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What’s In a Character’s Name?

Naming a character is like naming your first-born child. You agonize over very detail, even go so far as to pronounce the name under your breath to test the inflection. Lucky for you, you're more concerned with how it looks on paper rather than how it sounds spoken in...

4 Ways to prep for the Royal Wedding Outland Entertainment style

In addition to wearing the Editor in Chief hat here at Outland Entertainment, I also write about pop culture in enough places that I've found it useful to follow the news. While this is particularly relevant for geek news, there are some headliners you just can't...

Press Release: Blackguards Anthology Gets Facelift

Outland Entertainment is please to announce a new look and edition for the anthology Blackguards, dividing the book into two volumes and including two never-before-seen stories. Blackguards, originally published by Ragnarok Publications, was a massive volume containing stories from some of the best dark fantasy and grim dark authors in the industry…

A Letter to My Past Self

Dear Greg (in 1986), So you’ve just turned fourteen, and you’ve just entered your freshman year of high school.  I wanted to send you...well, not a pep talk, exactly.  You’ve never liked or trusted those; they’re treacherous, and too often they’ve been empty promises,...

Fighting The Voices in My Head

This article by fantasy author Melanie R. Meadors first appeared Geek Mom: Geek Speaks...Fiction! Here, Melanie tells us about how she fought the voices (of the characters) in her head…and lost. When editor Marc Tassin invited me to write for the anthology, Champions...

Outland Entertainment on the new serial, Born to the Blade

Recently, Publisher Melanie Meadors and Editor in Chief Alana Joli Abbott got together to chat about a serial they're both reading: Born to the Blade. Alana: So, Melanie, how did you feel about Born to the Blade? Melanie: Wow, I have to say, I knew it would be cool,...

Press Release: Announcing Knaves, A New Blackguards Anthology

Outland Entertainment is pleased to announce they will be publishing a new collection of stories where protagonists’ moral compasses don’t always point north, and where villains are the heroes of their own stories.

Rejections: The Building Blocks of Collections by Maurice Broaddus

Short stories are my first love. As much as I enjoy writing novels and novellas, I keep coming back to short stories. That’s why my first collection, The Voices of Martyrs, means so much to me. But as I’ve reflected on the long journey in getting here, I keep coming...

Dagon’s Bones: A Lovecraft-Inspired Kickstarter Game!

Dagon's Bones A fast and fun Lovecraft-inspired dice game played in the pubs and bars of Innsmouth. Roll the Bones, pray to Dagon. Utility Games, LLC is proud to announce our first game, debuting on Kickstarter, Dagon's Bones. Dagon's Bones can be taught in minutes,...

Interview with Warlock 5 Artist, Jeffrey Edwards

From Batman to Star Wars, Jeffrey has tackled numerous fandoms. Now, he faces the Warlock 5 Grid! Did you read Warlock 5 before joining this project?  No, unfortunately I had never even heard of Warlock 5 before signing on to work on this project. I was given a .pdf...

OUTLAND ENTERTAINMENT is a publisher, located in Topeka, Kansas, with a focus in fiction, comics, original graphic novels, and games. Beginning in 2008 as a creative services house, we’ve since worked with clients all over the United States and the world to bring their ideas, concepts, and projects to life through illustration, design, and narrative storytelling.

In 2014, we decided to take all our years of experience developing projects for clients and plunged into publishing our own books and games. We have a deep passion for trans-media, so the majority of our projects are planned to be released in different media, comics, graphic novels, games, and fiction as well.

In 2017, Outland Entertainment acquired Ragnarok Publications and brought an incredible library of intellectual property, anthologies, and a distribution deal through Independent Publishers Group (IPG) into the fold. We are currently in talks with several other distributors to carry our games and comics.

Publishing

Fiction, Comics, & Games

Outland Entertainment is a publisher specializing in innovative works of speculative fiction, comics, graphic novels, and games. We’ve developed a variety of intellectual property to build a large and varied library of fiction, comics, graphic novels, and games. We design, produce, and distribute our products to through our website and distribution networks, such as IPG and Comixology.

Creative Services

Illustration, Comics, Graphic & Web Design, & Consulting

We match you with talented creators to bring your idea to life and manage your project so you can enjoy a streamlined, stress-free creative process. You never have to worry about the boring administrative stuff like contracts, NDA agreements, invoices, payments, and communications. We guarantee our work and honor your deadlines.

FREQUENTLY ASKED CREATIVE SERVICES QUESTIONS

How do you pick the artists/authors for my project?

After we discuss your project, Outland assembles your creative team by showing you a lineup of artists or authors that fit your project’s specific needs. You simply pick the ones you like best. Availability and rates vary from artist to artist, so we also take your budget and schedule into account when we make suggestions.

Can you help me publish my book?

We do everything we can to help you achieve your goals, whether it's writing the pitch you show to publishers or creating a game plan for profitably self-publishing. There's no guarantee that your project will get picked up or make loads of money, but we give it our best. Many of our clients have successfully published and self-published the projects we managed. Interested in digital publishing? Contact us.

How long will it take?

Again, there are so many variables that we can’t tell you how long the process will take until we discuss the details. At the beginning, we’ll figure out an appropriate timeline with milestones along the way. One of the advantages of working with a project management company is that we stop at nothing to ensure that your deadlines are met. That’s not to say unexpected issues can't arise, but we'll be with you every step of the way.

How much will it cost?

There are so many variables that it’s impossible to provide a price list. Unlike other project management companies, we do everything we can to accommodate your budget, even if it’s tight. We've worked for a huge variety of individuals and organizations: CEO's, government agencies, day laborers, college students, etc. We strive to provide professional quality, affordable artwork while paying artists a living wage. Contact us and we’ll get back to you with an estimate. Don’t be shy!

Can I choose a specific artist/author for my project?

Absolutely! Feel free to request a specific artist/author from our lineup or suggest a new one. Our goal is to build your ideal creative team, and we’re always open to working with new talent.

What happens if I'm not completely satisfied with the work?

Nearly all of our clients come back to us, and here’s why: We guarantee our work. You’ll have ample opportunities to review drafts and request revisions at every stage of development. That solves 99% of all problems. If there are unforeseen circumstances, such as your artist getting sick and falling behind, we work with you to find a substitute and a fair outcome. Your interests and investments are protected in the agreement we all sign beforehand.