Patreon content trade

In the early days of webcomics, a preferred method of promotion was the ol’ link exchange. “I’ll link to your comic if you link to mine.” Today’s crowdfunded business model requires a little twist on that old axiom. The content trade […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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October To-Do List

This is a time when creativity seems to be at an all-time high everywhere you look. From carved pumpkins to costumes to haunted houses to the really scary stuff like, well…

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Banking on success

One of the smartest things you can do as your webcomic starts to transition from hobby to business is to establish a new bank account for your burgeoning venture. Keeping comics finances separate from your household income has several benefits. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Don’t forget “Meanwhile”

It seems like it happens every time I’m stuck in writing a storyline, I keep forgetting my ace in the hole. It happens so often that I have a standing page in my sketchbook that I’ve marked for writing emergencies. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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DIY Linktree

One of the glaring drawbacks to using Instagram for social-media outreach is the inability to post a hyperlink in a post. It makes generating any kind of valuable engagement on the site nearly impossible. For this reason, the one link […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 143 — Setting an Emotional Hook

As a follow-up to our conversation about writing a strong beginning to your story, we’ve discussed the benefits of beginning a story in media res. But action, action and more action isn’t going to do the trick alone. So today […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Reader retention

Let’s face it. One of the biggest hurdles in growing a webcomic is reader retention. That’s why I want to encourage you to set aside time this month to develop (or improve) three different ways to introduce your comic to […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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