This is an old piece I wrote and posted as news over two years ago, but just recently people have been asking what my experiences were with regard to publishing and getting published - so here it is again, with a few new notes added. Please, don't be put off by this - the point here is to try to help you go into the business enlightened and with open eyes. It's NOT easy - as too many outsiders frequently imagine - and neither is it a glamorous rock-star existence. Like all other trades, it's work, and should be treated as such.
Getting into comics is something a lot of people want to know how to do, but there's a lot of questions you want to ask yourself first. There is such a vast array of genre and subgenre, technique, approach, and so on, that its important to be clear on where you want to go with your work at the outset and you have to be REALLY honest and tough with yourself at this stage!
If youre into the capes and tights and you want to go mainstream you