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From YouTube’s new policy regarding Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) to SmackJeeves' site-wide changes, the ComicLab guys realize that living by the platform can mean dying by the platform. Then they take delight in an ingenious plan to expose unscrupulous T-shirt vendors that use social-media comments to steal copyrighted illustrations. Next, Dave talks about how comics is a career you can build safely. And, when a listener asks how to overcome their boredom over the drawing process, Brad shares a revelation. Then, Dave shares his social-media approach for Drive. And finally, a listener asks why Brad and Dave don't license their archives' print rights to foreign publishers. But first, Brad tells about the worst whiskey sour ever. Questions asked and topics covered...
  • Dave's new book
  • Live by the platform, die by the platform
  • The day the T-shirt bots died
  • Cartooning is a career you can build safely
  • When the writing is fun, but drawing is a chore
  • Social media and longform comics
  • Selling foreign rights to publishers
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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. Listen to ComicLab on... ComicLab is hosted on Simplecast, helping podcasters since 2013. with industry-leading publishing, distribution, and sharing tools.

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