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Comic Lab

Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett

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Welcome to ComicLab: The podcast about making comics, and making a living from comics! If you loved Webcomics Weekly, you're gonna love this show: It's half shop-talk, half how-to, and half friendship. WE SQUEEZED IN THREE HALVES. It's tips and tricks and all the joys of cartooning as a pro. So pull up your drawing chair, put on some headphones, and join us while you draw! And if you like what you hear, kick in a dollar to help make more 'n better shows — patreon.com/comiclab
 
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Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we've devoted the entire show to Kickstarter — what's working, what's not, and how you can improve your campaign! Questions asked and topics covered... Kickstarter is the most tangible, real-world, evidence-based way to show how impossibly…
 
We're talking first episode of Disney+'s 'What if Series and a breakdown of what we know, so far, of 3 World 3 Moons -- a sub stack project helmed by one of our favorites, Jonathon Hickman. Also, if you don't dig some of substack's writers, may I suggest donating to Brave Space Alliance! Here's our link to Warriors and Dog Fighters by Del Mundo…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we're talking about building your email newsletter. Questions asked and topics covered... E-mail newsletter management Ending your comic and starting something new Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! …
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we're talking about the ideal career path for comics Questions asked and topics covered... Kickstarter strategy of "fun" Stretch Goals Ideal comics career path "Pro-am status" Is "do a good comics" really all there is? Today is a great tim…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we're talking about juggling multiple projects. Questions asked and topics covered... Juggling two projects Sound effects Patreon solves VAT dilemma for its creators Running out of Patreon rewards Today is a great time to bump up your Comi…
 
We founded All Comics Considered to talk about comics that we love. Our Kirby scale is a tongue-in-cheek response to ratings -- we rate how much we like the book. And over the past six years, when we rated books we didn't like, we talked about why we did not like the book. More often than not, the response was 'this is not for me.' Until today. Ada…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we're devoting a special hour-and-a-half episode to advice for exhibiting at comic conventions! Questions asked and topics covered... Exhibiting at your first comic con Hidden costs you need to be aware of Why Dave does comic conventions W…
 
Summer speeds by -- and if we learned anything about Loki is that we wish we could work with the Time Variance Authority to extend it just a little bit. Or maybe head to a timeline where folks wore masks and got vaccinated... But since Kang doesn't exist in the 404, we can't do either of those things. We might as well just recap Loki! This is a ful…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, Dave shares his strategy for meeting his Kickstarter goal in the opening days — and juicing the algorithm — by using Patreon! Questions asked and topics covered... Reaching a Kickstarter goal in the opening days — using Patreon Finding you…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! What's your elevator pitch? If you had to sum up your comic for a new reader, could you do it effectively in under 60 seconds? Questions asked and topics covered... Pulitzer Prize in Editorial Cartooning Attracting collaborators Writing process — pap…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! What's your elevator pitch? If you had to sum up your comic for a new reader, could you do it effectively in under 60 seconds? Questions asked and topics covered... How to write an Elevator Pitch Bookshop.org partners with Kickstarter Selling books a…
 
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Delaying gratification is extra hard when you're a comics artist. Also, Brad is seething with jealousy when Patreon asks Dave to be an ambassador. Questions asked and topics covered... Patreon Ambassador Delaying gratification How much story per pane…
 
This week, Marty, Tim, and Nick jump into the new Disney+, Loki. Yes, it's 2 weeks behind -- but this is to give folks time to catch up with the show and see if our predictions are true. For instance: Who are the Time Lords? (Marty says it's Kangs.) What's going on with the OTHER Loki? Is Owen Wilson's Moebius connected to another Marvel Character?…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! If there was ever a pivotal year in webcomics, it was 2014. Ad-blockers, social media, crowdfunding, and so much more happened in exactl…
 
The best laid plans and scripts of podcasters are often laid waste by real life. So when Nick takes a knee, what do Tim and Marty do? Why, we do another pullbox! This time, also featuring the graphic novel Tim gifted Marty: The Sword of Glass! First, here's the article from Comics XF that Marty mentioned, written by Ritesh Babu. Read it! https://ww…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! Impostor Syndrome — what is it, and how can we, as creative professionals, battle against it? In 2018, an art teacher wrote in to ask wh…
 
This week, Marty and Tim talk about the books they are reading. And a quick note about our sound: Zencastr seems to have changed the inputs on Marty's mic between sound checks, so we apologize for the sound. Here are the books we are recommending this week! Eternals:Kieron Gillian, Esad Ribic, Matthew Wilson Nocterra -- Scott Snyder, Tomeu Morey, T…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! This week, exactly one week after Brad lectures on the dangers of getting distracted, one of his TikTok videos goes viral — and he spend…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! This week, Brad and Dave discuss the fine art of not getting distracted by "shiny objects!" Questions asked and topics covered... How to…
 
Hey there ACC-tion heroes! Today we give a SPOILERY review of Pornsak Picketshote's and Alexandre Tefenkgi's The Good Asian, from Image. It is absolutely no secret that we're fans of Pornsak's work as a writer and editor, and we had an absolute blast with him in our interview with him (Volume 2, Episode 35, btw.) And here we get to go into great de…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! This week, Brad and Dave discuss writing your comics with other media in mind. Also: Artfol... is it the next big social media for artis…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! This week, Brad and Dave discuss writing through story beats. Questions asked and topics covered... Story beats pencilling problems low …
 
Hey There Acction heroes! To wrap up our coverage of Falcon and The Winter Solider (note, there will be spoilers!) we invited community organizer, director, and editor extraordinaire, Warren Williams to help us recap the entire show. We revisit our discussion of Sam and Misogyny, talk about how weirdly chaste the MCU is, and we even briefly discuss…
 
Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Starting in June, $10 Patreon backers will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — and an archive of previous livestreams! This week, Brad and Dave discuss building a comics business with multiple revenue streams. Questions asked and topics covered... Surivin…
 
Today's episode is sponsored by Bonjoro — an amazing app that enables you to quickly send personalized welcome and thank you videos to your readers, clients, patrons, or backers. This week, Brad and Dave talk comics with Nick Seluk, creator of The Awkward Yeti and Heart and Brain. Questions asked and topics covered... Nick Seluk Faceless comics Wor…
 
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