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Webcomic Workshop #37

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Ken: How do you get ramped back up to doing the workload you previously had on your comic after a hiatus? Part of me doesn’t want to go back to that schedule/lifestyle… Dawn: After ditching the syndication route, I have seemingly been brainwashed against submitting […]

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Webcomic Workshop #36

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast features guest Joel Duggan of the comic “Starcrossed” as he joins Dawn and Byron for an hour of comic discussions. This podcast we discuss: We went a bit off format and the three of us chatted about Income from your Comic in 2012, Byron revisits InkOutbreak & […]

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Web Comic UI is All Skin and Bones

Note: The following article was submitted by Rob Stenzinger. His contact info is at the bottom of the article. I have an interesting case for you, detective. It’s about investigating what comprises your comic’s User Interface (UI) and separating the skin and the bones. Web Comic UI Detective Vision Have you ever played the video […]

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Webcomic Workshop #34

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! Happy New Year! First Podcast of 2012! This podcast we discuss: Antoine:  The more different Social Medias we are using, the more we start using tools that is duplicating posts from one to another. At what point using multiple Social Medias is […]

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Webcomic Workshop #33

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! Happy New Year! First Podcast of 2012! This podcast we discuss: Dawn:  Thoughts on using Tumblr to post your comics. In addition to your WordPress? INSTEAD of a WP site, like Ken has been testing out on G+? What kind of audience […]

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Webcomic Workshop #32

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! Happy New Year! First Podcast of 2012! This podcast we discuss: Antoine: We’ve seen it in the Comic Books industry. But how do you feel about getting a better artist than yourself to draw a Cover Page of a Potential Upcoming Comic? […]

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Webcomic Workshop #31

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Ken: How do you guys evolve your characters – both personality-wise and graphically. Dawn: Gimmi ideas of how to market (and if you even should?!) a webcomic to kids who are too young for social media, project wonderful […]

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Webcomic Workshop #30

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Ken: I think it’s natural that your art style evolves with time and practice… But to me, writing is different. I read recently that people really relate to well defined characters so I’m trying to develop deeper characteristics […]

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Life Ain’t No Pony Farm

May of 2009 is probably a non-descript date for most of us unless you were born that month.  For Sarah Burrini it was a different kind of birth, it was the month that her comic “Life Ain’t No Pony Farm”  debuted and has made me laugh ever since. The format for “Life Ain’t No Pony […]

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Webcomic Workshop #29

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Byron: When you know you will be late to post a new strip, posting your sketch on schedule: Yay or Nay? Drezz: Working on a new strip scheduled for release in the new year – should I promote […]

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The IRS and You

  I received an email from a good reader and participant here at Webcomic Alliance, Robin Dempsey of http://leylinescomic.com.  She asked some great questions about starting up a business.  Eventually, all us artists will sell stuff and have some sort of income from our work.  How do we handle it?  What are the legal and […]

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Webcomic Workshop #26

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Antoine: I’m debating in posting my full Chapter 6 Storyline (40+ pages) in Google+. While I am planning to put it into a book. Thoughts? Byron: Regaining my focus.  I find even when I’m drawing I get distractions… […]

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Webcomic Workshop #25

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Dawn: Where do we find webcomic READERS as opposed to other creators? How do we reach them? It feels like I surround myself with other creators, but I have a feeling it’s the readers who will spend money […]

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Digicon Branding Podcast Special

Join the Webcomic Alliance crew for a very special Webcomic Workshop that occurred during the evening of September 10th, 2011. We joined DigiCon and had a great discussion about Branding Comics. We took a real world situation of a project Antoine is considering developing and bring you through the process from the very beginning. We […]

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What Are You Doing?

We’ve talked about conventions a lot here at the Webcomic Alliance.  They can be an essential tool in promoting your comic and your drawing career.  But they can also be a huge loss-leader and can take some balancing to know which ones work for you.  But recently I got an email from a reader of […]

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Webcomic Workshop #24

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss:  WOW! More Cowbell! It’s a RECAP Episode! Byron    I’ll recap “acceptance by your artist peers” from #5 Ken    I’ll recap my multiple issuuuues about the blog… Dawn    I’ll recap my question about small vs. big conventions. Antoine    I’ll […]

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Which Con For You?

I recently attended my first Wizard World comic convention.  It was a professional show and well attended.  Now that I’ve attended at least one each of the two major comic shows in Chicago, I’d thought I would do a comparison of them in hopes that I can demonstrate how you might pick out conventions to […]

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Webcomic Workshop #22

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! Special Guest: Howie Noeldechen of Tara Normal. This podcast we discuss: Ken: My issue revolves around growing your social circle. I’m a relatively shy person when meeting new people and I don’t consider myself great at “small talk”. I would consider you […]

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Career VS. Job

My previous article called “Artist’s Support System” spurred some interesting comments.  One thread in particular motivated me to write this article as a follow up.  We talk about motivation a lot here at the Alliance, and for good reason, it’s why we do what we do. Many folks in the creative industry live by the […]

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Webcomic Workshop #21

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! Special Guest: Brain Anderson from the comic “Dog Eat Dog”. This podcast we discuss: Antoine: Being at the last minute before a Convention with a huge To-Do list: How do  you set priorities? What makes you decide if you design a banner, […]