Clip Studio Paint tutorial: Highlights for black hair

Drawing a person with black hair can be tricky. If you’re not careful, you can end up with someone who looks as if a stack of vinyl records melted on their head! This three-minute Clip Studio Paint tutorial shows my […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Add lettering to original art to improve sales

Selling original art is an important part of the business model of an independent cartoonist who works with traditional media (pencils, inks, etc.). But if you use digital lettering, that final art might not feel so final to a prospective […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 146: Nobody wants to hear “Support Me on PatreonR...

If your outreach is “Support me on Patreon,” you’re delivering a tone-deaf message. We’re going to talk about getting more backers by adjusting your pitch. Plus, we have our first ComicLab nuptials! Questions asked and topics covered… Wedding bells! Don’t […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Brexit causes VAT changes for US creators

Longtime readers of Webcomics.com may remember a certain fiasco called VAT-MOSS. In 2014, the European Union (EU) changed the way Value-Added Tax (VAT) is applied to digital goods. And its rules affected not only member countries, but countries outside of […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 145

This week, Dave and Brad talk about the hurdles they’ve experienced as artists. And then, when a prominent arts educator advocates for the use of “Poor Man’s Copyright,” Brad’s head nearly explodes. Questions asked and topics covered… Artisting hurdles Poor […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 144

This week, our friend Erika Moen joins us to talk about one of the most important topics we’ve ever covered on ComicLab — Mental health.  Coming soon from Erika Moen… Drawn to Sex Vol. 2: Our Bodies and Health. Have you ever wanted […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Patreon content trade

In the early days of webcomics, a preferred method of promotion was the ol’ link exchange. “I’ll link to your comic if you link to mine.” Today’s crowdfunded business model requires a little twist on that old axiom. The content trade […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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