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Comics Are Great! 41 – Digital Painting

December 8, 2011 by  
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After a failed attempt at some digital painting, I enlisted the help of Brandon Dayton, celebrated cartoonist behind Green Monk and concept designer for EA Games, for a discussion and demonstration on how to paint with pixels. Lots of great material in the video this time as Brandon shares some terrific tips and tricks! We’re […]

Comics Are Great! 29 – Just be Interesting!

October 1, 2011 by  
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How do you engage with your audience? How do you manage your social media interactions to drive interest in your comics? Is it as simple as “just be interesting”? If so, what does “interesting” even mean? Fortunately I’m joined by the super savvy ¬†Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library for a discussion on […]

Thunder Punch Daily 124 – Partnering

May 17, 2011 by  
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Today I share some big news from a meeting I had this afternoon, and offer some thoughts on avoiding brand cannibalism, picking battles, and how partnerships might work between an independent content creator and local businesses. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_124_cag.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:48 — 27.4MB) | Embed

Thunder Punch Special 02 – Coding Punch

April 8, 2011 by  
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It’s another double-sized Thunder Punch Special! This time I’m joined by Rob Stenzinger of Art Geek Zoo, Babies Love Comics, and Guitar Fretter! We discuss an often neglected subject in the sometimes overwhelming concerns facing an independent cartoonist–learning coding languages for websites, applications, and even games. Rob and I talk about why it’s important for […]

Thunder Punch Special 01 – Netiquette Punch

March 3, 2011 by  
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It’s a new show for the Art & Story Supreme Service–the Thunder Punch Special, where I will occasionally sit down with a guest for a longer discussion on topics I like to bring to TPD! This time I’m joined by Kasey Van Hise for a talk on Netiquette and the pitfalls facing a cartoonist trying […]

Comics Are Great! 12 – Calling all LCS!

February 23, 2011 by  
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Whatever its intent, the recent news about Diamond Distribution’s attempt at digital distribution has stirred up a lot of talk about the future of Local Comics Stores (LCS). Digital delivery of comics through services like The Illustrated Section or Comixology has certainly disrupted the business of selling and distributing physical comic books, but does this […]

Saving Comics Stores – Go Local!

February 12, 2011 by  
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So a lot is being said lately about the latest attempt at digital comics distribution via comics stores. I encourage you to read the linked article, but for the lazy I will attempt to summarize a few points about the model: Exclusive digital editions of comics from major publishers will be offered through comics retail […]

Thunder Punch Daily 63 – Community Spirit

September 4, 2010 by  
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After recording the latest Art & Story Alive! I’m filled with a sense of goodwill and optimism about the community that is forming around the Art & Story content. I share a few thoughts as to why that is and try to differentiate between advantages between big and more cozy communities. Subscribe through iTunes RSS […]

Thunder Punch Daily 48 – Community Building

July 13, 2010 by  
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Today I explain and build on some thoughts I’ve recently expressed in the forums on relaunching Art & Story Alive! I tie this into some general thoughts I’ve been having on community building and networking (more of which will be explored in this week’s Art & Story proper). Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_048_n3tw0rk.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play […]

Thunder Punch Daily 32 – Sharing Virtually

May 20, 2010 by  
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Today I share a few thoughts on how we could re-think projects like conventions and the 24-hour comic by taking advantage of emerging technologies on the Internet. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_032_dialup.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:58 — 14.7MB) | Embed

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