Breaking The Distribution Chains: Crowdfunding & Self Published Comics
On the panel was Marta Chudolinska, Steven Andrews, Cole Pauls, Camilla Zhang and Zainab Akhtar. The panel was moderated by Matthew Murray. Matthew started by revealing the problems that Libraries and Schools have in purchasing crowdfunded & self published comics. The panelists discussed why they chose to do crowdfunding, who the audience of the books are, if they have libraries and schools in mind when creating the work and the support libraries & schools can provide beyond buying the books. Marta spoke about her Zine cataloging project and Zainab talked about adapting her already alternative publishing methods for selling books to libraries and events like TCAF.