Q&A: The importance of re-writing

Q On a recent ComicLab episode, you answered a question about someone doing draft after draft of his writing and you said he was doing the right thing. Could this be the same problem of someone drawing the same comic […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Writing stories — planning a route

Sometimes the hardest thing about writing a story isn’t coming up with a grand arc that challenges and changes your main character. Sometimes the devil is in those little details along the way — all of those myriad decisions you have […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 108: Live by the platform; die by the platform

From YouTube’s new policy regarding Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to SmackJeeves’ site-wide changes, the ComicLab guys realize that living by the platform can mean dying by the platform. Then they take delight in an ingenious plan to expose […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Clip Studio Paint needs to support OpenType

I was very excited when Comicraft announced that it had build “crossbar-I” technology into their new fonts — and that they had re-released their two most popular fonts, ComiCrazy and Wild Words, with this feature enabled. Imagine my chagrin when […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Ten resolutions for a better 2020

We all make resolutions this time of year. Sure, most of us forget about them by February, but it’s useful to set goals at a time like this. It helps to focus our attention on those areas that we know […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Should you be building an audience on Webtoons?

Webtoons has developed into a significant player in the independent comics scene. With a ravenous comics-reading audience traversing the site — and even a few opportunities to get paid upfront as a Featured Creator — there are a lot of […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Narrative tension

Whether you’re trying to write a more compelling story — or trying to punch-up a joke — elevating the conflict is often the key to success. Conflict is at the heart of both comedy and drama. But conflict alone doesn’t create […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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