Hero’s Journey — Why isn’t there a Damsel-in-Distress Arch...
As I was teaching my Storytelling class at University of the Arts, I discussed the several character archetypes found in a Hero’s Journey narrative structure. They included such characters as hero, mentor, shadow and ally. Then, a hand shot up […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Social-Media Promotion: Be a Sniper
I got a Facebook friend request from a cartoonist, and, as usual, I accepted. Within seconds I got a “thanks for the add” direct message. Friending is not exactly an “add,” but I decided not to split semantic hairs. I […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Character Archetypes in the Hero’s Journey
Following our discussion of the Hero’s Journey narrative structure, let’s spend a little time drilling down into the character archetypes. These are roles played by characters in a typical Hero’s Journey that get repeated throughout storytelling.Read more
The Hero’s Journey
In 1949, Joseph Campbell’s book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” popularized the concept of a monomyth — that is, a core pattern that can be found in stories ranging from Greek mythology to Star Wars. Campbell — influence by […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Holiday shipping deadlines
It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the winter holiday season, but here we are. If you’re shipping merchandise with an expectation of having it there before the holidays, here are some deadlines to be aware of.Read more
How to post a continuous scroll on Instagram
Instagram’s multi-image posts are fantastic for sequential work, but what if your comic is a long, continuous horizontal panel? You could spend a few bucks on an app that will convert the image to a Continuous scrolling image. Or you […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Patreon Pro Tip: Record a Walkthrough
Patreon has proven to be a game-changer for may people pursuing webcomics. But some new patrons have a hard time navigating the Patreon interface to get the most out of their patronage. While I don’t mind seeing “my financial situation has […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Episode Notes: We take our first shot at answering that age-old question.
Episode Notes: Brad, Kris and Dave give their SPX wrap-up, fighting spam and luddies with rulers.