Surviving Creativity — Patreon: Fees, Fears, and F Words

Scott Kurtz, Cory Casoni and I discuss the Patreon service-fee rollout. It was a PR mistake. And creators’ reactions helped turn it into a crisis. We give you a perspective on the issue that you probably haven’t gotten on social […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How To Do a Year-End Review of Your Most Popular Comics

FREE FRIDAY! Read today’s post without a subscription! When I worked in newspapers, December always meant end-of-the-year lists. Every writer in every department would file one. Why? Well, I guess they can be pretty interesting. But more importantly, they’re easy […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The Patreon crisis — Would it Have Passed?

Although it’s a moot point with yesterday’s decision, I tested out a working theory that popped into my head, and I got some rather surprising results.

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Patreon reverses service-fee decision

I have to hand it to Dave Kellett. During a recent Webcomics Confidential discussion about the Patreon service-fee mishap, he not only guessed that the crowdfunding company would reverse the decision, but he accurately foretold the first three words of […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Mailbag: Patreon alternatives

Q: With what’s happening with Patreon lately, can you suggest some alternatives alongside Patreon for webcomickers? Some suggest putting Gumroad or similar pay systems. What else should we look to? A: There are several alternatives to Patreon — including a DIY […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Webcomics Confidential Ep 41 — Jake Parker

Dave Kellett joins me in the studio to talk with the creator of Inktober — and all-around marvelous illustrator — Jake Parker.

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Take a Christmas Break

A couple of years ago, I posted a few thoughts on the idea of taking a weeklong hiatus for the Christmas holiday. It featured a guest post from “How To Make Webcomics” co-author Dave Kellett on the topic. The entire […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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