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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 […]

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A Conversation With Chris Flick

  Dawn: It’s time to get to know one of our newest members a little bit better. Chris,  I could easily ask you all the typical questions (how long have you been drawing? Did you read Calvin & Hobbes? What motivates you?) but lets make this more fun. We are, after all, complete human beings […]

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Wizard World Philly: Recap

The Summary I’ve done the Wizard World Philadelphia Comic Con  for the past 3 years now. It’s a no-brainer for me to go as it’s only a half hour away. I was worried before my first show here, as I had been hearing how the Wizard World shows are going downhill and they’re not built […]

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You Know You’re a NYCC Exhibitor If…..

I have been to many comic cons now (no, not San Diego… yet), but nothing on the East Coast even comes close to the utter insanity of New York Comic Con.  It’s not just tabling or exhibiting, it’s fending for your life and precious personal space. Debating whether to leave your table to use the […]

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Dawn’s Convention Resource Guide

Whether you’re contemplating your first convention and wondering “what the heck am I gonna put on that table??”, or you’ve done a handful now and still looking to tweak your presentation or find new goodies to pass out, I wanted to put together an article laying out all the resources I have found useful. Printers, […]

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A New Twist: Intervention Con

After exhibiting at a good handful of conventions, even a successful comic con can start to feel a little… vanilla. Most have the same basic structure, the same folks who exhibiting attracting the same crowds. They all begin to blur together. So, from a business standpoint for a WEBcomic creator, it’s good to exert yourself […]

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What Are You Doing?

We’ve talked about conventions a lot here at the Webcomic Alliance.  They can be an essential tool in promoting your comic and your drawing career.  But they can also be a huge loss-leader and can take some balancing to know which ones work for you.  But recently I got an email from a reader of […]

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Which Con For You?

I recently attended my first Wizard World comic convention.  It was a professional show and well attended.  Now that I’ve attended at least one each of the two major comic shows in Chicago, I’d thought I would do a comparison of them in hopes that I can demonstrate how you might pick out conventions to […]

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Philly Comic Con Recap; Interviewing the Casual Fan

First, the Recap Last year’s Philadelphia Wizard World Comic Con was my most successful convention thus far. Excited to say, I managed to beat my old record this year! While the crowds, especially Saturday, weren’t quite as vast, the people who were there seemed more interested in new comics and more willing to purchase something […]

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What’s in Your Con Box?

Since we’re in the heart of convention season, I figured take a minute to share a bit about my convention box in this guest post. Hope you enjoy! Tyler’s Con Box Checklist Thumb tax Rubber bands Binder clips Mechanical pencils Micron Inks (005 – 08) Sharpies, Copic Multiliners, and other thick black inks Silver/Gold Markers […]

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FCBD: Be a Hometown Hero!

  I realized I’m a bit late in posting this article, but I felt I needed to speak from actual experience. This year, for the first time, I inquired about Free Comic Book Day at my local comic shop, Showcase Comics in Bryn Mawr, PA, and was there for 4 hours on May 7th to […]

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C2E2 Stole My Lunch Money!

Okay, so the title of this article had nothing to do with my literal C2E2 experience – but it could have. And that’s what’s important. Regardless, the following are my thoughts on what happened last weekend in Chicago. At least I think it was Chicago… So here we are, it’s a few days later and […]

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C2E2 Year 2

Another year and Chicago’s up and coming comic convention is once again behind us. I will start off this article with my thoughts on the convention and my fellow Alliance members will add their 2-cents over the next few days, culminating with our “live” podcast that we recorded at C2E2 coming out on Friday instead […]

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C2E2 Photo Gallery!

Here’s some of the shots from Dawn camera.  We all took some turns with it, but I forged out on Sunday to get some random shots.  We’ll update this post as the other members add in their pics.  Enjoy!

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Comics For Japan

As we mentioned in an earlier post, 4 our of the 5 Webcomic Alliance members are in Chicago strutting their stuff at the C2E2 Convention. We are also promoting DJ Coffman’s www.comicsforjapan.com, and asking people to text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10 from their phone, to receive a FREE combo sketchcard from Byron, Ken […]

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Convention Preparation Song

A parody of the Barenaked Ladies song “One Week” for your enjoyment today! You’ve got… one week to get your booth ready Cocked your head to the side and said “I’m busy!” Five days since your printer laughed at your due date “Get that together and come back with CMYK.” Three days since the quote […]

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Reader Email!

I like to have folks interact with us and I thought I’d pass along some questions we got from a listener to the podcast and share my answers with you all.  If you have some other thoughts to add to mine, feel free to add them in the comments area!  Everyone’s situation is different, but […]

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Reading the Fine Print

As comic creators, we’re much better at using pencils, pens and markers then we are at reading a contract.  If you’re like most people, you’ve been handed a multi-page document in which you signed your life away not really having completely read or understood the document’s intent.  Now, if you trust your cell phone provider, […]

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New York Comic Con Recap

It’s a rare occurrence that I get to see a comic con from an attendee’s perspective. I prefer to exhibit rather than wander the aisles myself, but I do make the effort if there will be people I’m dying to meet there- exhibiting or attending. To get a feel for the crowd, the buzz, the […]