ComicLab Ep 323 — Can you make a living in comics?

Every once in a while, someone asks if it’s possible actually to make a living in comics. It’s a fair question, and it deserves an honest answer. SPONSORED BY…  ComicLab is brought to you this week by the book “How Comics […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How to launch a new comic

So you’ve decided to start a webcomic. Or maybe you’re launching a new chapter in your ongoing webcomic. The question eventually arises: What’s the best way to launch? There are a few things you should keep in mind to maximize […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Nobody wants to support you on Patreon

If you do one thing in the new year, let it be this: eradicate “Support me on Patreon” from your vocabulary. It’s a marketing pitch that just doesn’t work.

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Humor writing — One step at a time

I like writing about the writing process — especially humor writing. It’s a topic that I find many people who write cartooning tutorials shy away from because it’s so difficult to quantify. But it’s something that’s essential to what we […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 322 — Shopping for Success

A listener asks if they should write one big, successful comic or several mediocre ones. We have a bigger question: What makes you think you have a choice?! Also, it turns out the whole “Substack nazi” thing was yet another case of […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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How to do a Profit-Loss Statement

As we head into tax season, let’s take a look at one of the most useful tools for running a small business — the Profit & Loss Statement.

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Should you re-draw old comics?

It’s an inevitable part of getting better at comics. You look back on your earlier work and cringe. (And the better you’ve gotten, the more intense your regret!) Then, perhaps as you’re considering your first printed collection, the thought crosses […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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