A little compendium on resources for cartoonists
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Some of these resources have been covered in other posts, but this is going to be an ongoing and updated compendium of cartoonist resources because the world of indie comics is growing, and there's tons of great shit out there in the small press world. Here are some cartoonist resources, and if we're missing anything, send 'em our way!
Funding, Education, Tools
Athenaeum Comic Art - Offers a microgrant through Athenaeum Gives
Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum - Largest collection of all things comics, cartooning, and manga in the United States, if you're in Columbus, OH, make it a point to visit.
CAKE Cupcake Awards - Cupcake Awards is a grant, mentor, and tabling opportunity at CAKE in Chicago, IL
Cartoonist Cooperative - A great overall resource for anyone in small press/indie comics
Center for Cartoon Studies - Presents the annual Cartoonist Studio Prize
Halftone Hospital - Heavy hitting resource for digital and analog comics-making tools
Sequential Artists Workshop - Ultimate and accessible digital learning opportunity for comics-making, and offers in-person programming in Gainesville, FL
Submissions, Publications, Reviews
Quarter Press - Anthologies, not strictly comics but runs in the small press scene
Strangers Publishing - Fanzine, publishing, and distro
Fieldmouse Press - Nonprofit comics publisher
Silver Sprocket - Small press publisher and shop out of SF. Silver Sprocket rules.
The Comics Journal - Allegedly, getting your name in TCJ is a big deal
100% Comics - Collections, dealing, publishing and awards the Make More Comics Grant
Obviously not a list of every comic book store in America. That would be insane. This is a handful of vetted, cool shops where a self-published cartoonist could sell their comics locally.
Podcasts, Comics Talk
Gutter Boys - The ins, the outs, the highs, and the very deep lows of small press and indie comics
Thick Lines - A comics podcast by Sally Madden and Katie Skelly
Manga Chat - Spoofs, goofs, and new in comics hosted by Simon Hanselmann
Off Panel - A comics interview podcast
Comics, Coffee, Metal - A comics podcast hosted by Don Cardenas
r/altcomix - An alt, indie comics subreddit
Bubbles Zine Message Board - An indie comics message board