Webcomics Confidential Ep 17 — Social-Media Tips

It’s Q&A time on today’s Webcomics Confidential! A Webcomics.com member writes: I was hoping you could talk a little social media strategy sometime. I was terrible for being that “go check out my comic” person but I get completely stumped as […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Twelve Ways You’re Doing Patreon Wrong

Some cartoonists have been asking me to give them my thoughts on their Patreon pages. And I’ve opened up a new Hot Seat critique series based on members’ Patreons. And — honestly, I’m a little obsessed — when I see […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The Death of Tapastic

I deleted my Tapastic account because they granted themselves right of first refusal in their updated Terms of Service agreement (TOS). After I deleted my account with them, Bleeding Cool reported a response from the company to the angry backlash over the rights-grab: […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Tapastic Adds ” Right of First Refusal”

Bleeding Cool is reporting that webcomic host/publisher Tapastic has added a “right of first refusal” clause to their Terms of Service: If user desires to sell, license, exercise or otherwise dispose of, indirectly or directly, any rights or any interest […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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A new “talent search” … a new warning

You’ve heard me say it before… always read your contract, and pay careful to the fine print. I’ve been traditionally wary of talent searches and talent contests going all the way back to Zuda (and beyond). There’s a new talent search […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Webcomics Confidential Ep 16 — Reader-retention analytics

A Webcomics.com member challenged my thinking (in a good way) on reader retention in the “Do A Good Comic” episode of Webcomics Confidential. He suggested a mathematical formula to help track his success at retaining readers. It was a concept that […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How to Set Up a Spot UV Gloss in InDesign

A spot-UV gloss effect can really add some pizazz to your book cover. But it’s a little tricky to set up. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial.

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