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Organize It

Written and Contributed by Guest Guru: Bo Lumpkin. Here we are just getting into the year 2010. When it comes to organization I am like the man who jumped on the horse and rode off in all directions. I have been posting on the internet for about 18...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Jan 5, 2010

Making the Most of Your Archives.

In the internet world, the bigger your archive, the better your street.. er.. web cred. But what else can you do with an archive? Other than letting it sit there for viewer info, of course. Here are 5 simple ways to get the most out of your archive...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Dec 24, 2009

Starting a Webcomic? Create a bold new Plotline!

If you want to start a webcomic, it’s likely you’ve already decided what it will be about. Here’s to hoping that either you’ve thought of a brand new subject never before depicted or you are about to redo a classic plot line...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Dec 22, 2009

Gag Writing: What you want to know

For some, an important element of cartooning is the gag writer. If you have a flair for comedy, but aren’t particularly artistic or a great showman, then consider becoming a gag writer. To be a gag writer you must be able to create short, concise...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Dec 10, 2009

4 Simple Tips about Drawing Well

The great thing about drawing is that really there is no right or wrong way to do it. Still, people seem to have strong opinions about what is well drawn and what is not, don’t they? Knowing that, I have four basic bits of advice about drawing that...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Dec 8, 2009

Comics, Webcomics, Animation and Cartooning Resource on Reddit

Hey All, We’ve started a subbreddit called Makecomics The full title is: Animation, Webcomics, Comics and Cartooning Resource: tutorials and advice. News, views and how-to’s for the modern animator and cartoonist. We hope to make it a...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Dec 5, 2009

Cartooning Tips: Ending your webcomic

We’ve talked a lot about what to do when you are just beginning your webcomic, but what happens when you want to end it? Not a lot has been written about how to end a webcomic and while the basic rule of ending anything is pretty much to make a cle...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 26, 2009

The two simple rules of designing a webcomic site

Thankfully, when it comes to viewing webcomic sites, most webcomic readers are very easy to please. Their expectations consist of a webcomic site being; one, User-Friendly, and two, Attractive. Making Your Site User-Friendly. Firstly, webcomic reade...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 24, 2009

Tricks for Getting Page Views: View Trapping (aka: LinkJacking)

Online, there are many techniques to encourage people to visit your website, page or blog, one of which is the very popular practice of page view ‘Trapping’. Trapping, as the name implies, consists of inconspicuously presenting links to your site...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 19, 2009

Tricks for Getting Page Views: View Trapping

Online, there are many techniques to encourage people to visit your website, page or blog, one of which is the very popular practice of page view ‘Trapping’. Trapping, as the name implies, consists of inconspicuously presenting links to your site...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 19, 2009

Promoting your content on Twitter

Many, many, many cartoonists and webcomics (among others) use Twitter as marketing device to promote readership of their comics. The most significant problem with Twitter is that despite its use of several real world rules of interpersonal engagement...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 17, 2009

Cartooning Tips: Shades and Shadows

One of things most cartoon artists agree on is the importance of adding shades and shadows to their pictures. Not only does adding shade and shadow details to your drawing give it a more realistic look, but it also demonstrates that you have higher...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 12, 2009

Advice for someone doing their first comic con?

The other night on Ustream, I had the pleasure of viewing Tom Brazelton as he arranged, colored, shaded and worded one of his Theater Hopper strips. As you know, audience participation is a big part of engendering relationships with your fan base whe...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 10, 2009

Cartooning Tips: Writing For Kids

Writing or illustrating for children can be a rewarding use of one’s creative powers. Apart from being undemanding of complicated plot twists and intricate drawing skills, children are simple souls who, even in the worst circumstances, glow at the...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 5, 2009

Twitter Questions: Should I UnFollow that Douche?

So hey, Twitter is great for a lot of things; Advertising, Marketing, Promotion, Ramble-Rousing and just plain Hanging Out, be it with friends and or associates; the latter being exactly what I use my account for. How you use Twitter is entirely up t...
by Tracy Brady cartoons on Nov 3, 2009


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