Using GoFundMe… for comics?

Sadly, it’s not uncommon for me to see a GoFundMe campaign to help a family in need raise the money for an astronomical medical bill. But recently, I saw a GoFundMe campaign that sought the funds to launch a print […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The final reason to stop hosting reader comments

Note: This post originally ran last year. 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 […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Keep it positive

In an earlier piece for Webcomics.com, I emphasized the importance of personal branding on social media. I said: Is [my personal brand] accurate? Yes and no. All of the [descriptions] above are truthful, but my presentation of them is decidedly […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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One Simple Step Towards Better Social Media

Wanna do better at social media? It can be boiled down to two sentences. Like less. Share more.

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Best of Webcomics.com — July 2017

July was an excellent example of the tremendous value offered by a subscription to Webcomics.com. My readers got early alerts on issues that would impact their businesses, helpful tutorials, insightful analysis, and meaningful feedback on their work. Here are some samples […] ↓ 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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Patreon Marker

If you create exclusive content for Patreon backers, you may be interested in Patreon Marker — a Web app that puts an invisible watermark on the files your backers download. If you find that your exclusive work has been uploaded […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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