ISBN primer

An ISBN is a 10- or 13-digit number that is used to identify a book from a specific publisher. Once your book is in print, you can register the title and link it to the ISBN here. Do I need an […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 199 — How to find an audience for a longform comic

Today’s show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One!  Creators of longform comics face unique challenges in building an audience on the Web. Or do they? Questions asked and topics covered… Long […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How to drive subscribers to your email newsletter

With recent articles such as “Email newsletters — Everything old is new again,” and news of Substack luring away top talent from Marvel and DC, many creators are laser-focused on email outreach. They’re eager to leave behind social media and […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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The Magic Wand Theory of Comics

Today we’re going to talk about a sentence that every last one of us have uttered: I really feel like if I could get more people to see the comic they would actually like it… There’s not a comics creator […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Crossbar-I rule — explained

The Crossbar-I rule is one of the few “cardinal” rules in comics. Everyone tells you to follow it, but few people explain why. It actually has very simple typographical roots that make it a must-follow guide to good lettering.

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The 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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ComicLab Ep 198 — Death and Comics

How to handle death in a comic storyline without offending your readers. Also — facing Writer’s Block wile writing a long storyline requires special handling.Questions asked and topics covered… Death in comics Getting stuck writing a long story Don’t comics […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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