POTM Interview: Cody Baier of Cloudscratcher

This month we’ve taken to the skies with Cloudscratcher and been on some amazing adventures with this eclectic group of heroes, but let’s come back down to earth and take some time to focus on the creator of this wonderful comic, Cody Baier.  Cody will take on our “10 Questions for the Pick of the […]

Alliance Chat 27

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about… Value-based pricing: Are you asking for what your product is worth? Consider not only what it is, but the market you’re selling it to! AND…  Tiered Pricing: Benefits of bundles, what to put in them, how to push them.

POTM: Cloudscratcher

Cloudscratcher takes you right into the heat of the battle with the first comic, opening the first chapter with a KA-THOOM!! and throwing you the reader right into the middle of the conflict with the Margoth Empire.  We meet along the way the motley crew that makes up the Cloudscratcher, some that have been fighting the […]


Webcomic Workshop Podcast 73

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Drezz: I’ve recently begun work on a new comic project – this time, with a writer. Do you feel that having an artist/writer combo or team effort to produce comics produce better results (quality, timeliness, etc) or do they suffer the same fate and problems […]

Hollywood: Give Us Back SDCC!

I’m not going to rant here, that’s too easy. But San Diego Comic Con needs to be broken up in to two separate events, as the comic portion of Comic Con is all but lost. I’m not the first to notice this, but I’m going to stand up and state my displeasure of how SDCC […]

Creating Your First Behance Project

Fellow cartoonist and webcomic pal Krishna Sadasivam (@pcweenies on Twitter) last week wrote up a great comparison of Dribble vs. Behance. He concluded Behance the overall better site and with that in mind, I went over and created my Behance portfolio. I too was impressed, so much so, I wanted to share how I created […]


Alliance Chat 26

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about… drawing copyrighted characters at conventions for money: is it right, wrong or just a shade of gray? Our last Chat Podcast ran long, so I edited out this topic so we could focus just on it alone for […]

POTM: Shades of Gray

Calm down, before you start getting all hot and bothered it’s not that “Shades of Gray”, this one gives you an actual story with characters you’ll care about.  Shades of Gray takes us to an alien world, where we meet Ten.  Just like all of us Ten has wanted for more in his life, a […]


Alliance Chat 25

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting about… First we follow up on Tapastic and how it’s working initially for those of us here at the Alliance who use it. And then we chat about how we used to be concerned with page-views for Ad revenue […]

Review: Manga Studio 5 for Beginners

The fine folks over at Packt Publishing graced my desktop with the latest Manga Studio instructional book written by Michael Rhodes. The book is a whopping 400 pages long! But don’t let that deter you, it is an easy read and once you get rolling along, the time passes quickly. I am a proponent of […]

The Right Tools Revelation

I have the strangest revelations about art when I’m washing dishes. Looking down at my soap-slicked hands as they held the sponge, slightly red from the just-under-scalding water, I marveled at the dynamic that exists between skill and tools. While I could spend all my life perfecting my dish-washing technique, if I did not have […]


I’ll preface this article by stating this is merely an opinion piece – it’s not a socio-economic essay of any kind, since there are no concrete facts and figures. This article was inspired from discussions I’ve had with numerous comic creators over the last year. Feel free to argue in the comments below. Just don’t […]


Webcomic Workshop Podcast 72

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. This podcast we discuss: Robin: Techniques for CLOSING. I can draw them in, I can get them interested, but I’m struggling to tip a potential customer into a paying customer. Any techniques I should try? Drezz: Tapastic. I’ve decided to give it a second chance (never totally gave up […]

Webpizza – Or How NOT To Market Your Comic

Let’s say you make the best damn pizza ever. You decide to go into business making pizzas. You get all the ingredients just right. But instead of having a traditional brick and mortar store, you decide to only sell your pizza ON-LINE! The internet is going to make you rich, just like everyone else. Yay! […]

My Complete Resource List…

Hey all you Webcomic Alliance kids out there… Whenever your Uncle Chris goes to conventions, he is invariably asked “where did you get your banners?” or “Who printed your postcards?” so I thought it might be helpful to all you young, aspiring convention goers if I made a handy-dandy list of all the things I use, […]

Hell Freezes! Watterson Returns!

“If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it’s a duck” And so all the rumors of Bill Watterson doing some art for the comic “Pearls Before Swine” by Stephan Pastis are true! Read Stephan’s full post HERE. Here’s a sample comic too: His story proves one thing: You […]

Alliance Chat 24

Welcome to the Alliance Chat: where no topic has gone before! In this podcast, we’re chatting with Cartoonist Mike Maihack, creator of “Cleopatra in Space”, an all-ages Sci-Fi full-color original graphic novel, now in print via Graphix/Scholastic. Mike chats with Byron about his past webcomics and how “Cleopatra in Space” ended up in a publishing deal. An interesting chat […]


POTM: Gorilla in the Midst

Chuckles Mulligan has a problem at home, no matter how he tries he can not ignore the Gorilla in the room…the literal Gorilla in the room.  Gorilla in the Midst by Chris Simonite takes us into the world of the Mulligans as Chuckles wife Hilda opens up their home and personal lives to Gus the […]