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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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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