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This week's ComicLab Podcast with the Return of Jake Parker!

Friday, October 19, 2018 - 11:49 AM

For the cartoonists and comics lovers among us, I have something new and fun: A weekly podcast called ComicLab, with my friend and fellow cartoonist, Brad Guigar. It's half cartooning shop-talk, half pro tips, and half friendship. WE SQUEEZED IN THREE HALVES.

...have a listen below, or on iTunes, Stitcher, Libsyn, or anywhere podcasts can be heard! Or even on our dedicated Patreon page: Patreon.com/ComicLab!

Webcomics watchmen Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking Inktober with Jake Parker, the founder of Inktober. They discuss Inktober, how it started, and where it’s going.

BUT FIRST, Dave’s niece sums up his fashion sense with brutal accuracy.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Dave’s fashion sense is “Costco New Balance shoes and a single-color polo.”
  • 03:06 — Introducing Jake Parker, founder of Inktober
  • 03:38 — A look inside the Inktober inbox
  • 07:26 — What is Inktober?
  • 10:22 — Inktober is one of many, many equally-good art-related challenges this month
  • 24:14 — Is digital art allowed in Inktober?
  • 28:16 — The psychology of Inktober
  • 29:37 — Now that Dave’s Kickstarter is over, the gang talks about what they’ve done that has worked well on Kickstarter — and what hasn’t worked so well.
  • 48:42 — Brad has officially convinced Dave to try Backerkit!
  • 49:36 — How far do you take a pencil sketch before you start inking?
  • 59:59 — Jake has talked to his podcast co-hosts about having Brad as a guest on their show. That talk, evidently, went very, very bad.

Great rewards when you support ComicLab

$2 — support the show

$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.

Jake Parker’s websites are MrJakeParker and Inktober.

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This week's ComicLab Podcast!

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 10:14 AM

For the cartoonists and comics lovers among us, I have something new and fun: A weekly podcast called ComicLab, with my friend and fellow cartoonist, Brad Guigar. It's half cartooning shop-talk, half pro tips, and half friendship. WE SQUEEZED IN THREE HALVES.

...have a listen below, or on iTunes, Stitcher, Libsyn, or anywhere podcasts can be heard! Or even on our dedicated Patreon page: Patreon.com/ComicLab!

Webcomics warriors Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking shop! They discuss why you should be encouraging people to follow your Kickstarter campaign — and how it translates into big money in the last 72 hours of your marketing push. THEN, a thoughtful Patreon backer asks how they can support the web cartoonist in their life. NEXT, a backer asks for strategies for building buzz on Twitter (short of a flame war). ALSO, the guys give advice on knowing which parts of your webcomics business you should outsource. And FINALLY, a patron asks why there has been so little innovation in webcomics.

BUT FIRST, Dave Kellett was his high school’s prom king, and Brad wants every last detail.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Dave Kellett: Prom King
  • 05:58 — Roll the timpani for the DriveKickstarter.com update!
  • 10:36 — Brad Guigar: Prom Loser
  • 13:36 — Following a Kickstarter campaign
  • 20:30 — How can you support the web cartoonist in your life?
  • 28:22 — Best strategies for building buzz on Twitter
  • 35:55 — How do you guys make the decision on what to ‘contract out’?
  • 50:00 — Why has there been so little innovation in webcomics?

Great rewards when you support ComicLab

$2 — support the show

$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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We did it! Hardcovers now get 14 of my eBooks, free!

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 08:43 AM

With 4 hours left in the Drive Kickstarter, we unlocked a final stretch goal!!! Here’s the updated list of everything you get with your Drive hardcover!

And there’s still 4 hours: Join us!

DriveKickstarter.com

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