Writing Simple Pitches with Personality

A pitch is one of the hardest things for a creator to write, but it’s also vital for grabbing the attention of an audience. A solid pitch can be the difference between a new reader and a lost opportunity. Yet time and again, I hear pitches that rely on featureless genre labels or vague mash-ups […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 84

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: We talk about ending your creative ventures. Bringing your comic to a close. Finishing a big project. Moving on to a better job. Or even in someone’s case, moving on from the Alliance. We say goodbye to Drezz and welcome in Liz Staley of Adrastus webcomic.


Crossing Over to Freelance

The dream of most webcomickers is to make enough money off your work to live.  While this is possible, that dream may be out of reach for a lot of us.  Success   So what do you do when you want to draw comics all day, but maybe your webcomic isn’t getting the traction you need […]

Pick of the Month – Bill McKay

  Folks, for the Pick of the Month for September, I want to do something a little different. I want to introduce all of the Webcomic Alliance audience to a real great friend of mine and a fantastic illustrator, Bill McKay. I first met Bill a few years ago at a very small, one day […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 83

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: We invited Brock Heasley and Marc Lapierre, the dynamic duo behind “Superfogeys” to come on and talk about webcomic collaborations. We talk about how they met, who takes charge of what in the production of the comic and how working with other creatives can be successful. […]

Talking with Oni about InterventionCon 6

So this past weekend – August 14th, 15th and 16th – was the sixth annual InterventioCon. Over the years, I have had a bit of a difficulty describing to people exactly what InterventionCon is because it is NOT your typical everyday convention. It’s not strictly webcomics. It’s not strictly podcasts. It’s not about comic books or blogging. […]

Webcomic Workshop Vacation Podcast

VACATION IS ALMOST OVER! We’ve taken the past couple months off, so here’s a blooper podcast to hold you over until next week when the podcasts return! Hope you had a good summer!

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

Writing to the Beat

When I begin writing a script, I first try to plan out the most important “beats” of the story. The beats are the key events and scenes that drive my story forward. I never begin writing until I have a solid idea of the twists and turns my plot will take. An experienced writer has […]

The Case of the Stolen Web Comics

Byron’s note: This is an editorial by Hervé St-Louis, but I felt the situation needed some attention. The opinions express are those of the author and not necessarily those here at the Webcomic Alliance.. The Case of the Stolen Web Comics: Mangaforadult.com and Copyrights Infringement On August 3rd, 2015, the community of comic creators on the […]

Expanding your audience with Guest Comics

  Unless you’re willing to shell out some serious money for social media advertising, it can be difficult to expand the audience for your webcomic.  Comic sharing sites and apps are great, but you’re still just a needle in a haystack … of needles. One good way to expand your audience is to draw fan […]

Microsoft Surface Pro 3 Review

For over ten years, I had worked with Wacom graphics tablets to create my art digitally.  While I love Wacom products and their performance, the inherent disconnect between drawing on a bit of plastic below my monitor has always been an issue for me. Last year, my career exploded and I had to upgrade.  I […]

Flatting and Your Web Comic

Byron’ Note: Hervé submitted this guest article and I felt it was an interesting read. Any views expressed are of the author’s and not of the Webcomic Alliance. Enjoy! For more information on this subject, Google “flatting comics” and you will find a variety of references and tutorials. Flatting is a virtually unknown but a […]

The ULTIMATE GUIDE to Webcomic Press Kits

Byron’ Note: Danny submitted this guest article and I felt it was an interesting read. Any views expressed are of the author’s and not of the Webcomic Alliance. Enjoy! Last week I joined in on a really great Webcomic Chat on Twitter regarding press kits. (If you’re a webcartoonist you should definitely join them or […]


Alliance Chat 39

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about how we we’re using Video chat on Skype, the Weather, Dawn’s new Surface Pro, Byron’s Manga Studio 5 demonstration in Chicago, smoking pot vs cigars (briefly), Memphis and Graceland, Remakes of Movies, Women as Heroes in Movies, New Comic Con […]

Perseverance Pays Off

As you may or may not know, I’ve been drawing since 2007. I ditched my first career and taught myself in the ways of being a comic artist. Along the way, I’ve also honed some skills in doing illustrations as well. I’ve done various types of illustrations for clients, but this article will focus on […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 82

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Robin and Byron are joined by Liz Staley of Adrastus and Christina Major of Sombulus to go over Byron’s issue of “Is the current environment conducive to doing pin-up art?”  Great discussion on how women are perceived not only in comics, but in society as a […]

POTM: Tall Tails

Happy June, Alliance readers! Time for a new Pick of the Month, and so I went on a hunt for a comic with everything! I think Tall Tails by J.D Calderon & Daphne Lage pretty much fits the bill. A fantasy & adventure comic, featuring “anthro” characters of all kinds, in a tale of swords & […]