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Thunder Punch Daily 59 – Conventions: Managing Expectations

August 27, 2010 by  
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Today I share some of the thoughts that are running through my mind as I gear up to table at my first convention in some time: SPX. I wonder aloud about some of my own expectations of the event as well as anticipating what might be the expectations of the crowds that I’ll find at […]

Thunder Punch Daily 53 – On Candor

August 5, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on the role of candor in the new media world in which we’re all participating. I share some thoughts that occurred to me after reading a New York Times article on the subject, then break down some pros and cons of being candid as an author, teacher, and entertainer. Subscribe […]

Thunder Punch Daily 50 – Smartphone Comics

July 19, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on what might make a good interface for comics delivered on “smartphones” (iPhone, Android, etc). I look at what Rene van Belzen has been up to, as well as a new pro version of the WPtouch WordPress plugin, as some food for thought as I come up with a delivery […]

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 47 – Naming Your Comic

July 12, 2010 by  
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Inspired by a recent post in the forum, I throw around a few thoughts that have been percolating in my mind about naming comics projects. Should we fire from the hip on this, or are there other concerns we should consider when naming a comics project? And what’s all this got to do with comics […]

Thunder Punch Daily 38 – Celebrity and Self-Promotion

June 8, 2010 by  
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Today I leap on some thoughts that occur to me as I head in to Kids Read Comics 2010 and the ongoing convention season. A convention is a great place to meet cartoonists you respect and admire as well as a place to do some healthy self-promotion. I highlight a few unhealthy ways people approach […]

Thunder Punch Daily 28 – Politics

May 4, 2010 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on a topic I’ve been struggling with a lot lately, namely, whether or not we should engage in “political” strategies (you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours, etc) in the marketing of our works. With the help of friends Ryan Estrada and Jono, along with this article on quality and […]

Thunder Punch Daily 24 – Debate vs. Fighting

April 18, 2010 by  
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Today I elaborate on a topic from the forum, specifically about some advice about starting up a fight with one’s competitors as a means to get your passionate supporters to rally behind you. It is my opinion that one must first decide what is their desired outcome from their position, and then evaluate whether debating […]

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