ComicLab Ep 182 — Imposter Syndrome

Impostor Syndrome — what is it, and how can we, as creative professionals, battle against it? In 2018, an art teacher wrote in to ask why it was that they could never seem to finish a comic. Brad’s response was “Maybe you’re […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Draft Layers in Clip Studio

The ability to create Draft Layers — and apply Draft Layer settings to entire folders — is a huge part of what makes Clip Studio special. Here’s a brief tutorial to get you pointed in the right direction!

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Designing a logo — Do’s and Don’t’s

Designing a logo for your comic can be surprisingly daunting. After all, many of us are either artists or we collaborate directly with artists. But designing a logo requires a slightly different skill set than designing a comic panel. So […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 181 — Brad Guigar is a TikTok star

This week, exactly one week after Brad lectures on the dangers of getting distracted, one of his TikTok videos goes viral — and he spends the next two weeks… getting very, very distracted, Questions asked and topics covered… Going viral […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 180 — Don’t Get Distracted!

This week, Brad and Dave discuss the fine art of not getting distracted by “shiny objects!” Questions asked and topics covered… How to avoid getting distracted Should you be using vertical scroll? Presenting ourselves as an Authority on comics Listen […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Beware of this common scam

Through the Facebook page of the National Cartoonist Society, former NCS president Bill Morrison shared his recent experience with a check scammer that many people who accept freelance commissions have encountered. Let’s talk about how it works and how to […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Accepting criticism

I accept criticism on my art from two sources: peers who are on a similar journey who I reach out to for advice (like an art-school critique, for example) and people with a demonstrated proficiency in my field. You’ll notice […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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