Treat your Kickstarter like a Convention

Note from Robin: Please welcome Christina Major, author of this Guest Article, whose approach to Kickstarters will have you thinking about campaigns in a new way! She’s also running a Kickstarter for the next volume of Sombulus! Yay! Crowdfunding can be a very scary prospect, much like your first artist alley table at a convention. […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 81

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Robin wants input on how to name and start up her creative consulting business. Then Dawn looks for input on how to organize and do her Kickstarter. Seems there’s a match made in heaven in this one. Great discussion on running a Kickstarter, if we […]

Creating Opportunity: A Venn Diagram

Chasing a creative dream is a complicated matter. Deep down, we know it’s not a simple as “step 1, step 2, step 3, SUCCESS!”. Deep down, we know it’s all a crapshoot, and there’s so many determining factors of what could lead to success (however you may define that), it can feel like a big […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 79

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: We chat about changes in our lives thus far this year. We talk about the loss of a pet, and other personal issues, then we lighten it up by talking about porn titles, the wrap it up nicely with discussing how we were first introduced to […]

POTM: Snow by Night

A few of my favorite things in stories: Mythology, fantasy, history, unique characters, a strong emotional core, literary surprises, and lush artwork. A webcomic that has all of these favorite things: Snow by Night The Story The eponymous Snow-by-Night is a winter spirit in search of her heart in a colonial frontier city, who gets […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 80

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Reader/Listener Issues. We are approached frequently by newcomers to the webcomic industry to either review or evaluate their comic. We talk about how this may or may not help you and then discuss ways to help you spread the word about your new comic. We also […]

Let’s talk about getting organized…

Everyone has their own method of how they like to get organized or keep track of what they need to do. Most people refer to these type of organizational lists as just that… a “to do list”. There are also some really fantastic apps or programs out there that can assist you in creating your own […]

Alliance Chat 35

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about our newest feature, our “Webcomics Wednesday Hangouts” where we start a Google Hangout and invite artists to join in with conversation and drawing. Friends of the show Ryan Fisher and C. A. Morgan join Dawn and Byron in talking […]

POTM: The Only Living Boy

Welcome to our March pick of the month! I’d like to take this opportunity to put the spotlight on a wildly popular title (that has celebrated its first anniversary as a webcomic) from one of my favourite artist/writer tandems out there right now. If you haven’t heard of The Only Living Boy by David Gallaher […]

9 Habits of Highly Profitable Freelancers

Freelancing can appear to be the perfect career: a completely flexible schedule, choice in projects, and working from home. Sounds like a dream, right? But in order to be successful, freelancers must have a completely different set of skills from the typical on-site cubicle Hobbit that has a supervisor checking their every move. As it […]

Being a Noob with Perseverance Part 1

Note from Byron: long-time reader of our articles, James Burton asked if I would share his experiences in starting up his webcomic. His story is inspiring and I’m glad he shared it with us. I got a chance once to feel the cold hand of death. I was diagnosed with an extremely rare and deadly […]

10 Pieces of Perspective for your First Convention

Your first few conventions can be amazing experiences, but they can also be difficult, overwhelming, and disheartening. Here’s 10 pieces of perspective that Cory and I have adopted over the past three years that keep us focused on the things that matter most. 1. The first year you have a superpower: Invisibility Yeah, I didn’t […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 78

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Listener Issue: How to handle a comic’s hiatus with your Patreon supporters. Plus we delve deeper into the overall process of how Patreon works. Drezz: Formatting your comic for a mobile format. Is this the new wave for webcomics?

POTM: Curls Studio

It’s February which means a NEW Pick of the Month! As we ease into 2015, a new year full of new opportunities and resolutions, I wanted to select someone who is already on a roll, and colors outside the lines (figuratively, in this case) to help inspire us. This person is Carolyn Belefski, of Curls […]

Business Advice for Freelance Artists

Being a freelancer is now a more attractive option than ever before. With the economy on the downturn a growing number of creative professionals are choosing to work for themselves rather than be employed by someone else. The career move is considered a brilliantly smart move for most. Yet finding success as a freelancer means […]

Alliance Chat 34

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, Webcomics are a marathon. The benefits to a slow and gradual growth as opposed to over-night success. The process of slow growth and what would should appreciate and enjoy about it. Plus, it took like 30 minutes to get guest Lucas Turnbloom […]

Alliance Chat 33

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: Our Goals for the year of 2015, what we’re hoping to accomplish, Kickstarters, and some events we’ll attending.

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 […]