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SEO: The Real Way to Set Yourself Apart

As webcomics became a viable way to build an audience and earn a living, things like SEO, social media and a great website were a great way to set yourself apart from other comics.  In fact, SEO was really good to invest in when comics were unique to the web space.  Unfortunately, webcomics are not […]

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Illustrator Tips, Tricks and Techniques: Working With Layers

Hey everyone! I did a video look at how I use layers and some of the effects that I employ when I use them. This is a good next step from Dawn Griffin’s Adobe Illustrator 101 videos (part 1 and part 2) Illustrator Tips, Tricks and Techniques: Working With Layers Hello there! My name is […]

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Open for Debate: Should We Kill ‘Webcomics’?

I’m revisiting a post I did earlier in the year about the name ‘Webcomic’ and I stated that I would stop using the word and start using Comic Strip. I stopped short from calling for ‘Webcomic’s’ death. Until now. Kill it. Let it die. In my original article I made some really good points, some […]

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Webcomic Workshop #28

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Antoine Conventions for smaller artists: Should I advertise I do quick commissions or should I focus on greating and talking to people? Drezz What is the benefit of showing HOW your comic is produced? (streaming video, process blog, […]

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Coloring and Inking Tips in Illustrator

Hey guys! I did me a little video which you could piggyback off of Dawn’s great Digital Techniques series. I discuss some of the pros for drawing in Illustrator: clean lines, editability and the vector-based format, in addition to showing you some techniques such as layer effects, masking, shortcuts, and templates. I didn’t get to […]

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Webcomic Workshop #27

Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Now featuring a listener’s issue each podcast! This podcast we discuss: Antoine Launching a New Webcomic: Get a mini-archives ready or start from the beginning? Example: The Trench started with only one Strip. Drezz Only keeping the comic digital, but selling other merch at shows (e.g Steamcrow, QC) like […]

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Happy Birthday!

On October 13th, 2010, the Webcomic Alliance opened it’s doors. All those year ago. One year. That was quick…and it was awfully long. For certain, October snuck up on us here in the Alliance’s corporate offices. Since no one changed the wall calendar (next to the water cooler) twice this year, we all thought it […]

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Dr. Banner, the Banner Doctor and Basic Banner Assumptions

As a doctor, it’s important to get things right. That means never getting things wrong. Which is to say that you always do the right things and never the wrong things. Are we clear? Good because I’d hate to mess that up. In the past we’ve broken down banners and I’ve tried to offer ways […]

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Dr. Banner – The Banner Doctor: LeyLines

Patient name: LeyLines Age: Less than one year old. Patient Origins: LeyLines is about “a brother and sister questing for truth. An ex-slave consumed by revenge and a guard captain with a terrible secret. A shadow monk who pays for his powers with his memories and a banished seer who sees visions of war. Secrets […]

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Workshop Mailbag: Google+

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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Open for Debate: Micro or Teeny-Tiny-Payments

To start off with, I’d like to let you know that this is essentially a continuation of the Micropayment discussion from the Workshop Mailbag posted last week. I’ve also recently posted on my comic’s site that I am pushing a large amount of my content off of the free site area and I’m working on […]

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Workshop Mailbag: Micropayments

In our efforts to get more feedback from everyone – we’re clearly not the definitive experts – we’re opening up our mailbag to you. This will be a weekly feature this summer so if you have questions you want answered head over to the contact form and give us the isssssuuuue. If we don’t cover […]

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10 Terrific Tips for Building Bad@ss Banners: Part 2

In part one of this article, we covered the first five tips for building bad@ss banners. Hopefully that gave you a taste of the potential power by building a banner to get the most for your buck(s). Not to mention, this article is free but clearly is a $100 value – and is not available […]

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10 Terrific Tips for Building Bad@ss Banners

Starting that Project Oh-So-Wonderful campaign? Advertising on a friend’s site by swapping banners? Making an ad for a cool t-shirt design? Excellent! Just to make sure you’ve crossed your eyes and dotted your tees or something of the sort – let’s run down ten tips on making that banner make clickety-clicks for you. They are […]

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8 Basic Branding Tips

While some of the feedback on the branding articles has been great, I thought it would be useful if we took a step back and got a little more general, than the specific recommendations I’ve been giving in the ‘Comic Brand-Aid’ series. These are general tips and not a scientific formula – you may come […]

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Webcomic Workshop #15

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 60 minutes this time! Introducing this week: the listeners’ issues! And as a gift for this new feature, the 4 issues this week are all issues submitted by you guys! This podcast we discuss: Byron – Brought by Marie Tary of http://www.brymstone.net/ and http://shifters.comicgenesis.com/ How […]

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Dr. Banner – The Banner Doctor: Whiskey Falls

Patient name: Oh-No Comics and Whiskey Falls Patient Origins: In the mountains of southern Pennsylvania lurks a small town, Whiskey Falls. Named for the Great Whiskey Falls on the Whiskey River in Moey County. The river is named from all the backwoods stills used to make Whiskey along its banks. It is just your average […]

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Webcomic Workshop #14

Less Swearing, More Talking. Coming to you for a whopping 78 minutes this time! This podcast we discuss: Byron: How to use your RSS, i.e. ads, tracking stats, etc. Antoine: Pros & Cons of resizing or removing your comic for RSS feed Ken: How much time do you spend and how far do you go […]