Author: 01comics

Why Must a Comic Have Page Increments of Four?

Standard comic books are bound by a method called “saddle stitching”.  What that means is that sheets of paper are folded in half and stapled in the center to create a booklet. One folded sheet yields FOUR pages — the front is a page, the inside front is another, the inside back is the third page, and the back is the fourth page.  One sheet, FOUR pages.  In practical terms, this means that you can’t have a comic with an odd number of pages or with a page count that is not a multiple of “four”.  Your printed comic...

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Kickstarter Reward Fulfillment at No Extra Cost? Yep!

Anyone who’s ever run a Kickstarter campaign will tell you that the hardest part (next to getting funded) is shipping and fulfilling all the rewards.  But it doesn’t have to be such a difficult task, not when we can do it for you. That’s right.  We do it for you … and at absolutely NO EXTRA cost to you! Just let Ka-Blam print your Kickstarter comic or trade paperback and we’ll ship directly to your backers for you.  You pay for the printing and the postage and we take it from there.  We’ll do the packing and the shipping and...

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Magazine Sized Double Page Spread

This template applies to all double page spreads for magazine-sized comics and magazine-sized paperbacks. Click the image above to download the template. Open the template in your image editing software (photoshop, illustrator, indesign, etc.). Build your comic page to the exact dimensions and specifications in the template. To double check the dimensions and specifications of the page you build you can paste the template as a layer on top of your page.  If all of your artwork that is intended to bleed off of the edges goes all the way to the edges of the template (the red area) while all of your relevant art, text, panel borders, captions, and word balloons are confined to the live area (light blue) then your page is in...

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What is a Self Cover?

Self Cover means that the exterior cover is printed on the same paper stock as on the interior pages. For example, on a regular cover comic, the cover would be printed on an 80# glossy text stock and the interiors would be printed on a 60# matte text stock. But on a self cover comic there would be no difference in stocks. Both the covers and the interiors would be printed on the 60# text...

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