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Welcome to ComicLab: The podcast about making comics, and making a living from comics! If you loved Webcomics Weekly, you're gonna love this show: It's half shop-talk, half how-to, and half friendship. WE SQUEEZED IN THREE HALVES. It's tips and tricks and all the joys of cartooning as a pro. So pull up your drawing chair, put on some headphones, and join us while you draw! And if you like what you hear, kick in a dollar to help make more 'n better shows — patreon.com/comiclab

Comic Lab Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett

    • Visual Arts
    • 4.9 • 221 Ratings

Welcome to ComicLab: The podcast about making comics, and making a living from comics! If you loved Webcomics Weekly, you're gonna love this show: It's half shop-talk, half how-to, and half friendship. WE SQUEEZED IN THREE HALVES. It's tips and tricks and all the joys of cartooning as a pro. So pull up your drawing chair, put on some headphones, and join us while you draw! And if you like what you hear, kick in a dollar to help make more 'n better shows — patreon.com/comiclab

    Special Guest Keith Knight

    Special Guest Keith Knight

    Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, we're thrilled to welcome our friend Keith Knight to the 'Lab. Keith's new TV series, based on his comics, is premiering on Hulu right now. We talk about "Woke," Keith's journey in comics, and the creative process of adapting comics for television.
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    $2 — Early access to episodes$5 — Submit a question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast$10 — Record an audio question for possible use on the show AND get the exclusive ProTips podcast$50 — Sponsor the show! We’ll read a brief promo for your comic/product and read it twice during the show AND you get the exclusive ProTips podcastBrad Guigar is the creator of Evil Inc and the editor of Webcomics.com Dave Kellett is the creator of Sheldon and Drive.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    What's in a (domain) name?

    What's in a (domain) name?

    A ComicLab listener is trying to decide on a domain name for their comic, and Brad nad Dave have some advice. Then, Brad has an easy way to tell if your promotional outreach is actually spam.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Nobody wants to hear "Support Me on Patreon"

    Nobody wants to hear "Support Me on Patreon"

    If your outreach is "Support me on Patreon," you're delivering a tone-deaf message. We're going to talk about getting more backer by adjusting your pitch. PLUS... ComicLab has its first official listener wedding!

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Artisting hurdles

    Artisting hurdles

    Dave and Brad talk about the hurdles they've experienced as artists. And then, when a prominent arts educator advocates for the use of "Poor Man's Copyright," Brad's head nearly explodes.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Special Guest Erika Moen discusses mental health

    Special Guest Erika Moen discusses mental health

    Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, our friend Erika Moen joins us to talk about one of the most important topics we've ever covered on ComicLab — Mental health.

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Setting an emotional hook

    Setting an emotional hook

    We've discussed the benefits of beginning a story in media res. But action isn't going to do the trick alone. You need to set an emotional hook. We'll talk about how to do that today.

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

RobVSmith ,

Great Show for Creatives and Shop Talk

If you’re someone who wants to laugh while learning about building developing creative online business, try Comic Lab.

Brad and Dave are specifically web comics professionals, but as a software and video game professional, what they discuss applies to so much more.

Just one episode, and you’ll be champing at the bit for more.

Moo cow123123 ,

“Dave, DAVE!”

I came for advice about making a comic but I stay for the delightful banter. Sometimes I laugh so hard I can’t hold the pen to my wacom intuos (which is a drawing table I’ve loved for close to 8 years).

This podcast is full of insight and has delivered the advice that finally helped me overcome my anxieties and gave me the push to start working on a comic: the worst thing you can do is never start.

I’d also echo that advice to anyone considering listening to Comic Lab: the worst thing you could do is never listen! Every episode leaves me with great points to consider as I work, with a lot of laughs along the way.

Praise to the Comic Lab team for producing a delightful and inspiring podcast.

JA_Davis ,

Hilarious and Informative.

I started listening to this podcast recently. I started at the beginning episodes and chipped away at a few, which I enjoyed a lot.

I binged about 10 episodes at work over the weekend and had moments where I literally started laughing out loud.

The hosts are very good at directing their conversations and answering questions in thoughtful ways, often offering different perspectives of the solution isn’t clear cut. They also have some absolutely hilarious banter.

If you like comics and laughing, check this one out.

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