Publishing unusual, groundbreaking and stylish comics & graphic novels for the 21st century.
- We are producing high quality books, graphic novels and collections.
- We offer some of the best creator deals in publishing.
- We aim to bring both the best creators and the unknown ones to the forefront – giving quality comics the platform they weren’t getting.
- We do all the jobs (and more) that self-publishers (and some large publishers) hate (or can’t afford or don’t want to).
Borderline Press has a vested interest in making comics creators successful. Our model is simple – everyone wins! Achieving this depends on the creators, the fans, the retailers and the commitment of the publishing company – the more successful a book, the more money everyone makes.
Therefore we care about quality, but we also care about commercialism, about promotion and about all the links in the odd world of comics publishing and comics retailing.
Our aim is to produce a top quality product, where the readers clamour for more, the retailers sell out and we write hefty cheques to our happy creators. It’s simple.
Borderline Press and the Creative Community
We collect and publish existing projects, comics with no home, creators with no money, web comics, old comics – if we see potential in something, we will investigate ways of bringing it to a wider audience.
In the current climate, there are lots of people in comics all looking for, very little, work and the situation is unlikely to improve. Borderline Press is no different than other small businesses, we haven’t got bottomless pockets; we’re not in the position to pay artists, especially for work that already exists. But, we are in a position to offer creators a far better ‘back-end’ deal than any other small publisher. Our accountant has worked out a business model that, if successful, is good to and for every part of the industry and isn’t loaded in favour of the publisher...
We’re prepared to pay for every aspect of production and promotion and give a creator the majority of the profit; if you want money up front as well, good luck with your comic at other companies or via private/public funding. We complete every deal with a contract that spells everything out simply and without legal jargon – we want you to feel you can trust us with your comic!
We have big plans and we’d like you to be part of them.