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How to Draw Hands and Feet

Drawing hands and feet has been the bane of a number of budding artists. Even some professionals skirt the issue of drawing these parts correctly by hiding them behind other characters or conveniently placed things like rubble, bodies, etc. I had a friend in college who called it the dreaded ‘foot fear.‘ Well, fear no […]

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Character Challenge #20: Uncommon Trade

Character Challenge #20: Uncommon Trade Every other week, we accept a challenge from one of the Webcomic Community’s biggest supporters – Todd McElmurry. Todd has brought us challenges such as BBQ Disaster, Christmas in July, Dummies for Dummies and a whole lot more. Today’s challenge is “Uncommon Trade”… Ever since Jack traded the family cow for […]

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Pick of the Week: Zombie Boy

Who is Zombie Boy? Eleven year old Morgan McCorkindale had himself a little accident on a family vacation to Voodoo Island and has now become Zombie Boy.  Zombie Boy and his friends traverse the pitfalls of life as kids, with one major advantage, the power of voodoo.   About the Webcomic and the creator: Zombie […]

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Happy Birthday!

On October 13th, 2010, the Webcomic Alliance opened it’s doors. All those year ago. One year. That was quick…and it was awfully long. For certain, October snuck up on us here in the Alliance’s corporate offices. Since no one changed the wall calendar (next to the water cooler) twice this year, we all thought it […]

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Webcomic Workshop #25

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Dawn: Where do we find webcomic READERS as opposed to other creators? How do we reach them? It feels like I surround myself with other creators, but I have a feeling it’s the readers who will spend money […]

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Pick of the Week: Legend of Bill

Tired of their mundane life as file clerk interns in the local castle accounting department, two brave adventures, Bill and Frank, stepped forward to answer the call.  Bill is a wanna be barbarian who is joined on his journey by Frank the blue dragon.  Their adventures are told in the wonderful webcomic, Legend of Bill. About […]

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A New Twist: Intervention Con

After exhibiting at a good handful of conventions, even a successful comic con can start to feel a little… vanilla. Most have the same basic structure, the same folks who exhibiting attracting the same crowds. They all begin to blur together. So, from a business standpoint for a WEBcomic creator, it’s good to exert yourself […]

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Character Sketch Challenge #19: Lunch Lady

  Character Sketch Challenge #19: Zany Lunch Lady Serving Gruul…. Every other week, we accept a challenge from one of the Webcomic Community’s biggest supporters – Todd McElmurry. Todd has brought us challenges such as BBQ Disaster, Christmas in July, Dummies for Dummies and a whole lot more. Today’s challenge is “Zany Lunch Lady Serving Gruul”… […]

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Pick of the Week: The Abominable Charles Christopher

Who is the Abominable Charles Christopher: The Abominable Charles Christopher has been given a large responsibility.  He has been chosen to help protect the forest and her animals as a new danger encroaches in.   Charles feels the draw of the mission and moves forward cautiously and innocently towards his goal in life. Karl Kerschl, […]

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Dr. Banner, the Banner Doctor and Basic Banner Assumptions

As a doctor, it’s important to get things right. That means never getting things wrong. Which is to say that you always do the right things and never the wrong things. Are we clear? Good because I’d hate to mess that up. In the past we’ve broken down banners and I’ve tried to offer ways […]

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Digicon Branding Podcast Special

Join the Webcomic Alliance crew for a very special Webcomic Workshop that occurred during the evening of September 10th, 2011. We joined DigiCon and had a great discussion about Branding Comics. We took a real world situation of a project Antoine is considering developing and bring you through the process from the very beginning. We […]

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So You Wanna Put Your Comic on the Web

  Following up the motivational beginner articles by Ken Drab and Drezz, about how to start creating a comic from scratch, the next step is to get that chicken scratch online! Now, there are varied viewpoints on how many comics you should crank out before “going live” with your website… or if you should start […]

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What Are You Doing?

We’ve talked about conventions a lot here at the Webcomic Alliance.  They can be an essential tool in promoting your comic and your drawing career.  But they can also be a huge loss-leader and can take some balancing to know which ones work for you.  But recently I got an email from a reader of […]

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Character Sketch Challenge #18: “….for Dummies”

Character Sketch Challenge #18 Species: Any Characteristics: Someone in a trade or profession you would not want to see consulting a “….for Dummies” book. We see them everywhere, they’ve been around for as long as most of us can remember now, those “….for Dummies” books.  Use to be you found them in book stores, and […]

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Pick of the Week: Company Man

This week’s pick of the week is Company Man by Frank Jordan. Frank is self described as “Well, let’s see…I’m just a laid back, nice guy (That doesn’t mean doormat!) in Phoenix just trying not to spontaneously combust in the scorching heat of the summers here! You can find me at Toonmanaz@gmail.com feel free to […]

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Dr. Banner – The Banner Doctor: LeyLines

Patient name: LeyLines Age: Less than one year old. Patient Origins: LeyLines is about “a brother and sister questing for truth. An ex-slave consumed by revenge and a guard captain with a terrible secret. A shadow monk who pays for his powers with his memories and a banished seer who sees visions of war. Secrets […]

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Webcomic Workshop #24

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss:  WOW! More Cowbell! It’s a RECAP Episode! Byron    I’ll recap “acceptance by your artist peers” from #5 Ken    I’ll recap my multiple issuuuues about the blog… Dawn    I’ll recap my question about small vs. big conventions. Antoine    I’ll […]

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Adobe Illustrator: 101 (Part 2)

Annnnnnnd, I am back for Part 2 of this article! As you may have read about in the first part, Illustrator is a lot different than Photoshop in how it creates or builds imagery. I explained the difference between vector graphics and raster, and the benefits of each. Maybe you decided to stick to Photoshop […]

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Pick of the Week: Far From Home

What is Far From Home: Far From Home drops us into the lives of Lt. John Waters and his co-pilot Mr. Eynk as they are on a scouting mission as members of the Stellar Corp: Law Enforcement Division.  Their initial mission finds them out on a scouting mission in one of the fastest most maneuverable ships Stellar Corp […]