What If… Beating Convention Bootleggers was a Business?

Once again, we have reports of rampant bootlegging at a major comic convention. Bleeding Cool was inundated with stories about alleged bootleggers at Wizard World Chicago — including the Carolina Ghostbusters, Fatal Planet, and Ginger Zap. It’s a perennial problem that […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Stop promoting to other cartoonists!

You see it every day — especially if you’re a member of any webcomics-themed Facebook groups. It’s ubiquitous. It’s pointless. It’s almost entirely useless. But more importantly, it belies a huge lack of understanding about the nature of promotion. It’s […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Lettering Hot Seat: Juniper

I think lettering is a crucial skill to master in comics — and there’s no shortcut to getting good lettering. Digital lettering comes with a plethora of pitfalls, and hand-lettering is a skill that takes a long time to master. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The final reason to stop hosting reader comments

In February 2015, I published a post that asked if webcomic creators really needed to host a comments section on their sites. By May of that year, I reported that I had curtailed commenting — and it had numerous positive […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Lettering Hot Seat: Kev’s Tees

I think lettering is a crucial skill to master in comics — and there’s no shortcut to getting good lettering. Digital lettering comes with a plethora of pitfalls, and hand-lettering is a skill that takes a long time to master. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Grants, Fellowships and Residencies

Dave Kellett pointed me towards this excellent list, compiled by Melanie Gillman. http://pigeonbits.tumblr.com/post/148910645278/grants-fellowships-and-residencies-for

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Commissioned Sketches — Saying No to the Doodle

You don’t need a subscription to read today’s post! This is a re-post from the Webcomics.com archive. If you’ve ever been curious about the kind of information, tutorials and advice that you’ll get as part of your subscription to Webcomics.com, this […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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