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Comic Lab

Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett

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The podcast about making comics — and making a living from comics! 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, join our community at patreon.com/comiclab (For sponsorship inquiries: comiclabpodcast@gmail.com)
 
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Toronto Comics Arts Festival has become the latest comics organization to step on the NFT landmine! When will they learn?! Also, how do you rebuild after a social-media hijacking? ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW... TCAF and NFTs Rebuilding after a social-media hijacking Are long stories or short stories better for improving your writing? Today is a great time …
 
Dave accidentally held his website hostage for 7 days... and gained 30 new Patreon backers! Also, we'll discuss landing-page strategies and much more ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW... Dave accidentally held his site hostage for 7 days... and gained thirty new Patreon backers! Landing page strategies UPDATE: Comic Con International UPDATE: Comic shops aren't d…
 
Cartoonist Dave Kellett asks if it's time to end his comic after 25 years. ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW... Ending a comic after 25 years Writing dialogue Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Patreon backers at that level will get exclusive access to livestream recording sessions — as well as an archive of previous lives…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett share a little Truth about digital art. ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW... "Help! I used a digital brush and now I'm not an artist anymore!" Best news websites for comics creators How do I find longform comics One-tier Kickstarter? Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Patreon backer…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about what to do when you just can't avoid Impostor Syndrome. ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW... Impostor Syndrome Support-based Patreon vs Exclusive-reward Patreon UPDATE: Brandon Sanderson's $41m Kickstarter Where to get feedback on your comics Zoop Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about what to do when you just can't make time to create Patreon rewards. ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW... Can't make time for Patreon rewards? Avoiding overdrawing Update: Pineapple juice Update: Elon Musk's plan to buy Twitter Update: Managing an email newsletter Reruns on social media "When do I need a website…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar devote the entire show to discuss the biggest mistakes they made in their career. Also: Brad is launching a six-week session for creators of NSFW comics. Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Patreon backers at that level will get exclusive access to livestream recording …
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about how to balance good storytelling with your own personal taste. Questions asked and topics covered... Balancing storytelling and personal taste Line weight Top webcomic list sites Today is a great time to bump up your ComicLab membership to the $10 tier! Patreon backers at that level will get exclu…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett discuss mistakes that comic creators are making on Patron that are costing them money. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Stop saying "Support me on Patreon!" People want things for their money — stop tal…
 
This episode has taken longer to publish because once we do, All Comics Considered won’t be recording anymore. And I am not ready for the show to end. A few months back, we received a cease and desist order from NPR, stating that they have a trademark on the All __ Considered brand. We were given six months to change our name, and we were not requi…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talk about how understanding self-publishing can make or break your career in comics. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Understanding self-publishing can make or break your career in comics Dividing your…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talk about using exclusive Patreon rewards as merchandise. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... When to turn exclusive Patreon rewards into merchandise Closing loopholes in a story The trials of an Eisner j…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about building tension in your writing. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Building tension What do we WISH our listeners would ask? What did Brad learn at newspapers? Torn between commissions and co…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talk about writing a great title for you book. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Writing the title for a book Writers on social media Brad's prediction on Kickstarter Vertical scroll for NSFW comics Digi…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talk about how to improve your art by flipping it over. But... do you fix on the flip, or do you flip, flop and then fix? We're flummoxed! Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... These flippin' comics are driv…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about how social media can make you crazy. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we talk about building a comics career from unrelated 10-12-page stories Questions asked and topics covered... Short comic stories Adding animation …
 
This week, Marty and Tim do a quick round of what we're reading and think you would get a kick out of! Join us as we talk about current reads and deep dives into the past! Prophet: W: Graham, A: Milonogiannis, Dalrymple, Roy The AllNighter: W: Zdarsky, A: Loo Hellions: W: Wells, A: Carlos, Segovia Spider-Man: Beyond: W: Ahmed, A: Fornes Daredevil: …
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talk about how social media can make you crazy. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! This week, we're playing the Bad Tweets game — once we can identify lazy social media, we can focus on strategies that work. Questions asked and topics covered…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett discuss the recent self-immolation of Gumroad on Twitter — over NFTs! Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! After Gumroad, we'll be talking about cartooning after retirement. Questions asked and topics covered... Gumoad's NFT problem UPDATE: Dav…
 
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about how social media can make you crazy. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom, the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Social media is making me crazy! How do I get maximum impact on my first post? Wordless comics How to handle two protagon…
 
Hey there ACCtion heroes! This week, we delve into the Spider-man: No Way Home and the Disney+ show Moon knight. If, like Marty, you haven't been able to hit the theater due to covid, fear not! this is mostly spoiler free! When it comes to Moon Knight, we dig a bit deeper into Marc Spector, and discuss what we think we're going to see in this upcom…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar share their predictions for the new year! How will Kickstarter, Patreon, Cryptocurrency, NFTs and Substack fare in 2022? Today's show is brought to you by Wacom! Wacom is the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Prediction: Kickstarter Prediction: Pat…
 
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar share their thoughts on Kickstarter's recent announcement that they're switching their service to blockchain technology. Today's show is brought to you by Wacom! Wacom is the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One! Questions asked and topics covered... Kickstarter's blockchain announcement D…
 
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