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Everything Daily – Save for Web

I sometimes talk about things that will drive readers away, like last week I mentioned bad layout that makes it hard to follow the story. Previously I’ve mentioned text that is illegible, that your readers can’t read. These are technical, [...]

February 9, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Layout Styles

One of the great things about webcomics is that they don’t have to fit any particular format or Layout Style, be it newspaper, comic book or magazine. You as the creator have the freedom to do whatever you wish. The [...]

February 1, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perfect Comic Balloons

A Comic Balloon is that white “balloon” that floats above your character’s head that holds the text. Usually there’s a tail or a pointer that connects the balloon to the character, but you’ve all seen them and I can’t believe [...]

January 29, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Lettering

Lettering is the most under-appreciated aspect of comics. I don’t think anyone ever talks about it and no one ever gives props to the letterer. I’ve only ever had two conversations about lettering in my whole life, and both those have been [...]

January 18, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – If it can go wrong…

Everything Daily – If it can go wrong… If you planning to get into the Webcomic game, there’s something very important to consider,. This is a solo gig, you are alone and it’s only you. I said that three times [...]

January 5, 2012 Reviews
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Everything Daily – A Bit More Perspective

Yes, more perspective, but this last bit of information is the missing link that you need to take your drawings to the next level. Once you’ve mastered the basics of drawing boxes, you are going to want to start turning those boxes [...]

December 6, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perspective, The Next Step

The past month of this column has focused on perspective for beginners.  One article a week barely scratches the surface of this topic. Perspective is something that you need to spend a very long time learning and practicing. Hopefully, my [...]

November 30, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perspective for Beginners, Part 4: Bad Perspective

What’s that? Yes it’s, the fourth part of Perspective for Beginners, and just to let you know, there is one more part due next week.  Perspective is a very complex topic, and this is why I’ve broken it into so [...]

November 21, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perspective for Beginners – Part 3

We’ve been taking a basic look at perspective. In Part 1, we looked at 1 Point Perspective. In Part 2, we covered 2 Point Perspective. So here in Part 3, you guessed it, we are going to look 3 Point [...]

November 17, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perspective for Beginners – Part 2

To be a webcomic artist, you need a little perspective…OK, bad joke. There’s a real good chance you’ll actually need a lot of perspective. Last week, we got started with 1 point perspective; this week we are going to have [...]

November 10, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Perspective for Beginners

If you’ve been following along, Everything Daily is a column to get you started on your own webcomic. So far, it’s been fairly big strokes to give you an overview about a lot of stuff. This week, I would like to get [...]

October 28, 2011 Reviews
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Review: The Key of Z #1

The Key of Z opens with yet another zombie apocalypse. Seems like we have one of these every week these days. When the Center for Disease Control responds to the popularity of the zombie trend by launching its own blog [...]

October 22, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Ideas

Writing a daily webcomic, or even a weekly webcomic can start to prove to be a writing challenge. Where do ideas come from? That might depend on your comic. If your comic is about superheroes, monkeys or aliens, you might [...]

October 13, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – More Free Stuff

You’ve bought a Domain Name and some Hosting to set up your Free WordPress Blog and added a comic theme, either Stripshow or Comicpress and now you have a webcomic site and at this point, maybe even your first comics [...]

October 8, 2011 Reviews
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Everything Daily – Character Evolution: Part 2

Last week I talked about how characters evolve, both your characters and some of the greatest ever created. This discussion mostly centered on the artistic side of character evolution. I told you that your first comic strip will almost certainly [...]

September 22, 2011 Reviews