Friday Archive Dive: Humor’s “yellow impurity”

Today’s Archive Dive is from Dec. 18, 2013, when I talked about a necessary ingredient in humor: cruelty. A while ago, I read an angry letter to the editor about a syndicated comic strip that drew the ire of a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Time to start planning 2015

It’s time to take what you learned this year and use it to excel next year. Here are some things on my list.

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WordPress virus alert: SoakSoak

From Gizmodo:  Mysterious Russian Malware Is Infecting 100,000+ WordPress Sites A Russian malware called SoakSoak has infected over 100,000 WordPress sites since this Sunday, turning blogs into attack platforms. It’s a potential shitshow, and it could’ve been prevented earlier this […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Mailbag: Selling your buffer

Q. I have been working on a new comic since the late summer, striving to get things the way I want them. My intention is to make a long-form comic with some humor and adventure. That being said, it will only […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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IDGI and Humor: Risk and Reward

So the comic was pretty straightforward. The punchline was solid. But the cartoonist felt the need to explain his joke with a little character who made the punchline painfully obvious. And, in so doing, completely ruined any humor that had […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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When is it time to advertise?

It’s a perennial question in webcomics: When should I start advertising? The answer takes a little re-phrasing, because any good webcartoonist is doing a massive amount of activity that could typically be found under the heading of social media. However, […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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“On the Spot” Hot Seat critique: Love Is In The Blood and ...

This critique series is called the “On The Spot” Hot Seat. I will visit participants’ sites on a random day and talk about how their comic/site/social media is on that day. No archive-diving and no overview. The point is to try […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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