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Patreon by the numbers

I've built an archive of over 1,200 exclusive posts since I started — and all of that content is available to new backers the moment they pledge. About half of these fall under the NSFW flag. That's a lot of content for my Patreon backers. Last month, I posted an exclusive post for nearly every day in November. Here’s what my backers got... 4 — (NSFW) Commissions 3 — Evil Inc (full-page version not available anywhere else) 2 — (NSFW) Evil Inc After Dark pages 2 —Evil Inc previews 2 — Special Offer: The Complete Evil Inc Library 2 — (NSFW) Sketch posts 2 — Livestream drawing event 2 — SFW Commission 1 — Ask Me Anything post 1 — Calendar announcement 1 — Book update 1 — Cape Carnival 1 — #ThankYouPatrons video 1 — (NSFW) Courting Disaster 1 — Evil Inc eComic #46 1 — Desktop wallpaper / mobile background package 1 — (NSFW) Desktop wallpaper / mobile background package 1 — (NSFW) Monthly reward package Sound good? You get instant access to 600+ exclusive NSFW posts the moment you join us on Patreon.

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ComicLab Ep. 49: Under the blanket with Brad

Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar are talking shop! Redbubble has killed off its support for print-on-demand calendars. Should you be doing the same? ALSO, how to prepare for a portfolio review. THEN, building a digital press kit and approaching comics-media outlets. FINALLY, when a cartoonist has 1.1 million Instagram followers and only about 400 Patreon backers, is something amiss?

BUT FIRST, Brad builds a podcasting fort with a heavy blanket to combat the echo in his studio… and it works!

 Show notes

  • 00:00 — “Let’s go to Upright Citizen’s Brigade!”
  • 04:04 — Brad’s recording under a blanket
  • 08:35 — Dave’s healthy lifestyle
  • 10:33 — Redbubble kills print-on-demand calendars. Should you?
  • 15:50 — Producing 25 different desktop wallpapers / mobile backgrounds quickly
  • 18:29 — InDesign Calendar Wizard
  • 20:00 — Portfolio reviews
  • 29:25 — Press releases and comic-media outlets
  • 32:17 — How to make a digital press kit
  • 45:19 — A cartoonist who has 1.1 million Instagram followers… but only 387 Patreon backers! What went wrong??
  • 01:00:00 — Use the tags on ComicLab’s Patreon page to find information quickly

Great rewards when you support ComicLab

$2 — support the show

$5 — submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast

$10 — record an audio question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast

$50 — Sponsor the show! We’ll read a brief promo for your comic/product and read it twice during the show AND you get the exclusive ProTips podcast

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

Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.