Perseverance Pays Off

As you may or may not know, I’ve been drawing since 2007. I ditched my first career and taught myself in the ways of being a comic artist. Along the way, I’ve also honed some skills in doing illustrations as well. I’ve done various types of illustrations for clients, but this article will focus on […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 82

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Robin and Byron are joined by Liz Staley of Adrastus and Christina Major of Sombulus to go over Byron’s issue of “Is the current environment conducive to doing pin-up art?”  Great discussion on how women are perceived not only in comics, but in society as a […]

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Alliance Chat 38

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about Comics Are For Everyone, an experiment Dawn Griffin and three other all-ages comic creators tried recently at a convention in Philadelphia. The idea was to get two booths in Small Press instead of tables in Artist Alley and present […]

C2E2 Chicago 2015 – A Review

Another great Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) has come and gone. April 24th to the 26th saw record attendance for this relatively new comic con here in Chicago. I attended the very first C2E2 back in 2010 with Dawn Griffin and Antoine Gagnon, plus TGT pal Kurt Sasso. 2010 was my first convention as […]

Alliance Chat 37

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about Perception of Success. How everyone’s level of “success” is going to be different. In that discussion we chat about how in your career you will make lots of decisions. Go left or go right, and depending on which way you […]

Alliance Chat 36

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about how our collecting habits tie into our comic making. Dawn is “sans-whiskey”, Robin is nearly in Hulk-out mode, Byron forgot it was 4/20, Chris is Chris and our guest Cory Matthews had his hands full as we were on full […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 81

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Robin wants input on how to name and start up her creative consulting business. Then Dawn looks for input on how to organize and do her Kickstarter. Seems there’s a match made in heaven in this one. Great discussion on running a Kickstarter, if we […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 79

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: We chat about changes in our lives thus far this year. We talk about the loss of a pet, and other personal issues, then we lighten it up by talking about porn titles, the wrap it up nicely with discussing how we were first introduced to […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 80

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Reader/Listener Issues. We are approached frequently by newcomers to the webcomic industry to either review or evaluate their comic. We talk about how this may or may not help you and then discuss ways to help you spread the word about your new comic. We also […]

Alliance Chat 35

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about our newest feature, our “Webcomics Wednesday Hangouts” where we start a Google Hangout and invite artists to join in with conversation and drawing. Friends of the show Ryan Fisher and C. A. Morgan join Dawn and Byron in talking […]

9 Habits of Highly Profitable Freelancers

Freelancing can appear to be the perfect career: a completely flexible schedule, choice in projects, and working from home. Sounds like a dream, right? But in order to be successful, freelancers must have a completely different set of skills from the typical on-site cubicle Hobbit that has a supervisor checking their every move. As it […]

Being a Noob with Perseverance Part 1

Note from Byron: long-time reader of our articles, James Burton asked if I would share his experiences in starting up his webcomic. His story is inspiring and I’m glad he shared it with us. I got a chance once to feel the cold hand of death. I was diagnosed with an extremely rare and deadly […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 78

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Listener Issue: How to handle a comic’s hiatus with your Patreon supporters. Plus we delve deeper into the overall process of how Patreon works. Drezz: Formatting your comic for a mobile format. Is this the new wave for webcomics?

Business Advice for Freelance Artists

Being a freelancer is now a more attractive option than ever before. With the economy on the downturn a growing number of creative professionals are choosing to work for themselves rather than be employed by someone else. The career move is considered a brilliantly smart move for most. Yet finding success as a freelancer means […]

Alliance Chat 34

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, Webcomics are a marathon. The benefits to a slow and gradual growth as opposed to over-night success. The process of slow growth and what would should appreciate and enjoy about it. Plus, it took like 30 minutes to get guest Lucas Turnbloom […]

Alliance Chat 33

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: Our Goals for the year of 2015, what we’re hoping to accomplish, Kickstarters, and some events we’ll attending.

Alliance Chat 32

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: REFLECTIONS! No, not the kind in a mirror, but we all reflect back on 2014 and talk about the changes in the webcomic universe and how conventions are changing. Plus, whiskey and socks.

Alliance Chat 31

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: Helping fellow comic creator Scott Jenkins (Jynksie Comics) with his issues of relaunching his comic “Madbury” with a new title and essentially a new story and trying to avoid confusing old and new readers alike. We also talk briefly […]

Alliance Chat 30

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: We chat about where the line is drawn for comics that are created for kids and comics that are truly all-ages, where both adult and kids would be able to enjoy the content. Guests Charles Dowd of “Lilth Dark” […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 77

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Dawn: RISE: Comics Against Bullying Kickstarter Byron: Building your portfolio. Should I draw a variety of samples to entice folks to hire me or only show “real” works? Drezz: I’ve recently begun work on a new comic project – this time, with a writer. Do […]