time Warner. Page 45's biggest-selling comic was self-published, beating everything from Marvel, owned by multi-billionaire Disney.
With independent publishers you can retain creative control, ownership and be nurtured like nowhere else, fostering long-lasting, personal relationships with retailers and review sites which will prove invaluable throughout your career. We'll show you how. On the panel we have:-
Ricky Miller (Director, Avery Hill Publishing)
Katriona Chapman (self-publisher, freelance for larger publishers and part of Avery Hill)
Andy Oliver (Editor-in-Chief, Broken Frontier, pioneer review site and brand-new self-publisher!)
Stephen L. Holland (Festival patron, Page 45, award-winning comicbook retail)
Come and hear answers to the questions which you've yet to think of.
In partnership with Page 45
• For more information about the Lakes International Comic Art Festival – including information on its guests free events, Comics Clock Tower, Family Zone and exhibitions – visit www.comicartfestival.com
All our ticket prices include a 50p commission; whether booking online, on the phone or at the counter. This fee helps us continue to fund our diverse programme. Creative learning classes & workshops are exempt.
Unwaged* – For those in receipt of Universal Credit, Working Tax credits, Job Seekers Allowance or Income Support.
Help the environment, save time and skip the queues at the box office with our E-tickets. Download tickets to your smart device and present to our front of house staff upon entry. Please note: E-tickets are not available for standing events or youth arts classes.