Comics Micro-Press Survey by Robyn Chapman
Oh, so you're a micro-publisher? I have just the survey for you! Please get me your answers by January 15th. Your input will help me document the micro-publishing movement and bring greater awareness to your publications.
For the purpose of this survey, a micro-press is a small (usually one-person) publishing house that puts out a diverse line of comics by different authors. They often publish in pamphlet form. They generally self-distribute or use small, independent distributors.
So, for this survey, I’m NOT interested in:
Self-publishers who only publish themselves
Publishers who only publish anthologies
Collectives and distros who do not micro-publish as described above
Publishers who have never published a comic (or an illustrated book that is very similar to a comic)
Publishers who are not currently active
What is your name?
What is your email address?
What is the full name of your micro-press?
Do you run your micro-press all by yourself? If not, who else is on your team?
Where is your micro-press located (city and state/territory)?
How long has your micro-press been operational?
How many publications has your micro-press produced to date?
How many publications did your micro-press produce in 2013?
Please list all the publications your micro-press produced in 2013.
Are you a cartoonist?
What kind of publications do you produce? Select all that apply.
minicomics (hand-made comics)
"floppies" (professionally printed pamphlet comics)
graphic novels (square-bound comics)
What printing techniques has your micro-press used? Select all that apply.
photocopy machine / digital printer
Where are your publications sold? Select all that apply.
comic book stores
your distributor's website
Do you have a distributor? If so, who? Please list them all.
Is your micro-press financially profitable?
What is the biggest challenge of being a micro-publisher?
Excluding yourself, please list your three favorite comic micro-presses that are currently active. (Don't worry, your choices will not be made public.) A list of active comic micro-presses can be found at
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