ComicLab

Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar talk about making comics! In a previous episode, both artists came out against re-working old comics… until one of Dave’s “Drive” readers pointed out that he had done it himself before the first “Drive” book was released! THEN a listener asks how to ensure that every page ends on a story beat. NEXT, we talk about the positive effect that Patreon has had in establishing close-knit communities. If Patreon changes, will this disappear? THIRDLY, a reader is concerned that comics are being replaced by memes. And FINALLY, a cartoonist is worried about allowing their drawing style to mature. Will they lose readers? And how DO you pronounce “mature” anyway?!

Show notes

  • 00:00 — Don’t ask Brad to ‘Like’ your Facebook Page
  • 05:19 — Shaving naked, a gentleman’s guide
  • 09:05 — Reworking old comics
  • 18:00 — Ending each page/update own a story beat
  • 36:02 — Patreon’s paywall encourages close-knit communities — what happens if it goes away?
  • 55:00 — Are comics being replaced by memes?
  • 01:01:25 — If I change my drawing style, will I lose my readers?
  • 01:04:00 — How do you pronounce “mature”?

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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.