I worked as an editorial intern at Dark Horse Comics in Milwaukie, Oregon, during PSU’s winter term this year, and while I was there, I ended up learning more than I ever anticipated. In my previous post on my time at the Dark Horse offices, I focused on explaining DHDPs and work orders. In this entry, I’ll continue my detailed look into what exactly a comics editor does, and I’ll focus on two more editorial tasks: creating bookmaps and comp lists.
Dark Horse Comics
I can confidently say that Ooligan alumnus Lucas Beechinor (2010) is the reason I find myself in the Ooligan Press workroom today. After about five minutes over coffee at Whitworth University, where we both earned our undergraduate degrees, Lucas had sold Portland State University’s Book Publishing program to me. A few days later, I submitted […]
When you think of the hubs of comic book publishing, cities like New York and Los Angeles likely come to mind. In recent years, however, Portland has come to be a mecca of comic book publishing in its own right. Home to indie comic staples such as Dark Horse Comics, Oni Press, and Top Shelf […]
Jamie S. Rich is one of the upcoming panelists for Ooligan Press event Write to Publish. As a writer, editor, and publisher of comics, Jamie has a lot of insight to offer in the realm of publishing comics—so much so that he’s even started his own YouTube series, From the Gutters, dedicated to demystifying comics […]
I knew when I decided to work towards a career in publishing that I would be satisfied with that track. Publishing, after all, would utilize my creativity and language skills, not to mention provide me with a sense of personal satisfaction. However, when I realized that I could choose to work towards a career in […]