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Podcast #255: Using Drawing Challenges to Re-Engage in Comics Tonight we’re talking about how to use drawing challenges to re-engage yourself in your art and in drawing your comics. With the hashtag #SixFanArts making the rounds, we thought it would be fun to talk about this challenge. Plus, we talk about the new Facebook page […]…
 
Podcast #254: Saturday Morning Cartoons! Tonight we’re talking about the cartoons from our youth that influenced us artists. From the commercials to eating cereal, we explore the whole experience of the cartoons we watched and how they eventually influenced our webcomics. With Dawn Griffin, Chris Flick, Drezz Rodriquez, and Byron Wilkins.…
 
Podcast #248: Interview with Chuck Ayers Tonight is a special podcast! Byron and his friend Betty Rider interview legendary comic strip artist Chuck Ayers in his office in Akron, Ohio. Chuck Ayers is the artist behind two famous and nationally syndicated comic strips called “Funky Winkerbean” and “Crankshaft.” He sat down with Byron and Betty […]…
 
Podcast #247: Interview with Caitlin McGurk of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum Tonight is a special podcast! Byron visited the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum back in September of 2019 and was able to view the archive collection of materials stored at the museum. It was an overwhelming visit as there was […]…
 
Sarah Burrini of “Life Ain’t No Ponyfarm” Tonight we chat with the one and only Sarah Burrini of the webcomic “Life Ain’t No Ponyfarm”! Sarah is from Germany and we wanted to talk about the differences of her market compared to the American Webcomic market. We also discussed how her webcomic has helped her career as […]…
 
Art Tips for Comic Creators. Tonight we take a cue from long-time listener Aron Mason and chat about various tips for comic creators. Byron answers questions about his process of creating his comic digitally using Clip Studio Paint, and then Dawn, Chris, and Liz cover tips on line-weight, shading, lighting, and more are covered. Plus a […]…
 
The Year in Review with the Webcomic Alliance. Tonight we got the whole gang together to go over 2018 and how it’s been full of ups and downs. Due to Byron being in North Carolina for four months, we fell way behind on recording podcasts, so we thought it would be nice to chat about what’s […]By Webcomic Alliance
 
F(r)iction Literary Journal and Webcomic Submissions. Tonight we’re joined by Andrew Jimenez, Senior Editor for the F(r)iction Literary Journal who is here to talk about their process for accepting webcomic submissions and what it is they are looking for. With the new website in the process of being launched that will compliment the print magazine,…
 
Branding & Re-Starting a Comic. Guest Stan Brown of the D&D webcomic 10’x10′ Toons joins Byron, Christina, and Dawn as we discuss Stan’s background in doing English Adaptations of Manga comics. Then we chat about how Stan can re-start his webcomic and how to brand himself as an artist. And in honor of our new Supreme […]…
 
Building Your Audience for Webcomics. Guest Marc Copes of the webcomic “Cow Texas” joins Byron, Christina, and Chris as we discuss Marc’s webcomic and tips on getting your webcomic noticed and some “outside the box” thinking of promotions, as well as some software suggestions for the iPad Pro. Marc mentions he uses a drawing package called […]…
 
Building Your Audience for Webcomics. Guest Jeff Langcaon of the webcomic “Henchmen For Hire” joins Byron, Christina, and Chris as we discuss building your audience as a webcomic creator. Jeff is from Hawaii and teased us with the beautiful views and weather, but he also talks about the disadvantages of being a webcomic creator on […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Writing strong character introductions. In this Long Form Take Over, Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) tackle character introductions. What key elements do you need to remember when showing a character for the first time? How does an audience connect with a character …
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Antagonists. Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) are back for another Long-Form Take-Over! Today we’re joined by special guest Mike Gourdin of The Blank Scroll. We’re taking apart antagonists. What kind of villain is right for your story? How can you improve a bad guy c…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Original Alliance Members Reunion! The old farts return! The original members of the Webcomic Alliance Podcast reunite to relate how being involved in the Alliance has influenced our lives both personally and professionally. Returning to the podcast are Ken Drab and Antoine Gagnon. Drink of t…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Small Business Tools Chat. Host Byron Wilkins with “Adrastus” creator Liz Staley and “Sombulus” creator Christina Major talk about some Small Business Resources that are available from a variety of sources. From the startup template know as the Business Model Canvas to S.C.O.R.E. the Service …
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Special Guest Star Episode! C.A. Morgan from the webcomic The Drako Universe Graphic Novel supported our Kickstarter last fall and chose to appear on our podcast! So Byron Wilkins chats with C.A. about her works, musical talents, and website design tips. We recorded this podcast on a Friday […
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… When to start? Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) are back for another Long-Form Take-Over! Today we’re answering two listener questions: Miri LR Powell asked: “I’d like to hear more about planning and scripting for long-form comics… what you should have before you beg…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Valentine’s Day Chat Podcast! Byron, Dawn, and Chris spent their Valentine’s Day evening recording a podcast for you! You’re welcome! Get To Know The Alliance Members! What was your favorite toy as a child? What is the oldest thing in your refrigerator? Post your answers in the […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Special Guest Star Episode! J. Kevin Carrier from the webcomic “Lady Spectra and Sparky” supported our Kickstarter last fall and chose to appear on our podcast! So tonight host Byron Wilkins chats with Kevin about his work, and techniques, then delve into a subject he had questions […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Looking forward into 2018. It’s a full house! Byron (1977 the Comic), Dawn (Dawn Griffin Studios), Chris (Capes & Babes), Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) are talking about their plans for the future and we cover a lot of ground. Reducing social media madness, dad [……
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Consistency and Continuity. Christina (Sombulus), Liz (Adrastus), and Robin (LeyLines) are back for another Long-Form Take-Over! Today we’re answering two listener questions: Laurie Thomas of Oeclair asks: How much do you or your readers care about consistency of characters over time? I have …
 
Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! In today’s mini-podcast, Byron talks with long-time comic friend and co-founder of the Webcomic Alliance, Dawn Griffin. We talk about the early days of the Alliance, and delve into Dawn’s answers to the questions we asked each member of the Webcomic Alliance. This interview was done during the…
 
Mini-Interviews for our 7 Year Anniversary Kickstarter! Robin’s chatting with Christina about Etch A Sketch heroes, philosophical questions of machine sentience, the origins of tropes, and our nefarious plans to take over future podcasts for the long-form comic agenda. We’re running a Kickstarter this month and thought we’d do something a little di…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Creating your own comic scripts. Chatting about Patreon. Byron converted his Patreon from a Per Month Support to a Per Creation Support, but it was a bit confusing at first and he chats about how he resolved the issue. We also talk about how Webcomic creators should […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Creating your own comic scripts. Guest Nick Wright of the comic “Treading Ground” put it on hold in 2011. But now he’s written 100 comic scripts, and is building his buffer up to 30 comics, then is going to take one last swing at the webcomic game. A lot […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Feedback for beginners. How much “tough love” do younger creators really need? What are the basics of giving critique? Why should you filter the feedback you receive? How can you start a dialog instead of a diatribe? And on a completely unrelated note, would you make your […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Creating your own comic scripts. Byron chats about depression in today’s political world. Then we talk about scripting styles and techniques. Christina mentions storyboarding by Hayao Miyazaki and it’s very cool. Check out samples from Google images here: Hayao Miyazaki Storyboarding Samples.…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… Protecting yourself from table theft at comic cons. Chris talks about his recent theft experience at Awesome Con, and we all chat about what artists can do to protect themselves. Byron starts off the podcast with a couple fun questions for the podcast panel. Put your answer […]…
 
Solving Webcomic Issues We All Face. Today’s discussion… If you want to sell online, what are your options for a storefront? How do you leverage the unique advantages of internet commerce? Robin Childs (LeyLinesComic.com & MokoPress.com), Dawn Griffin (DawnGriffinStudios.com), and Christina Major (Sombulus.com) share their experience with various p…
 
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