By Paul Kupperberg

Comics Career

Trade paperback, illustrated, 160 pages


Live on Kickstarter September 8 – October 2, 2020

Earlier this year, Paul Kupperberg, the respected 45-year veteran writer and editor in the comic book industry published a book on how to write comics and now, with Kirk Chritton’s Comics Career imprint, he’s publishing a book on why. I Never Write for the Money… But I Always Turn in the Manuscript for a Check: Essays on Writing and its Aftermath is a collection of Paul’s columns, updated and revised for publication (many originally written for Kirk Chritton’s and essays about writing (and having written) for sites including and his blog at I Never Write for the Money also includes a 2020 career-spanning interview with Paul and is illustrated with photos and art from Paul’s personal collection.

“I never write for the money, but I always turn in the manuscript for a check was something I used to say half-jokingly, but the more I said it, the more I realized how true it was,” Paul said. “It means that if you accept a writing assignment, you give it your best effort, regardless of what it is or how much you’re being paid. It’s the very least you owe your reader. But I Never Write for the Money isn’t just about the process of writing. It’s also about the changes I’ve seen in the publishing industry over the last decade and my place in it, as well as some looks at how the artist views their public and vice versa.”

“Comics Career has been committed to providing information and education for aspiring comic book creators for more than 30 years,” said Comics Career publisher Kirk Chritton. “We are absolutely delighted to have the opportunity to bring Paul Kupperberg’s columns from and elsewhere to print. Paul’s work is a wonderful fit along with our first book, Tales from the Titans: Top Comics Pros Reveal How to Create a Career in Comic Books.”

Comics Career is offering readers a free 60-page digital download comic book just for checking out the Kickstarter campaign and sharing the news on their Facebook page, no purchase or backing of the project necessary! The Kupperberg Kickstarter Comic Sampler features 8 stories by Paul, with art by Rick Burchett, Mike Collins, Stephen DeStefano, Fernando Ruiz, Sandy Carruthers, and others.

I NEVER WRITE FOR THE MONEY… BUT I ALWAYS TURN IN THE MANUSCRIPT FOR A CHECK launched with a Kickstarter campaign that runs until Tuesday, October 2, 2020. It features print and digital copies of the book, along with rewards including signed books, such as Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics (Charlton Neo Press), The Unpublished Comic Book Scripts of Paul Kupperberg (Buffalo Avenue Press), and Kirk Chritton’s Tales from the Titans: Top Comics Pros Reveal How to Create a Career in Comics (Comics Career), as well as signed comic books and scripts by Paul Kupperberg.

Stretch Goals Announced

Having hit 140% of our funding goal, Comics Career announced the first two of three Stretch Goals: at $3,000, we will expand our Backer Page to include every name of all our backers at every level! At $4,000, every backer at every level will receive a new digital edition of my humor book Jew-Jitsu: The Hebrew Hands of Fury, with a new cover by Dærick Gross Sr. And a planned $5,000 stretch goal reward — a 200-plus page digital book! — is waiting in the wings!

About the author:
As a writer for DC Comics, Archie Comics, Bongo Comics, and others, Paul Kupperberg has written more than 1,400 scripts for characters ranging from Archie to Zatanna, including Superman, Supergirl, Aquaman, Green Lantern, The Doom Patrol, The Simpsons, and Scooby Doo. He is the creator of Arion, Lord of AtlantisCheckmate, and Takion, the writer of the 2014 “Death of Archie” storyline, and numerous characters for Charlton Neo Comics, and has been an editor for DC Comics, Weekly World News, and WWE Kids Magazine. He is also the author of Paul Kupperberg’s Illustrated Guide to Writing Comics (Charlton Neo Press), The Same Old Story and In My Shorts: Hitler’s Bellhop and Other Short Stories (Crazy 8 Press),

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