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3 Kickstarter Survival Tips

My Kickstarter ended October 31st, and if it had been to fund a time-machine instead of a book, you can bet I’d be using it to go back to warn my past self about exactly what I was getting myself into!  Alas, my hindsight can do nothing to save my past self from the stressed-out […]

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Rewards and Risks of Readership

It seems like webcartoonists are in a never-ending quest for more page-views – but is that an outdated goal? (More importantly – will it turn us into a fossil just by grasping it? At least it won’t melt our faces off…) To answer this question, I contacted Thom and Kambrea of Shadowbinders to share with […]

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Contest Results – Draw an Alien!

The Entries… By Pluto’s revoked Planetary status, did we get some fantastic entries!  The creativity!  The color!  The occasionally bizarre!  You all delivered in spades!  In fact — Dawn was so excited by the response that she decided to have not one, but TWO winners…A Webcomic Alliance Choice…and a READER’S CHOICE!  Scroll down for the […]

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Kickstarter: Lessons Learned, Stats, and Hidden Costs

Lessons Learned Before I launched my Kickstarter Project last week I did quite a bit of research — because as we’ve established by now, I am a numbers freak!! In this video we’ll answer some common questions about crowd funding, including: IndieGOGO or Kickstarter? What are my chances? How long is too long? How much […]

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WB Video II: The Fantastic Number Four

Everybody’s different In my first video on world-building I promised to share my four-step method on how to world-build. In this episode I fulfill that promise, but in making it I quickly realized that MY way was only a tiny sample of the MANY ways you can world-build. So I decided to get ambitious. Very […]

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Background Stars

Only one of them gets the prize… …but in my book, everyone that entered the backgrounds contest is a winner. Why? They all used different ways to create a story by making the setting a star! So today, we’re going to make THEIR work the star, and demonstrate three things YOU can add to your […]

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Contest! Backgrounds with Character Challenge!

What’s the big deal about Backgrounds? It’s not just your characters that can have personality and moods — your backgrounds do too! Are your backgrounds bringing out the best in your work, or are they missed opportunities? They matter to everyone This isn’t just for long-form comics either — It can be key for a […]

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Video-Blog! The Why of Worldbuilding

Think you can just make it up as you go along? Think again! In this video I dive into the benefits of world-building. What are your favorite stories with a strongly-built world? What are the worst world-building slip-ups you’ve seen?

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Con Prep: Worth all the Trouble?

Last time I discussed the preparations I’d made for my very first Comic Convention — but did they pay off? Let’s find out! 1. Panels: Rapport better than Props We were almost TOO prepared! We had a slideshow in addition to the booklet. As I opened up the first few slides, I realized we’d written […]

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Success? It’s all in the Preparation

Preparation, Preparation, Preparation What, you thought it was in the presentation?  Where do you think the resources for a good first impression come from??  Natural pizazz and charisma?  Folks, we are CARTOONISTS, not gods! When I heard in October 2011 that the first ever Denver Comic Con was coming, I promised myself then and there […]