Comic book writing experience #1- Get business cards!

Welcome to the first installment in my series of blog posts, in no specific order, that will highlight the various issues and obstacles on the road to creating my first ever comic book series. I’m not necessarily trying to advise other creators, I’m simply sharing my own experiences and thoughts and you guys can take from it what you like.

Last week I finally had some business cards printed off for our company ‘Carnouche Productions.’ While this might seem like an inane update to most, I’m absolutely stoked! As a writer, It can be pretty tough being patient while the art team produces the pages for your comic, so little things like business cards, flyers and banners can be relatively exciting…

I’m extremely happy with how they turned out. We used our company logo produced by Shannon (aka ‘Dmote‘ – Our new company logo – courtesy of ‘Dmote’ ) and the card itself was designed by another friend – Patrick Cornelis – the Belgian creator of the awesome comic ‘Virus: Primary Infection.’ Check out his website:

Pangolin Comics

So why would we bother printing up a business card when I’m yet to actually publish the comic? In the months leading up to the publication of a comic, it’s important to promote the book as much as possible in the hope of securing as many pre-orders as you can before the pages are sent to the printing press. I go to a lot of conventions and visit loads of comic book stores, and when I do, I often chat about my work in progress with other creators and the comic book shop owners and staff. I’ve been asked for my business card quite a few times at conventions and I’m always a little embarrassed to not have one. So now I do! I was at the Dutch Comic Con in Utrecht last weekend and managed to give a few cards out already.Hopefully my card will successfully point people towards my site and Twitter/Facebook pages in preparation for the launch of the book.

Logline for our upcoming comic book series!

Hi guys,

This is a brand new page with pretty much no content but in a month or two we will begin sharing content related to a brand new comic book mini-series we are producing along with an incredibly talented and established team of international artists.

The ‘high concept’ for this five part mini-series:

Bladerunner and Almost Human meet V for Vendetta.

The basic logline:

In a future where death is not always the end, a heartbroken Aboriginal-Australian, whose country has been decimated by a techno-plague, challenges the world’s most powerful corporation in a clash to save his people from almost certain extinction.

Okay enough hints for now 🙂

We’re still unsure whether this series will be pitched to a company to publish or whether we will take the self-publishing route.

Although we’re deep into the art production phase, we will keep the main details of this series quiet for the time-being. We will though share some articles about the entire production process.

Thanks to everyone for their amazing support of this project. I’ve been working on this for almost a year now but I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel!

Christian Carnouche
Creator and Writer