Comics Workbook

An online magazine for Comic Book Makers


Comics Workbook is edited by Frank Santoro. Contributors: Dorothy Berry, Chuck Forsman, Jack Hayden, Suzette Smith, Jen Vaughn, Andrew White, Gabrielle Gamboa, Sophie Yanow, Brandon Soderberg, L. Nichols, Alyssa Berg, Mickey Z, Simon Hanselmann, Leah Wishnia, Alex Schubert, Katie Brawl, Aidan Koch, Dan Haycocks, Oliver East, Zach Mason, Annie Mok, Jessica Campbell, Warren Craghead, Todd Webb, Darryl Ayo, Sara Lautman, Sarah Crowe

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Comics Workbook Magazine is a print publication of comics and writing about comics produced on a roughly bimonthly schedule and with a wide range of contributors, including but not limited to contributors to the Comics Workbook tumblr. It is edited by Andrew White and Zach Mason, with editorial supervision from Frank Santoro.

Issues can be ordered online through Copacetic Comics:

Comics Workbook Magazine Submission Guidelines

Comics Workbook Magazine is always looking for new contributors. Please get in touch. If you’ve written about comics before, please send us a link to your previous work. Even brief blog posts are helpful to give us a sense of your writing. If you don’t have any writing online, that’s not a problem at all! We’re very much willing to work with anyone who would like to contribute to the magazine. Please also give us some idea of what topic(s) you’d like to write on.

In most cases, we are looking for text pieces of approximately 2000 words, filling a single spread in one 14 page issue. We also run 1-2 pieces of 4000 words in each issue. We are interested in reviews, interviews, critical essays, thought pieces, and anything and everything else. In general, we have a preference for coverage of creators or works that have received minimal coverage from other venues, though there are exceptions to this rule. We are strongly committed to maintaining a diversity of perspectives and backgrounds both in our contributors and in the creators we cover.

We pay our contributors as much as we can afford, which is much less than they deserve. We are actively working to find ways to be able to pay fairer rates, though the magazine has a low print run and just barely breaks even if we’re lucky. Each contributor also receives a copy of the magazine (in print for US contributors, digitally for international contributors).

We want the magazine to be very good, fair to our contributors and audience, and representative of what we feel is an incredibly exciting time in alternative and art comics. We could always be doing better in any number of areas as we work towards these goals. We absolutely welcome your feedback, thoughts, or criticisms. Again, the contact email is comicsworkbook at gmail dot com.