This Week's ComicLab Podcast!

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 09:59 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:!

Webcomics whackos Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking shop! Brad took a four-week vacation from his comic this summer, and he says it’s the smartest thing he has ever done. THEN we take another swing at the topic of “Goof content vs. Viral content.” Have we over simplified the discussion? NEXT, Dave and Brad note that they’ve been using Bonjoro app all summer long. Are they still as excited about it as they were when they started? And FINALLY, why do we hate thought balloons so much? Is it time to re-think our animosity?

BUT FIRST, Dave’s funded in ONE DAY! He talks about the strategies he used to pull that off.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Kickstarter panic
  • 01:45 — The strategy that lead to funding in ONE DAY
  • 11:20 — Brad took a four-week vacation from his comic, and it was the best decision ever
  • 21:47 — Viral content vs Good content… redux
  • 32:40 — Bonjoro… we’ve been using it all summer. Is it working?
  • 51:20 — Bonjoro pro tip… why we wave
  • 58:08 — Why do we hate thought balloons? Should we re-think their usage?

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

Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.

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First Game Goal Unlocked!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 06:06 PM
We unlocked our first Game Goal in the Drive Kickstarter: 20 Lego ships made by Drive readers...and they look amazing! Now, your hardcover gets a classy, built-in ribbon bookmark, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU.

If you haven't yet jumped in on the Kickstarter, here's what's been added to your hardcover book at no extra cost to you:
- 59 pages of extra stories!
- 18 pages of concept sketches, behind-the-scenes, and more!
- A built-in, ribbon bookmark!
- Super classy endpapers with maps from the story!
- Cool looking spot-gloss add to the cover!
- Protective shrink-wrapping!

So keep spreading the word to sci-fi loving friends, and let's add more cool stuff to your book, AT NO EXTRA COST TO YOU!

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*TENTH* stretch goal unlocked in the Drive Kickstarter!

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:17 AM

HOT DANG! Thank you for spreading the word about just unlocked our TENTH stretch goal!

That means we add 8 more pages of concept sketches, imperial timelines, and more fun stuff that never appeared online!

And we're not done! The *next* stretch goal adds protective shrink wrap to your hardcover, keeping it safe and cozy in its travel to your doorstep! So spread the word to sci-fi lovin' friends to pick up the book -- and let's make these hardcovers even better!

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