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This week's ComicLab podcast with Dylan Meconis!

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 09:47 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 wardens Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are joined this week by “The Long Con” writer, Dylan Meconis. They discuss ways in which an artist can improve their critical eye. NEXT, a listener asks whether a creator should have one, central Patreon campaign — or should they split them among different projects? THEN, the trio brainstorms strategies to integrate new readers into an ongoing longford comic. FINALLY, Dave and Brad announce their plans to attend the Patreon convention, PatreCon, in November!

BUT FIRST, when Brad takes his kids to the Huron County Fair, they learn a lot about rural life.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — During his trip to Michigan, Brad takes his boys to the Huron County Fair. (The Zipper)
  • 06:23 — The FFA livestock auction
  • 09:50 — Introducing special guest Dylan Meconis
  • 12:00 — Brad’s looking forward to his Huntsville, Ala., work vacation
  • 14:43Documentary about Osamu Tezuka (“Astroboy”)
  • 17:07 — “How do I develop my critical eye?”
  • 33:41 — Should you have one Patreon campaign or split them among different projects?
  • 53:23 — How do you integrate new readers in the middle of an ongoing longford comic?
  • 01:05:12 — Will Patreon’s physical-reward-fulfillment push work?
  • 01:12:00 — Dave and Brad will both be attending PatreCon (Nov. 1-3)
  • 01:17:24 — Brad becomes the new pitchman for Gingo Balboa.

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.

Check out Dylan Meconis’ comics: Family Man, Bite Me, and Outfoxed.

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The DRIVE Kickstarter is live!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 - 08:50 AM

Friends! The Kickstarter for the new "DRIVE" book is live:
You can get the Act 2 hardcover, or both Acts 1 and 2!

It's going to be a delightful book -- super classy, beautifully printed, with details you never saw, online.

And we got an incredible rate on DHL shipping -- so if you live overseas, this is genuinely the best shipping rates I'll ever be able to offer on the books.

Go snag a copy at DriveKickstarter.com!

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