The Two Types of Patreon Strategies — And When to Use Them

There are two very different approaches to Patreon, and — depending on your webcomic and its readers — you may want to favor one over the other. However, some of the best Patreon approaches feature both.

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USPS announces shipping-rate increases

The USPS has proposed new postage rates to be implemented on Sunday, January 27, 2019, subject to approval by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Listed below are the highlights of the proposed 2019 USPS rate increase for customers buying postage online.

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How to create an invoice

FREE FRIDAY! Read this post without a subscription! 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 […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Review: The Patreon Special Offer

Earlier this year, Patreon unveiled a new functionality for its crowdfunding platform: The Special Offer. Having launched my own Special Offer, I’ve come away with a very strong opinion of its usefulness.

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ComicLab Ep 49: Under the blanket with Brad

Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking shop! Redbubble has killed off its support for print-on-demand calendars. Should you be doing the same? ALSO, how to prepare for a portfolio review. THEN, building a digital press kit and approaching comics-media […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Publishing a vertical scroll on Comic Easel

Philip M. Hofer, the guy who created the Comic Easel WordPress plug-in for webcomics, passes along these instructions for posting a vertical-scroll comic (think LINE Webtoons) on your WordPress site. It’s a pretty slick function — even if the steps […] ↓ 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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