When creating your comic or graphic novel we say let your creative freak flag fly … however when assembling your files for submission to us please, please KEEP IT SIMPLE. Keep it intuitive. No creative file structuring or creative file naming please. No pagination guides are necessary. Succinct — and sequential — file naming works beautifully. Please send us only what we ask for — the way we ask for it — and with your files named simply and appropriately.
Let’s stick to “cover.tif”, “backcover.tif”, “page01.tif”, “page02.tif”, etc. Never should there be a “page00.tif”. Never a “page_before_page01.tif” or a “insert_between_page16-17.tif”. No “lastpage.tif” or “next-to-lastpage.tif”. Think simple. Think intuitive.