The long-awaited Elena of Avalor episode “Festival of Lights” written by Rachel Ruderman was Disney’s first Hanukkah episode of anything, though they had had Jewish characters like the woodcutter’s axe in other stories such as the Beauty and the Beast Christmas special. Jews across the internet were eagerly looking forward to this inclusion in diversity. More interestingly, the Latina princess and her culture were not going to include the basically default Ashkenazi (German and Eastern European derived) Jewish traditions but the much less well-known Sephardic ones. Sephardic Jews, who are nearly never represented in popular media, were especially intrigued.
"Party's over, you pieces of ***. This is my money now, so back the *** off." Is Harley trying to shock her viewers or establish her show as different? Each way, it seems her opening lines succeed. One thug calls her the "Joker's girlfriend," so she hits him in the kneecap with her massive mallet, crippling him. Even before the Joker removes a creepy mask, implied to be a victim's actual face, and hurls acid at one man, melting him, it's clear this is no G-rated kiddie cartoon. As it goes on, the bodies pile up, giving new meaning to gratuitous, but not particularly to "clever" or "meaningful." Harley's messy tongue kissing with Joker doesn't add much either.
Get a decent graphics program and a high quality background you like. One or two pieces of high quality royalty free clipart and some text and you’re done, as with the Captain Marvel cover above. This one's ready to be an ebook. Of course, a paper book needs a bit more precision.
How do you get published? That's the big question. First, find some books similar to yours and check who the publisher is. Then go to their website and click on their Submission Guidelines. You can also ask around, search up reasonable publishers, or meet them at conferences. The last is best since they'll see your smiling face. Finding a time when they're sitting bored at a table is great. I walk up and ask what they publish. If it's anything like what I write, I smile. "That's perfect—I just happen to have finished writing a book like that. Here's what it's about..." Ideally, the publisher will ask to see a letter, sample, or proposal (which you can email later) and hand over a business card. Then you can send them whatever their instructions suggest—most likely a query letter. Here are two of mine that actually sold books.
Ready to self publish? Great. Once you have your novel all polished and ready, there's something more you'll need to do: Begin to write the front matter and back matter