Follow-up: The Patreon Content-Scraper

Earlier this year, I had some advice for people who were concerned about a site that was taking Patreon creators’ exclusive content and posting it in a publicly searchable site. There has been an update to the story that’s worth […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Amazon vs Mailchimp? Don’t count the ’chimp out

According to Medium.com, Amazon is about to enter the e-mail marketing arena, offering a competitor to MailChimp and other similar vendors. Many of us use MailChimp as part of a reader-outreach strategy that includes sending comics and/or newsletters. The Conventional […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 152 — What does it mean to be a “cartoonist” i...

This week, a ComicLab listener writes in to inform Dave and Brad that neither of them “actually have a cartoonist’s job.” To put it lightly, the guys disagree. But first, Brad creates a socially distant candy chute for Halloween. Questions […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Detritus — what it is, and why you need it in your comic

Let’s talk about one of those savvy touches that can help take your art to the next level. And, ironically enough, it’s not all about creating a neater, more tidy image. It’s about adding detritus. Detritus No, it’s not a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Webcomics Confidential #46: Conflict and Narrative Tension

Let’s talk about a couple of key concepts in storytelling: Conflict and Narrative Tension!

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The First-of-the-month Patreon dip

It happens every month. You get to the end of the month and breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve made it through another month, and you’ve earned a certain amount of money on Patreon. And then, on the first few […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Webcomics Confidential #45: Understanding Writer’s Block

Writer’s Block is one of the most difficult challenges to grapple with for any creative professional. To tackle it, you need to understand what Writer’s Block itself really is — it’s not a lack of ideas; it’s a lack of […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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