the gang tackles some great topics like the uncomfortable
relationship we artists have with photo reference. Why is there a
stigma around using it? And what's the best way to use it? Then
Brad and Dave marvel over Erika's participation inHelioscope studios. She assures the two crusty hermits that working in an
office full of other cartoonists can actually be a positive
Finally, they grapple with the complexities of
character design, and discuss the importance of diversity and
inclusiveness in building a comic.
FIRST... Dave and Brad catch theBonjorobug. It's either an incredibly powerful tool for
cultivating Patreon backers or it's a good way to send poorly lit
videos of your not-ready-for-primetime mug to a recoiling patron.
Or both. Is it a good choice if you have a face like Brad's? Is it
an effective tool to build longterm patronage? Could itpossiblybe worth$25a month??
0:00— Using Bonjoro
to cultivate Patreon backers
11:55— Erika has a
decidedly different approach to a Kickstarter launch than the one
promoted in an earlier ComicLab show
20:47— Using photo
32:01— Working in a
approaches to character design
54:19— Diversity and
inclusion. It's tricky, it's complicated, it can lead to
misunderstandings... and it's really, really
About the Podcast
Welcome to ComicLab: The podcast about making comics, and making a living from comics!
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