Iron Dragon puts the squeeze on Desi

A young person majoring in Sequential Art at a well-known art school wrote in with a list of twenty questions for me. I was happy to answer them, but since the questions seemed so universal, I asked permission to answer the questions in the form of a video so I could share it with others as well. This is the part of a three-part series you can find on my YouTube channel.

In this video, we discuss...

  • What is the etiquette of approaching someone you don’t know, like an employer or another artist?
  • Do you deal with your finances yourself, and if you do how do manage time for it? Or do you hire a financial advisor? • .
  • Being an artist is a risky one, how do you set a safety net for yourself
  • What are your thoughts on art school for comics artists?
  • If someone is looking to attend art school in the hopes of being a working comic artist after graduating – what should they be looking out for in a good school?
  • If school isn’t an option – what are some good resources (outside of to prepare one’s self for working as a comic artist? i.e. – books, workshops, groups, etc.


Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! Brad and Dave talk about writing characters from outside your own personal experience — Empathy as a writing tool! Then, a listener says they're losing interest in their comic — can Dave and Brad help?

Questions asked and topics covered...

  • How do you write characters different from yourself?
  • Losing interest in your comic
  • Zines vs formatted-for-phone comics
  • Releasing the comic as an eBook before it appears on your site
  • Storytelling structure

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Brad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.

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Best of Evil Inc — Vampires

I love vampires. Always have; always will. So it’s no surprise that the bloodsuckers have turned up more-than-occasionally in the halls of Evil Inc. Here are a few of my favorites.

The very first week of Evil Inc

2005-06-09-Thursday1In a storyline that started alllll the way back in May of 2005, Lightning Lady, former Greystone Inn secretary, goes to Evil Inc to get a job. During the interview, she discovers (above) that the company’s Marketing Department is largely staffed by vampires.

Blood drives and other parties

Since then, the fangs have been bared at Evil Inc fairly often. 2011-03-08-Blood-drive-vampiresFor example, there was a blood drive at the office. You can probably guess who that attracted… 2010-10-18-VLADAnd, of course, there was the meeting of V.L.A.D. — the Vampire League for Anti-Defamation. 2009-07-10-breakroomAnd this standalone — one of my favorites for its subtle darkness. Comics-adAll week I will be highlighting Halloween comics from years past. I’ll also take just a moment to tell you about my special Halloween comic that collects the best Halloween-themed stories from 13 — thirteen — years of my comics. You’ll get spooky specials for Greystone Inn, Evil Inc and Phables — 80 pages of chuckles and chills! And all for only $1.99 at DriveThruComics. Patreon_textbugOR… you could support my ongoing work in comics through Patreon. It doesn’t take a huge commitment. You can become a Patreon supporter for as little as $1 a month. But if you sign up to back me at the five dollar level, you’ll get this Halloween comic — and every past and upcoming Evil Inc monthly eComic — for FREE.