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Comic Lab

By Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett

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

  1. 1.
    Writing Comedy: Do You Choose the Dark Side or the Light Side?11/26/2020
    1:12:43
  2. 2.
    What does it mean to be a "cartoonist" in today's world?11/19/2020
    1:15:04
  3. 3.
    How to build an audience on social media11/12/2020
    1:18:06
  4. 4.
    Is it OK to use photo reference?11/05/2020
    1:21:41
  5. 5.
    How to be a good mentor10/29/2020
    1:15:17
  6. 6.
    Special Guest Keith Knight10/22/2020
    1:06:53
  7. 7.
    What's in a (domain) name?10/15/2020
    1:15:12
  8. 8.
    Nobody wants to hear "Support Me on Patreon"10/08/2020
    1:03:27
  1. 9.
    Artisting hurdles10/01/2020
    1:07:53
  2. 10.
    Special Guest Erika Moen discusses mental health09/24/2020
    1:41:06
  3. 11.
    Setting an emotional hook09/17/2020
    1:14:17
  4. 12.
    Plagiarism09/10/2020
    1:23:51
  5. 13.
    Patreon Annual Membership09/03/2020
    1:07:03
  6. 14.
    Is a black-and-white comic still viable?08/27/2020
    1:09:11
  7. 15.
    Finding other cartoonists in your region08/20/2020
    1:09:24
  8. 16.
    Running a Virtual Comic Convention08/13/2020
    1:10:59
  9. 17.
    How do you do an empathy?08/06/2020
    1:11:48
  10. 18.
    The 8-Pages Rule07/30/2020
    1:12:52
  11. 19.
    Creating your own Writers' Room07/23/2020
    1:10:55
  12. 20.
    Special Guest Terry Blas07/16/2020
    1:32:16
  13. 21.
    What's in a name? Cartoonist, creator, comics artist...?07/09/2020
    1:10:41
  14. 22.
    Special Guest Gloria Calderón Kellett07/02/2020
    1:05:53
  15. 23.
    2020 Goals Revisited06/25/2020
    59:16
  16. 24.
    Special Guest Scott Kurtz06/18/2020
    1:51:52
  17. 25.
    Special Guest Karla Pacheco06/11/2020
    1:06:55
  18. 26.
    Is Art School Worth It?06/04/2020
    1:05:22
  19. 27.
    Special Guest Cat Farris05/28/2020
    1:18:12
  20. 28.
    Supportive Life Partners05/21/2020
    1:11:24
  21. 29.
    Lore Olympus vs Webtoons05/14/2020
    1:09:10
  22. 30.
    The Best Software for Publishing Webcomics05/07/2020
    1:14:58
  23. 31.
    What's the word on word balloons?04/30/2020
    1:15:01
  24. 32.
    Special Guest Gale Galligan04/23/2020
    1:06:40
  25. 33.
    Comics Under Quarantine04/16/2020
    1:24:13
  26. 34.
    Special Guest Karl Kerschl04/09/2020
    1:10:44
  27. 35.
    Special Guest Lar deSouza04/02/2020
    58:29
  28. 36.
    Managing a long-distance collaboration03/26/2020
    57:24
  29. 37.
    Kickstarter workers vote to unionize03/19/2020
    1:13:12
  30. 38.
    Coronavirus, conventions and cartoonists in crisis03/12/2020
    58:13
  31. 39.
    Patreon Capital — is it predatory lending?03/05/2020
    1:09:53
  32. 40.
    Have you ever wanted to quit?02/27/2020
    1:01:30
  33. 41.
    What are the top three strips of all time?02/20/2020
    1:07:02
  34. 42.
    Changing gears on Patreon02/13/2020
    1:07:23
  35. 43.
    Submitting work to the Eisners02/06/2020
    1:11:11
  36. 44.
    Finding a mentor01/30/2020
    1:04:40
  37. 45.
    Should you build your audience on Webtoons?01/23/2020
    1:22:30
  38. 46.
    Live by the platform, die by the platform01/16/2020
    1:24:36
  39. 47.
    Buying advertising01/09/2020
    1:15:55
  40. 48.
    The Best Of 201901/02/2020
    1:23:43
  41. 49.
    Hand lettering12/26/2019
    1:08:26
  42. 50.
    Autobiographical comics12/19/2019
    1:05:54
  43. 51.
    Hiring an editor12/12/2019
    1:11:08
  44. 52.
    Special Guest Beth Reidmiller12/05/2019
    55:22
  45. 53.
    Patreon Assembly11/28/2019
    1:11:45
  46. 54.
    Pro Tips Sample!11/27/2019
    26:43
  47. 55.
    Who Can Save a Stumbling Kickstarter?11/21/2019
    1:00:52
  48. 56.
    Special Guest Tom Richmond11/14/2019
    1:07:27
  49. 57.
    Commission accomplished!11/07/2019
    1:11:50
  50. 58.
    Pandering ...or Positioning?10/31/2019
    1:01:12
  51. 59.
    Social media has evolved... have you?10/24/2019
    1:06:03
  52. 60.
    New to ComicLab?10/22/2019
    2:48
  53. 61.
    Kickstarter's anti-union policies10/17/2019
    1:14:18
  54. 62.
    ComicLab enamel pins!10/10/2019
    1:15:18
  55. 63.
    Analysis Paralysis10/03/2019
    1:11:11
  56. 64.
    One-, Three-, and Five-Year Plans09/26/2019
    1:23:44
  57. 65.
    Ensure killed my pappy09/19/2019
    1:14:47
  58. 66.
    Branding happiness09/12/2019
    1:07:14
  59. 67.
    Finding the Funny09/05/2019
    1:11:18
  60. 68.
    Tell us your First Time Story (printing books, that is)08/29/2019
    1:16:44
  61. 69.
    What do you want to be remembered for?08/22/2019
    1:02:47
  62. 70.
    A typical day in the studio08/15/2019
    1:05:13
  63. 71.
    Launching a webcomic for the very first time08/08/2019
    1:05:59
  64. 72.
    Dave's Comic Con International recap08/01/2019
    1:00:50
  65. 73.
    If social media delivers only 1% engagement, what's the point?07/25/2019
    1:15:09
  66. 74.
    Getting better engagement on social media07/18/2019
    1:07:35
  67. 75.
    Special Guest Dylan Meconis07/11/2019
    1:04:21
  68. 76.
    Father's Day thoughts07/04/2019
    1:20:34
  69. 77.
    The menace of Arrival Fallacy06/27/2019
    1:15:34
  70. 78.
    Choosing a title for your comic06/20/2019
    1:11:29
  71. 79.
    LIVE! from NCSFest06/13/2019
    1:08:55
  72. 80.
    Live from Dave's living room06/06/2019
    1:04:46
  73. 81.
    Special guest David Malki shares his writing process05/30/2019
    1:22:52
  74. 82.
    Would you still do a comic — even if nobody ever read it?05/22/2019
    1:03:46
  75. 83.
    Dave Kellett's review of Alaska Robotics' Comics Camp05/15/2019
    1:15:00
  76. 84.
    Special guest Chris Hallbeck talks Instagram05/08/2019
    1:23:58
  77. 85.
    Special guest Jake Parker talks publishing contracts and comic cons05/01/2019
    1:32:50
  78. 86.
    Designing an effective cover04/24/2019
    59:45
  79. 87.
    Working with a Collaborator04/17/2019
    1:17:17
  80. 88.
    Writing yourself into a corner04/10/2019
    1:20:05
  81. 89.
    Special Guest Tony Cliff04/03/2019
    56:34
  82. 90.
    Dave's Emerald City Comicon Recap03/27/2019
    1:22:11
  83. 91.
    The Joys of Artisanal success03/20/2019
    1:08:00
  84. 92.
    Crowdfunding - Diversifying vs Duplicating03/13/2019
    1:26:28
  85. 93.
    What's your creative process?03/06/2019
    1:03:20
  86. 94.
    The perils of Magic Number Thinking02/27/2019
    1:10:27
  87. 95.
    You can't teach a new dog old tricks02/20/2019
    1:18:53
  88. 96.
    The danger of "at all costs" success02/13/2019
    1:02:35
  89. 97.
    Kryptonite razors, hypnotic glasses and ennui02/06/2019
    1:17:33
  90. 98.
    When longtime readers stop reading01/30/2019
    1:07:22
  91. 99.
    Guigar's Law of merchandise01/23/2019
    1:09:53
  92. 100.
    Pro No Tip01/16/2019
    1:03:49
  93. 101.
    Planning Out 201901/09/2019
    1:17:57
  94. 102.
    Special Guest Kevin McShane01/02/2019
    1:11:30
  95. 103.
    2018: What worked and what didn't12/26/2018
    1:01:32
  96. 104.
    Why you should be planning a Patreon Special Offer NOW12/20/2018
    1:17:50
  97. 105.
    Drilling deep on Patreon — and more12/13/2018
    1:05:33
  98. 106.
    Under the blanket with Brad12/06/2018
    1:03:40
  99. 107.
    PatreCon11/29/2018
    1:12:06
  100. 108.
    Special Guest Alex Heberling11/22/2018
    1:04:08
  101. 109.
    Are you a webcomics hustler?11/15/2018
    1:17:56
  102. 110.
    What level of Patreon support denotes success?11/08/2018
    51:31
  103. 111.
    Special guest Ngozi Ukazu11/01/2018
    1:15:56
  104. 112.
    “Muaauughhh, the French… champagne…”10/25/2018
    1:15:12
  105. 113.
    Special Guest Jake Parker discusses Inktober10/18/2018
    1:04:39
  106. 114.
    Special guest Lex Fajardo, Senior Editor, Charles Schulz Studio10/11/2018
    1:20:54
  107. 115.
    Special guest Kazu Kibuishi10/04/2018
    1:02:52
  108. 116.
    Generating Buzz on Twitter09/27/2018
    1:06:06
  109. 117.
    Should you reboot?09/20/2018
    1:11:15
  110. 118.
    Why do we hate thought balloons?09/13/2018
    1:19:50
  111. 119.
    Live, on tape, from Huntsville, Alabama09/06/2018
    1:13:18
  112. 120.
    Special guest Dylan Meconis discusses longform comics and developing a critical eye08/30/2018
    1:20:23
  113. 121.
    Special guest Katie Lane gives legal advice to comics artists08/23/2018
    1:04:55
  114. 122.
    Comic Con International08/16/2018
    1:32:42
  115. 123.
    You're not talented. And that's good news08/09/2018
    1:01:20
  116. 124.
    NSFW comics... any regrets?08/02/2018
    1:08:36
  117. 125.
    How to negotiate a contract07/26/2018
    1:16:07
  118. 126.
    Allowing your drawing style to mature07/19/2018
    1:17:41
  119. 127.
    Comics lettering — The invisible art07/12/2018
    1:07:21
  120. 128.
    Special guest Zach Weinersmith07/05/2018
    1:09:01
  121. 129.
    How to get more Patreon pledges06/29/2018
    1:00:54
  122. 130.
    Unfulfilled goals (feat. Scott Kurtz)06/21/2018
    53:00
  123. 131.
    Starting comics later in life06/14/2018
    1:06:24
  124. 132.
    Special Guest Gloria Calderón Kellett on writing06/07/2018
    1:07:17
  125. 133.
    Cartooning advice for beginners, DRM-free PDF strategy, and storyline-driven comic strips05/30/2018
    1:06:16
  126. 134.
    Bonjoro, narrative clarity and the quest for an original idea05/24/2018
    1:17:49
  127. 135.
    Special guest Erika Moen talks about photo reference, character design, diversity and inclusion05/17/2018
    1:16:04
  128. 136.
    Motivation, underperforming Patreon tiers, and trying something new05/10/2018
    1:06:05
  129. 137.
    Comics awards, pen names and warm-up sketches05/03/2018
    55:17
  130. 138.
    Handling negative comments and clingy fans04/26/2018
    1:20:13
  131. 139.
    Hashing out hashtags, online gag comics and update schedules04/19/2018
    59:28
  132. 140.
    Listener Questions — I can't finish a comic once it's started!04/12/2018
    55:10
  133. 141.
    Ryan North talks about writing, ideas, creativity, and zinc04/05/2018
    50:44
  134. 142.
    Danielle Corsetto talks about Patreon, quitting Facebook, and ending a comic03/29/2018
    1:04:03
  135. 143.
    Kickstarter advice that really worked! Plus Backerkit, social media repetitiveness and more03/23/2018
    57:37
  136. 144.
    Patreon rewards that work, writer's block and comics awards03/15/2018
    59:15
  137. 145.
    Comic Con Strategy: Commissions, Merchandise, and Publishing03/10/2018
    1:08:57
  138. 146.
    Rethinking longform comics03/01/2018
    1:03:39
  139. 147.
    How to Handle Patreon-Exclusive Content02/21/2018
    58:39
  140. 148.
    Growing your Readership (feat. Dylan Meconis)02/15/2018
    1:12:46
  141. 149.
    Better Writing Through Editing, and Collaborator Contracts02/07/2018
    1:03:32
  142. 150.
    Darkest Career Fears (feat. Jake parker)02/02/2018
    1:08:35
  143. 151.
    Best Cartooning Advice Ever01/23/2018
    56:49
  144. 152.
    Why Transparency Matters (feat. Lucy Bellwood)01/17/2018
    1:03:30
  145. 153.
    Why Comics?01/12/2018
    56:21
  146. 154.
    Resolutions for 201801/03/2018
    57:44

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