I announced that I nearly broke my high score for exclusive Patreon posts in March. The only month I posted more exclusives was Dec. 2015. And I’m determined to keep the ball rolling in April. So far, as of today (April 11) I will have uploaded 15 posts — including NSFW favorites like Evil Inc After Dark, Courting Disaster, and more!
And, the minute you join, you have access to over 300 NSFW exclusives that I’ve been posting since 2015!
You’ll get early access to all of the Evil Inc comics, full-page views of the comic, and a weekly Cape Carnival comic!
If you liked Tales From the Con, the comic I wrote for Emerald City Comicon, this is my own spin-off — now that TFTC has ended.
In the latest Webcomics Confidential — a webcast exclusively for members of Webcomics.com — I talk about some common promotion failures that webcartoonists practice every day. More importantly, I offer some solid advice on doing self-promotion that works.
Comic Book Pitt
Thank you to Comic Book Pitt for interviewing me for their site. They asked me about the past, present and future of comics. From the interview:
What got you into comics?
“My newspaper comics section. When I was a kid, I was fascinated by the ability to create a funny story in three or four panels. I remember pouring over strips like Beetle Bailey, Broom Hilda, Animal Crackers and Drabble. When I got a little older, Berke Breathed’s Bloom County bowled me over. In college, I had a subscription to the Detroit Free Press solely for the purpose of reading that strip.
My first comic strip, Greystone Inn, was heavily influenced by Breathed’s work — and I think it shows. I wanted so badly to capture that spirit.”
Kleefield on Comics
Speaking of very kind words, Sean Kleefeld had this to say over on FreakSugar:
Brad Guigar debuted his first webcomic, Greystone Inn, back in 2000. Like many webcomikers just starting out, he maintained a full-time job while working on the strip. Even when he ended Greystone Inn and began Evil, Inc. in 2005, he kept working at The Philadelphia Daily News until 2012, when he finally left the paper and became a full-time webcomiker. So while he wasn’t doing webcomics in the earliest days of the medium, he’s been around long enough to know a thing or two.
And fortunately for many people, he has been very generous with what he’s learned over the years. Not only has he written more books on webcomics than anyone else (one full solo book, and one he contributed heavily to—which doesn’t sound like much, but considering only five webcomics books have been written, he makes up for a good percentage!) but he provides an ongoing stream of advice on Webcomics.com as well as in any number of interviews, convention panels, and the like.
I mention all this because, while I sit here and write from a somewhat removed perspective, Guigar is in the trenches figuring all of this out for himself. He’s focusing on what works for him, of course, and his bias naturally skews towards that, but he’s very upfront about how what works for him may or may not work for anyone else.
Get a Move On!
Evil Inc colorist Alex Heberling is taking a break from moving readers with her outstanding work, and she’s taking a little time to move herself. As you probably know, packing up and moving is a tremendous pain in the keister. You can help take the sting out — and help yourself to some great stuff — by hitting her online store. She’s got a fantastic sale going on right now, so it’s a win-win!