Telegraphing a joke

Writing a good joke is a balancing act. There are so many ways to upset the delicate harmonies that work together to make something funny. Luckily, there are a few missteps that have recognizable patterns. One of them is telegraphing […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Manga-inspired word balloons — and why you might want to rethink them...

It’s pretty easy to see the influence of manga on comics being produced today. Scrolling through Webtoons, it’s obvious that an entire generation of young comics creators cut their teeth on comics originally made in Japan. In general, that’s tremendous! […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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ComicLab Ep 241 — “My friends won’t buy my comics!”...

Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar give some advice to a cartoonist whose friends want his comics for free. Is this an entitlement issue? It is… but not in the way he thinks. ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW… My friends won’t […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Writing Humor

Writing comedy is a challenge that is made even more daunting in the fact that humor itself is completely subjective and impossible to define. Here’s some thoughts on taking a clever idea and pushing it until it’s actually funny.

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Draw larger

I took a question on Twitter recently: “Would it be wrong to draw my comics on A4 paper? I find it hard to fill big spaces.” My answer was, of course. that he should do what they felt comfortable doing. […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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August To-Do List

It’s the first month of the second half of the year! Let’s get a plan in place to finish 2022 strong!

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ComicLab Ep 240 — The Decoy Effect

Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar discuss the Decoy Effect and wonder how this economic phenomenon could be applied to crowdfunding.  ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW… Using the Decoy Effect on Patreon and Kickstarter Should you pay a collaborator MORE than […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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