Filling both sides of the page

If you’ve read the submission guidelines, you know that the pages you submit should be double-sided. But what if your comic just isn’t that long? What if you have a large empty space on the back of the page, and not enough content to fill it? Well, there are plenty of useful and creative ways to fill space. Here are a few ideas to help you brainstorm.

  • Serving suggestions. Lots of recipes end with tips on presentation, food and drink pairings, and other ways to enhance the overall appeal of a dish.
  • Sign your name with Froot Loops.
  • Draw, paint, or photograph the end result of your recipe…especially if it’s a recipe for disaster.
  • Include a photo of yourself hard at work on your comic.
  • Share a funny anecdote or a happy memory you have about food or comics
  • Ingredient substitutions. If you know of an easy way to adapt your recipe for special diets (eg, dairy free, vegan, sugar free), make it known.
  • Draw/write about the art tools you used to create your comic.
  • Draw/write about the drink that kept you going while you created your comic.
  • Nutritional info. Is your paper a good source of fiber? Do you use gluten-free ink? Tell readers about it.

Of course, there are endless possibilities. Feel free to use or adapt any of the ideas I’ve posted here, and comment if you have other ideas you’d like to share. Happy comicking!


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