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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…

Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett


    • Jun 30, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
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    "Why won't the world let me be awesome?"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 63:50

    Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar discuss the importance of mindset in building a career. If you search for excuses, you'll find excuses. If you search for solutions, you'll find solutions.ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW...Choosing to find solutions instead of wallowing on failureGreat How-to books for comicsReleasing a longform comic one panel a day??Participating in a critique as a noviceToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    NFTs ... They keep stepping on the same landmine!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2022 53:55

    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 NFTsRebuilding after a social-media hijackingAre long stories or short stories better for improving your writing?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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Hostage-holding for fun and profit

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 16, 2022 63:31

    Dave accidentally held his website hostage for 7 days... and gained 30 new Patreon backers! Also, we'll discuss landing-page strategies and much moreON THIS WEEK'S SHOW...Dave accidentally held his site hostage for 7 days... and gained thirty new Patreon backers!Landing page strategiesUPDATE: Comic Con InternationalUPDATE: Comic shops aren't dead... yetFrequent/Consistent/Significant Patreon postsDad is living vicariously through a creative kidToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Ending a comic after 25 years

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 62:11

    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 yearsWriting dialogueToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    "Help! I used a digital brush and now I'm not an artist anymore!"

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 2, 2022 66:43

    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 creatorsHow do I find longform comicsOne-tier Kickstarter?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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Haunted by Impostor Syndrome

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 59:01

    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 SyndromeSupport-based Patreon vs Exclusive-reward PatreonUPDATE: Brandon Sanderson's $41m KickstarterWhere to get feedback on your comicsZoopToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    "I can't make time for Patreon rewards!"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 55:51

    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 overdrawingUpdate: Pineapple juiceUpdate: Elon Musk's plan to buy TwitterUpdate: Managing an email newsletterReruns on social media"When do I need a website?"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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    "Do I really need fans?"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 57:47

    Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar discuss the importance of audience building before a crowdfunding.ON THIS WEEK'S SHOW...Do I really need a fan base to launch a Kickstarter?Four-panel longform story comicsThe Four Cs used by a $1b software start-upBalancing SFW and NSFW storytellingSelling plushies and stuffed animalsToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Our Biggest Mistakes

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 64:16

    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 sessions — as well as an archive of previous livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Balancing storytelling and personal taste

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 28, 2022 66:12

    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 tasteLine weightTop webcomic list sitesToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Livestreaming

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 61:43

    Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett discuss the pros and cons of livestreaming your comics-creating process. Questions asked and topics covered...LivestreamingGiving advice to someone doing negative social mediaShould you use your own personal email address on newsletters?Visual humor / non sequiturs vs punchlinesToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Nine Patreon Mistakes that are Costing You Money

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 64:20

    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 talking about what's in it for YOU, and start talking about what's in it for the BACKERS.Get rid of your $1 tierThe $2 level is a Support tier. Don't give away rewards at this levelToo many tiersToo much CHATTER in your tiersDon't offer Physical rewardsSocial media messaging  — frequent, consistent and significantInconsistent delivery — Want a monthly pledge? Then you need to offer a monthly reward.Successful Patreon strategies that workHow to UNpublish a Patreon tierEncouraging a young cartoonistPro Tips: 15 Things to Post of Patreon When You Don't Know What to Post on Patreon: Great ideas for exclusive rewardsToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the author of The Webcomics Handbook. Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    "I've tried nothing, and it isn't working!"

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 64:16

    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 comicsDividing your readers into groups -- early vs late... active vs passiveKickstarter conundrumToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Exclusive is not forever

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 67:24

    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 merchandiseClosing loopholes in a storyThe trials of an Eisner judgePlanning a new character designSurviving the ebb and flow of a freelance lifeToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patrioneon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    How to Build Narrative Tension

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 60:51

    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 tensionWhat do we WISH our listeners would ask?What did Brad learn at newspapers?Torn between commissions and comicsLosing Patreon supportToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patrioneon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    How to write a good book title

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 65:45

    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 bookWriters on social mediaBrad's prediction on KickstarterVertical scroll for NSFW comicsDigital rewards vs physical rewardsToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patrioneon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    These flipping comics are making me crazy!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 78:31

    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 driving me crazy!Generic or niche?UPDATE: TopatoCo becomes the first Kickstarter competitor of 2022Bonus panelArtistic Identity CrisisToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patrioneon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    Long term success with short comic stories?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 57:08

    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 storiesQuestions asked and topics covered...Short comic storiesAdding animation effectsHow much work should be done before the Kickstarter?Subscription-based social mediaCreating a pilot episode for your comicToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patrioneon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcher

    The Bad Tweets Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 60:05

    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...The Bad Tweets GameUpdate: Dave HATES being a small-business shipperUpdate: Dave is going to a SciFi convention!How to respond to a complimentStarting an epic storyline.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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

    Gumroad's NFT problem

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 63:04

    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 problemUPDATE: Dave comes out of the podcast closetUPDATE: Bruce Willis got his own category in the '21 RazziesUPDATE: Facebook loses users and reports a $1 billion lossDrawing boardscartooning after retirementNumbering comic-update posts on your websitePossible Gumroad alternativesItch.io — Digital download site popular with indie-game developers. Allows NSFW content. Has published a strong anti-NFT stance.DriveThruComics — Old-school digital download site previously endorsed on Webcomics.com. Allows NSFW content.Ko-Fi — An early Patreon competitor. Does not allow NSFW. Published a strong anti-NFT stance.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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

    Social Media is Making Me Crazy

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 74:21

    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 comicsHow to handle two protagonistsSpreading yourself too thinToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

    Is fanart legal?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 71:18

    Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar tackle one of the great debates in comics — Is fanart legal? 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...Is fan art legal?Should you allow others to do fan art of your characters?Is posting on Reddit worth the effort?Distributing PDFsShould I leave Tumblr?Studio snacks! What are the best comics-friendly refreshments?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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

    Predictions for 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 65:16

    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: KickstarterPrediction: Patreon will launch a Kickstarter competitorPrediction: Cryptocurrency and NFTs will recede... for different reasons!Prediction: Substack creators who took the signing deal in 2021 will grapple with their "Day 366"Prediction: Comic conventions will attempt a comeback... and have disappointing resultsPrediction: Paper shortages and shipping delays will continue to vex creators' ability to create physical goodsPrediction: Because of the preceding prediction, Patreon's base of creators will take another big jumpIn a couple years, "Sheldon" will turn 25 — does Dave Kellett have any special plans?What would your character actually *do*?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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

    Kickstarter's blockchain announcement

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 62:00

    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 announcementDave's plans for SDCC 2022What if you DON'T want to "make a living from comics"?Social media networking vs Comic con networkingToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

    Making NSFW Comics with Special Guest Erika Moen

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 95:13

    Today's show is brought to you by Wacom! Wacom is the maker of the powerful, professional, portable Wacom One!  This week, Erika Moen joins us for a show dedicated to questions about creating NSFW comics! If you've ever wanted to make sexy comics for the 18+ crowd, this show is for you!Questions asked and topics covered...Erika Moen's new project focusing on her mental health journeyHow to build a comfort level with NSFW workThe importance of good art in 18+ comicsHow to draw a vaginal orgasmThe legalities of NSFW publishingAudience building for a sex oriented comicGetting feedback on your adults-only comicToday 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 livestreams!You get great rewards when you join the ComicLab Community on Patreon$2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast. Plus $2-tier rewards.$10 — Gain access to the ComicLab livestreamed recording sessions (including an archive of past livestreams), plus $5-tier rewardsBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive. Erika Moen's work can be found here. Buy her books here. Her book "Let's Talk About It" is a must-have for parents.Listen to ComicLab on...Apple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsSpotifyPandoraStitcherComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.