Best of Webcomics.com – May 2015
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Webcomics.com Poll: This month saw the return of the Webcomics.com Poll. The topic was revenue streams, and the big surprise wasn’t No. 1 (Advertising), it was No. 2.
The Art Institute closed several campuses across the U.S. We gave members the heads-up on possible student-load breaks.
In another installment of Inside the Cartoonist’s Studio, Jules Faulkner shared a look at her workspace. This feature is open to any members who would like to share a look at their studio space.
The NoFollow link: What it is, and why/when you should use it.
Using GMail’s Canned Responses to increase productivity.
We opened a new Hot Seat critique series — this one focusing on lettering.
House ads over the comic. Comic Easel and ComicsPress make it easy to include a potent reader-outreach with out comic updates, yet many of us don’t use it. Here’s how to get the most out of this approach.
Copyright and profitability — “It’s not copyright infringement if I’m not making money, right?” Wrong. And here’s why.
Self-Promotion: It’s incredibly effective… the problem is that most of us are doing it wrong.
Syncing Manga Studio between two computers — a quick tutorial.
Best of the Forum
Too many directories? One member received an e-mail saying that his site had too many directories. We were able to alert the member to the fact that this was not an email from his Web host — rather, it was a phishing scam.