ComicLab Ep 86: What do you want to be remembered for?
This episode of ComicLab is sponsored by Wacom! In this week’s show, the guys talk about the long paths they took to become full-time cartoonists. Then, they look at the importance of livestreaming, and share some tips on doing that well. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
ComicLab Ep. 85: A typical day in the studio
Today’s show is sponsored by Wacom! Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett are talkin’ comics. The guys talk about how their drawing styles evolved, and then detail what a typical day in their studios looks like. Next, they talk about strategies […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Social media shifted — did you?
Social media undoubtedly changed the landscape of digital publishing. It has taken the focus away from individual websites, and it moved the game to a small handful of of hubs — with Twitter and Facebook being the largest. But in doing […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Comic Lab: Launching a webcomic for the very first time
This episoide of ComicLab is sponsored by Wacom! Now that Dave Kellett is settled in from his trip to San Diego for Comic Con International, so it’s time for Brad Guigar and him to get down to answering some listener questions! […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Coming soon: Patreon’s Post Dashboard
NOTE: This feature is currently in beta, so you may not have access to it yet. Following on the heels of its unveiling of multi-image posting, Patreon is currently beta-testing another feature sure to please webcartoonists: Performance stats for individual […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
ComicLab Ep 82: Dave’s Comic Con recap
This episoide of ComicLab is sponsored by Wacom! Dave Kellett has returned from San Diego, after spending a week exhibiting at Comic Con International, and he brought stories and analysis with him. In today’s show: Dave and Brad remember the first […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
August To-Do List
We’re well into the second half of the year, believe it or not. Now’s a great time to start planning the rest of your 2019.Read more
In this episode, Dave and Brad talk to Dylan Meconis about her new book, Queen of the Sea! Also…
- Brad has some repairs done to his house, and it goes poorly.
- The case for traditional publishing — children’s books
- Dave’s upcoming appearance at Comic Con International
- Working with an editor
- Listener asks “I lost my day job. How do I generate excitement over working on my comic?”
- How to “kill your darlings”
- What’s your favorite part about making comics?
I polled my Patreon backers, and I asked them one simple question: How did you find out about my Patreon? The answers were surprising to me, so I made the poll ongoing — making the question a part of the welcome package that new Patreon backers receive. After several months of collecting data, I’d like to share my results…The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
According to some statistics, social-media posts only get a 1% engagement rate, on average. And that has some people questioning the value of social media as a promotional tool. But unless we use a little common sense about what that statistic actually represents, we could be mislead into taking our eyes off the real goal. I’ll talk about the “1% Rule” and discusses a better way to approach your social media outreach.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
Webcomics pros Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talkin’ comics! In this episode, a question-asker asks if you can spur creativity by changing the layout of your studio. NEXT, the guys take a moment to talk about their fathers — and the influence their dads have had on their creative lives. FINALLY, is it possible to make comics more accessible for people with visual impairment?
BUT FIRST, Dave takes his family to an indoor water park — or as he calls it “a cathedral to e. coli bacteria”
- Spurring creativity by changing the layout of your studio
- Father’s Day thoughts
- accessibility to visually impaired readers
Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com
Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.
Unnecessary tangents in an illustration can be distracting — and kill the composition in an otherwise great drawing. While sketching a page for his Evil Inc comic, cartoonist Brad Guigar discusses tangents and how to avoid them.
Webcomics pros Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking comics! In this episode, they talk about Arrival Fallacy, and how it lures creators into a treadmill of despair! THEN a Patreon backer asks how Brad “NSFW” Guigar could possibly be disturbed by Public Displays of Affection! FINALLY, they discuss the Shonen Jump approach — could it work for webcomics?
BUT FIRST, Brad’s son points out that two of his father’s popular aphorisms are in direct conflict with one another!
- “You can’t choose what you’re good at” vs “No such thing as talent”
- Arrival Fallacy
- Public displays of affection
- Shonen Jump
Building an audience is a definitive goal for most cartoonists, but outlining steps is very difficult. If you’re going to Patreon, looking to build an audience, you’ve got the horse before the cart. In this video, veteran webcartoonist Brad Guigar talks about proven steps you can take to build an audience for your webcomic.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
Are you running a support-based Patreon campaign or a subscription-based one? Understanding the difference can be a major step towards improving your crowdfunding effectiveness. In this video, I give you four tips on maximizing your outreach on Patreon.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
How do you represent someone whispering in a comic? If you choose to make the lettering itself smaller, you’re sacrificing legibility — and that’s dangerous. After all, that’s Guigar’s Law of Lettering: “nobody’s gonna read your comic if they can’t read your comic.” In this Livestream Chat, let’s talk about different approaches to getting it done… quietly.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.