Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are you a publisher?
A: No, we're not. We are a studio, a research-for-arts collective, a lab for interactive storytelling that explores
what we can do with comics. We are also an agency for comic artists looking to do more social, environmental, and experimental work.
Joining us DOES NOT automatically mean that your work will get published, but we will do our best to find you publishers and/or
manufacturers for your work!
Q: So what do I get if I join you?
A: You get to grab beer and pizza (or coffee and cupcakes) with like-minded people! Also, we'll give you a few of these perks:
- Contacts and networking for the research of your work
- Early editing and development of your manuscript to be offered to publishers in various countries (TBA)
- Legal consultation, so you don't sign the wrong deals with the wrong people
- Expanding and developing your work, to be made into toys, games, etc, with other artists and vendors in our network
Q: What countries are your studio's works published in?
A: We are very new and will only be publishing in 2017! Since we are based in Jakarta, the initial lauch of our works will be in Indonesia—an
emerging market of over 260 million people. We are in the process of negotiating deals with publishers in a few other countries (which we cannot yet say),
so let's hope they will be available in your country soon!
Q: Do you only accept comics?
A: Not really! So far, our main medium is comics, but feel free to submit work in any medium—we're all about media experimentations! As long as they involve
stories and lovably wounded characters that drive them, we'll take a look!
Q: But I don't have stories and I can only draw.
A: That's fine, too! Many artists write to us and give a sample of their work, the only reason being that they are interested in doing more explorations
of their craft for a more meaningful purpose, so they could work with communities, movements, and schoolchildren. Do send us your work, and we'll see
what we can do!
Q: So this is not a place for creator-owned works, right?
A: So far, we've never managed exclusively creator-owned works. Since we are studio, most of the works are developed by a team,
whose members then share the rights to the creaation. That being said, we are open to accepting manuscripts of creator-owned works.
Artists may choose to join us for research and agency purposes, and that's perfectly fine!
Q: So tell me more about the rights?
A: This can go in a number of ways. Most artists who join us come in with no more than a rough concept of what they want. Since we were
the ones that helped them do all the research and develop all the characters for the story, the copyright is thus co-owned by both the artist
and the company.
But if the artist comes in with a fully fleshed-out concept of her own creator-owned title and are only joining on board for research and agency purposes,
then the artist may choose to retain all the rights to her creation. In this case, NaoBun Project will own a license to that creation (NOT the
original rights), the scope and duration of which will be negotiated upon joining.
Q: I still have some more questions.
We still have more answers! Write all general enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll do our best to give you a speedy response!