Really Easy Press is a small studio and publisher located in the Central District of Seattle, Washington operated by Erik and Christine Schneider Gutierrez. We make all sorts of things, but focus on comics, art prints and illustration zines.
We print almost entirely on a Risograph MZ990 Digital Duplicator. Risograph printing a unique printing process best explained by other people. We currently stock black, blue, green, yellow, bright red, orange, fluorescent pink, and mahogany inks.
We offer free publishing for science fiction, adventure, fantasy, and horror comics and illustration zines. Submissions will be selected based on their fit for Really Easy Press, as well as our availability to print. (It's just the two of us!) If you've ever wanted to publish a comic or zine (especially Risograph), but have been hesitant because you didn't know where to begin or were nervous about the investment, you should submit an idea. We will help you make it a reality and teach you more about layout, printing, and bookmaking along the way.
Submit an idea for a book here.
You don't need anything drawn yet; just an idea and a few examples of your work.
Books must meet the following requirements for free publishing
Size: 4x6, 5x7.5, or 6x9 (all 2:3) w/rounded corners
Color: Up to 4 Risograph colors throughout.
Paper: Whatever color you want. We typically order from French Paper Company, a family-owned hydro-electric-powered mill in Michigan.
Edition: 100 (50 for you, 50 for us to make back material costs)
Pages: 12-32pg (Not including covers), full bleed throughout
Covers: Laminated with a "soft-touch" matte laminate so they feel nice and don't smear ink
Front Cover: Full bleed cover.
Back Cover: Information about the publisher and author (which we will add), as well as a small illustration of your choice.
Custom books and prints will be priced based on their complexity, dimensions, and edition size. If you are interested in publishing a custom book with us, email erik(dot)schneider41(at)gmail(dot)com with details about your project.
In addition to publishing, we put together Token, an event that brings together local artists, record labels, and game makers to exhibit their work.