Dungeon diving is Desi and Spurlock’s last option
A spooky dungeon awaits Desi and Spurlock at the end of today’s Evil Inc. I thought it would be cool to give Dr. Muskiday his own secret laboratory at the Evil Inc branch — and what better entrance than a stone-hewn stairway into a dungeon-like setting?
We’ll be greeted with an expanded view of the lab and its inhabitants next week. But for now, it’s important to note that Muskiday is the only mad scientist on staff at this branch of Evil Inc. That doesn’t mean that Dr. Vincent and Dr. Haynus are gone for good. They may very well be the mad-scientists-in-residence at other branches, for example. But they all occupy a similar storytelling spot in Evil Inc, so I decided that it would improve the comic if I settled on one. And Musky was it.
Out of the dungeon…
So, for now, let’s exit Muskiday’s dungeon and get on to some other stuff…
One of my favorite projects is Webcomics.com. I launched it on January 1, 2010, as a subscription-only service that offered advice, information, news and tutorials for independent cartoonists self-publishing on the Web.
Ever since, I have posted five times a week with information that independent cartoonists need to help improve their craft and their business. And I’m really proud of what that site has become. If you’re someone who would like to pursue independent comics, you really owe it to yourself to check it out. The subscription is $30/year (that’s less than three bucks a month). If you’d like, you can try out the site commitment-free for $5. The trial period lasts a full month, and will not renew unless you decide to re-subscribe.
My writings at Webcomics.com became the basis for “The Webcomics Handbook,” a 300-page tutorial I published in 2014. This book was the official sequel to “How To Make Webcomics” which I co-wrote back in 2008.
Needless to say, I’m pretty passionate about trying to share accurate, useful information for people who want to become professional cartoonists. There’s so much misinformation and downright wrong information out there. It makes me crazy to go to some of those Facebook webcomics groups and see that kinds of things being posted there under the guise of advice.
Short of taking one of my classes at Hussian College in Philadelphia — or signing up for a workshop at one of my convention appearances — the book and the website are tremendous resources for cartoonists.