ComicLab Ep 340 — Are dad jokes ~bad~ jokes?

A new father asks if his baby will change how he writes. “Hey, Comics Dads, I’m worried,” he says. “Hey, Worried, we’re Comics Dads,” we reply. And then Dave invites Brad to pull his finger. After they discuss the effects […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Is this a scam? The overpaid invoice

Through the Facebook page of the National Cartoonist Society, former NCS president Bill Morrison shared his recent experience with a check scammer that many people who accept freelance commissions have encountered. Let’s talk about how it works and how to […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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What to post between updates

It was an innocent enough comment. A beginner cartoonist was lamenting their social media results: “Now that I’m publishing my comic, I’m a little restless between the weekly updates, wondering if there’s more I can do to market it. I […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Webcomics Confidential: Putting ideas on paper

I’m a big believer in brainstorming on paper. Once I have my plan, I switch to digital, but there’s something about the visceral connection of using paper that connects better for my brain.

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ComicLab Ep 338 — It’s Friday — am I famous yet?

After six weeks of working on their comic, a listener asks how soon they can expect to make a living doing this — and gets an earful from Brad and Dave.  Plus, Brad and Dave share more of their picks […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Estimated taxes are due Monday

Just a handy reminder: If you pay estimated income taxes, your second-quarter payment is due on June 17.

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The vertical-scroll eBook

I’ve advocated converting your comics into a panel-by-panel scroll for smartphone users for a while. I think it’s a good reading experience for Instagram, and I think it’s a good use of the multi-image post feature on Patreon. If you’ve […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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