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JUST THE FIRST FRAME: A NEW WAY TO FIND COMICS

Henry Kuo has created something new and unique in the way of webcomics. No, Henry isn’t a cartoonist, but he loves webcomics so much that he created “Just the First Frame,” a website that exposes the masses to new work by various cartoon artists. Just the First Frame is HERE. Everything is featured from long […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #65

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Taking the daily strip format & doing it in a full page format. Essentially taking the weekly strips and making them into a single page. Will people like a “joke-a-day” in a full page format? Robin: When is the right time to start? I’d […]

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Alliance Chat New York Comic Con Review

The Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, Byron and Dawn are chatting with Tyler James of the Comix Tribe and Marc Lapierre, artist for “Super Fogeys”, about our experiences at New York Comic Con. Specifically the key differences between Artist Alley and having a Small Press Booth.  We also talk in general […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #64

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: I’m in a weird spot… lately, I have had some VERY successful conventions but every time I do a convention, I feel burnt out and have a hard time getting back into “comic strip mode”. I would like to find time to actually create […]

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Alliance Chat 15

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about launch or development of a comic, since I have stated that I’ll be relaunching 1977 in February. Essentially the 5 Things we’d do differently when it comes to launching a new comic.

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #63

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Drezz– Continued Patronage vs. Crowdfunding Projects – now that alternative methods for funding comics are popping up, what do you feel works better long term for artists – short-term, large funding on a per project basis, or smaller, continued funds over a longer period of […]

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We’re Back!

Hello all!  It’s been an interesting summer for us members of the Alliance and I wanted to take a brief moment and catch you up on the news here and what it means to you, our readers. First, I’d like to thank all of our summer contributors for helping us take some needed time off.  […]

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Alliance Chat 14

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about running a successful Kickstarter with Tom Dell’Aringa of the webcomic Marooned as well as our own Robin Dempsey.

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Impressions of the Wacom Intuos

(Note: This Is A Series Of Guest Articles We’ve Requested To Spice Up Things Here At The Alliance. We Current Members Of The Alliance Are Working On Some Special Things This Summer And Will Announce Them Come September When Our Guest Articles Finish Up. Enjoy The Change Of Pace And Let Our Guest Contributors Know […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #62

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Dawn:  I have a tax accountant in the family who has told me not to bother with an LLC or small business status until I’m earning enough to think about quitting my dayjob. I don’t charge taxes, or earn enough yet that the IRS would […]

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Comic Rocket in Your Pocket

(Note: Today starts a series of Guest Articles we’ve requested to spice up things here at the Alliance. We current members of the Alliance are working on some special things this summer and will announce them come September when our Guest Articles finish up. Enjoy the change of pace and let our guest contributors if […]

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Life Hacks for the Wacom Bamboo Tablet

(Note: This Is A Series Of Guest Articles We’ve Requested To Spice Up Things Here At The Alliance. We Current Members Of The Alliance Are Working On Some Special Things This Summer And Will Announce Them Come September When Our Guest Articles Finish Up. Enjoy The Change Of Pace And Let Our Guest Contributors Know […]

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Alliance Chat 12

The Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! Welcome to the Alliance Chat! This podcast will be about various topics in not only the comic industry, but nearly anything that effects creators of all types. And sometimes just plain old life issues. In this podcast, we’re chatting about supporting an event or artist even if […]

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In Praise of Journals

(Note: This Is A Series Of Guest Articles We’ve Requested To Spice Up Things Here At The Alliance. We Current Members Of The Alliance Are Working On Some Special Things This Summer And Will Announce Them Come September When Our Guest Articles Finish Up. Enjoy The Change Of Pace And Let Our Guest Contributors Know […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #61

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Drezz– Giving your Comic the George Lucas treatment: re-writing what YOU feel is bad material into something stronger. Does that hurt or hinder your comic? Also – turfing the old stuff and moving forward with the new stuff as canon. Robin– How to hype: When […]

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Creative Commons and You

(Note: This Is A Series Of Guest Articles We’ve Requested To Spice Up Things Here At The Alliance. We Current Members Of The Alliance Are Working On Some Special Things This Summer And Will Announce Them Come September When Our Guest Articles Finish Up. Enjoy The Change Of Pace And Let Our Guest Contributors Know […]

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Mindfulness, Flow, and the Comics Connection

(Note: This Is A Series Of Guest Articles We’ve Requested To Spice Up Things Here At The Alliance. We Current Members Of The Alliance Are Working On Some Special Things This Summer And Will Announce Them Come September When Our Guest Articles Finish Up. Enjoy The Change Of Pace And Let Our Guest Contributors Know […]

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Alliance Chat 13

The Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! Welcome to the Alliance Chat! This podcast will be about various topics in not only the comic industry, but nearly anything that effects creators of all types. And sometimes just plain old life issues. In this podcast, we chat about: Robin brings up the aesthetics of […]

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Using Google Adsense and Adwords to Increase Your Readership

(Note: This is a series of Guest Articles we’ve requested to spice up things here at the Alliance. We current members of the Alliance are working on some special things this summer and will announce them come September when our Guest Articles finish up. Enjoy the change of pace and let our guest contributors know […]