Submitted by Unityflow on October 23, 2007 - 04:30
Webcomics are a great way to show off your artistic talents online. You can even make money with them, with a little bit of luck, if you do it the right way.
When I started The Flowfield Unity, I had experience in handling comics in print, but had absolutely no idea how to create and manage a webcomic. This article is my attempt to collect together everything I have found out through research and trial and error.
This article is written with a small press ethos in mind, that is 'if anything can be done, it can be done for free'. Hopefully running a webcomic may make you some money (though be prepared for the amount to be 'not very much'), but it certainly should cost you little more than your time.Â
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on March 22, 2007 - 10:03
When we switched to Drupal one of the nice things I was able to set up was pulling in the RSS feeds of other sites to Comixpedia. That way we do less "link" blogging here but you can still get a sense of what's going on in webcomicland from the syndicated headlines.
A collective, loosely defined, is any sustained grouping of webcomic creators. What they do together varies greatly from group to group. Some are largely a peer group offering each other critical feedback and encouraging support. Others throw in cross-promotion for each others' work. Some build a collective brand with logos, advertising and a central website. Some share business experience and expertise in areas as varied as merchandise, books, conventions, hosting and website creation.
And what did I find from my research? There's a tremendous number of collectives out there (and that I never want to attempt another "survey" article again). And, oh yeah, checking out collectives can be a great way to find excellent new comics.
For this month's issue of Comixpedia we're taking a look at the burgeoning number of webcomic collectives. Just why do creators band together? Gileon Pellaeon navigates through what is and what isn't a "webcomics collective" and offers five suggestions to creators for getting more bang out of their collective buck.
Our second annual virtual round table on the year in webcomics features comments from Eric Millikin, Daku, Gilead Pellaeon, Mike Russell, Lewis Powell, Alexander Danner, Eric Burns, Michael Rouse-Deane, Johanna Draper Carlson and Gary Tyrrell.
Submitted by joshl. on August 24, 2006 - 15:16
For the months of July and August, Josh Lesnick of Girly had a sales drive going for his comic to raise funds for some new equipment, book printing, and general purposes like rent and groceries. With a week to spare, the goal of $5k was met.
Josh was in need of funds, but since website sales in general tend to go slowly over the Summer, he needed to start some sort of event or something. But as he felt there've been enough "donation drives" in webcomics, he decided to do a Sales drive instead, which included both sales of all his merch as well as donations. All sales and donations recieved between July and August would be totaled up, and two goals were set: $3000 was the normal goal, and $5000 was the "Ultimate" goal wherein Josh could officially concentrate on comics for the rest of the year and not worry too much about making ends meet.
Submitted by Xaviar Xerexes on August 14, 2006 - 08:47
Submitted by GileadPellaeon on July 23, 2006 - 18:26
All right, I've gotten behind in my sketch posting, so let's get some more up here.Ã‚ I've actually did get quite a few really good sketches, so there will be at least one more sketch dump post after this one.
If you missed part one earlier, be sure to check it out.Ã‚ As always, clicking on a picture will give you a larger version.
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