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What’s in Your Con Box?

Since we’re in the heart of convention season, I figured take a minute to share a bit about my convention box in this guest post. Hope you enjoy! Tyler’s Con Box Checklist Thumb tax Rubber bands Binder clips Mechanical pencils Micron Inks (005 – 08) Sharpies, Copic Multiliners, and other thick black inks Silver/Gold Markers […]

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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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Workshop Mailbag: Micropayments

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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Workshop Mailbag: Copyrights & Titles

The Alliance wants to get more input from YOU guys. For this, we’d like to do a Webcomic Workshop together regarding one specific issue. Let’s be fun and constructive. I’ll post the actual issue below, make my own comments and then, of course, you guys can start discussing. You can either reply to my own […]

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Workshop Mailbag: Throwing In The Towel

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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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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FCBD: Be a Hometown Hero!

  I realized I’m a bit late in posting this article, but I felt I needed to speak from actual experience. This year, for the first time, I inquired about Free Comic Book Day at my local comic shop, Showcase Comics in Bryn Mawr, PA, and was there for 4 hours on May 7th to […]

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10 Terrific Tips for Building Bad@ss Banners: Part 2

In part one of this article, we covered the first five tips for building bad@ss banners. Hopefully that gave you a taste of the potential power by building a banner to get the most for your buck(s). Not to mention, this article is free but clearly is a $100 value – and is not available […]

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10 Terrific Tips for Building Bad@ss Banners

Starting that Project Oh-So-Wonderful campaign? Advertising on a friend’s site by swapping banners? Making an ad for a cool t-shirt design? Excellent! Just to make sure you’ve crossed your eyes and dotted your tees or something of the sort – let’s run down ten tips on making that banner make clickety-clicks for you. They are […]

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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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Digital Techniques: A Recap

Although this is not another video tutorial like in my usual Digital Techniques series, I figured now that I’ve show you my current process beginning to end, a little recap of the steps in article form may come in handy. Plus, what’s neater than seeing an animated GIF of the process start to finish. I’m […]

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8 Basic Branding Tips

While some of the feedback on the branding articles has been great, I thought it would be useful if we took a step back and got a little more general, than the specific recommendations I’ve been giving in the ‘Comic Brand-Aid’ series. These are general tips and not a scientific formula – you may come […]

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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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Digital Techniques: Video Tutorial #6

Many people have asked me how I create Zorphbert and Fred. Well, it’s been along winding process over the years, and I am always one to embrace the latest fad in technology (must be that gene passed down from my mom and grandfather). Currently, I am 100% digital, from sketch to finish. But it didn’t […]

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Dr. Banner – The Banner Doctor: Whiskey Falls

Patient name: Oh-No Comics and Whiskey Falls Patient Origins: In the mountains of southern Pennsylvania lurks a small town, Whiskey Falls. Named for the Great Whiskey Falls on the Whiskey River in Moey County. The river is named from all the backwoods stills used to make Whiskey along its banks. It is just your average […]

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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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The Crazy Chick’s Cool Junk Drawer

Yes, I’ve got a lot of junk in my trunk. Now that THAT joke is out of the way, I want to share with you some of the essential goodies I have come across in my travels as a cartoonist on the interwebs. If you’re only just stepping into the webcomics world, you should probably […]

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Getting Started with Manga Studio

What’s that one hurdle you face when trying a new piece of software? Yep, the darn manual.  Hundreds of pages of really cool stuff; none of which you know how to use.  So, where to start?  I’m going to help you past the first hurdle with today’s tutorial. Okay, what are we?  Artists.  What do […]

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Comic Brand-Aid: Let’s Build a Brand!

Starting today we’re going to build a fictitious comic – and we want your ideas and feedback! Then I’ll compile all the information and build the brand through a series of videos that will be featured here on the Webcomic Alliance website. The idea is that then you’ll be able to see how you use […]

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Comic Brand-Aid: CONCLUSION – How Sweet It Is/Madbury

Comic Brand-Aid Follow-Up: How Sweet It Is/Madbury I first reviewed Scott Jenkin’s ‘How Sweet It’ with our first Brand-Aid article. Then I re-reviewed Madbury after Scott expressed on Twitter “I’ve been in branding hell since @RicktheStick band aided my comic”. Today is the conclusion of the hard work by Scott on his site, which I […]