advertising

2019 print SCHEDULE (prints on newsprint)

Do you have a toy, comic book, movie, music, store front, or product that comic book readers would love? Advertising in our comic books is a great way to reach a new audience!  Unlike other forms of print advertising, comic book ads are highly effective at brand awareness because readers go through the entire comic, unlike magazines where most readers tend to skip large portions that they are not interested in.

Demographics

Ages of 7 - 12 on All Ages comics

Ages of 12 and up on Young Adult comics

Ages of 17 and up on Mature Themed comics

Our readers are generally familiar with social media and have accounts on twitter and facebook.  Our readers also love supporting the works of independent creators and small businesses -- making Alterna Comics titles a particularly great place to advertise for any indie comic, film, musician, artist, author, web store, or local business that has a website.

File Format

TIFF, PSD, or PDF at 300 dpi

Distribution Channels

Our circulation on most single issue print titles is between 5,000 to 9,000.  Our comic books are distributed by Diamond Comics Distributors (comic market), PDG (newsstand) and we sell and display our titles at almost 100 conventions and signings across the world. At your request, your ad will also be posted on our Facebook (17.2K likes) and Twitter (62.6K followers) for no additional charge.

Payment Type

Payments for ads can be made via PayPal (preferred) or check.

Ad Sizes and Costs

1/4 page (3.31 x 5.1) - $25

1/2 page (6.625 x 5.1) - $65

Full page (6.625 x 10.2) - $100

Inside Back Cover (6.625 x 10.2) - $125

Inside Front Cover (6.625 x 10.2) - $150

Back Cover (6.625 x 10.2) - $200

Please remember to add .25 inches all around for bleed.

Do not add .125 inches all around -- for newsprint, the bleed coverage required is larger.

Ad Creation Services

Need help creating your ad?

Let us know what you'd like on it (text and imagery) and we'll create it for you!

($50 design fee per ad design)

If you take out 10 or more ads, we'll waive the $50 design fee.

Multi-Ad Discount

Place any combination of ads in 3 or more books and get a 10% discount on your total.

Advertise in 10 or more books and get a 20% discount.

Release Schedule with Available Ad Slots

(All comics release on the last Wednesday of the month unless otherwise noted):



October (ads due on 9/12/2019)
Red Koi #2 of 2
Midnight Mystery Vol.2 #3 of 4
It Came Out On A Wednesday #9
The Wicked Righteous: Exodus #5 of 6
Voidwalker #1 of 4
Cyko KO #3 of 3
ICYMI #10


November (ads due on 10/12/2019)
Mr. Crypt and Baron Rat #3 of 3
Can’t Kill Cade #1 of 4
Gods and Gears #2 of 4
ICYMI #11


December (ads due on 11/12/2019)
It Came Out On A Wednesday #10
Midnight Mystery Vol.2 #4 of 4
Voidwalker #2 of 4
The Wicked Righteous: Exodus #6 of 6
ICYMI #12

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