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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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Pick of the Week: Flip and Barrel

Who are Flip and Barrel: Flip and Barrel are two brothers that are always getting into some sort of nonsense, whether they are super-heroes battling evil robots, or coming up with clever new products, or going to a comic-con you’ll bet they are gonna do it together and some sort of humorous chaos will ensue. Flip is […]

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Workshop Mailbag: ComicPress vs. Tumblr

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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Character Sketch Challenge #15: Christmas in July

  Character Sketch Challenge #15 Species: Christmas Characters Characteristics: What Christmas Characters would be doing in July Ever since the 1940’s there have been Christmas in July celebrations.  So let your imagination go and let’s see what our Christmas time friends would actually be doing in July.  Would Santa be stocking up on gifts during […]

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Workshop Mailbag: Home Versus Pro Prints

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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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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Pick of the Week: Woody After Hours

What is Woody After Hours: Woody After Hours is about a group of people who work at a late-night talk show in the historical, but rapidly declining,  Sir Walter Raleigh Theater in Raleigh, NC.  It follows the life of Woody and his cast and crew as they try to make a name for themselves in the […]

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Open for Debate: Micro or Teeny-Tiny-Payments

To start off with, I’d like to let you know that this is essentially a continuation of the Micropayment discussion from the Workshop Mailbag posted last week. I’ve also recently posted on my comic’s site that I am pushing a large amount of my content off of the free site area and I’m working on […]

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Character Sketch Challenge #14 – July 4th BBQ Disaster

Character Sketch Challenge #14 Species: Any type of character Characteristics: BBQ Disasters We’ve all either experienced them first hand or witnessed them happen, the BBQ that just didn’t quite go right.  Exploding grills, firecrackers in someone’s shorts, Uncle Owen burns his eyebrows off,  rain outs, etc.  Just make sure you incorporate a BBQ scene and […]

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Pick of the Week: Tara Normal

Who is Tara Normal: Tara Normal can best be described as part Nancy Drew, part Fox Mulder (X-Files).  Tara is a Paranormal Private Investigator that helps solve the un-explainable cases with some help from folks like Shadowman, an out of body Sheriff, and a baby Cthulhu to name a few.   Whether she’s battling zombies, kicking […]

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What’s in Your Con Box?

Since we’re in the heart of convention season, I figured take a minute to share a bit about my convention box in this guest post. Hope you enjoy! Tyler’s Con Box Checklist Thumb tax Rubber bands Binder clips Mechanical pencils Micron Inks (005 – 08) Sharpies, Copic Multiliners, and other thick black inks Silver/Gold Markers […]

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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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Workshop Mailbag: Micropayments

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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Workshop Mailbag: Throwing In The Towel

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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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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10 Terrific Tips for Building Bad@ss Banners: Part 2

In part one of this article, we covered the first five tips for building bad@ss banners. Hopefully that gave you a taste of the potential power by building a banner to get the most for your buck(s). Not to mention, this article is free but clearly is a $100 value – and is not available […]

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10 Terrific Tips for Building Bad@ss Banners

Starting that Project Oh-So-Wonderful campaign? Advertising on a friend’s site by swapping banners? Making an ad for a cool t-shirt design? Excellent! Just to make sure you’ve crossed your eyes and dotted your tees or something of the sort – let’s run down ten tips on making that banner make clickety-clicks for you. They are […]

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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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8 Basic Branding Tips

While some of the feedback on the branding articles has been great, I thought it would be useful if we took a step back and got a little more general, than the specific recommendations I’ve been giving in the ‘Comic Brand-Aid’ series. These are general tips and not a scientific formula – you may come […]