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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #58

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: What to do at a convention when the artist next to you is more well known and (in your mind) WAY better than you? Robin: I’d like to give more presentations to kids at schools and libraries. Who do I contact? What do I […]

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Alliance Chat 10

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: I am at a crossroads: I’ve […]

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Alliance Chat 9

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: Listener issue: I have a long […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #57

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Dawn: FB pages: unless you’re going to empty your pockets to get the people who liked your page to actually SEE your posts, is it worth it to have one anymore? Should we just start promoting on our own profile pages and leave it at […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #56 After The Show

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Our regularly scheduled podcast was blown up by our recording software, so in its placed we offer you this conversation we had at the end of a podcast recently.  We often have a lot of discussions once we “finish” the podcast and we’re still recording.  […]

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Alliance Chat 8

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: Listener issue: Hi, I’m a writer/artist […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #55

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Dawn:  Lets discuss ratings for an all-ages comic. It’s my #1 question at a con- “what ages is this for?” I want to imply that Z&F isn’t JUST for kids- most tend to think it’s kids only and aren’t considering it for themselves. Is it […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #54

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Drezz:  Other sources of generating income in relation to your site – instead of slogging it out just drawing comics, do you attempt to create a business that centers around a product and have the comic as an additional draw Robin:  Persona & the dangers […]

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Manga Studio 5 Contest Winner!

We had a contest to win a copy of the new Manga Studio 5 on the last podcast of the year in 2012 and here’s the winner! You will be contacted by Smith Micro, the makers of Manga Studio 5 on how to claim your prize! I want to thank our sponsor of this contest, […]

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Birth of a Comic in Manga Studio 5

(Byron’s note: I’ve also created this tutorial in PDF form which will read a bit easier on most screens.  Download that PDF HERE.) I thought by sharing my workflow in the new Manga Studio 5, it would illustrate how the updated software works plus demonstrate the basic tools and operations of the software.  This is […]

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Interview with AndHeDrew: Give To Connect

Andrew Miller, aka AndHeDrew, has a goal to give away 1000 pieces of original art to strangers. He’s doing this to convince others to give away their art. AndHeDrew is the creator of the webcomic called “Aprons,” based on the food and drink industry (think baristas and Starbucks).  You may view “Aprons” at this link: […]

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What I’ve Learned from Angry Old Ladies

(Byron’s note: Bear with me as this story from my childhood leads to a point for us comic creators) 1969.  It was the summer of Woodstock and Man landing on the moon.  It was the first time actors appeared nude on Broadway in a little musical called “Hair”.  It was the Age of Aquarius and […]

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Alliance Chat 7

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: Holidays and your comics.  Do you […]

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Interview with Kevin Eastman

By guest contributor Tom Falco Byron’s note: Tom contacted the Alliance to see if we accepted guest contributions, and the answer is yes we do!  As an old TV news director, I liked Tom’s forthright comments in his email as he described getting the assignment to interview Kevin: “To be honest, I didn’t know who […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #53

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris:  Okay, I have occasionally put REAL people in my comic strip. If you do that on a regular basis and something happens to that person in real life – let’s say something negative happens to that person in real life (a car accident, a […]

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Alliance Chat 6

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; like stinky feet or that Drezz pees in pools. In this podcast, we […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #52

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Dawn – Many have said smaller volumes is the way to go to market towards kids.  Should I break my 200-comic volumes down into 2 100-comic books?  The pricing evens out in the end, so all it means is I come out with books more […]

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Inking tutorial by Stephen Silver

Stephen Silver is a multi-talented artist and many of you may know him from his work on the Disney cartoon “Kim Possible” (one of my favs).  Here he’s showing how he inks an illustration of the “Rocketeer” and explains his techniques.  Click the banner above to read the original post on Stephen’s blog.  Enjoy!

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #51

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron:   None of my books really sold well, even with extra content.  Either my readers are cheap or I’m not giving them what they want.  Besides polls that few people respond to, what would you suggest I do to get feedback from my readers […]

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Growing Your Comic with Subscribers Part 2

Last time, as you recall, I walked you through the steps of setting up an email opt-in program to help build up subscribers to your comic as well as building a database of users to negotiate with printers and conventions.  In this second part, I’m going to go over the steps I have taken over […]