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Holiday shipping deadlines
It’s hard to believe we’re approaching the winter holiday season, but here we are. If you’re shipping merchandise with an expectation of having it there before the holidays, here are some deadlines to be aware of.Read more
Wacom’s refurbished equipment sale
If you’re in the market for a new Cintiq — but not quite able to swing it right now — check out the sale they’re currently having on refurbished equipment. The prices on refurbished Wacom Ones are particularly reasonable.Read more
Blambot’s Cyberweek sale
Blambot’s biggest sale of the year is happening next week! Save 30% off of Blambot’s already low font prices with code CYBERWEEK at checkout. Sale ends December 4.Read more
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.Read more
ComicLab Ep 255 — The Social Contract between Comics Creators and Read...
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar try to help a ten-year dopamine addict stop himself from posting his comics before they’re ready! ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…Read more
ComicLab Ep 256 — Twitter Comes Tumblr-ing Down
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar discuss the impending demise of Twitter — and how comics creators can prepare for the changes this will bring. ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…Read more
Affinity v2 offers software at 40% off
Serif Ltd is offering the newly updated versions of its Affinity software package at 40% off. This is a one-time fee, with no subscriptions required and substantial cross-platform capabilities. This includes Affinity Designer, Affinity Photo and Affinity Publisher — offering […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...Read more
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar discuss how websites and email newsletters have made a remarkable comeback in the past few years — and how you should be using them to publish now. Also: What is a squircle, and why is it the best word balloon?!
ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…
- Websites and email newsletters
- Patreon’s new billing option
- Tumblr did NOT bring back NSFW comics
- Word balloons: Elliptical or rounded-corner rectangle?
Social media is among the most frustrating elements of an independent artist’s life. We struggle for engagement, we wage constant battles with “The Algorithm,” we scramble for every last clue to success… and we lose. Time and again, we lose. It’s a little overdue to take a closer look at what’s really happening here.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
In an earlier post, I talked about incorporating a circular panel into a page design intended to work well on a printed page — without having a negative impact on the vertical-scroll version of the webcomic. Here’s a step-by-step guide on doing exactly that.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
Recently Tumblr added some features that had many people convinced that they were reversing their ill-fated decision to remove NSFW content. However, there’s a lot more to the story.The content you are trying to access is only available to members.
The cartoonist uncles have a disagreement! Dave Kellett hates flashbacks, and Brad Guigar can’t get enough! They’ll talk about the right way to handle a flashback in your comic, when you should use one — and whether you shouldn’t reconsider the whole approach in the first place!
ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…
- How to present a flashback scene in your comic
- Should you brand your Patreon on the comic — or on the creator?
- Making time to write when you’re busy drawing — Brad shares his writing process that allows him to plot the story out for several months, while writing individual updates every week.
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Being lonely in a large city has a listener feeling a little Ziggy — and cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar have some advice.
ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…
- Feeling a little Ziggy
- Making money while on government assistance
- The secret success is… failure
- Making a board game or card game based on your comic
- Sheldon… the movie?