Mailbag: What’s the average price for a graphic novel?

Q.: What do you think is the average price for a graphic novel made by a mostly unknown group of artists & writers? A.: That’s a nonsense question, and it’s crucial that you understand why it’s nonsense… There’s no way to […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Patreon Hot Seat — Sketchbook Silliness

This is the next of a series of Hot Seat critiques in which we’ll be discussing members’ Patreon outreach. Next up… Sketchbook Silliness

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Webcomics Confidential Ep 35 — Social Media Strategy

In a follow-up to last episodes remarks on the changing webcomics-publishing landscape, we drill deeper on exactly what constitutes an effective social-media strategy.

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The Science of Popularity

In discussing his book, Hitmakers: The Science of Popularity, on NPR’s TechNation, author Derek Thompson shared a story about the number-one (non-seasonal*) pop single of all time — Rock Around the Clock. And it holds insight for those of us who […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Rethinking Longform Comics

When webcomics started out, longform creators felt like the ugly ducklings in the crowd. Many of them expressed the same complaint when I’d talk to them. They just didn’t feel as if the Web was the right place to present […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Webcomics Confidential Ep 24 — Are We in a Webcomics Bubble?

A Webcomics.com member got some fantastic advice over at a Facebook Group for webcartoonists and then wrote in asking for some advice on implementing this fantastic advice. And I do my level best to do exactly that…

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Post-advertising webcomics — Phase Two

It has long been my opinion that we have entered “post-advertising webcomics” — webcomics that are published without the central support of advertising revenue. Today’s webcomics are much more likely to be anchored by crowdfunding — namely Kickstarter and Patreon. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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