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Yesterday, my interview with local comic writer and illustrator, Jerry Holliday, as part of my regular comics column, Bristol Comics Corner, was published.
Jerry has launched Bonafide Comics with his graphic novel, Doxie the Dog in Ambienceworld, and I caught up with him to discuss why he’s decided to bring back a character he first created in the 1980s, why he’s gone with independent publishing and the actual creative process. Here’s a quick preview:
“There are definitely advantages (and disadvantages) to self publishing. I’ve always enjoyed it, from printing zines and distributing them when I was 14 years old to this most recent project. Publish on demand is a dream come true for me. It enables you to get your comic, novel, whatever it is, out there without the inventory costs.
On the other hand you have to put a lot of work in with marketing, promotion and distribution, so a publisher can be pretty handy for that if you just want to focus on the product.”
You can read the full interview over at Guide2Bristol here.
Thanks to Jerry, who was a pleasure to interview, and I recommend checking out Bonafide now!