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 […]
Hello folks and welcome to GLORIOUS 2016! Kicking of the New Year is a brand new Pick of the Month. Now, for you folks who have been religiously listening to all of our podcasts, next week, we’ll be featuring a guest and fellow artist that I had been looking forward to talking to for a […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Handling negative feedback in reviews or from comments on your comic’s site. Liz: Help promoting an IndieGogo project. What to do once you’ve bugged everyone on Social Media about your crowd-source funding project.
A quick 6 min video about common mistakes making word balloons, and my personal approach to addressing these issues. While there are several industry rules of thumb for word balloons, there is also a lot of experimentation across the board when you consider the full range of comic artists. Some prefer hand-lettering and hand-drawn balloons. […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Follow up on my issue of inking my comics taking so long. Solution: hire an inker! Lis: How to manage, as best you can, your depression during stressful times or seasons.
The Webcomic Alliance has been around, officially now, for 5 years. We’ve managed to build up quite a library of “Pick of the Month” comics to promote for you fine readers, and fellow creators. For a while there, back when we were new & overzealous, we had Pick of the WEEKs, even. That’s a whole […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: For larger conventions, offering my spare vendor badge/pass to a reader or fan to help me out for the weekend. Dawn: My next comic project will be a graphic novel done in chapters but not post it on-line as I want to submit it […]
Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat with Jerome Walford of Forward Comix. As a support of Dawn’s recent Kickstarter, Jerome won the opportunity to come on and chat about his comic creation process and his great graphic novel series “Nowhere Man.” We also talk about making the […]
So my first article for the Webcomic Alliance is a Pick of the Month! No pressure, right? I just have to pick something that is going to be featured for the ENTIRE month of October. No pressure at all. Thank goodness I know of a great comic that hasn’t been featured on the site […]
Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about listener Walter Ostie’s question. “Now that indie comics are gaining ground in the market, the rise of the indie publisher is inevitable. Me and my friends have been contacted by indie publishers and I see many creators I respect […]
A pitch is one of the hardest things for a creator to write, but it’s also vital for grabbing the attention of an audience. A solid pitch can be the difference between a new reader and a lost opportunity. Yet time and again, I hear pitches that rely on featureless genre labels or vague mash-ups […]
It’s been a few months since my last update regarding the comic service Tapastic. I talked about the pros of being a part of a larger entity to display your work, and how the future of mobile content will affect the delivery of our work to the masses. I completed the migration of my comic, […]
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: We talk about ending your creative ventures. Bringing your comic to a close. Finishing a big project. Moving on to a better job. Or even in someone’s case, moving on from the Alliance. We say goodbye to Drezz and welcome in Liz Staley of Adrastus webcomic.