They say if you can tell a good comic story in 5 pages you’re onto something.

Now you can do it in 1.

Mini issues are the gateway to finding an audience that loves your comic, your characters and universe. Producing one just became the easiest thing ever with this guide.

 
 

They say if you can tell a good comic story in 5 pages you’re onto something.

Now you can do it in 1.

Mini issues are the gateway to finding an audience that loves your comic, your characters and universe. Producing one just became the easiest thing ever with this guide.

 

Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom is a process.

The Arclight Way: Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom With Mini Issues is unlike any other guide on producing your very own mini issue. It’s a process. A linear process that we’ve crafted and used to create 4 of our own issues that have over 500 downloads. Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom takes you through our production process from start to finish leaving no detail behind so you can produce strong stories in a single page and find an audience that’ll love it.

It’s also a system.

It scales. Your mini issues are validation tools. They’re used to prove your storytelling ability and the strength of your characters, world and property. They help you find your audience. Once that has been tested, Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom can scale to a full 22-page issue. Or a graphic novel. Or 20 graphic novels. No matter the page count, Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom is going to scale with and for you. So you can keep coming back to it again and again.

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Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom is a process.

The Arclight Way: Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom With Mini Issues is unlike any other guide on producing your very own mini issue. It’s a process. A linear process that we’ve crafted and used to create 4 of our own issues that have over 500 downloads. Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom takes you through our production process from start to finish leaving no detail behind so you can produce strong stories in a single page and find an audience that’ll love it.

It’s also a system.

It scales. Your mini issues are validation tools. They’re used to prove your storytelling ability and the strength of your characters, world and property. They help you find your audience. Once that has been tested, Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom can scale to a full 22-page issue. Or a graphic novel. Or 20 graphic novels. No matter the page count, Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom is going to scale with and for you. So you can keep coming back to it again and again.

Get the First Chapter Free

Experience it for yourself. Completely free. Just sign up below using your email. You’ll also be the first to know when the book launches tomorrow at an introductory rate.

A cohesive comic-making experience from start to finish.

Google’ing ‘how to create my first issue’ stops here. No more fractured information. Everything you ever wanted to possibly know about creating your first mini issue is all right here in a single guide that breaks down the entire process of producing one.

A cohesive comic-making experience from start to finish.

Google’ing ‘how to create my first issue’ stops here. No more fractured information. Everything you ever wanted to possibly know about creating your first mini issue is all right here in a single guide that breaks down the entire process of producing one.

Our entire mini issue process made simple and accessible.

No general information. No obvious steps. We’ve taken our entire process from beginning to end and broke it down to actionable phases, stages and sessions for you. Every concept, every big idea made easy for you to understand and follow the process on your own.

Our entire mini issue process made simple and accessible.

No general information. No obvious steps. We’ve taken our entire process from beginning to end and broke it down to actionable phases, stages and sessions for you. Every concept, every big idea made easy for you to understand and follow the process on your own.

Define the voice of your characters, your stories, and your brand.

Discover the audience that’s been waiting for you this whole time as you produce issues that communicate who and what you are as a project, a studio or solo creator.

We break down how to drive the heart of your stories and characters straight to your readers so they can start growing a love for what you’re doing and the brand you’re creating.

Define the voice of your characters, your stories, and your brand.

Discover the audience that’s been waiting for you this whole time as you produce issues that communicate who and what you are as a project, a studio or solo creator.

We break down how to drive the heart of your stories and characters straight to your readers so they can start growing a love for what you’re doing and the brand you’re creating.

Build fandom around your project.

You want the fans? This is the way to do it. By creating mini issues it gives strangers a chance to learn and understand who you are far better than words or character art.

Get the buy-in you want from people who will become your fans and rally behind you with every major issue release, ready to buy.

Build fandom around your project.

You want the fans? This is the way to do it. By creating mini issues it gives strangers a chance to learn and understand who you are far better than words or character art.

Get the buy-in you want from people who will become your fans and rally behind you with every major issue release, ready to buy.

Tell incredible stories together as a team.

The Arclight Way: Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom With Mini Issues teaches you collaboration techniques and methods we’ve gotten from Pixar in order to collaborate the way that we do to produce strong stories and issues.

Now you and your team can too. Gone are the days of getting nothing accomplished and bickering back and forth. Build something incredible together.

Tell incredible stories together as a team.

The Arclight Way: Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom With Mini Issues teaches you collaboration techniques and methods we’ve gotten from Pixar in order to collaborate the way that we do to produce strong stories and issues.

Now you and your team can too. Gone are the days of getting nothing accomplished and bickering back and forth. Build something incredible together.

Solo creator? You can build something amazing too.

From where to find an artist, to asking for feedback on your story’s concept, we have separate tracks available just for you in order to produce your own mini issues.

Solo creator? You can build something amazing too.

From where to find an artist, to asking for feedback on your story’s concept, we have separate tracks available just for you in order to produce your own mini issues.

The Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom Process

Why invest hundreds or thousands of dollars into your first 22-page issue just to find out no one likes your characters, your story, or your world? Avoid wasting time and resources and learn to create mini issues that build your fandom so when you do launch a full issue, you have a dedicated audience ready to buy from you.

The Editorial Calendar

  1. Defining the Editorial Calendar
  2. Give Yourself More Time Than Expected

The Storyboard Phase

  1. The Concept Of the Storyboard Phase
  2. How to Run Your Session
  3. You Have One Job: Go After the Emotion
  4. How to Communicate Emotion and Feeling To Each Other
  5. Don’t Limit Your Emotional Spectrum
  6. Emotional Through Lines
  7. Making Sure Through Lines Make Sense For Your Character
  8. The Baseline Concept
  9. The Pitch
  10. Requesting Feedback From Someone as a Solo Creator

The Story Engineering Phase

  1. How Story Engineering Works
  2. How to Run Your Session
  3. Reverse Engineering the Emotions
  4. Writing the Script
  5. Getting the Dialogue Right
  6. Showing vs. Telling
  7. Your Character Has to Drive the Story
  8. Formatting Your Script
  9. Finalizing Your Script

The Art of Plussing: How We Collaborate So Effectively & Productively

  1. No Criticizing. No Tearing Down. Just Building Ideas Up.
  2. The Rules of Plussing
  3. Accept Every Offer
  4. Make Everybody Look Good

The Art Phase

  1. Finding the Perfect Artist
  2. Defining Your Brand’s Art Style
  3. Questions to Ask Potential Artists
  4. Value Over Discounts
  5. The Ideal Relationship Between You and Your Artist
  6. Red Flags To Look Out For
  7. How to GIve Your Artist Feedback
  8. Artistic Style
  9. Artist Perspective: Tim On Feedback

The Coloring and Inking Phase

  1. Choosing a Coloring Style
  2. The Inks Carry More Weight Than You Think
  3. A Look Into Cel Shading
  4. Artist and Colorist Working In Tandem
  5. A Look Into the Painter’s Approach
  6. Day or Night, There Has To Be Light
  7. Telling a Story Without Text

The Lettering Phase

  1. Ed’s Lettering Process
  2. Reread the Script
  3. Plotting and Staging the Balloons and Captions
  4. The First Pass
  5. The Second Pass
  6. The Third Pass
  7. The Fourth Pass
  8. The Fifth Pass

Cross-Pollination & How It Produces Our Best Work

  1. Defining Cross-Pollination
  2. The Benefits of Cross-Pollination
  3. Every Phase & Person Is a Storyteller

The Launch

  1. Double Down On Your Editing
  2. Making Sure Your Audience Knows Its Coming
  3. Why We Don’t Post Our Issues In Facebook Groups
  4. The Tools We Use To Launch
  5. Wrap Up

FAQs

We are applying the finishing touches and edits to it right now. Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom will ship Thursday, June 16th 2016.
Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom will launch as a PDF.
All Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom orders are subject to a 7-day money back guarantee. No questions asked.
Absolutely! In fact, we have a section in here just for you if you aren’t ready to go through the process if you’re just starting out. You will still get an incredible amount of value reading the book to better prepare you for when you are ready for your first issue’s production.
Arclight only offers preorder and introductory pricing rates on our products. If you want the best deal at a lower price, preordering and getting the product during the introductory period will be your best bet.
Introductory pricing period will begin Thursday, June 16th, 2016 and end Monday, June 20, 2016 at 11:59 PM EST.
Create. Validate. And Build Your Fandom will return to its full price on Tuesday, June 21 2016 at 12:00 AM EST.