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New ComicLab episode: Ensure Killed My Pappy

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 11:25 AM

EPISODE SUMMARY

This episode of ComicLab is sponsored by [Wacom](wacom.com)! In this week's show, the ComicLab guys discuss how converting to a digital workflow on Cintiqs improved their time management. Also, how do you balance storytelling tension in a longform comic? Next, the guys talk best practices in newsletters. Later, should you hire a proofreader? Dave Kellett shares an update on his ongoing Kickstarter, and finally, what are the must-have features for a book project? BUT FIRST... Ensure killed my pappy.

EPISODE NOTES

This episode of ComicLab is sponsored by Wacom! In this week's show, the ComicLab guys discuss how converting to a digital workflow on Cintiqs improved their time management. Also, how do you balance storytelling tension in a longform comic? Next, the guys talk best practices in newsletters. Later, should you hire a proofreader? Dave Kellett shares an update on his ongoing Kickstarter, and finally, what are the must-have features for a book project?

BUT FIRST... Ensure killed my pappy.

QUESTIONS ASKED...

  • How do you balance storytelling tension in a longform comic?
  • What best practices would you recommend for a webcomic newsletter? (Frequency, what to include, how to get sign-ups, etc.)
  • As self-publishers, do you hire proofreaders before sending out books for print?
  • For printing a book, what extras are "must haves", "strongly should consider", "nice to have", and "pass".

You get great rewards when you support ComicLab

  • $2 — Early access to episodes
  • $5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast
  • $10 — Record an audio question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast
  • $50 — Sponsor the show! We’ll read a brief promo for your comic/product and read it twice during the show AND you get the exclusive ProTips podcast

Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com
Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.

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Go snag this *Pickles* original art!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 01:44 PM

I just put a really neat PICKLES illustration up on eBay, starting at one penny! Go snag it! [LINK: https://www.ebay.com/itm/293235821884 ]

(...It's drawn in black and white inks on a green-grey vellum paper: Super cool!)

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8 Days Left to get your AUTHORS book!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Friends! There's just 8 days left to get your ANATOMY OF AUTHORS book! Reminder that these don't go into bookstores or traditional book distribution, so your best route is to snag it in the Kickstarter. Go here [ L I N K ] and get yours today!

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