Social-Media Promotion: Be a Sniper

I got a Facebook friend request from a cartoonist, and, as usual, I accepted. Within seconds I got a “thanks for the add” direct message. Friending is not exactly an “add,” but I decided not to split semantic hairs. I […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Character Archetypes in the Hero’s Journey

Following our discussion of the Hero’s Journey narrative structure, let’s spend a little time drilling down into the character archetypes. These are roles played by characters in a typical Hero’s Journey that get repeated throughout storytelling.

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The Hero’s Journey

In 1949, Joseph Campbell’s book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces,” popularized the concept of a monomyth — that is, a core pattern that can be found in stories ranging from Greek mythology to Star Wars. Campbell — influence by […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Holiday shipping deadlines

It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the winter holiday season, but here we are. If you’re shipping merchandise with an expectation of having it there before the holidays, here are some deadlines to be aware of.

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How to post a continuous scroll on Instagram

Instagram’s multi-image posts are fantastic for sequential work, but what if your comic is a long, continuous horizontal panel? You could spend a few bucks on an app that will convert the image to a Continuous scrolling image. Or you […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Patreon Pro Tip: Record a Walkthrough

Patreon has proven to be a game-changer for may people pursuing webcomics. But some new patrons have a hard time navigating the Patreon interface to get the most out of their patronage. While I don’t mind seeing “my financial situation has […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Reach out to former Patreon backers

When I launched a Special Offer on Patreon, I decided to do some outreach to the folks who had pledged to my Patreon campaign in the past — but had since left. Here’s how I did that — and what happened […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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