Many of us are looking for a magic hashtag or “One Weird Trick” to game SEO and drive readers to our work. But I’d like to share a moment of Tough Love when a mentor told me: “You have the audience you deserve.” Once I stopped looking for shortcuts and focused on the quality of my work, my audience began to grow.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
Shipping comics using Media Mail
There seems to be some misinformation going around about whether it’s legal to ship comics using the Media Mail service of the U.S. Postal Service. Since this misunderstanding this could cost you hundreds of dollars, let’s get it straightened out […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Banking on success
One of the smartest things you can do as your webcomic starts to transition from hobby to business is to establish a new bank account for your burgeoning venture. Keeping comics finances separate from your household income has several benefits. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
24-Hour Comics Day
24-Hour Comics Day is in a couple weeks — October 2nd, to be exact. Here’s what you need to know…Read more
Let’s face it. One of the biggest hurdles in growing a webcomic is reader retention. That’s why I want to encourage you to set aside time this month to develop (or improve) three different ways to introduce your comic to […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
ComicLab Ep 195 — Kickstarter… What’s working and whatR...
Today’s show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we’ve devoted the entire show to Kickstarter — what’s working, what’s not, and how you can improve your campaign! Questions asked and topics covered… Kickstarter […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
You’re wasting money on advertising
Unless you have a granular knowledge of advertising, demographics and a whole lot more, you’re probably wasting money on “plug-and-play” advertising like Google Ads and paid promotion on social-media. Here’s why…Read more
E-mail newsletters… everything old is new again
Substack has been garnering a fair amount of attention by spearheading a new crowdfunding platform for creators. It has many people looking at email outreach for the first time. (And more than a few of us a dusting off newsletter […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
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Many of us came to comics as creators because we loved the art. But our readers are there for the writing. With very few exceptions, if your comic isn’t gaining traction, it’s the writing — not the art.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
The email-newsletter app Substack made waves in the comics industry by signing some top Marvel and DC Comics talent to one-year contracts, in which the artists and writers will offer creator-owned content directly to their audience on a subscription basis. Does any of this sound familiar?The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
Questions asked and topics covered…
- E-mail newsletter management
- Ending your comic and starting something new
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I took a question on Twitter recently: “Would it be wrong to draw my comics on A4 paper? I find it hard to fill big spaces.” My answer was, of course. that he should do what they felt comfortable doing. 140 characters doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for art advice. But it made me think that perhaps some news artists might not appreciate a basic rule of drawing…The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
Questions asked and topics covered…
- Kickstarter strategy of “fun” Stretch Goals
- Ideal comics career path
- “Pro-am status”
- Is “do a good comics” really all there is?
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