Podcast 150: Marc Copes & Outside the Box Promotion

Building Your Audience for Webcomics. Guest Marc Copes of the webcomic “Cow Texas”  joins Byron, Christina, and Chris as we discuss Marc’s webcomic and tips on getting your webcomic noticed and some “outside the box” thinking of promotions, as well as some software suggestions for the iPad Pro. Marc mentions he uses a drawing package called […]

Podcast – Jeff Langcaon & Building Your Audience

Building Your Audience for Webcomics. Guest Jeff Langcaon of the webcomic “Henchmen For Hire” joins Byron, Christina, and Chris as we discuss building your audience as a webcomic creator. Jeff is from Hawaii and teased us with the beautiful views and weather, but he also talks about the disadvantages of being a webcomic creator on […]

Tapas Media and Building Your Brand

Building a brand and identity as an indie comic creator. Guests Josh Bakken and Michael Son from Tapas Media come on board to chat about their services as well as the topic of building a brand as an independent comic creator. They talk about how Tapas was created to help creators earn a living doing […]

Using Vector Layers in Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio

Webcomic creator Sam Dealey has a put together a handy video tutorial on how to use Vector layers in Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio. Using Vector Layers is a great way to speed up your inking process as well as giving you the ability to adjust line thicknesses and curves easily. Sam covers a lot of […]

WA Podcast 133: Reunion Time!

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Original Alliance Members Reunion! The old farts return!  The original members of the Webcomic Alliance Podcast reunite to relate how being involved in the Alliance has influenced our lives both personally and professionally. Returning to the podcast are Ken Drab and Antoine Gagnon.  Drink of the Week: Antoine brings […]

WA Podcast 132: Small Business Resources

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Small Business Tools Chat.  Host Byron Wilkins with “Adrastus” creator Liz Staley and “Sombulus” creator Christina Major talk about some Small Business Resources that are available from a variety of sources. From the startup template know as the Business Model Canvas to S.C.O.R.E. the Service Corps Of Retired […]

WA Podcast 131: Special Guest Star – C.A. Morgan

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Special Guest Star Episode! C.A. Morgan from the webcomic The Drako Universe Graphic Novel supported our Kickstarter last fall and chose to appear on our podcast! So Byron Wilkins chats with C.A. about her works, musical talents, and website design tips. We recorded this podcast on a Friday […]

WA Podcast 129: Valentine’s Day Chat!

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Valentine’s Day Chat Podcast! Byron, Dawn, and Chris spent their Valentine’s Day evening recording a podcast for you! You’re welcome! Get To Know The Alliance Members! What was your favorite toy as a child? What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator? Post your answers in the […]

WA Podcast 128: Special Guest Star!

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Special Guest Star Episode! J. Kevin Carrier from the webcomic “Lady Spectra and Sparky” supported our Kickstarter last fall and chose to appear on our podcast! So tonight host Byron Wilkins chats with Kevin about his work, and techniques, then delve into a subject he had questions […]

Mini-Interview #6: Dawn Griffin

Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! In today’s mini-podcast, Byron talks with long-time comic friend and co-founder of the Webcomic Alliance, Dawn Griffin. We talk about the early days of the Alliance, and delve into Dawn’s answers to the questions we asked each member of the Webcomic Alliance. This interview was done during the […]

Mini-Interview #5: Chris Flick

Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! In today’s mini-podcast, Byron pulls up a chair with Chris Flick and they chat about changes for Chris since joining the Webcomic Alliance in 2012. Plus they delve into Chris’ many comic con adventures and experiences. We also learn he’s a big Marvel Taskmaster fan. So, get comfy […]

Our First Kickstarter!

Greetings, one and all! Your fellow webcomic creators here at the Alliance have LAUNCHED our first Kickstarter!!!!!! (<– clicky that link) Trust us, you need to watch the video. :0) We need to improve the quality of our podcasts, and with the changes to Skype and other VOIP services, the “old-fashioned” way of recording our […]

WA Podcast 124 – Patreon Tips for Webcomic Creators

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Creating your own comic scripts. Chatting about Patreon. Byron converted his Patreon from a Per Month Support to a Per Creation Support, but it was a bit confusing at first and he chats about how he resolved the issue. We also talk about how Webcomic creators should […]

WA Podcast 123 – Returning After the Dreaded Long Hiatus

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Creating your own comic scripts. Guest Nick Wright of the comic “Treading Ground” put it on hold in 2011. But now he’s written 100 comic scripts, and is building his buffer up to 30 comics, then is going to take one last swing at the webcomic game. A lot […]

Adding Cool Icons to Clip Studio Paint

I was updating and organizing my various brushes and pen tools I have for Clip Studio Paint and I was noticing that many of the tools have similar, if not identical, icons. Google to the rescue. I found an artist on DeviantArt that had made a collection of replacement icons specifically for CSP! I downloaded […]

WA Podcast 121 – Scripting Styles & Techniques

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Creating your own comic scripts.  Byron chats about depression in today’s political world. Then we talk about scripting styles and techniques. Christina mentions storyboarding by Hayao Miyazaki and it’s very cool. Check out samples from Google images here: Hayao Miyazaki Storyboarding Samples. Liz uses the free version of CELTX scripting […]

WA Podcast 120 – Protect Yourself from Theft

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Protecting yourself from table theft at comic cons. Chris talks about his recent theft experience at Awesome Con, and we all chat about what artists can do to protect themselves. Byron starts off the podcast with a couple fun questions for the podcast panel. Put your answer […]

WA Podcast 119 – Long Form Defined

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Long Form Defined (Episodic Webcomic). Byron was wondering what defines a long-form comic. His question was “I do not draw a ‘strict’ long-form comic, but I have do 24-page story arcs. What defines a long-form comic? Can it be something like I do at 1977 the Comic […]

WA Podcast 110 – Getting Your Groove Back

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Liz talks briefly about her comic “Adrastus” returning and how she got her groove back organizing her pages. That led to Christina talking about her process of drawing in Clip Studio Paint, but doing her text in Photoshop. Byron quickly talks about his scripting technique using TV/Film […]