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ComicLab with Zach Weinersmith!

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 01:22 PM

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!

Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar welcome webcomics star Zach Weinersmith of SMBC, cerator of BAHfest, and author of several books including Soonish.

BUT FIRST: Dave puzzles over the inherent bizarreness of the Smurfs.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — The economics of LEGOs
  • 07:26 — Introducing Zach Weinersmith
  • 12:00 — When are you "done" — and when do you go back and "fix" an old comic?
  • 21:12 — Overworking a comic
  • 25:50 — Creating a font based on his hand-lettering solved Zach's hand-cramping problems
  • 29:53 — How does Zach describe his career?
  • 30:50 — Does the New York Times bestseller list matter?
  • 36:30 — How do you know when it's time to quit your day job and start cartooning full time?
  • 50:00 — There's no shame in a day job
  • 53:15 — Zach's creative process
  • 01:00:00 — Zach's foray into political comics

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$2 — support the show

$5 — submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast

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$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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Free copy of DRIVE: ACT ONE!

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 12:58 PM

Hey gang! I woke up feeling profoundly grateful for the support you've shown DRIVE by directly supporting the strip on Patreon.com/Drive. Folks kicking in a dollar a month makes DRIVE possible!

So today, all patrons of DRIVE on Patreon are getting a free copy of DRIVE: ACT ONE! Just go *here* to download your eBook!

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Not yet a DRIVE supporter? Join the Drive Corps, and get your free copy, but jumping in, H E R E !

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This week's ComicLab Podcast!

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 09:23 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!

Webcomic veterans Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar tackle another collection of questions about the care and feeding of cartoonists. FIRST, Danielle Corsetto's GWS collection leads to a discussion of "complete" collections and hardcover books in general. NEXT, Creation vs Learning — which is more important? THEN, it's the perennial question – How do I get more Patreon backers? FOURTH, should experienced webcartoonists be more open to offering critiques when asked? And FINALLY, Dave challenges Brad to write a 10-year plan!

BUT FIRST: Dave discusses a parent's cunnundrum — the perplexing economics of LEGOs!

Show notes

  • 00:00 — The economics of LEGOs
  • 06:25 — Brad is still dealing with phishing phallout
  • 09:00 — Danielle Corsetto's GWS collection leads to a discussion of "complete" collections and hardcover books in general
  • 15:26 — Creating vs Learning... which is more important?
  • 24:27 — How to get more Patreon backers
  • 37:33 — Should we offer critiques?
  • 56:10 — Challenge: Create a 1-, 5- and/or 10-year plan

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