Yeah, I know people rag on them for Young Blood and other shlock from the 90s, but have you SEEN the stuff they're churning out nowadays? These guys really got their act together. Saga, anyone? It's not just bigger things like that, though, a lot of other really talented people have also been publishing their more "out their works" through Image, the sort of works that Marvel or DC wouldn't even glance at. IDW, maybe, but... they're more about reviving nostalgic things like the Transformers or Ghostbusters or whatever that everyone already knows about, and they're good at it, you know, but.... gosh darnit, if ever there was a publisher I should be looking at, it's either Dark horse or Image.
One reason I've been a little cautious about seeking a publisher before now is cause, well, you don't want to give too much control over your product to someone else, and I guess I've always had this fear that if I found a publisher, I would have to do things "their" way, but... Image seems to be pretty accommodating towards creators.
I mean, just look at this guy. nebezial.deviantart.com/
His Death Vigil comics are like, 48 pages long, and they're sold on store shelves, AND he's released them on DA for people to view for free, and the great thing is, they like the comics so much that a fair number of viewers still buy the books to support the guy because, well, they don't want him to stop making comics! I didn't think this could happen. Not this swimmingly, anyway. And then there's Sunstone. Imagine my surprise when, after following this series for years, I see a Sunstone BOOK at my local "BAM" bookstore, with all those old strips touched up a bit.
Granted, you've gotta keep in mind that the guy also publishes through Top Cow, which I... don't know very much about, but still. Maybe Image is a viable option? I've just gotta hope that I'll be able to drum up enough support for my series to make some money. Even if it doesn't, I'll still upload it on a wordpress page or something like that, but still... The way things are going for him, that's like, my dream.