Quick Word Balloon Tutorial

A quick 6 min video about common mistakes making word balloons, and my personal approach to addressing these issues. While there are several industry rules of thumb for word balloons, there is also a lot of experimentation across the board when you consider the full range of comic artists. Some prefer hand-lettering and hand-drawn balloons. […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 86

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Byron: Follow up on my issue of inking my comics taking so long. Solution: hire an inker! Lis: How to manage, as best you can, your depression during stressful times or seasons.

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

POTM: PC Weenies

The Webcomic Alliance has been around, officially now, for 5 years. We’ve managed to build up quite a library of “Pick of the Month” comics to promote for you fine readers, and fellow creators. For a while there, back when we were new & overzealous, we had Pick of the WEEKs, even. That’s a whole […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 85

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: For larger conventions, offering my spare vendor badge/pass to a reader or fan to help me out for the weekend. Dawn: My next comic project will be a graphic novel done in chapters but not post it on-line as I want to submit it […]

Alliance Chat 41

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat with Jerome Walford of Forward Comix. As a support of Dawn’s recent Kickstarter, Jerome won the opportunity to come on and chat about his comic creation process and his great graphic novel series “Nowhere Man.” We also talk about making the […]

POTM: Tamuran

  So my first article for the Webcomic Alliance is a Pick of the Month! No pressure, right? I just have to pick something that is going to be featured for the ENTIRE month of October. No pressure at all. Thank goodness I know of a great comic that hasn’t been featured on the site […]

Alliance Chat 40

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: Where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we chat about listener Walter Ostie’s question. “Now that indie comics are gaining ground in the market, the rise of the indie publisher is inevitable. Me and my friends have been contacted by indie publishers and I see many creators I respect […]

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 […]