Crisis management for creators

In a Surviving Creativity podcast a few years ago, Scott Kurtz, Cory Casoni, and I discussed how creator reaction to the Patreon service fee announcement spiraled out of control — and had some pretty nasty consequences. During that conversation, we […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Writing an effective book title

What’s in a name? Quite a bit if you’re trying to name your book. Crafting the right title can have a significant effect on everything from Kickåstarter pledges to audience response. And there are some very real pitfalls to avoid.

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Line breaks in word balloons

Lettering is crucially important — especially if you’re trying to write a humor comic. Comedy is about timing, and bad lettering kills timing. So let’s look at a seldom discussed aspect of lettering — line breaks.

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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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