Why Artfol is destined for failure

Artfol is a new social-media platform that is positioning itself as “a social-media network for artists.” Eschewing the traditional algorithm approach, it promises an improved platform for creative people. Ironically, it’s because of that approach that I give Artfol a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Tax time — and some advice if you owe money

The traditional tax deadline today. However the IRS has extended the deadline to May 17 due to the COVID pandemic. (This does not apply to state and local taxes.) But what if you owe money and can’t pay? Don’t make […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Page turns and Story beats

A cartoonist was sharing some advice they got on a recent webinar. The instructor suggested that a comics artist should keep a reader moving through a book by placing something enticing at the end of the page. This is a […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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‘Ringo Awards nominations

The ’Ringo Awards have opened nominations for this year’s awards. Click this link to nominate your favorites — and share it with your readers, encouraging them to nominate their favorites!

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A new strategy for the much-maligned calendar

FREE FRIDAY! Today’s post is available without a subscription! For years, I’ve advocated against printing calendars to sell to readers. The logic is very simple. You have an incredibly narrow window in which to offer this merchandise, and after that […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Kickstarter — Free market research

Steven Spielberg was rejected TWICE by the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts. Walt Disney’s newspaper editor told him that he ‘lacked imagination and had no good ideas’. A perceived failure often tends to be the gateway to […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How to lay out a comicbook page

You’ve got your script written, and you’re ready to start penciling pages. The only problem is — how the heck are you supposed to get started?! Let’s take it step by step.

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