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Alliance Chat 46

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we talk about this month’s Emerald City Comicon and how an artist should research a comic convention from past year’s attendees to see what audience will be at the show. Features guest Ryan Fisher of “Torchlight Lullaby”.

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4 Ways to Bust Creative Blocks

Everybody gets them.  A creative lull, a loss of motivation, a funk.  These experiences are a part of the creative process. Why they come upon a particular artist at a particular time can vary wildly. Often you’ll hear people say, “No pain no game! Just keep making art! Get back to work, slacker!  DETERMINATION!!!!” Yet […]

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POTM: Altar Girl

I think I first met Kata Kane, the creator of Altar Girl, a few years ago at InterventionCon. I remember looking at Kata’s art, then looking at her and saying “Do you draw in Manga Studio?” (The answer was “yes”, by the way.) I didn’t get the chance to pick up her book then, or […]

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Alliance Chat 45

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we follow up on how Byron’s preparation for C2E2 paid off and Liz chats about her recent appearance at a Girl’s Scout mini-event.

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for all-ages

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Alliance Chat 44

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about drinking Super-Gulps from 7-11 on the East Coast and then talk at length about how independent artists can work in teams, either as partners or as a casual support team.

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for […]

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The iPad Pro and Procreate – and introduction

Hey all you faithful Webcomic Alliance readers out there… So this past Christmas, I must have been a very, very good artist because Santa brought me a brand new iPad Pro and a bright, shiny Apple Pencil. The truth of the matter is, in terms of creative productivity, I needed a new iPad as my […]

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POTM: Bloom County.. the Webcomic

  This Pick of the Month shouldn’t be breaking news to anyone not under a rock (which is plausible… sometimes a self-imposed rock is necessary for cartoonin’ production, no?). But, yes, Berkeley Breathed is back in action behind the Bloom County helm. And if you’ve peeked out from that rock at any point in the […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast 89

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: In honor of Deadpool’s release, parents who insists on bringing their underage kids to R-rated super hero movies. Robin: How do I escape the Value Trap? I want to promote my new project and get people interested in what I’m doing, but I always […]

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Finding Your Story’s Theme

WHY IS A THEME IMPORTANT? Themes can give a story focus, clarity, and power. Often we unconsciously write stories with a core idea. However, until we become aware of the themes we’re tapping into and work to bring them out consciously, we can’t use a theme to its full potential. How do we uncover these […]

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Alliance Chat 43

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat our plans and goals for 2016.

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East Coast Con Report Card: 2015 Edition

Have you started mapping out your convention schedule yet for this year? I’ve been frantically booking tables, Air BnB rentals, texting/emailing friends about new shows until… they aren’t my friends anymore, and over-analyzing which shows I should skip and which I should attend. Over the past 7 years of doing these shows, I can only […]

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Alliance Chat 42

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! Happy Post Holidays! We’re back! In this podcast, we chat with Wes Molebash of the comic “Molebashed”. We invited him on just before the holidays to chat with us about how he wants to apply Dawn’s business model of doing her webcomic by taking scheduled […]

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POTM: Molebashed

Hello folks and welcome to GLORIOUS 2016! Kicking of the New Year is a brand new Pick of the Month. Now, for you folks who have been religiously listening to all of our podcasts, next week, we’ll be featuring a guest and fellow artist that I had been looking forward to talking to for a […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast 88

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Handling negative feedback in reviews or from comments on your comic’s site. Liz: Help promoting an IndieGogo project. What to do once you’ve bugged everyone on Social Media about your crowd-source funding project.

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for all-ages

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Quick Word Balloon Tutorial

A quick 6 min video about common mistakes making word balloons, and my personal approach to addressing these issues. While there are several industry rules of thumb for word balloons, there is also a lot of experimentation across the board when you consider the full range of comic artists. Some prefer hand-lettering and hand-drawn balloons. […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast 86

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Follow up on my issue of inking my comics taking so long. Solution: hire an inker! Lis: How to manage, as best you can, your depression during stressful times or seasons.

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for all-ages

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POTM: PC Weenies

The Webcomic Alliance has been around, officially now, for 5 years. We’ve managed to build up quite a library of “Pick of the Month” comics to promote for you fine readers, and fellow creators. For a while there, back when we were new & overzealous, we had Pick of the WEEKs, even. That’s a whole […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast 85

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: For larger conventions, offering my spare vendor badge/pass to a reader or fan to help me out for the weekend. Dawn: My next comic project will be a graphic novel done in chapters but not post it on-line as I want to submit it […]

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Alliance Chat 41

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat with Jerome Walford of Forward Comix. As a support of Dawn’s recent Kickstarter, Jerome won the opportunity to come on and chat about his comic creation process and his great graphic novel series “Nowhere Man.” We also talk about making the […]

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POTM: Tamuran

  So my first article for the Webcomic Alliance is a Pick of the Month! No pressure, right? I just have to pick something that is going to be featured for the ENTIRE month of October. No pressure at all. Thank goodness I know of a great comic that hasn’t been featured on the site […]