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 […]

Hair Tutorial

Greetings all! I’ve been asked on several occasions to share how I draw and color Lorraine’s hair. So today is your lucky day as I am back in the saddle drawing “1977 the Comic” again and here’s a step-by-step of my process of inking and coloring Lorraine’s hair! As a note, I use Manga Studio […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 76

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: I recently had a freelance professional illustration project that ended up being killed. That’s actually a good thing because some of the stuff that I was being asked to draw was leaning more towards racial stereotypes than actual caricatures and I was reluctant to […]

Alliance Chat 29

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about an article by Denise Dorman which asked “Is Cosplay Killing Comic Con?” Mrs. Dorman chatted frankly about doing conventions and losing money. She suggested the culture of cosplay today has become the focus of comic cons and thus started a […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 75

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Are there exercises an artist can do to help strengthen their drawing arm and hand? In light of my recent tendon injury, I think I could use some toning exercises. Robin:  When choosing a new convention to add, what factors do you consider?  What […]

Alliance Chat 28

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about… TODAY’S SPECIAL GUEST: Matthew Parker is an attorney licensed in Colorado (CO Bar Number 46914) and a creative writer. He’s joining us to clear the air of the many misconceptions regarding copyright law. WHAT IS COPYRIGHT? – Choosing to […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 74

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: Wondering if I should re-title my first three books to remove the “Flick” reference as I’ve noticed this might be turning some people off. Or should I just make one larger volume with all three books in one volume? Byron/Robin: Both Byron and Robin talk about […]

Alliance Chat 27

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about… Value-based pricing: Are you asking for what your product is worth? Consider not only what it is, but the market you’re selling it to! AND…  Tiered Pricing: Benefits of bundles, what to put in them, how to push them.

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast 73

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Drezz: I’ve recently begun work on a new comic project – this time, with a writer. Do you feel that having an artist/writer combo or team effort to produce comics produce better results (quality, timeliness, etc) or do they suffer the same fate and problems […]

Hollywood: Give Us Back SDCC!

I’m not going to rant here, that’s too easy. But San Diego Comic Con needs to be broken up in to two separate events, as the comic portion of Comic Con is all but lost. I’m not the first to notice this, but I’m going to stand up and state my displeasure of how SDCC […]

Creating Your First Behance Project

Fellow cartoonist and webcomic pal Krishna Sadasivam (@pcweenies on Twitter) last week wrote up a great comparison of Dribble vs. Behance. He concluded Behance the overall better site and with that in mind, I went over and created my Behance portfolio. I too was impressed, so much so, I wanted to share how I created […]