Best of June, 2014
If you’re not a member of Webcomics.com, here are some of the topics you missed out on last month. If you’re curious about joining, we’ve just made it easier than ever with a $5 trial membership. You’ll get full access to the site for thirty days so you can see what you’ve been missing. At the end of the trial, you can choose to re-subscribe ($30 for 12 months of access) or walk away with no strings attached. You will not be re-billed unless you choose to subscribe.
The links will lead you to content that is “subscription-only” content, but I like to link to it for the people that see something intriguing, join, and then want to delve into what they missed.
Patreon: The popular crowd funding site updated its main interface, and within hours, Webcomics.com members knew how to game the system to get their projects more exposure.
Member Benefits: Speaking of user-interface upgrades, Webcomics.com improved its display of its popular member benefits — especially the system of distributing quotes to several print vendors to get comparable quotes on identical parameters.
Guest post: A dim view on Panel View and Guided View. Is this really the best way to read comics on a digital tablet?
Writing — Tell It Like It Is… or Tell It Like It Ought to Be: You have a choice, as a writer. Which do you do?
Is it time to collaborate? And, if so, what are the steps you should take?
Hot Seat critiques: We wrapped up the previous Hot Seat — a “Hitch it / Ditch it” — and launched a new series that focuses on the visual.
Studio space: Some members shared their studio space in photos, video, etc.
Guest post: Apples to Unblock: One member shares her unique method of breaking Writer’s Block.
Pro Tip: Digital Art: If you’ve ever mistakenly drawn your final “inks” on your “sketch” layer, you’ll want to learn this easy technique for solving the problem fast.
Getting a clean scan — Best practices