The Shooting Star Press: Canadian Publisher of Graphic Novels, Comic Books, Novels & Audiobooks


Our Literary Mission:

Great stories come in all shapes and sizes. We believe that visual storytelling through comic books and graphic novels can ignite a passion for literacy.

Graphic Novels and Comic Books are literature, and great stories deserving of respect, which belong in our schools, libraries, and places of learning.

We are committed to blending visual stories with prose that can inspire a love of literature across age groups and genres by working with a diverse group of artists and creators.


Make Your Story Shine.

We work with talented creators from around the world to get their graphic novels, comic books, novels, audiobooks and other creative works market ready. We make good stories great with editing, layout, awesome artwork, covers, lettering, digital formatting and so much more.

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Our expertise is in working with creators to bring their quality stories to a wider audience. From copywriting to artwork, design and digital marketing, we can provide complete solutions to get your content in front of new fans, reviewers, and ready for digital marketplaces.

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What We Do

We work with talented, undiscovered creators to support them with publishing services, editing, artwork, layouts, lettering and translation. Whether you have a finished product that needs an extra bit of polish to be ready for mass market, or if you have a concept that requires editing, ghost writing, artwork or full production, we can help.

Supporting Indie Creators

We believe in supporting Indie creators – even if they don’t publish with us. That’s why Rodolfo Martinez (SSP Founder) partnered with Damian Wampler (Author of Monitor and Arrowhead) to create The Steelkilt Mixied Media Festival – the only festival of its kind which creates prize, workshop and networking opportunities for authors of unpublished comic book scripts.

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