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Webcomic Workshop #20

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.  Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast!  Special Guest: TL Collins from “Bullfinch” the comic. This podcast we discuss: Dawn: Google + and how to use it for webcomics? Any different than Facebook? Ken: My dip isn’t related to the work for the comic, it’s related to growth. How […]

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Webcomic Workshop #19

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Ken: I’m wondering if I’m going far enough with the absurdity of my comic. If you compare the wacky/outlandish things that go on in some wildly funny cartoons on TV to my comic I think there’s a huge […]

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Webcomic Workshop #18

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Antoine: Using Social network accounts for your characters: Does it bring anything valuable? Dawn: Is Go-Comics worth it? Should us gag-a-day comic strip creators be looking into it, or is it a lot of work for very little […]

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Webcomic Workshop #17

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.  Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Dawn: Landing pages: best to link ads to your regular homepage, or to a “new reader” page that gives a breakdown of the comic’s concept? Do people prefer to be tossed right in and see a comic first? […]

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Webcomic Workshop #16

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 60 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Ken: Blog section. Do people read that or just the comic and move on. When I’ve asked this in my blog, people have said that they do read it (obviously since they’ve commented about it). The problem […]

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Webcomic Workshop #15

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 60 minutes this time! Introducing this week: the listeners’ issues! And as a gift for this new feature, the 4 issues this week are all issues submitted by you guys! This podcast we discuss: Byron – Brought by Marie Tary of http://www.brymstone.net/ and http://shifters.comicgenesis.com/ How […]

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Webcomic Workshop #14

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 78 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Byron: How to use your RSS, i.e. ads, tracking stats, etc. Antoine: Pros & Cons of resizing or removing your comic for RSS feed Ken: How much time do you spend and how far do you go […]

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Getting Started with Manga Studio

What’s that one hurdle you face when trying a new piece of software? Yep, the darn manual.  Hundreds of pages of really cool stuff; none of which you know how to use.  So, where to start?  I’m going to help you past the first hurdle with today’s tutorial. Okay, what are we?  Artists.  What do […]

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Webcomic Workshop #13

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 95 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Antoine: I’m going to ask you, with all the cons you’ve been and seen. What would you suggest a rookie that is getting ready for his first Artist Alley table, and more specifically, what to offer at […]

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What Leads to Success?

That’s the magic question. If there were an easy answer, we’d all be rich and sitting on a beach while a robot served us endless Piña Coladas.  But we’ve all seen Terminator and know how that ends.  So, back to my point.  What leads to success? A gentleman named Richard St. John spent more than […]

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Webcomic Workshop #12

This podcast we discuss: Byron:  Printing locally vs. on-line services Antoine: What do you do to try to slow yourself down when you want to do too much things at the same time? Dawn:  What to do when you can’t afford mass production? Ken:   When you guys see something you think is awesome – do […]

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Webcomic Workshop #11

This podcast we review the C2E2 Comic Convention held March 18 – 20, 2011, in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Byron talks about comparing how we set up our tables this year compared to last year’s show, Ken covers working on your “pitch” for your comic and products and Dawn goes over her fear of public speaking […]

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C2E2 Year 2

Another year and Chicago’s up and coming comic convention is once again behind us. I will start off this article with my thoughts on the convention and my fellow Alliance members will add their 2-cents over the next few days, culminating with our “live” podcast that we recorded at C2E2 coming out on Friday instead […]

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C2E2 Photo Gallery!

Here’s some of the shots from Dawn camera.  We all took some turns with it, but I forged out on Sunday to get some random shots.  We’ll update this post as the other members add in their pics.  Enjoy!

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Webcomic Workshop #10

This podcast we cover: Podcast #10 is a review of issues we’ve brought to the table and we chat about the results of our actions suggested in the podcast.  Some of the results were very interesting!  And Antoine is fine form with his swearing and kazoo, Dawn is drunk on White Russians while Ken just […]

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Convention Preparation Song

A parody of the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week” for your enjoyment today! You’ve got… one week to get your booth ready Cocked your head to the side and said “I’m busy!” Five days since your printer laughed at your due date “Get that together and come back with CMYK.” Three days since the quote […]

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Webcomic Workshop #9

This podcast we cover: Ken: What do you do when you run up against one of your limitations? (not specifically but as an example: drawing hands and feet, characters at specific angles, from behind 3/4 view, etc)? Dawn: Where do you draw the line at “shameless” self-promotion? (not on twitter, or at cons.. just regular […]

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Tales of a Checkered Man

This week, the old fart steps in and does the Pick of the Week! I wanted to do this one as the comic at hand is a send up of classic masked caped-crusaders and I grew up on such comic book heroes.  Only this nameless hero has more then his share of set backs… namely […]

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Promoting Yourself Locally

We talk a lot about Social Networking on Twitter and Facebook, or even getting out and commenting on other comic sites to get your name out there.  But we often forget the biggest tool we have, and it’s right in front of you: where you live! Yes, your own town. “What?” you say?  “I live […]

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Reader Email!

I like to have folks interact with us and I thought I’d pass along some questions we got from a listener to the podcast and share my answers with you all.  If you have some other thoughts to add to mine, feel free to add them in the comments area!  Everyone’s situation is different, but […]