Let Dark Horse create a custom publishing program for you!
How it works
A comic book begins with a story idea, which is turned
into a script by an established comics writer. Once the
script is approved, the penciller breaks down the story
into a series of images. After the pages have been ini-
tially drawn, they’re sent to an inker and letterer. The
inker covers the pencil lines in black ink to add depth
and texture while the letterer adds word balloons and
text into the drawings. The colorist determines what
colors will be added, considering each shade and nuance
needed. Finally, the editor oversees the entire produc-
tion process, ensuring each stage is done properly
and on time.
Average timeline for a custom comic is five months,
depending upon page count and trim size.
Standard | 32 pages, full color, the basic comic book size.
Slim | 16 pages, full color, 6" x 10"
Digest | 16 pages, full color, 5" x 8". Sized for a DVD box.
Mini | 8 or 16 pages, full color, 4" x 4.5". Fits inside a CD case.
“I’ve successfully worked with Dark Horse on several
custom publications which helped drive sales of
major Fox DVD releases. My accounts have been
thrilled with the specialized books we’ve used as
free gifts with purchase and pre-sell incentives.
Dark Horse is a wonderful partner who always
accommodates my budget and tight deadlines.”
— Paul Olshan,
Manager Retail Marketing,
Fox Home Entertainment
For more information about Dark Horse Comics, custom publications, or products:
Dark Horse Comics | Custom Publishing
10956 SE Main Street
Milwaukie, OR USA 97222
Phone: 503.652.8815 | Fax: 503.654.9440
darkhorse.com | dhpressbooks.com | mpressbooks.com
Dark Horse Comics—publisher of Star Wars, Sin City,
Hellboy, Conan the Barbarian, and other best-selling
comics and graphic novels—also specializes in creating
dynamic and effective custom publications. Custom
comic books are based on your brand, property, or
concept and are