Evil Inc eComics!

Since re-launching Evil Inc, I’ve been writing the comic as a series of chapters. If I’ve done my job well, they could each stand alone — or read as part of a larger story. So, starting this month, I’m going to start to release those chapters as individual eComics. You can download each one at either DriveThruComics or Gumroad — along with digital versions of the earlier Evil Inc “Annual Report” graphic novels, Evil Inc After Dark, digital sketchbooks, and more.

 

 

Patreon backers at the $5+ levels can get each of these for free. Otherwise, the eComics start at 99¢ apiece and arrive as DRM-free PDFs that look fantastic on digital tablets!

UPDATE: I created a special bundle at DriveThruComics — all five eComics for $4.99!

ComicLab

Webcomics warlocks Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talkin’ shop! Dave Kellett has returned from his 20th appearance at Comic Con International in San Diego — and it was a huge success! He shares the strategies he used to beat the odds and make a profit at an incredibly demanding show. Plus… booth barnacles, Hollywood scouts and the religious pugs.

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Religious pugs and other oxymorons
  • 02:34 — The new pedestrianized Comic-Con frontage
  • 05:45 — Hard times in Hall H? — Marvel and Disney’s reduced presence impacted foot traffic on the floor
  • 11:51 — Dave’s best Comic-Con ever
  • 12:59 — The Webcomics section of the show has shrunk
  • 15:25 — Small Press and Artist Alley
  • 21:19 — Selling long-form vs selling short-form comics
  • 29:24 — Flyer advice
  • 32:33 — The Big Takeaway… the show is about the Experience for most people. It’s not about buying your book. And (ironically) understanding that concept can help you improve sales.
  • 37:58 — How can you offer an Experience?
  • 50:38 — Using Instagram to increase convention sales
  • 54:25 — Booth Barnacles
  • 01:05:39 — The most brilliant Booth-Barnacle strategy ever
  • 01:10:06 — Are YOU a Booth Barnacle?
  • 01:17:55 — Think about your visual branding
  • 01:23:39 — Does this mean comic conventions are “back”?
  • 01:26:21 — Hollywood scouts and how to mess with their heads

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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com

Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.