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ComicLab Podcast: Should you build your audience on Webtoons?

Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 04:12 PM

EPISODE SUMMARY

Webtoons is a popular platform for independent comics publishers. But with practically no options for reader outreach, is it worth the effort? But first, Dave shares his vacation waterslide adventure... and his lack of fandom for Freakazoid

EPISODE NOTES

Webtoons is a popular platform for independent comics publishers. But with practically no options for reader outreach, is it worth the effort?

But first, Dave shares his vacation waterslide adventure... and his lack of fandom for Freakazoid

Questions asked and topics covered...

  • The Far Side — we called it
  • Clip Studio Paint doesn't have OpenType support — and that needs to change
  • Should you be building your audience on Webtoons?
  • Do you want to know why a reader left your comic?
  • Obsessing over an audience

Limited-edition ComicLab enamel pins are now available at newevilbook.com and sheldonstore.com!

You get great rewards when you support ComicLab on Patreon

  • $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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ComicLab Podcast: Live by the Platform, Die by the Platform

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 04:23 PM

EPISODE SUMMARY

From YouTube’s new policy regarding Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to SmackJeeves' site-wide changes, the ComicLab guys realize that living by the platform can mean dying by the platform.

EPISODE NOTES

From YouTube’s new policy regarding Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to SmackJeeves' site-wide changes, the ComicLab guys realize that living by the platform can mean dying by the platform. Then they take delight in an ingenious plan to expose unscrupulous T-shirt vendors that use social-media comments to steal copyrighted illustrations. Next, Dave talks about how comics is a career you can build SAFELY. And, when a listener asks how to overcome their boredom over the drawing process, Brad shares a revelation. Then, Dave shares his social-media approach for Drive. And finally, a listener asks why Brad and Dave don't license their archives' print rights to foreign publishers.

But first, Brad tells about the worst whiskey sour ever.

Questions asked and topics covered...

  • Dave's new book
  • Live by the platform, die by the platform
  • The day the T-shirt bots died
  • Cartooning is a career you can build safely
  • When the writing is fun, but drawing is a chore
  • Social media and longform comics
  • Selling foreign rights to publishers

Editor's note: I used the incorrect pronouns when discussing @nanadouken, whose correct pronouns are they/them. I regret the error, and apologize for my carelessness — Brad

Limited-edition ComicLab enamel pins are now available at newevilbook.com and sheldonstore.com!

You get great rewards when you support ComicLab on Patreon

  • $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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Get this Flaco illustration: Starting at one penny!

Monday, January 13, 2020 - 01:05 PM

I put this cute illustration up on eBay, starting at one penny. Go snag it! ...and get your own personal sunny day :)

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