What size should your graphic novel be?

Beginning cartoonists often ask what size they should make their comic. Many are looking for “standard” sizes. The answer is a little more complicated than you’d expect — and it means focusing on what’s really important about the comic you’re doing.

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Patreon Pro Tip — Record a Walkthru

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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ComicLab Ep 205 — Drawing challenges

Today’s show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One!  This week, we discuss writing character motivations. What’s the difference between Want and Need? Questions asked and topics covered… Drawing challenges Kaijus and Cowboys Steve Jobs on […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Clip Studio — 40% off

Clip Studio Paint — software I strongly endorse for comics production — is on sale for 40% off until Nov. 30. If you’re making the leap from Photoshop to CSP — or if you’re just embarking on digital art for the […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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There’s no such thing as a “failed” Kickstarter

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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The death of comic cons

It’s time to admit to ourselves that comic conventions aren’t what they used to be. And if you’re an independent artist trying to build an audience, sell merchandise, and improve your business, you need to take that very seriously. Convention […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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GoDaddy breached

If you use GoDaddy, you should reset your password immediately. They’ve reported a breach that had gone for two months before being discovered. If that makes you mad, this announcement from Wordfence will make matters worse…

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