By Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett
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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 up your drawing chair, put on some headphones, and join us while you draw! And if you like what you hear, kick in a dollar to help make more 'n better shows — patreon.com/comiclab
||CleanShould you reboot?||Also -- Patreon, enamel pins, comics layout||9/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy do we hate thought balloons?||Also... Advice on Kickstarter, Bonjoro and taking a well-deserved vacation!||9/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLive, on tape, from Huntsville, Alabama||They said we couldn't do a pantsless podcast , but we pulled it off||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial guest Dylan Meconis discusses longform comics and developing a critical eye||Gingo Balboa — We keep forgetting to promote it||8/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial guest Katie Lane gives legal advice to comics artists||Work for Hire contracts and Right of First Refusal||8/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComic Con International||Having returned from San Diego, Kellett tells us how his week went||8/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYou're not talented. And that's good news||Plus... what's a "punch word" and how can it help your humor writing?||8/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNSFW comics... any regrets?||Also: The gambler's mentality of comic conventions||8/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to negotiate a contract||Also... 'Ringo Awards, Line Webtoon, GoComics and more!||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAllowing your drawing style to mature||...and how DO you pronounce "mature" anyway??||7/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComics lettering — The invisible art||Also — We need more collaborations in cartooning||7/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial guest Zach Weinersmith||SMBC cartoonist talks about the creative process, overworking a comic, and being on the NYT Bestseller List||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to get more Patreon pledges||Also — hardcover collections, making time for learning, and constructive critiques||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnfulfilled goals (feat. Scott Kurtz)||It's a Webcomics Weekly mini-reunion!||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStarting comics later in life||Plus, more questions on professional cartooning||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Guest Gloria Calderón Kellett on writing||The "One Day At A Time" creator talks about harnessing creativity||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCartooning advice for beginners, DRM-free PDF strategy, and storyline-driven comic strips||But first... Brad gets phished like a total dork||5/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonjoro, narrative clarity and the quest for an original idea||Bonjoro could serious change how you do crowdfunding — for the better||5/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial guest Erika Moen talks about photo reference, character design, diversity and inclusion||But first... is Bonjoro worth $25 a month?||5/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMotivation, underperforming Patreon tiers, and trying something new||Brad and Dave talk webcomics, self-publishing, and life||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComics awards, pen names and warm-up sketches||The Eisner Award nominations were announced, and there's a lot to talk about! Then it's on to questions from our Patreon backers. In a social-media landscape that favors branding the creators themselves over their creations, it it OK to have a pen...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHandling negative comments and clingy fans||Dave and Brad field some tough questions about the best ways to handle negative comments and clingy fans. They also discuss using Instagram stories for comics promotion and strategies for writing longform comics But first, following up on last week's...||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHashing out hashtags, online gag comics and update schedules||Doctor, does my Winkerbean look Funky to you?||4/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanListener Questions — I can't finish a comic once it's started!||Also: What To Do BEFORE You Start Patreon||4/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan North talks about writing, ideas, creativity, and zinc||Two-time Eisner Award winner discusses the craft of writing||4/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDanielle Corsetto talks about Patreon, quitting Facebook, and ending a comic||We're joined by webcomics OG Danielle Corsetto. She shares her unique perspective on Patreon, and she has some advice for last week's question about choosing the best comic convention — TCAF! Her strategy to implement Kickstarter in the process is...||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKickstarter advice that really worked! Plus Backerkit, social media repetitiveness and more||The Three Cs of Social Media||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatreon rewards that work, writer's block and comics awards||Exclusive content works best on Patreon||3/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanComic Con Strategy: Commissions, Merchandise, and Publishing||Also: Public Domain Works and Best Time to Post on Social Media||3/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRethinking longform comics||Also: Drunk ComicLab...?||3/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Handle Patreon-Exclusive Content||Also, Working with Collaborators||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGrowing your Readership (feat. Dylan Meconis)||Also — finding balance between comics and "real life"||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBetter Writing Through Editing, and Collaborator Contracts||Also: Questions from Patreon Backers||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDarkest Career Fears (feat. Jake parker)||Also: publishing strategies||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest Cartooning Advice Ever||Also: Pulping books||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Transparency Matters (feat. Lucy Bellwood)||Also: Snow day rituals||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Comics?||Why we're cartoonists — and other existential nightmares||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanResolutions for 2018||Welcome to the ComicLab||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Just the show I need!
I've been drawing new Fried Chicken and Sushi comic strips and doing my best to get back into cartooning after over a year off. When Dave announced this latest podcast starting up, I was ecstatic for the fun and amazing advice that would be given to inspire my daily work. It did not disappoint! I laugh, learn new production ideas and feel a part of something special just for cartoonists. Thank you for this podcast, and I look forward to much more in the future!
2 boyz are back in town. Good to hear Brad and Dave back together again!
A new cartoonist couldn't ask for better advice.
I have been listening to podcasts by these guys since I started comics, through deciding to go to school, through finally making a living. These are the only "how too" comics people that I have kept around. If you are a new cartoonist this is a podcast of note.