Internships at Fantagraphics

All internships are unpaid.

Interns at Fantagraphics receive the opportunity to learn about the comics-publishing process; they also gain knowledge of various aspects comics industry (the differences between the comic-shop market and the bookstore market, distribution, creator’s rights, etc.). Please be advised that all comics are created off-site: interns do not write or draw comics during internship hours, although if someone in the office has the spare time, they’re often happy to critique independent projects completed outside of the internship. In fact, no one at the office writes, draws, pencils, inks or hand-letters comics during business hours.

Interns’ hours are scheduled during the Monday-Friday 10:00-6:00 time period. A minimum of 10 hours a week is required.

Be advised that the office contains a large variety of comics material, so you will come across sexually explicit content. In light of this, we strongly encourage only people over 18 to apply.

Editorial interns research, proofread, transcribe, do digital cleanup, maintain the library and practice various writing registers.

To apply, send in a resume and cover letter. If there is a large volume of applicants for a specific time slot, there is a selection process involved. There are no set start and end dates for internships; once an applicant is chosen, we work with when they are available to come out.

Editorial Internship Applications for Fall 2016 are due July 6, 2016.

Editorial Internship Applications for Winter 2017 are due October 14, 2016.
Editorial Internship Applications for Spring 2017 are due February 17, 2017.
Editorial Internship Applications for Summer 2017 are due April 14, 2017.

Marketing & Publicity interns
Marketing department interns will gain first-hand experience in media relations, learn how to promote comics to the press and gain insight into the world of comics publishing.

Proficiency in Adobe Acrobat, InDesign, and Photoshop
Proficiency in Microsoft Word & Excel
Photo and video editing skills desired
Knowledge and interest in alternative comics is a major plus!
15+ hour a week commitment
Please note: Fantagraphics is a dog-friendly office, so allergies to furry friends may hinder your experience.

Example Tasks:
Create and edit multi-media files to preview/promote books including digital photography, video, and PDF previews.
Create publicity fact sheets and assist with mailing press copies
Other duties as assigned
Marketing internship applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and we are interested in adding new interns to our team as soon as possible.

Contact info:

Kristy Valenti, Internship Coordinator
kvalenti “at”