The podcast about making comics — and making a living from comics! 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, join our community at patreon.com/comiclab (For sponsorship inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Haunted by Impostor Syndrome
Impostor Syndrome! Do you EVER outgrow it?! Also... it's important to understand the difference between a support-based Patreon and a Patreon based on exclusive rewards.
"I can't make time for Patreon rewards!"
We discuss what to do when you just can't make time to create Patreon rewards. Plus: overdrawing, re-runs on social media, and more!
"Do I really need fans?"
We discuss the importance of audience building before crowdfunding. Also: Is a four-panel strip really the best option for a story-based comic?
Our Biggest Mistakes
Cartoonists Dave Kellett and Brad Guigar devote the entire show to discuss the biggest mistakes they made in their career. Also: Brad is launching a six-week session for creators of NSFW comics.
Balancing storytelling and personal taste
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett talk about how to balance good storytelling with your own personal taste.
Cartoonists Brad Guigar and Dave Kellett discuss the pros and cons of livestreaming your comics-creating process.
Comic Lab is everything a podcast could hope to be: informative, entertaining, engaging, professional, absurd, and regular. Brad Guigar and the notable Dave Kellett are a font of comic knowledge and anyone who wants to seriously get their toes into the world of making comics should pay them heed. They’re also delightfully entertaining, real voices for radio, so even if you don’t give a fig about comics you’re in for an auditory treat. Give them a listen and follow their advice, they know what they’re about.
A must for any cartoonist (or any creative person)
This show almost single-handedly got me back drawing again after a 10 year break. Their love for their work is palpable, and their generosity of spirit shows in how they share their knowledge with those just starting out. On top of all THAT, Brad and Dave’s easy rapport with one another makes the whole thing a fun listen. I literally listen to this while I draw! As a friend, you need to listen to this. (Be ready for vaudeville level jokes at times. It’s a feature, not a bug.)
Comic Lab is an invaluable resource for any aspiring or professional comic creator, but more than that it is a genuinely wonderful show for everyone. The joy, friendship, humor and wit that Brad and Dave display in every episode never fails to brighten my week and make the world seem just a little better than it was before.