If you’re thinking of planning a Kickstarter to bring your webcomic into the print world, things can be fun and exciting and terrifying. But once you’ve decided that you’re ready for a book and for the you have the audience and drive to attempt a Kickstarter campaign, you need a plan of attack. Format your […]
Chasing a creative dream is a complicated matter. Deep down, we know it’s not a simple as “step 1, step 2, step 3, SUCCESS!”. Deep down, we know it’s all a crapshoot, and there’s so many determining factors of what could lead to success (however you may define that), it can feel like a big […]
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.
by Steve Ogden and Tom Dell’Aringa In a previous article, Dawn already talked about the broken webcomic “business model” , but there might be something in all this that’s even worse than a simple broken model. The web is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s a direct route to a potential multi-billion-person […]
The concerns are always the same – Google is updating their search algorithms and its becoming more and more difficult to ‘game’ the system. How are the honest producers of content expected to stay relevant and near the top of the rankings when there are others who are dedicated to experimenting and finding loopholes in […]
In the past, we’ve looked at a lot of different aspects of branding. After doing a lot of research recently, I dawned on me that I may have skipped over an important distinction – just what your brand is. Often, when I say brand, people tend to assume that I’m referring to their logo – […]
Comic Brand-Aid Follow-Up: How Sweet It Is/Madbury I first reviewed Scott Jenkin’s ‘How Sweet It’ with our first Brand-Aid article. Then I re-reviewed Madbury after Scott expressed on Twitter “I’ve been in branding hell since @RicktheStick band aided my comic”. Today is the conclusion of the hard work by Scott on his site, which I […]
Comic Brand-Aid Follow-Up: How Sweet It Is/Madbury I first reviewed Scott Jenkin’s ‘How Sweet It’ with our first Brand-Aid article. Earlier this week, Scott made a comment on Twitter “I’ve been in branding hell since @RicktheStick band aided my comic. Still feeling my way around w/ concepts”, I thought it would be a great chance […]
Here’s a tip you won’t hear often: you don’t have to get them the first time out. Just because someone didn’t click on your banner this time, doesn’t mean your banner didn’t make an impression.
In my opinion, the site is counteracting his strength. Part of Bearman’s appeal is the commentary that accompanies the cartoon, so the ideal situation would make reading that commentary easy.
…one thing I don’t touch on in my review, but should be noted is that your artwork inherently has a LOT to do with your brand. Most often, each artist brings their unique talents and style to their comic which is a distinguishing factor and an integral part of your brand.
As a general rule, if you’re slowing down the process of absorbing and comprehending your brand, you’re doing it wrong.