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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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?
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
In the previous post, I talked about the benefits and potential drawbacks of leaving the heavy lifting of hosting and displaying your comic on tapastic, and tried to answer the most commonly asked questions that pop up. I also alluded to the fact that I’ve committed to using tapastic as my platform of choice – […]
Hi folks – if you’re a regular listener to the WA podcasts, you’ve heard me talk about tapastic on a few occasions. As a group, some of us have been interested by the concept, but none of us have really been committed to trying to make it work for our comics. Until now. In this […]
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.
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 […]
Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: REFLECTIONS! No, not the kind in a mirror, but we all reflect back on 2014 and talk about the changes in the webcomic universe and how conventions are changing. Plus, whiskey and socks.
For the first half of December we have put the Christmas Spotlight on Cool Yule Comics by George Broderick, Jr and now it’s time to readjust the flood light in the yard and put it on the creator of the comics George Broderick, Jr. himself. So get your favorite snuggie, a warm cup of Joe […]
Kickstarter and Patreon are two platforms for independent artists to find support from their consumers. Both are based on similar principles, where a crowd of people each contribute a small sum to fund a larger goal. However, I propose that Patreon and Kickstarter are both fundamentally different from each other when it comes to WHY […]
*checks calendar* Really? 2014 is over? How did that happen so quickly? I had a year PACKED full of conventions and shows, and next year I’ll step back a bit from the con-circuit and focus more on creating content. Hoping you had a year full of artistic/creative growth, made some mistakes and learned from them, […]