All posts with the ‘ Comics & Art ’ Tag


Network Like a Nerd!

Emerald City Comic Con is the start of convention season in our house so I thought I’d take the opportunity to write about how you can use conventions to improve your negotiations and expand your career.  Conventions provide a ridiculously wonderful opportunity to gather information about your industry and make important connections. That’s right: networking!

If you aren’t a cartoonist or even mildly interested in … Read More

Freelance-tastic! 2011!

Another Thanksgiving and another super fun podcast on freelancing!… Read More

Four Secrets to Succeed in Publishing

I had a great time at Stumptown Comics Fest this year!  There were tons of cool people, a bunch of great comics and I tricked George Rohac into doing a panel with me.

On the off chance you aren’t familiar with Mr. Rohac, George is the Operations Director at Oni Press & one of the hardest working men in comics.  George has the comics … Read More

Freelancepalooza Podcast 2010, Part the Second

Here it is, the second installment of Freelancepalooza Podcast 2010.

And if you didn’t catch Part the First, well here you go:

By the way, here is a collection of the some of the sites, posts and resources we mentioned throughout the podcast.

Outright, the online accounting resource Dylan & Erika love.

Traveling & don’t want to keep 942 receipts?  Look up the per Read More

Yay Stumptown!

Katie Lane & Kohel Haver

Fight For Your Rights: An Artist's Introduction to Contract Law & Negotiation @ Stumptown 2010. Photo by Joshin Yamada

Another year, another awesome Stumptown Comics Fest show!

Things started off smashingly with the West Coast premier of Drink & Draw Like a Lady, a brilliant idea that’s also tons of fun.  If you are a lady of the arts and attending a convention where … Read More

How to Read a Contract, Part the Second

Yesterday we started to dig into this humdinger of a contract.

It is, in a word, bad.

But bad things are often great teaching devices! They help us see very clearly why to do things in a particular manner or how to better approach a situation.… Read More

How to Read a Contract

OK, folks, let’s talk about reading contracts.

This contract example was emailed to me the other day; no doubt you’ve seen it on other comics news sites.… Read More

Talkin’ Shop

This might be the most helpful thing I’ve posted on the blog so far.

The day after Thanksgiving, Dylan Meconis, Erika Moen, Bill Mudron and I got together and decided to talk about comics, being professional freelancers, getting comfortable with the business of art and how awesome Steve Lieber is.… Read More

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5 Things to Know Before You Sign Your Publishing Contract

The following is the first of five emails from a free e-course about understanding publishing contracts. You can sign up for the rest of the course here. In any publishing deal, you're in charge. That's because a publishing contract is you giving the publisher permission to use your work. They need permission and

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