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 Scrolling through Webtoons, it’s obvious that an entire generation of young comics creators cut their teeth on comics originally made in Japan.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...Read more
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...Read more
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.Read more
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.Read more
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...Read more
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...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.