Hot Seat: Book covers — Blow the Cartridge and Black Rose

This is the first in a new round of Hot Seat critiques that will focus on book-cover design. As with all of the Hot Seat critiques, this is an opportunity for us to discuss real-life issues in cartooning. I’ll open […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Mailbag: Should I sell my domain name?

Q. I’ve been approached by the creator of a print comic title with an offer to buy my URL. I haven’t updated my comic in months due to a number of reasons, chief among them being my new son and […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Gumroad unveils percentage-based discount

Hot on the heels of offering a streaming book service, Gumroad has recently unveiled a new option in offering discounts to buyers — percentage-based discounts. From their site:When setting up a new offer, you can now toggle between dollars off […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Busting 5 Myths About Creative Professionals

This is a lecture that I prepared for my Arts Entrepreneurship students at Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia. It’s about dispelling 5 myths that pervade creative professionals’ minds: • I’ll get discovered • I have talent. • I need […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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6 Most Common Mistakes Webcartoonists Make

I’ve been writing for this site since 2009, and I see a lot of webcomics. I initiate critiques, I get asked to do portfolio reviews at conventions, and I do comic consulting. I do it because I like it. I […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Book Cover Hot Seat

It’s time to launch a new Hot Seat critique series, and I want to circle around to book covers again. We did a book-cover Hot Seat in 2012, and it was a really interesting experience, but we didn’t have a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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WordPress: My Scheduled Post Won’t Post!

Here’s a little WordPress troubleshooting advice to put in your back pocket. Every once in a while, I’ll schedule a post on my site — and then find out much later in the day that the post hadn’t updated! It’s […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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