ComicLab Ep 137 — How do you do an empathy?

Brad and Dave talk about writing characters from outside your own personal experience. Empathy as a writing tool! Then, a listener says they’re losing interest in their comic — can Dave and Brad help? Questions asked and topics covered… How […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Manga-inspired word balloons (and why they need to stop)

It’s pretty easy to see the influence of manga on comics being produced today. Scrolling through Webtoons, it’s obvious that an entire generation of young comics creators cut their teeth on comics originally made in Japan. In general, that’s tremendous! […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 136 — The 8-Pages Rule

This week, Brad and Dave recall a guideline for reader retention from the early days of webcomics that’s a relevant today as it was then — the 8-Pages Rule. Questions asked and topics covered… The return (?) of Gary Larson […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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What’s the best size for a webcomic?

Beginning cartoonists often ask what size they should make their comic. Many are looking for “standard” sizes. The answer is a little more complicated than you’d expect — and it means focusing on what’s really important about the comic you’re doing.

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How many panels per page?

A fellow creator once shared that they were told that a comics page should have between 4 and 7 panels per page. Not only is this bad advice, but it removes the focus from where it ought to be.

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ComicLab Ep 134 — Creating your own Writers’ Room

This week, a Patreon backer asks how they can build their own Writers’ Room. Questions asked and topics covered… Building you own Writers’ Room Falling asleep at the drawing desk The importance of writing Calling it quits after ten years […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 135 — Special Guest Terry Blas

This week, Dave and Brad welcome the incredible Terry Blas to the show! Questions asked . . .  Do you two old guys EVER meet anyone NEW? What is the best size for a webcomic? Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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