Webcomic Workshop Podcast 91

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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.

Warning: Podcast may contain some language not suitable for all-ages
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9 Comments

  1. This is sad news, Byron. The place won’t be the same without you, but the important thing is you’re stepping back for all the right reasons. Take care of yourself and get yourself healthy in both mind and body. I look forward to hearing where Robin, Chris, Dawn and Liz take the podcast in your absence. Keep making comics and keep on Rockin’ and, hopefully, we’ll see you back here in the future. – Jim

    • Thanks, Jim! I’m going to miss seating at the microphone. I’m hoping to be back, but one never knows what life tosses you. I truly appreciate your comments, it means a lot to me.

  2. And speaking of dealing with trolls, when I was drawing Barwench Tales over at Legend of Bill, there was a guy who would have questionable comments almost on a weekly basis. Finally one day, I felt I had to say something. I’m still not sure to this day whether I should have kept my mouth shut or not. But I remember being really pissed and I tried to keep my composure as I tried to deal with his comment in a diplomatic way.
    Here’s the link to the strip with the comments below:http://legendofbill.com/2014/05/24/this-woman-this-monster/
    I’m curious as to what people think. Was I right or wrong in confronting this guy?

    • I went and read the comments. Yeah, PMS jokes are old and out-dated. I get some folks over at 1977 who take their comments just a tad too far. My approach is to ignore them, for no matter what we say back to them, there is always a “reasonable” comeback on their part.

      But your reply was diplomatic and honest, even when he thought he was kicked off the forum, you handled it well and honestly. (And forums are another pet-peeve of mine as people like that guy run the show and step on everyone’s comments/threads)

      He wasn’t totally out of line, but I agree with you that he should refrain from using PMS/angry jokes/comments as they’re just in bad taste.

      • Thanks for the reply, Byron. I remember thinking at the time whether I was being the unreasonable one for making an issue out of it. Most people might have thought nothing of his joke, but for some reason it really grated on me and I felt I had to say something. At the time I wanted to attract more female readers and have them comment on the board. His comments, I felt, might have scared some of them away. Probably the smart thing to do, as you said, would be to ignore the guy.

    • Yay! Someone likes my openings! I put so much work into those sometimes and very few people comment on them, so THANK YOU VERY MUCH! You’ve made an old fart very happy. 🙂

  3. I’ve been a listener since before I started my own webcomic! You will be missed Byron but go take a rest for a bit and best of luck with things, maybe pop up as a special guest on the show sometimes??? It wont be the same without that smooth radio voice.

    • Thank you, my dear. I intend to be back someday. Don’t know in what form or fashion, but I’ll be back for sure. Your comments help me through the sadness of leaving the podcast. 🙂

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