ComicLab 111 — Changing gears on Patreon

How do you change gears on Patreon once your backers have gotten used to certain rewards? But first, did you know Sha-Na-Na opened for Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock? Questions asked and topics covered… Changing gears on Patreon What mistakes would […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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What to do if your exclusive Patreon content is stolen

It happens, from time to time — especially if you’re offering exclusive content on Patreon. Criminals (there’s no other word) access your site and use various means to scrape the content and post it in places people can access it […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab 111 — Submitting work to the Eisners

What’s the best process for submitting your work to the Eisner Award committee? Dave and Brad get some great advice from Jackie Estrada, who has been in charge of the awards since 1990. But first, Brad’s sons ask how they […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Where to host for the very first time?

I’m just starting out. Where should I host my webcomic? I get this question quite often — both here and on the ComicLab podcast. And traditionally, I’ve pointed people towards building their own website. But I’ve been giving it a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Writing an effective book title

What’s in a name? Quite a bit if you’re trying to name your book. Crafting the right title can have a significant effect on everything from Kickstarter pledges to audience response. And there are some very real pitfalls to avoid.

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Finding the Right Format

I think it’s one of the pervasive mistakes made by webcartoonists today — they’re doing strips when they ought to be doing longform comics. It’s an easy mistake to make, after all. Most of the webcomics that have caught our […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Using a URL redirect to promote on social media

It’s one of the most frustrating parts of promoting a Kickstarter — communicating that long URL. Sure, you’re provided a truncated version. But have you ever tried to point podcast listeners to http://kck.st/2HQTXbr? Luckily, there’s a better way.

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