How to do a reader survey

Reader surveys are an excellent way to get a better feel for your audience. Does your comic skew towards female reader? Do they tend to be younger or older? What are their other interests? would they support a Kickstarter for […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Facebook announces subscription-only news

Facebook is announcing a new initiative — The Street — which will offer news on a subscription-only basis. Via Reuters: (Reuters) – Facebook Inc plans to launch a subscription-based news product, and will begin initial tests in October, TheStreet reported […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Patreon Hot Seat — Call for participants

I’d like to do another critique series that focuses on Patreon campaigns. If you were a participant in the previous Patreon Hot Seat, you are disqualified from being part of this one. If you’d like to have your Patreon campaign […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Start planning holiday merchandise now!

Merry Christmas — and Happy New Year! Set down the sunblock, and step away from the pool. It’s time to start planning for December and January. I know it’s hard to get into the spirit, but this is the time […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Anatomy of a convention banner stand

Recently, I saw a webcartoonist asking for advice on convention banners. It’s a deceptively tricky topic — and it’s something I see done poorly at con after con. Before you shell out your hard-earned dough on another convention banner that […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Mailbag: How long should it take me to do a comic?

Q.: The time it takes me to draw, ink, and color a single comic is usually between 3-6 hours, am I going too slow? I’d like to be able to do more comics per week, but I work full time and […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Book plates

Offering an original illustration inside a book — as part of an Artist Edition — is a tremendous way to drive sales and/or Kickstarter pledges. But… have you ever tried to do a decent drawing on the inside cover (or […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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