Sequential Underground #73 – Collected Editions

Sequential Underground

The winner of last episode‘s Cartoon College DVD giveaway is Brandon Williams, who KO’d the competition with his CCS thesis idea for Dragon Fist, a manga tale full of passion and punching. Thx to everyone who entered the contest!

Our topic for this episode is creating collected editions of your webcomics or self-published single issues. Shawn Atkins and Nick Marino chat about the books they’re currently compiling and the difficulties that come with collecting widespread work into a book-length volume.

This is Shawn’s cover for the upcoming Gello Apocalypse v1 collection, which will be available for purchase at SPX in September!

Shawn just sent the first collected edition of Gello Apocalypse off to the printer. The book is a culmination of years of hard work, not to mention two years alone spent crafting the collection itself.

Here’s a sneak peek at a reformatted and remastered page from the Time Log collection, which Nick will finish during the AudioShocker hiatus.

Nick’s been slowly toiling away on a collected edition of Time Log since the end of 2011. To compile it, he has to chop up and color part of the story that was originally published as a black and white comic book. Why? Because the rest of the tale was released as a widescreen webcomic in color.

The guys both agree that it’s a pain in the ass creating collected editions, but the final product is worth it.

5 Responses to “Sequential Underground #73 – Collected Editions”

  1. 1 Daniel Arruda Massa

    Great episode!

    Even tough I haven’t had to do it allot but I personally enjoy putting together books. I guess that’s why I studied to be a graphic designer.

  2. 2 nick marino

    Glad you liked it!

    As for books, well let’s just say that a psychotic book with a butcher knife killed my uncle. And now I’m out on a quest for revenge, killing every book I can find. I hate them.

  3. 3 Brandon!

    Nick you nailed the little reference I put into Dragon Fist. I really dig the idea, but I don’t know if I have the writing chops to pull it off. I also have a few other stories that need development, and then I have to decide what’s worth the massive energy and time to actually draw.

    Putting together a book is rough, and collection ugh! Every aspect of indie comics is a little tire some, even if it’s fun. I’m trying to put together a Dedford Tales collection.

    I recently had a project fall through on me, and it really jaded me because so much time and energy went into it. I did get the experience of it which is good experience and practice, but it still kinda feels like I’m left with nothing.

    I’m not doing a 15 page short for a manga competition, and I’ve decided to just have fucking fun, and it’s been really refreshing and energizing!

    I need to start a new web-comic I miss putting something out there every week.

  4. AudioShocker Shoutouts!

    Nik Furious instrumental music

  5. 4 nick marino

    @Brandon: I never thought you’d really make Dragon Fist, but I’d love to read it if you did!!!

    I’m sorry your project fell through. Was a it a personal problem or a creative problem?

    Webcomics are so great for that instant reaction. I’d like to see another one from you!

  6. 5 Brandon!

    Yeah I really like the Dragon Fist idea I may have to find a way to get it done…

    Um the project just kinda lost steam… we we’re running into more and more disagreements, but nothing major. It just wasn’t working out.

    I totally want to do another web-comic a more serious one this time. We’ll see if my school schedule and demands leaves me with enough time to start one. I would also want to launch with a full 10-20 page chapter one. I feel like web comics start off with such a slow start at one page a week that it takes forever to figure out if you’re interested in the story or not.

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