How to launch a new comic

So you’ve decided to start a webcomic. Or maybe you’re launching a new chapter in your ongoing webcomic. The question eventually arises: What’s the best way to launch? There’s a few things you should keep in mind to maximize this […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 59 — The danger of “at all costs” success

Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking comics! In this episode, the guys talk about the cartoonist from history that they would have most appreciated a chance to be tutored by. Then, Dave delivers an update on how Backerkit has been working out […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Crisis Management for Creators

In a Surviving Creativity podcast a couple years ago, Scott Kurtz, Cory Casoni and I discussed how creator reaction to the Patreon service-fee announcement spiraled out of control — and had some pretty nasty consequences. During that conversation, we identified […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Writing an ending

A good ending should fit with your beginning in some way. Remember to end strong: nothing’s worse than reading a good story that has an ending that makes you regret reading it!

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Is Patreon “Sustainable”?

Patreon CEO Jack Conte gave an interview to MSBC to talk about the future of his company. One clickbait headline later, and social media is abuzz with outrage. Some of it is understandable anxiety. And some of it is shortsighted. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 58: Kryptonite razors, hypnotic glasses and ennui

Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking comics! In this episode, they point out that the Eisner Awards have changed their submission guidelines — and that’s great news for short-form webcartoonists! THEN they discuss a tweet by Nate Powell that has everyone talking. This Eisner-winning […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Hitch It / Ditch It Hot Seat critique

It’s time for another “Hitch It / Ditch It” Hot Seat. The rules are simple: I go to your site and point of one thing you’re doing well, and one thing that might stand some improvement. The discussion goes on from […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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