Author: Dave Cook

New “How to Make Comics” guide: Dealing with burnout and stress

Hi Guys, Dave here with chapter 8 of my “How to Make Comics” guides. It’s also my second video guide, and it’s one that’s pretty close to my heart – as someone who has dealt with stress, depression and burnout because of my craft. Turns out, I’m not alone – since publishing this guide on the Killtopia Facebook page, I’ve had a ton of messages from other creators saying that they’ve been through this too – so if you ever feel alone, just know that you’re definitely not Here’s my view on how to deal with the stress of...

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Interview: Dave reveals a dark Killtopia plot thread to Big Comic Page and some never before seen art

It’s been a busy time for Killtopia interviews recently, and it’s seriously amazing to see so many sites and people wanting to know more about the series – I never once imagined it becoming this popular! My latest press interview comes from the wonderful Big Comic Page, who had the first chance to read through the full Killtopia #1 script, and got a first look at Killtopia #2 (the script is now complete, woo!) In the interview, Sam Graven talks with me about a dark aspect of the plot we hadn’t revealed much about yet – namely, an overarching...

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Killtopia interview: Dave talks with Comic Crusaders about the personal cost of making comics

Howdy folks, Dave here with a really neat interview I did with Comic Crusaders about the personal costs of making a comic book. That means things like the amount of hours it takes to produce an indie book, knowing when to take your foot of the gas to have a life, and more. Here’s a snippet: “Always remind yourself of why you’re doing comics to begin with. If it’s to get a Netflix deal and be a millionaire, you’d probably want to lower your initial goals first. “But if you keep sight of your goal and work hard, break...

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We’re special guests at Glenrothes Comic Con

Holy crap guys, it’s our first ever comic con as invited guests :O Dave here with an update, that we’ve been invited as special guests to the lovely Glenrothes Comic Con, taking place on Saturday 9th June at the Rothes Halls. And for the first time I’ll be joined by Killtopia artist Craig Paton, who will be on hand to sign copies of our Killtopia preview booklets and to say hi to fans. I’ll also be bringing copies of Bust, Vessels and Comichaus, together with art prints and much more. See you guys at the show 😀...

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We’re confirmed for MCM Manchester 2018!

Hi guys Dave here with a convention update. We’ve just been confirmed as exhibitors at MCM Manchester for the first time! It takes place July 28th and 29th, at the Manchester Central. We’re pretty hyped about this one, as it’s always a total blast exhibiting at a new show in a new city for the first time. As always we’ll have the latest issues of Bust and Vessels, along with Comichaus 1-6, and our sweet new Killtopia preview booklets, which include the first five pages of issue #1. We’ll see you guys at MCM Manchester this Summer. Until then,...

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