WA Podcast 135 – LFTO Character Introductions

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Writing strong character introductions. In this Long Form Take Over, Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) tackle character introductions.  What key elements do you need to remember when showing a character for the first time?  How does an audience connect with a character in a first […]

Using Vector Layers in Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio

Webcomic creator Sam Dealey has a put together a handy video tutorial on how to use Vector layers in Clip Studio Paint/Manga Studio. Using Vector Layers is a great way to speed up your inking process as well as giving you the ability to adjust line thicknesses and curves easily. Sam covers a lot of […]

WA Podcast 130 – LFTO Pulling the Trigger

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… When to start? Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) are back for another Long-Form Take-Over!  Today we’re answering two listener questions: ‪Miri LR Powell asked: “I’d like to hear more about planning and scripting for long-form comics… what you should have before you begin, how much […]

WA Podcast 126 – Consistency and Continuity

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Consistency and Continuity. Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) are back for another Long-Form Take-Over!  Today we’re answering two listener questions: ‪Laurie Thomas of Oeclair asks:  How much do you or your readers care about consistency of characters over time? I have difficulty keeping my drawing […]

WA Podcast 125 – Long Form Ret-cons

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… When to ret-con? Mike Gourdin‬ of Blank Scroll had some questions for our latest Long Form Take-over about ret-cons and art changes: 1) I have made some pretty drastic changes to my artwork for season 2 of my comic, is this a MAJOR problem or will most […]

Mini-Interview #4: Christina Major

Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! Robin’s chatting with Christina about Etch A Sketch heroes, philosophical questions of machine sentience, the origins of tropes, and our nefarious plans to take over future podcasts for the long-form comic agenda. We’re running a Kickstarter this month and thought we’d do something a little different. For the […]

Mini-Interview #3: Liz Staley

Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! Robin’s chatting with Liz about how to overhaul a Patreon to work for you instead of working you to exhaustion, Liz’s patent pending shovel workout routine, and if you RT this within 5 minutes the money sloth will grant you great prosperity. It’s true! Just listen to the […]

WA Mini-Interview #2: Byron Wilkins

Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! We’re running a Kickstarter this month and thought we’d do something a little different. For the next two weeks we’ll be posting shorter podcasts interviewing each of the current WA members.  Get to know us better and when you have a moment, help us reach more listeners with […]

WA Podcast 122 – Feedback for Beginners

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Feedback for beginners.  How much “tough love” do younger creators really need?  What are the basics of giving critique? Why should you filter the feedback you receive?  How can you start a dialog instead of a diatribe?  And on a completely unrelated note, would you make your […]

Adding Cool Icons to Clip Studio Paint

I was updating and organizing my various brushes and pen tools I have for Clip Studio Paint and I was noticing that many of the tools have similar, if not identical, icons. Google to the rescue. I found an artist on DeviantArt that had made a collection of replacement icons specifically for CSP! I downloaded […]

WA Podcast 118 – Dan Conner

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… It’s the dream of many webcomic creators to leverage their work into a gig with a larger print comic publisher.  Today we’re talking with Dan Conner, who has a foot in both worlds.  Our discussion ranges far afield covering all sorts of topics, including: Working for a […]

WA Podcast 115 – RETURN of the LONG-FORM TAKEOVER

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Robin Childs (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Liz Staley (AdrastusComic.com), and Christina Major (Sombulus.com) have once again wrested control of the microphone for their own long, convoluted, plot-and-character-driven SCHEMES.  Fiendish!  Today we’re discussing a reader question from Krystina of SoulBound-Comic.com: “What’s a good way to deal with a text/plot […]

WA Podcast 114 – Brother Drezz RETURNS

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Freelance illustration can be a great additional source of income, but how to pursue it?  What about creating or negotiating contracts?  What are ethical practices for clients and creators?  What is fair to expect from a large company verses a small indie publisher?  Robin Childs (LeyLinesComic.com & […]

Things an artist can do to stay healthy and get in shape

First, a little story about how I killed my soda habit… Last June, I developed a searing pain in my right big toe. It was so bad, I could barely endure standing up, much less walking. As it turns out, it was a really bad gout attack. For those of you that don’t know, gout tends […]

WA Podcast 113 – Q and A Storm

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… We’re tackling WA listener questions in a Social-Media-Storm of Q&A.  Robin Childs (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Dawn Griffin (DawnGriffinStudios.com) and Chris Flick (CapesNBabes.com) tackle your questions as they come, live from our Twitter and Facebook feeds. Krystina Atkins of the webcomic Soulbound asked:  When you have an awesome […]

WA Podcast 112 – Long-form TAKE-OVER

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… The long-form ladies HAVE TAKEN OVER THE PODCAST!  It seems like when people say, “webcomics” they often mean, “the funny strips,” ignoring all the amazing creators making sequential stories.  While there’s a lot of cross-over between these two types of comics, there are also some key differences.  […]

WA Podcast 110 – Getting Your Groove Back

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Liz talks briefly about her comic “Adrastus” returning and how she got her groove back organizing her pages. That led to Christina talking about her process of drawing in Clip Studio Paint, but doing her text in Photoshop. Byron quickly talks about his scripting technique using TV/Film […]

WA Podcast 111 – Finding Passion in Stressful Times

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Dawn is feeling creatively drained lately by new activities and responsibilities, coupled with news she finds exhausting and uninspiring.  People say you should channel stress into art, but what if you’re not that kind of person?  Does that make you a bad artist?  Together Robin Childs (LeyLinesComic.com […]

WA Podcast 109 – Web to Print

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Michael Rhodes (BratCat Comics) asked about our thoughts and experiences creating webcomics with print in mind. Page size, colors for emissive/reflective media, RGB and CYMK, storytelling, pacing, the rhythm of the story — so much to consider!  How important is it to be mindful of how our […]

WA Podcast 108 – Booth Design

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Booth Design! You’ve made it to the show, you’ve got your product, now how do you catch those convention eyeballs and get customers to stop?  Where do you start?  How do you make it cohesive, even if you have multiple products or stories on one table?  What […]