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In praise of R. Crumb

I like to drink coffee, but I wouldn’t consider myself a coffee connoisseur. I limit myself to just one cup a day: large, black, one or two sugars. Many times, I’ll opt for black only.  People who know my coffee preference cannot fathom drinking it damn near straight like that.  No creamer?  No cinnamon? No […]

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Backgrounds-Schmackgrounds…

In my best Asgardian impression let me answer that question by saying: I SAY THEE, NAY! Comic strips do not NEED backgrounds. In fact, I submit to you that drawing backgrounds in a comic strip is more of a luxury than a necessity. One does not NEED to draw backgrounds in each panel in order […]

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A Conversation With Kurt Sasso of TGT Media

First of all, I’d like to welcome back Kurt to the Alliance for this discussion. Kurt was a co-founding member here in the very beginning, taking the reigns of the Pick of the Week/Month, with some great spotlights on some fantastic webcomics. He was a perfect fit for that, as he has an eye for […]

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5 Things I Got Right

Last week we all fessed up to our mistakes with the 5 things we’d do differently, and the lessons we’ve learned. So this time we’re taking a moment to recognize that reflection isn’t just for what went wrong, but for what went well! What are 5 things that each of us got right? 5 things […]

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5 Things I’d Do Differently…

You’ve been working hard on your webcomic for a while now – weeks, months, years! And all along the way, making mistakes and learning hard lessons from them. Have you ever stopped to wonder what you’d do differently, if you had the chance to go back? Chris and Dawn recently were in a panel at […]

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Rawrbin Rant – April Fools

Most of the time I try to keep my rage contained. I, like good ol’ Bruce Banner, am angry all the time, but that doesn’t mean either of us spend our time tromping around with purple shorts and green skin. But today…today we are UNCHAINING THE BEAST. ARE YOU READY??? ARE YOU?? CAN YOU HANDLE […]

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A conversation with Ben Penrod

Hey folks… today I’m talking with Ben Penrod. Ben is the organizer for Awesome Con DC that will be held at the Washington, DC Convention Center on April 20-21st.  Ben has been organizing and putting together multiple shows in and around the Washington DC Metropolitan area for some time but Awesome Con DC will be […]

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3 Steps to Transforming “Bad” Comments

This may be the most ridiculous video I’ve ever made — but the heart still beats a serious note. Comments are great until they get ugly. And by ugly, I mean when creators turn on what (usually) are well-meaning fans. Nothing can alienate a reader like a creator over-reacting to “bad” comments. Especially when the […]

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An Interview with Dan Nokes…

Hey folks… earlier this month, I was attending a small, one day show in Tysons Corner, Virginia (about 30 minutes away from where I lived). I was attending the show with my good friend, Dan Nokes so, later on after the show ended, Dan and I caught an early dinner at a local fast food […]

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A Conversation with Brian King of InkOutbreak!

Dawn: Keeping up with your favorite webcomics is no easy task. There are plenty of options out there, but if you read a LOT of webcomics, it’s hard to find a service or platform that works well and appeases all parties. Google Reader, of course, is a very popular option…. but it doesn’t give the […]

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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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A Conversation with Robin Dempsey

Hey folks… a few weeks ago, Dawn “interviewed” me – actually, it was more like a conversation between friends that we just converted to a text format. Well, now it’s my turn to return the favor and give you all a glimpse into the wonderful world (quite literally) of Robin Dempsey, the other newest member […]

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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 […]