Alliance Chat 32

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.

POTM Interview: George Broderick, Jr

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 […]

Backers vs Patrons

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 […]

News Round-Up: End of 2014

*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, […]

Alliance Chat 31

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: Helping fellow comic creator Scott Jenkins (Jynksie Comics) with his issues of relaunching his comic “Madbury” with a new title and essentially a new story and trying to avoid confusing old and new readers alike. We also talk briefly […]

POTM: Cool Yule Comics by George Broderick, Jr

Wow, is it already December?!? Time to get in gear for Christmas, what better way to get ourselves in the mood than to visit a site that is just chocked full of Yule tide cheer, Cool Yule Comics.  Geroge Broderick, Jr’s tagline for this site is “Why Can’t Everyday be Christmas?” so he has built […]

Chris’ Soapbox

  Hey everybody, it’s your favorite werewolf cartoonist making another article appearance here on the Webcomic Alliance web site. Originally, I had different idea for this particular article but since Dawn just posted her year-end Convention Report Card, I thought I’d write about something that might be a good companion piece. I have to warn […]

East Coast Con Report Card: 2014 Edition

Due to popular demand, I am bringing back my year-long comic con report card! It’s been a while since I posted a full recap of a comic con at which I exhibited, mainly because … well… I do SO MANY. I don’t want to brag.. ok maybe a little…. but I’m so lucky to live […]

How to Make a Graphic Novel/Comic Book – Part 4 (Pre-Press)

This is part 4 of a series I’m putting together for folks looking into creating a comic book or graphic novel from scratch, up to the printing process. In the last few installments, I covered brainstorming/writing/scripting, basic drawing mechanics, and laying out pages in a traditional book format. Now we’ll tackle the most tedious part […]

Alliance Chat 30

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about: We chat about where the line is drawn for comics that are created for kids and comics that are truly all-ages, where both adult and kids would be able to enjoy the content. Guests Charles Dowd of “Lilth Dark” […]

POTM: The Infinite Corpse

I’m going to do something a little different this month and leave the entire month dedicated to the Pick of the Month main posting.  The POTM for November is “The Infinite Corpse“.   Due to the number of artists involved, and hopefully one day you as well, there will not be a 10 Questions follow up […]

My Book Signing Party

Today is October 13th, 2014. Two days ago, I did something in which I had no clue whether it was going to be a success or not.  I had a book signing party. At a local restaurant. And it turned out to be – in my opinion – a great success. I thought you all […]

My goodness, where does the time go?

Before I started my own company and got serious about building my dream job as a full-time artist and writer, I had some very funny ideas about what that would entail. In particular, I always imagined that, once I was my own boss, I would only do the fun, artistic part of the job. The […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 77

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Dawn: RISE: Comics Against Bullying Kickstarter Byron: Building your portfolio. Should I draw a variety of samples to entice folks to hire me or only show “real” works? Drezz: I’ve recently begun work on a new comic project – this time, with a writer. Do […]

Hair Tutorial

Greetings all! I’ve been asked on several occasions to share how I draw and color Lorraine’s hair. So today is your lucky day as I am back in the saddle drawing “1977 the Comic” again and here’s a step-by-step of my process of inking and coloring Lorraine’s hair! As a note, I use Manga Studio […]

POTM Interview: Steve Ogden of Doctor Magnifico

I hope you have enjoyed finding out about Steve Ogden’s new comic Doctor Magnifico.  If you haven’t dropped over to check out the comic do so now…well, after you finish reading this of course, then do so.  It’s been a great month spotlighting Doctor Magnifico and seeing another great work by the super talented Steve […]

HTMAGN-Header-3.jpg

How to Make a Graphic Novel/Comic Book – Part 3(Layout)

In the last two installments, I covered brainstorming/writing/scripting and the basic drawing mechanics used in my graphic novel, El Cuervo. This time, I’m going to show you the process of laying out my pages in a traditional book format, as opposed to the webcomic format. “Why did you do two different methods,” you ask? To […]

Breaking The Studio Chains: A Drawing Tablet Comparison

Why is PORTABILITY so great? Currently, I work 100% digitally on a Gateway C-141 XL Convertible Tablet. It’s about 7 years old and has served me well, although I am stalking social media threads on similar devices in preparation for my next workstation. The key proponent of my Gateway tablet, one that has spoiled me […]

Webcomic Workshop Podcast 76

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Chris: I recently had a freelance professional illustration project that ended up being killed. That’s actually a good thing because some of the stuff that I was being asked to draw was leaning more towards racial stereotypes than actual caricatures and I was reluctant to […]

POTM: Doctor Magnifico

Back in April of this year a gift was brought to a cat named Sam, and a gift was brought to all of us, a new comic by Steve Ogden, Doctor Magnifico.  As for Sam, the gift of a new cat, Nina, was not exactly what he hoped for.  But for the rest of us that […]