Mini comics are a fun example of the range of art books we print at Bookmobile. The custom paperbacks we produce are a natural fit for printing mini comics and graphic novels as well—unlike other book printers, we can successful perfect-bind as few as 16 pages, and we also offer PUR binding for a durable bind with coated interior stocks.

Mai K. Nguyen’s Mini Comics

Mai K. Nguyen printed two mini comics with Bookmobile, Little Ghost and Coral and the King. We printed both books in September, and even with printed proofs, the turn was just two weeks. Both books printed 4-color on our 60-lb. cream interior stock, with duplexed color covers and matte lay-flat lamination.

Coral and the King was first published as a limited, hand-made edition and was reviewed by Deb Akoi on Manga Comics Manga. I was happy to see she praised Mai’s color palette (I love the colors Mai used in her art), which looks especially gorgeous on our 60-lb. cream interior paper stock:

The art is simply beautiful. The color palette of soft shades of teal, aqua, indigo, and burnt orange is tasteful and lush, the panel and lines are elegant, and the story is poetic without being too pretentious.

Most artists choose a white interior stock for color printing, but cream or natural can also look fantastic too. Along with creating mini comics, Mai is also a designer, and you can see more of her work on her website.

Why is Bookmobile a good fit for printing mini comics and graphic novels?

Our short-run print quality is excellent, our pricing is affordable, and we offer many options.  Customize your paperbacks with a square trim sizetranslucent vellum insertfoil stamping on a paperback cover, and more. Browse our Gallery to see the full breadth of what we offer!

As I noted above, we can perfect-bind as few as 16 pages and offer PUR binding for a durable bind for coated interior stocks. And with a minimum run quantity of just 25 copies, artists can print short runs and order reprints as needed—which means no worries about storing inventory or cash flow complications.

From Mai,

I got so many compliments on the quality of the paper, printing, binding, colors (everything!) and I’ve recommended Bookmobile to so many people already. Thank you for supporting independent artists! I was so happy to have found Bookmobile and working with you guys was one of the most stress-free and streamlined printing I’ve ever experienced!

Interested in what Bookmobile can do for you? Contact me!