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Webcomic Workshop #20

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.  Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast!  Special Guest: TL Collins from “Bullfinch” the comic. This podcast we discuss: Dawn: Google + and how to use it for webcomics? Any different than Facebook? Ken: My dip isn’t related to the work for the comic, it’s related to growth. How […]

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Webcomic Workshop #19

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Ken: I’m wondering if I’m going far enough with the absurdity of my comic. If you compare the wacky/outlandish things that go on in some wildly funny cartoons on TV to my comic I think there’s a huge […]

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Webcomic Workshop #18

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Antoine: Using Social network accounts for your characters: Does it bring anything valuable? Dawn: Is Go-Comics worth it? Should us gag-a-day comic strip creators be looking into it, or is it a lot of work for very little […]

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Webcomic Workshop #17

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face.  Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Dawn: Landing pages: best to link ads to your regular homepage, or to a “new reader” page that gives a breakdown of the comic’s concept? Do people prefer to be tossed right in and see a comic first? […]

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Webcomic Workshop #16

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 60 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Ken: Blog section. Do people read that or just the comic and move on. When I’ve asked this in my blog, people have said that they do read it (obviously since they’ve commented about it). The problem […]

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Webcomic Workshop #15

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 60 minutes this time! Introducing this week: the listeners’ issues! And as a gift for this new feature, the 4 issues this week are all issues submitted by you guys! This podcast we discuss: Byron – Brought by Marie Tary of http://www.brymstone.net/ and http://shifters.comicgenesis.com/ How […]

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Webcomic Workshop #14

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 78 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Byron: How to use your RSS, i.e. ads, tracking stats, etc. Antoine: Pros & Cons of resizing or removing your comic for RSS feed Ken: How much time do you spend and how far do you go […]

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Webcomic Workshop #13

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 95 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Antoine: I’m going to ask you, with all the cons you’ve been and seen. What would you suggest a rookie that is getting ready for his first Artist Alley table, and more specifically, what to offer at […]

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Webcomic Workshop #12

This podcast we discuss: Byron:  Printing locally vs. on-line services Antoine: What do you do to try to slow yourself down when you want to do too much things at the same time? Dawn:  What to do when you can’t afford mass production? Ken:   When you guys see something you think is awesome – do […]

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Webcomic Workshop #11

This podcast we review the C2E2 Comic Convention held March 18 – 20, 2011, in Chicago’s McCormick Place. Byron talks about comparing how we set up our tables this year compared to last year’s show, Ken covers working on your “pitch” for your comic and products and Dawn goes over her fear of public speaking […]

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Webcomic Workshop #10

This podcast we cover: Podcast #10 is a review of issues we’ve brought to the table and we chat about the results of our actions suggested in the podcast.  Some of the results were very interesting!  And Antoine is fine form with his swearing and kazoo, Dawn is drunk on White Russians while Ken just […]

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Webcomic Workshop #9

This podcast we cover: Ken: What do you do when you run up against one of your limitations? (not specifically but as an example: drawing hands and feet, characters at specific angles, from behind 3/4 view, etc)? Dawn: Where do you draw the line at “shameless” self-promotion? (not on twitter, or at cons.. just regular […]

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Webcomic Workshop X-File code 4D

This podcast is not censored and may have some language not suitable for work.  You’ve been warned. This podcast we cover: Byron: Doing what your comic needs vs. what you want it to need (I struggle with what format and update schedule). Dawn: Pay-walls and subscriptions to get bonus material. Good or bad idea? And […]

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Webcomic Workshop X-File code 3C

This podcast we cover: Tyler: The quest for profitability! What are you guys doing this year to increase revenue and/or decrease costs vs. last year? Ken: How often should you update the look of the site? Are tweaks enough? Dawn: What are some cheap promo items to pass out at a con, that won’t just […]

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Webcomic Workshop X-File code 2B

This podcast we cover: Ryan: How to respond when your blog posts trigger a heated debate (i.e. kill them with kindness…) Dawn: The “female” demographic: merchandise, comics geared towards women, and “business” vs. “being PC” Byron: What to do when you have fallen off the Social Networking radar. Ken: Is having a “clique” or two […]

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Webcomic Workshop #8

This podcast we cover: Dawn: I tend to over-do-it on the artwork. How do you know when your artwork on any particular comic is done? Byron: Using Comic Ranking thingies on your site & should you use a Tip Jar? Ken: Considering the creative direction/writing of your comic: Do you follow your instincts and do […]

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Webcomic Workshop #7

The topics we cover in this podcast are: Antoine: Links, ads, icons, social medias, etc… When do we draw the line? What is “Too much” stuff on your website? Dawn: Dealing with critical family members or significant others who don’t “get” what we do. Balancing loved ones and aspirations. Ken: How much effort do you […]

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Webcomic Workshop #6

The topics we cover in this podcast are: Antoine: Brand Parody? What are we allowed to do, law and copyright wise? Dawn: Project Wonderful – better to manually bid on a couple big-name sites, or set up a campaign for lots of smaller sites with similar subject matter? Ken: What metrics are you guys using […]

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Webcomic Workshop #5

This week, the podcast is covering the following: Ken: What file formats are you guys using and do you think it will be the format that we’ll be using in 2 years? Antoine: Planning T-Shirts for Conventions + Which company to go to? Byron:  I want to discuss “acceptance by your artist peers”. This also […]

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Webcomic Workshop #4

This week, the podcast is covering the following: Dawn: Is going on hiatus to build a buffer and relaunch your site worth the loss of readership? Ken: PRO TIP QUESTION: What types of brush techniques are you using and if you downloaded brush presets – where did you get them? Dawn – Illustrator, Byron – […]