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KCR! 12 – ALA Annual with Chris Giarrusso and Matt Phelan

September 20, 2013 by  
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Artist Alley! Storm in the Barn! G-Man! Secret Science Alliance! And More! Tabling at conventions is an integral part of how cartoonists promote their work. But now that the American Library Association has opened up an artist alley for graphic novelists at their Annual Conference, we’ve got a brand new venue with an entirely different […]

Comics Are Great! 82 – Funding Your Kickstarter with C. Spike Trotman and Laur Uy

September 10, 2013 by  
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Crowdfunding! Kickstarter! Self-Publishing! Getting the Word Out! Hooray! Thanks to services Kickstarter and Indiegogo, we finally have a mechanism to fund our dream project! But is it as easy as just asking your friends or audience to support your thing? It sounds like a lot of work. And how do you avoid annoying everyone with […]

Comics Are Great! 71 – Spongebob and Podcasting with Gregg Schigiel

February 21, 2013 by  
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Spongebob, work-for-hire, the importance of comics podcasting, and more! We’re thrilled to have Gregg Schigiel, the artist behind many of the ever-present images of Spongebob Squarepants in comics and on products, for a talk on working on a beloved children’s character. Is it all fame and candy-eating, or is there a certain work ethic that […]

Comics Are Great! 70 – Skype Author Visits with Stephen McCranie

February 20, 2013 by  
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Author visits, marketing your book, Mal and Chad, and more! Whether you’re self-publishing or working with a publisher, a cold hard reality we cartoonists face is getting the word out about your book. This time I’m joined by author Stephen McCranie for a discussion on how he used a special promotion on his site offering […]

Comics Are Great! 60 – Getting Your Comics into Libraries with Erin Helmrich

August 10, 2012 by  
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Topics: Find new audiences through libraries, publishing, and self-promotion Many of us agree that web publishing is a terrific way to build an audience for your comic, graphic novel, or comic strip. It’s an easy, low-risk way for audiences to try before they buy. And the same is true for getting your books into libraries! […]

KCR! 01 – Book Launch Parties with Raina Telgemeier

Kids’ Comics Revolution is go! Dave Roman and Jerzy Drozd have teamed up to create a series of audio shows connecting the worlds of comics, graphic novels, and kid lit. The series will feature interviews with and contributions by the people who help make the kids’ visual storytelling landscape a better place for all involved. […]

Comics Are Great! 55 – Who Needs Flying Cars?

May 4, 2012 by  
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Digital comics in libraries. Comics textbooks in schools. Has the utopian future finally arrived? I’m joined this week by Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library and Josh Elder of Reading With Pictures for a talk on the future of digital delivery and licensing in regards to comics. Josh’s new venture, the iVerse Media […]

Using Tumblr for Webcomics

February 4, 2012 by  
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So as many of you probably know, I’m getting ready to start making a new Front comic. The thumbnails are finished. Now it’s just a matter of making time to build a buffer, then get to posting the pages online until the book is complete and I can sell the print and PDF editions. I […]

Comics Are Great! 42 – My Life in France

December 22, 2011 by  
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As we close out the 2011 season of shows, I’m thrilled to have Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier on to talk about their recent experience at the Quai des Bulles Saint Malo Comics Festival. While watching some video and slideshows from their trip, Raina shares her reflections on how tabling at a French comics festival […]

Comics Are Great! 14 – Marketing for Smarties

June 4, 2011 by  
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It’s the first episode of the new Comics Are Great! recorded at the Ann Arbor District Library! The show is now recorded live on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm Eastern Time and broadcasted live on Ustream! Join us for our live discussions where you can participate and ask questions of the guests via a live chat […]

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