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Growing Your Comic with Subscribers Part 1

  One of the many things we have to do, or should do, as independent comic creators is to manage our readers.  From the start, we should be enticing our readers to get involved in our comic.  One great way, which most of us do already, is through the comments section.  You should interact with […]

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Alliance Chat 5

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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Alliance Chat 4

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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Alliance Chat 3

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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Reflections

Recently, we here at the Alliance hit upon a small milestone in our endeavors of passing along our insights and tips on creating webcomics.  We recorded our 50th Workshop Podcast and it not only featured past and present members of the Alliance, it was a ton of fun chatting with all these different comic creators.  […]

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Webcomic Workshop Podcast #50

PODCAST 50! Holy mackerel!  We all get together to celebrate our 50th podcast as Ken Drab and Antoine Gagnon join the usual crowd at the Skype chat window as we chat about the webcomics community and how we came to do the Alliance in the first place. PLUS! A literal f@#$ fest at the end […]

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Alliance Chat 2

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 #49

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron:  I am sharing the same issue with a listener on a new comic I want to launch in 2013: Do you think it’s a mistake to release a webcomic that’s black & white? It’s not film nior, and the lack of color isn’t artistic […]

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Alliance Chat 1

Alliance Chat, where no topic has gone before! Welcome to the first 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, […]

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POTW: Cheesebo

For this Pick of the Week, I thought I’d do something a little different and give the artist a chance to chime in.  Stephen Beals does a comic called “Cheesebo”.   You can find Mr. Beals on Twitter HERE and view his daily comic HERE.  So, without further ado, here’s what Stephen said about his comic: […]

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Webcomic Workshop #48

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Robin: Convention Booth Alchemy.  I know all the theories — go for vertical, make display attractive, “write” the booth the way we read, get eye-catching colors, make clear signs, etc.  Except that the most common tale I’ve heard is “I was at the con and […]

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Webcomic Workshop #47

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Tonight’s Topic:  Doing your comic on-line in seasons.  Meaning, you’d publish a set amount of comics, take a predetermined break, then return for another “season” of comics.  We address the Pros and Cons of this format and how it applies to both gag-a-day strips and […]

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Webcomic Workshop #46

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: When should you, if at all, use colloquial terms or expressions? Or even cultural references?  For example I’ve used the term “Free Clinic” and I had to explain it to my readers.  They say if you have to explain it, then don’t use it.  […]

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Are You Ready for a Book?

We here at the Alliance get asked this question a lot: “When will I know I’m ready to print my first book?”  This is a loaded question and the real question should be “Is my comic ready for printing?”  What I mean is your audience ready to shell out hard earned cash for your comic […]

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Webcomic Workshop #45

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Antoine: Comic Format:  Are the Standard “Comic Book” and “Newspaper” Formats getting too old? Where is it written that a comic book needs 22-24 pages. Is there really a need anymore to follow the format defined by Marvel, DC? Drezz: Selling your comic: I am […]

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Webcomic Workshop #44

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss some issues we’ve had in the past and re-cap where we’re at with them today! Ken: Thinking of scaling back from five days to one – is that too much and how would you reformat a comic from daily four panel to weekly nine panel? […]

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Webcomic Workshop #43

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. No one said we could count… this one is actually Podcast #43! Now we can all sleep at night.  This podcast we discuss Byron:   Remembering stuff.  I am having a terrible time with it.  I use to use my Outlook w/ Pocket PC software but that’s finally died.  Outside […]

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Pick of the Week: Scapula

Aidan Casserly’s “Scapula” is a fantastic, twisted and warped comic that is filled with wondrous characters rendered in an original style that is a delight to the eye.  Aidan himself must have a dual personality as from my discussions with him on Twitter, he seems an intelligent and funny guy, yet “Scapula” is filled with […]

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Deal With The Devil

What follows is an editorial opinion by me, the official Old Fart of the Webcomic Alliance.  This opinion is not shared by my fellow Alliance members.  I am stating this up front as my opinion is going to be used to drive home my point. Now that I’ve clarified this, let’s get to the point […]

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Webcomic Workshop #38

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Drezz:  Switching gears – I’m looking for some insight on how to get creatively ‘centered’ on a project when you’re working on two things that are radically different at the same time. What do you do in order to stay focused? Dawn:  Tips on painting […]