Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… What are the advantages and disadvantages to self hosting verses using a service like Tumblr, Facebook, or a comic community like Tapastic? Robin (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Chris (CapesNBabes.com), Christina (Sombulus.com), and Liz (AdrastusComic.com) discuss what to consider about your hosting options before putting your comics on the […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… One question we are asked a lot: “How do I get more eyeballs on my work?” Today we talk about events and activities for creators to connect to new readers, peers, and communities. Not to mention have a lot of fun in the process! Robin (LeyLinesComic.com & […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Starting a story can be intimidating. There are so many different things to consider! The plot, the characters, the theme…Where to begin? Robin (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Dawn (DawnGriffinStudios.com), Chris (CapesNBabes.com), and Liz (AdrastusComic.com) share their favorite resources and techniques for developing your stories and getting started. People, […]
If you’re active on social media lately, you may have seen the fun fad of #3fictionalcharacters, wherein you choose 3 characters you feel represent aspects of your personality best. We at the Alliance decided this would be a fun topic for an article, wherein we share our favorite and most fitting COMIC and WEBCOMIC […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Blogs can be a great way to connect with readers, but where do you come up with topics to fill them? Robin (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Dawn (DawnGriffinStudios.com), Chris (CapesNBabes.com), and Liz (AdrastusComic.com) brainstorm different techniques for generating blog ideas. (For extra credit, review Drezz’s article “No Comments? […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Robin (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Dawn (DawnGriffinStudios.com), Chris (CapesNBabes.com), and Christina (Sombulus.com) ponder printing books. When is the right time to make a book? What complications arise when you create more than one? What are the pros and cons to different approaches, such as Print-On-Demand vs offset printing? […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Robin (LeyLinesComic.com), Dawn (DawnGriffinStudios.com), Chris (CapesNBabes.com), Liz (AdrastusComic.com), and Jacques (NotSoSuperComics.com) share our cost saving tips for comic conventions! A special thanks to the folks that shared their own tips and tricks, Kambrea Pratt, Jimmy Steen, Bret Juliano, and Michael Rhodes. And if you’d like to make […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Robin, Dawn, Chris, and Christina examine PATREON: What to post? How often? What works, what doesn’t? How can I build a routine? What ways can I engage my readership? How do I make the experience special for Patrons? AND we have a drink of the week (the […]
As a reader and creator of longform webcomics, I know there’s nothing more frustrating than stagnant scenes. Many longform webcomics only update once a week, and those 4-5 pages only cover so much ground. And if you’re writing a particularly extensive conversation, five minutes could easily take months. I’ve written before about a few pacing hurdles […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Recovering from failure and disappointment. How do you reconnect with your passion, stay motivated, and keep going? We share our experiences and lessons learned after tough shows, crowd funding stress, and other stumbling blocks. Dawn’s advice? Drink heavily and unleash unholy beasts of the sea. Hey, whatever […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. In this BONUS podcast… We welcome two special guests, Joel Duggan and Piper Thibodeau. Joel took the expertise he developed as a solo creator to start an independent publishing company called Forge Publishing. His mission is to help other creators who might lack the know-how or time to publish […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Today we welcome two new members to the Webcomic Alliance! Christina Major of Sombulus and Jacques Nyemb of Not So Super. Robin also takes over as host from Byron, and does her best to live up to his example.
Welcome everyone, to our new series of quick-tips articles, called “The Alliance Weighs In”, where we collectively offer advice or insight on a topical subject in the comic-making industry! This month we’re tackling our “Achilles Heels”…. so the question is: What do you consider your greatest weakness making comics and how have you overcome it? […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Email from a listener on how to handle when comments begin to anger you and how not to let it effect your creativity. Byron: This will be my last podcast for a while. Listen and find out why. See you around the internet.
Everybody gets them. A creative lull, a loss of motivation, a funk. These experiences are a part of the creative process. Why they come upon a particular artist at a particular time can vary wildly. Often you’ll hear people say, “No pain no game! Just keep making art! Get back to work, slacker! DETERMINATION!!!!” Yet […]
Hey all you faithful Webcomic Alliance readers out there… So this past Christmas, I must have been a very, very good artist because Santa brought me a brand new iPad Pro and a bright, shiny Apple Pencil. The truth of the matter is, in terms of creative productivity, I needed a new iPad as my […]
WHY IS A THEME IMPORTANT? Themes can give a story focus, clarity, and power. Often we unconsciously write stories with a core idea. However, until we become aware of the themes we’re tapping into and work to bring them out consciously, we can’t use a theme to its full potential. How do we uncover these […]
Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat our plans and goals for 2016.
Have you started mapping out your convention schedule yet for this year? I’ve been frantically booking tables, Air BnB rentals, texting/emailing friends about new shows until… they aren’t my friends anymore, and over-analyzing which shows I should skip and which I should attend. Over the past 7 years of doing these shows, I can only […]
Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! Happy Post Holidays! We’re back! In this podcast, we chat with Wes Molebash of the comic “Molebashed”. We invited him on just before the holidays to chat with us about how he wants to apply Dawn’s business model of doing her webcomic by taking scheduled […]