Artists Alley Launch
We live in a time of wonders. It is now easier than ever to strive and make each of our dreams come true using the power of the Internet. Since its debut, the publishing industry was forced to adapt significantly, offering some of its services online. With that being said, the entire industry shifted from major publishing companies to the ability of doing it yourself.
The webcomic industry is a prime example of how fluid and free the imagination can flow when it is not bound by the constraint of others. Most, if not all, webcomics starts off as a work of passion. As a fan of the genre, what more could we want? We gain access to some amazing universe, crazy characters and amazing adventures all in the comfort of our own choosing.
Topwebcomics has been a pioneer in the webcomic industry. We understand how difficult it is to gain new readers, to gain new people to admire your work. We have been around for over a decade, helping unite webcomic creators and readers together. In the last few years, we have expanded our support by coming up with various ways for webcomics to gain visibility. We are gaining momentum, but it is simply not enough.
Running a webcomic is very time consuming and can be costly. We, as artists want to keep on offering more to our fans but that takes time and efforts. Therefore, many of us turn to Kickstarter or Patreon to gain support from our fans. From experience, we have noticed that handling these campaigns can take a lot of time. Getting the material printed and then shipping it is all time taken away from what we should be doing....ART!
We understand these challenges as we are creators ourselves. This is why we have created Artists Alley.
Our goal remains to support the artistic community to the best of our abilities. Therefore, we have established a giclee print-on-demand option that helps webcomic creators capitalize on their artwork. Yes, we realize that the concept is not new.
We are different because we are artists ourselves and we are offering limited amount of product - only the highest quality product because we are proud of our work. We want you to feel the same way. Many print on demand places will give you the options of setting your own pricing and inventory so you can get a higher commission for your work. We do not do that.
What good is a higher commission if you dont sell any because you are too expensive?
Our pricing are fixed because we want our sales price to be affordable. We dont want our clients to settle for a lesser quality. Our pricing is competitive and even on the cheaper side compared to many similar prints out there.
It is very common for print-on-demand to offer 10%-15% commission to the artists for their work and then they leave you at it to get the sales. We are offering an average of 28% commission to the artist and we handle the store, we handle the printing and we handle the shipping. That's right, you get your very own collection within Artists Alley and you are in control of the images that are published, unless they contain matters of nudity or any illegal activities. After that, we take care of the rest for you.
All you have to do is focus on the art. Nothing else.
Please keep in mind that this service does NOT cost you anything to be a member. It never will. We pay you for the sales you earn. That's it.
To become a vendor, all you have to do is email us at storeadmin(at)topwebcomics.com and send us the following information:
Contact Name, First and Last Name
For more information, please ask all your question to storeadmin(at)topwebcomics.com and it will be our very pleasure to assist you anyway we can.