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 – […]
We have all been there, haven’t we? Whether we have written ourselves into a corner and cannot come up with a clever punchline to save our lives, or are staring at a blank screen/piece of paper with no inspiration whatsoever, Writer’s Block is brutal. And for those of us with no buffers (*ahem* ME *ahem*), […]
As comic creators, we’re much better at using pencils, pens and markers then we are at reading a contract. If you’re like most people, you’ve been handed a multi-page document in which you signed your life away not really having completely read or understood the document’s intent. Now, if you trust your cell phone provider, […]
This unscheduled Podcast is a very special one! While DAwn was getting married, we invited David Reddick of “Legend of Bill” and covers the following: David: Writing, and what happens if/when you start to write yourself into either a corner, AND/OR you start to have to many loose threads running that you might lose track […]
From the banner with the breasts, you may be setting the wrong expectations. I happen to know (because “apparently” I read it), 1977 the Comic is not about breasts, but someone clicking on the banner may not.
This week, the podcast is covering the following: Ken: How much social media (twitter/facebook) is a good thing? Byron: Designing Ads that work & look good. Antoine: How do you fight a lost of motivation? Dawn: Is it worth it to have buttons/pins/trinkety stuff made for conventions? Do people still buy this stuff? Drink of […]
If there was a defining symbol of comics as a medium, it’s the comic balloon.. bubble… Holding shape for the text. Heck, we even plopped one in our Webcomic Alliance logo. So, at some point as a cartoonist, you need to master the balloon. But not just the balloon itself, but the flow of the […]
As comic creators, there are do’s and don’ts on how we can handle the usage of copyrighted material in our comics under the name of parody. The biggest question I get asked is “Do I have to get permission to use another creator’s characters in my comic?” The short answer is no. Here’s why, and, […]
Every new social network that surfaces and gains popularity eventually invents its own etiquette rule book. Myspace had general “niceties”- like NOT designing your page obnoxiously or forcing people to listen to your favorite screaming heavy metal band. Facebook even has built-in etiquette bots that make sure you are not assaulting people with constant plugs […]
As a general rule, if you’re slowing down the process of absorbing and comprehending your brand, you’re doing it wrong.
The Webcomic Workshop is a podcast that troubleshoots the world of webcomics. The four of come together with the problems and issues we face of creating and promoting our own webcomics. We then share with you the solutions we come up with in our round table discussions. This week, the podcast is covering the following: […]
Many users of Manga Studio don’t even realize what a powerful coloring tool it can be. It is slightly different from PhotoShop or Corel Paint, but for comic strip artists, Manga Studio proves to be a worthy coloring tool. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you the basic steps of coloring as I do […]
Banners. As webcomickers, we need them to help promote our comics. As webcomic readers, we hate them. As a designer, some make me cry.
Welcome to the Webcomic Workshop! The Webcomic Workshop is a podcast that troubleshoots the world of webcomics. The four of come together with the problems and issues we face of creating and promoting our own webcomics. We then share with you the solutions we come up with in our round table discussions. This week, the […]
Hi everyone! We are proud to launch the home of the Webcomic Alliance, your worksource for digital comics! The Webcomic Alliance is for all webcomic artists and writers, from aspiring to well established webcomic community members, who are looking for some help or input from fellow webcomic creators. The Webcomic Alliance is a free resource […]
It’s a rare occurrence that I get to see a comic con from an attendee’s perspective. I prefer to exhibit rather than wander the aisles myself, but I do make the effort if there will be people I’m dying to meet there- exhibiting or attending. To get a feel for the crowd, the buzz, the […]
If you’ve been creating comics for a while now, you’ve probably debated if you should switch to digitally inking your work. The thought of no pencil lines to erase, no ink to accidentally spill, and the powerful control/command-Z option is intriguing, is it not? Heck, if you can sketch your comic digitally, the scanner even […]
This is an ongoing series where we take a look at the concept of branding and how it applies to your comic.
This article didn’t go into great depth regarding the various other categories – or even comic categories for one simple reason – you have a life and we could spend days investigating them.
There are books, college courses and lots of blog posts about writing for comics. I like to break things down to simple bullet points that outline some common sense items we should all be doing, but forget or take for granted. Here’s my tips on writing my webcomic. Syntax. If you don’t know what that […]