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POTM: TnC by Cory Matthews & Eryck Webb

Hello everybody and welcome to the brand new world of 2015! We hope you all had a fantastic New year’s Eve celebration. To kick off the 2015 year, your favorite werewolf cartoonist is writing this month’s Pick of the Month selection. And I have selected a comic strip written by Cory Matthews and illustrated by […]

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POTM Interview: George Broderick, Jr

For the first half of December we have put the Christmas Spotlight on Cool Yule Comics by George Broderick, Jr and now it’s time to readjust the flood light in the yard and put it on the creator of the comics George Broderick, Jr. himself.  So get your favorite snuggie, a warm cup of Joe […]

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POTM: Cool Yule Comics by George Broderick, Jr

Wow, is it already December?!? Time to get in gear for Christmas, what better way to get ourselves in the mood than to visit a site that is just chocked full of Yule tide cheer, Cool Yule Comics.  Geroge Broderick, Jr’s tagline for this site is “Why Can’t Everyday be Christmas?” so he has built […]

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POTM: The Infinite Corpse

I’m going to do something a little different this month and leave the entire month dedicated to the Pick of the Month main posting.  The POTM for November is “The Infinite Corpse“.   Due to the number of artists involved, and hopefully one day you as well, there will not be a 10 Questions follow up […]

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My goodness, where does the time go?

Before I started my own company and got serious about building my dream job as a full-time artist and writer, I had some very funny ideas about what that would entail. In particular, I always imagined that, once I was my own boss, I would only do the fun, artistic part of the job. The […]

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POTM Interview: Steve Ogden of Doctor Magnifico

I hope you have enjoyed finding out about Steve Ogden’s new comic Doctor Magnifico.  If you haven’t dropped over to check out the comic do so now…well, after you finish reading this of course, then do so.  It’s been a great month spotlighting Doctor Magnifico and seeing another great work by the super talented Steve […]

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How to Make a Graphic Novel/Comic Book – Part 3(Layout)

In the last two installments, I covered brainstorming/writing/scripting and the basic drawing mechanics used in my graphic novel, El Cuervo. This time, I’m going to show you the process of laying out my pages in a traditional book format, as opposed to the webcomic format. “Why did you do two different methods,” you ask? To […]

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POTM: Doctor Magnifico

Back in April of this year a gift was brought to a cat named Sam, and a gift was brought to all of us, a new comic by Steve Ogden, Doctor Magnifico.  As for Sam, the gift of a new cat, Nina, was not exactly what he hoped for.  But for the rest of us that […]

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POTM Interview: David Hurley of Don’t Pick the Flowers

September has been a fun month to visit David Hurley’s wonderful webcomic “Don’t Pick the Flowers”.  Now that you’ve taken some time to familiarize yourself with David’s work, let’s take a little bit of time and learn some more about David himself as he takes on our “10 Questions for the Pick of the Month”. […]

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POTM: Don’t Pick the Flowers

Don’t Pick the Flowers is one of those great comics that remind us that it’s OK to be unique.  It follows the lives of Suzanne, her brother Vincent and their pet duck named, well none other than Duck.  Suzanne and Vincent are your typical brother and sister, picking at each other most of the time, […]

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POTM: Gorilla in the Midst

Chuckles Mulligan has a problem at home, no matter how he tries he can not ignore the Gorilla in the room…the literal Gorilla in the room.  Gorilla in the Midst by Chris Simonite takes us into the world of the Mulligans as Chuckles wife Hilda opens up their home and personal lives to Gus the […]

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POTM Interview: Minna Sundberg of Stand Still. Stay Silent

We’ve had a lot of fun in May spotlighting the latest comic creation by Minna Sundberg.  Minna definitely shows her talents and creativity in the wonderful comics she has created, but let’s take some time and get to know Minna a bit better as she takes on our “10 Questions for the Pick of the […]

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Talking about Sketch Covers…

Hey kids… today your Uncle Chris is going to talk about a new item you can put on your convention table that might draw eyes to your table and give you a nice priced item that might net you a nice little profit once it is sold. What am I talking about, you might ask? […]

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Inside Bob the Squirrel…part 2

A few years ago, I bought a house. I looked at 13 different houses before finding this one.  Every house I looked at had trees somewhere, some in the front, some on the side, but only one had a tree in the back.  Not just any tree, a TREE tree.  This tree would be perfect […]

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Paying It Forward

This article is going to be a little change of pace for us here at the Alliance. We here at the Alliance do all this stuff for free. We do it willingly as we hope that folks can learn from our experiences, good or bad. And it seems to work as we have a lot […]

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What about Bob? A character’s perspective…

Too often we send time writing about things that directly affect and effect comic creators.  Is my site user-friendly?  Is the time I post new work the optimal time?  Should I even bother with eBooks? The biggest question that is ALWAYS overlooked is this: What about the characters?  Without the characters, none of that other […]

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Snowbody knows…

I live in Central New York. Central New York is a place where the traditional four seasons do not exist.  We have two, two-and-a-half seasons: Snow, Road Pre-Construction and Road Construction.  We are hardened snow removers.  Some get massive snow blowers, some get plow attachments for their riding lawnmowers and some just look up the […]

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POTM Interview: Nalem and Spanio

It’s been a great February spotlighting that flying heroine Zeppelin and her friends in the great webcomic “Lighter than Heir”.  Lighter than Heir is another great collaboration comic from the talented artist and writer over at Pale Dog Studios, Nalem and Spanio.  So let’s take some time and find out a little bit more about […]

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POTM: Lighter than Heir

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…no it’s a Von Schultheiss!!  Zeppelin Von Shultheiss has been in the spot light ever since her birth, and now at the age of 19 she is ready to show the world that she is more than just a tabloid piece.  To rise up above her father’s shadow, the Legendary […]

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POTM Interview: Jeff Crowther

We’ve had a lot of fun this month putting the spotlight on the blue hero of Squaresville, but let’s shift gears and focus now on the creator that brought Yeti to us, Jeff Crowther.  So sit back and take some time with us as we submit our “10 Questions for the Pick of the Month” […]