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Talking with Oni about InterventionCon 6

So this past weekend – August 14th, 15th and 16th – was the sixth annual InterventioCon. Over the years, I have had a bit of a difficulty describing to people exactly what InterventionCon is because it is NOT your typical everyday convention. It’s not strictly webcomics. It’s not strictly podcasts. It’s not about comic books or blogging. […]

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10 Pieces of Perspective for your First Convention

Your first few conventions can be amazing experiences, but they can also be difficult, overwhelming, and disheartening. Here’s 10 pieces of perspective that Cory and I have adopted over the past three years that keep us focused on the things that matter most. 1. The first year you have a superpower: Invisibility Yeah, I didn’t […]

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Backers vs Patrons

Kickstarter and Patreon are two platforms for independent artists to find support from their consumers. Both are based on similar principles, where a crowd of people each contribute a small sum to fund a larger goal. However, I propose that Patreon and Kickstarter are both fundamentally different from each other when it comes to WHY […]

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Chris’ Soapbox

  Hey everybody, it’s your favorite werewolf cartoonist making another article appearance here on the Webcomic Alliance web site. Originally, I had different idea for this particular article but since Dawn just posted her year-end Convention Report Card, I thought I’d write about something that might be a good companion piece. I have to warn […]

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POTM Interview: David Hurley of Don’t Pick the Flowers

September has been a fun month to visit David Hurley’s wonderful webcomic “Don’t Pick the Flowers”.  Now that you’ve taken some time to familiarize yourself with David’s work, let’s take a little bit of time and learn some more about David himself as he takes on our “10 Questions for the Pick of the Month”. […]

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Hollywood: Give Us Back SDCC!

I’m not going to rant here, that’s too easy. But San Diego Comic Con needs to be broken up in to two separate events, as the comic portion of Comic Con is all but lost. I’m not the first to notice this, but I’m going to stand up and state my displeasure of how SDCC […]

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The Right Tools Revelation

I have the strangest revelations about art when I’m washing dishes. Looking down at my soap-slicked hands as they held the sponge, slightly red from the just-under-scalding water, I marveled at the dynamic that exists between skill and tools. While I could spend all my life perfecting my dish-washing technique, if I did not have […]

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POTM Interview: Minna Sundberg of Stand Still. Stay Silent

We’ve had a lot of fun in May spotlighting the latest comic creation by Minna Sundberg.  Minna definitely shows her talents and creativity in the wonderful comics she has created, but let’s take some time and get to know Minna a bit better as she takes on our “10 Questions for the Pick of the […]

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Inside Bob the Squirrel…part 2

A few years ago, I bought a house. I looked at 13 different houses before finding this one.  Every house I looked at had trees somewhere, some in the front, some on the side, but only one had a tree in the back.  Not just any tree, a TREE tree.  This tree would be perfect […]

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Paying It Forward

This article is going to be a little change of pace for us here at the Alliance. We here at the Alliance do all this stuff for free. We do it willingly as we hope that folks can learn from our experiences, good or bad. And it seems to work as we have a lot […]

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What about Bob? A character’s perspective…

Too often we send time writing about things that directly affect and effect comic creators.  Is my site user-friendly?  Is the time I post new work the optimal time?  Should I even bother with eBooks? The biggest question that is ALWAYS overlooked is this: What about the characters?  Without the characters, none of that other […]

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The Smudge Expo 2014 Interview…

  Hey folks… on Saturday, March 8th, 2014 I got the chance to participate in a brand new show here in the Washington, DC area. The show is called “The Smudge Expo” – it was juried show featuring several artists that were local to the area plus a few that were as far away as […]

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Webcomic Retcons

(Note from Robin: This guest post is provided by Christina Major. Christina started her fantasy adventure webcomic in 2010 and loves reading, sharing, and connecting with the webcomic community. Her first comic is a Kickstarter Staff Pick, which you can check out at sombulus.com/kickstarter to help her reach her goal!) If you make a webcomic […]

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POTM Interview: Jeff Crowther

We’ve had a lot of fun this month putting the spotlight on the blue hero of Squaresville, but let’s shift gears and focus now on the creator that brought Yeti to us, Jeff Crowther.  So sit back and take some time with us as we submit our “10 Questions for the Pick of the Month” […]

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POTM Interview: George Gant

We have warmed our cup this month with our December Pick of the Month “On the Grind” but now it’s time to go behind the counter and have a little one on one with our server of this fine dish, Mr. Geo Gant.  So sit down and top off that cup of joe and let’s […]

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Open for Debate: Posting an Incomplete Strip: Yay or Nay?

HELP! Somebody help me! The Alliance has kidnapped me after that 50th podcast I was part of, now they are torturing me and forcing me to write something in here! HELP! Okay, not really. So… There is something that has been slowly (very slowly) boiling in my brain for the past months and I thought […]

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Handling Your Fear of Starting a Freelance Career

Fellow Webcomic Alliance member Dawn Griffin tossed this question out on Twitter the other day: “Would you rather have a steady, reliable job that you simply tolerate, or do what you love but be terrified about bills and insurance?” Easy answer for me: Do what you love.  Not so easy for most folks, so let […]

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Criticism – How it hurts so good.

Long ago, in the beginning,  once upon a time… a nomadic prehistoric human painted a picture on a cave wall.  It depicted an event:  a great hunt.  Charging wild beasts being chased by other wild beasts with spears and axes.  The reason for the painting could have been for any number of reasons: Maybe to […]