Posts Tagged: community

Comic Road 2: Scripting Time!

I’m not going to lie. Scripting is my jam. I’m a writing kinda guy, so excuse me if I get a little resource happy here. But there’s so much stuff to learn about scripts that just giving you guys only a couple of resources might break my heart. So we’ll start at square one.


Comic Road 1: Starting Your Comic

So you want to make a comic? That’s great! In fact, that’s exactly what a class full of students down at Chula Vista High Tech High wanted to do. And after designing an extensive curriculum, Making Comics Worldwide CEO Patrick Yurick, and incredibly handsome Editor-In-Chief Kevin Cullen, decided to bring all of you burgeoning comic creators into the mixture by giving you the opportunity to follow along with the Graphic Novel Project (GNP) students step by step through this blog! (more…)

Underdog Self Promo Sunday Recap – August

Keeping with our new feature in the Underdog Facebook Group, we held another Self Promo Sunday last weekend allowing folks to share their url with the community. Yet again, it was a huge success! The idea behind this is to give everyone the chance to plug their link in an fun yet organized manner. On the first Sunday of each month a special thread is opened up in the Facebook group where people can post their link, but in order to do so they have to answer 3 questions. The thread is then taken down after 24 hours so it doesn’t keep getting bumped up in the group. We then copy the content into a blog post so nothing is lost.

If you would like to participate in next month’s Self Promo Sunday, simply join the Underdog Facebook group! (more…)

Underdog Self Promo Sunday Recap

Last Sunday on Facebook, the Comic Underdogs kicked off a new and exciting monthly activity – Shameless Self Promotion Sundays! The idea behind this being, with such a robust community, it’s difficult to find everyone’s origin stories and the comics they’re attached to (especially if they’ve been an Underdog for a while). To give everyone a chance to see what everyone else is working on while avoiding the ever-destructive self-promo spam, every first Sunday of the Month, the Underdog facebook page will open up a discussion post for creators. (more…)

Underdog Origin Story

The Beginning

When trying to promote my own webcomics, I noticed a huge lack of quality when it came to Facebook groups dedicated to comic creation. Each group’s wall was flooded with self-promotional posts.  I observed that when everyone is elbowing each other, trying to be seen in a sea of thumbnails, no one stands out. What’s worse is that little to no conversation is encouraged or initiated. Needless to say, after religiously checking my comic’s analytics every night, I often found that my Facebook promo efforts were often in vain – few (if any) page views, rarely a comment, and a no feedback.  Not exactly the front page of Reddit, right?


Announcing The “Uniting The Worldwide #Makecomics Community” Panel At San Diego Comic Con International 2014

We are more than please to announce that we will be hosting an exciting new panel at San Diego Comic Con International 2014!

Details: Uniting the Worldwide Makecomics Community Join host +Patrick Yurick  (CEO of +Making Comics ) in this celebratory panel designed to connect the comic makers of the world.  The discussion will center around the status of the world-wide comic-making revolution happening on and off-line. Guest panelists include Mark Waid (Thrillbent, Daredevil),  Rachel Beck (Storyforge Productions), Jim Zub  (Skullkickers, Wayward), Andy Schmidt (Comics Experience), Christina Blanch (SuperMOOC2, Damnation of Charlie Wormwood), and Palle Schmidt (Comics For Beginners, Thomas Aslop)

Got questions or specific topics you want discussed? Tweet them to @Making_comics or leave a comment on this post!


Putting the “Com” in Comics

You may have a comic, but do you have a community? Support can be hard to come by when you’re a comic creator. You may not even be able to turn to your own family for advice or critique, let alone friends.

“Hey, mom – here’s my new page. What do you think?”

“I’m glad to see those years at that art institute are finally paying off. Wait – you…you are getting paid for this, right?”

At this point, you may find yourself turning to your readers for insight and advice. They are, after all, your demographic.

“Hi guys – I’m trying out a new coloring technique. Let me know what you think!”