Bigmouth Comix Terms

If Bigmouth chooses to distro your work, that means that we will help distribute it around North America. We will vend your work on a consignment (and occasionally wholesale) basis here in our online shop, at expos and fairs where self-published work can be sold, and to bookstores or other businesses that carry zines, comics, and other self-published materials. 

Generally, we sell work on a consignment basis with 60% of the sales profits going to the artist, and 40% going back into the distro so that we can do things like buy work from other artists, reimburse artists for shipping costs, print the work of overseas artists here in the U.S., and cover other general operating expenses.

Bigmouth Consignment Terms

  1. If we agree to distro your work, Bigmouth will carry your zines, mini comics, and prints on a consignment basis.
  2. ​Works carried on a consignment basis will be sold in our online store, at expos and fairs, and to businesses that carry zines and other self-published materials.
  3. Bigmouth will reimburse artists for the cost of shipping their work, provided that the artist submits a receipt within 30 days of shipping.
  4. If your zine, comic, or print sells out or stock is running low, Bigmouth may request to restock. In the case that we agree to restock, Bigmouth will send the artist a new Consignment or Wholesale Form.
  5. If Bigmouth chooses to sell your work at a discounted price, discount will be taken out of Bigmouth’s return, not the artist’s.
  6. All of the money we make from the sale of your work will go back into the distro so that we can do things like buy work from other artists, reimburse artists for shipping costs, print the work of overseas artists, and cover other general operating expenses.
  7. Bigmouth will pay you for your works as they sell, on a quarterly basis. Payments will be made by January 1, April 1, July 1, and October 1. Payments will be made via check for U.S.-based artists, and via Paypal for overseas artists.
  8. When Bigmouth sells your work to individuals, we will pay you 60% of the retail price for your materials.
  9. When Bigmouth sells your work to businesses, we will pay you 50% of the retail price for your materials.
  10. Artists can request a return of their work and cancellation of consignment at any time for up to a year from the date that the work is received. If work is returned, Bigmouth will cover the cost of shipping.
  11. The total stock on hand (SOH) of an artist's titles at any given time will be made available to the artist. Artists who wish to have unsold work returned to them at the end of the year must keep track of the SOH independently, and request that items be returned before the year is up. Bigmouth is not responsible for notifying artists ahead of time. Works that do not sell within one year from the date they are received will not be returned to the artist, and will become property of Bigmouth. They will be donated to a zine library, given away for free, or sold at a deep discount (50% of the original retail price or less) with all proceeds going to Bigmouth.