I got my comic
test-printed! It's such a weird, yet inspiring sensation to hold two years of work in my hands (and kinda disappointing that 124 pages makes for a relatively thin book, haha).
Even though I'm super psyched to have it in printed form, it's far from perfect. I accidentally made the entire comic
using the wrong dimensions, so for this print, I had to shrink full-bleed pages into a non-full-bleed format. This, understandably, confused the good folks at Ka-Blam, and some round-about compromises had to be made. Not only that, but I left errors in the submission, so two pages are swapped while another is entirely missing. But, that's why this is a test
print. The actual quality of the print is fantastic -- I just need to do a bit (as in a lot
) of editing work on my end to make it even better.
My family is urging me to submit this to a publishing company, but... Yeesh, I dunno. I'd love to, but I just don't think it'd fair well, in all honesty. I think the first handful of chapters would need to be redone for it to be considered, but we'll see. Either way, the ninth chapter is officially in the works
, so be looking forward to that way on down the road.
If you've got a comic you're thinking of printing, I can now say that Ka-Blam
is a very good service to use. However (and this probably goes for every other service out there), it's balls-to-the-wall
confusing trying to understand and remember the required specifications. My only complaint with Ka-Blam is that they don't have all of this information conveniently consolidated in one, easy to find place on their website. Other than that, I like'em. They were patient with my illiteracy.
I'm gonna go back to fawning over my comic now.