Multi-Channel Publishing

You want to write longform stories that are brisk and engaging, and yet you also want to optimize your comic to use social media to build an audience. It feels impossible to write a quality story and succeed on social […] ↓ Read the rest of this article...

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Joke vs. Non sequiturs

Many of us struggle with humor writing. In many cases this boils down to understanding the difference between a joke and a non sequitur. I’m going to use a case study as an example.

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March To-Do List

Get out your calendar and start circling dates. It’s time to do a little webcomics planning.

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ComicLab Ep 324: Using animation to promote

TikTok and Instagram reels are moving to the forefront of social media. Is it time to learn video/animation so you can promote your webcomic? ON THIS WEEK’S SHOW…

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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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