ComicLab Ep. 97 — Commission Accomplished

This episode of ComicLab is sponsored by Wacom! In this week’s show, the ComicLab guys ponder George R.R. Martin’s assertion that writers are either garderers or architects. Also, they talk about commissions. What are some best practices — and how […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Give yourself a break for the holidays

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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How to create an invoice

Getting paid for a project is always great — except for the first time you get asked to submit an invoice. If you’ve ever been embarrassed to admit that you didn’t know how to do this routine business task, here’s […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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“I want that on a T-shirt!”

The accusation was puzzling. An artist tweeted that bots had been developed to seek comments like “I want that on a shirt.” Then, they would swipe the art and — of course — slap it on all sorts of print-on-demand […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How to manage commissions

Offering commissions can be a great way to add an income stream to your business. It can also be an effective Patreon reward. But managing expectations and communicating clearly with clients and backers can be a delicate dance. Here’s how […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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December To-Do List

It’s already December. It’s a month dominated by holidays — both preparing for and celebrating them — and it’s the end of the year. It’s probably the most challenging months for a webcartoonist, so let’s get organized.

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Patreon Pro Tip: Setting links to expire

Here’s a handy pro tip for people running Patreon campaigns. If you’re like many of us, you love Patreon, but many aspects of navigating the Creator Feed are… lacking. And you want better for your backers. So — once their […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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