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How To Keep Going With Your Challenges

  With all the challenges popping up this time of year – Sketchtember, Inktober, Drawlloween, NaNoDrawMo and various others, it’s difficult to keep up with them all. Personally, I took on Octobers’ challenge of “Drawlloween”, which is 31 days of prompts to draw and ink. It’s very similar to both Inktober and Drawtober, just with […]

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How Does One Come Up With Comic Ideas When There Is No Such Thing As A New Idea?

Mark Twain once said “There is no such thing as a new idea.”. It sometimes seems the same with comics – all the super-hero powers have seemingly been done, well, all the good ones. Smelly-shoes isn’t really a super-power that anyone would actually want to have. All the good plots and backstories have been so […]

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How Long Does It Take To Produce A Manga?

Facebook is a fantastic tool for illustrators, comic creators and all sorts of creatives to talk to others involved in the industry. Recently, a group I was in had German artist, Olga Rogalski, make a post about how long it took her to produce a manga novel.

 

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Post-Con Blues and how to combat them.

Hey guys, Kay with MCA Studios here, bringing you a topic that usually doesn’t get discussed in the lead up to conventions.

Post con depression (or post con blues).

I talk about this now, because I’ve just had a dose of it, and wanted to share how I got myself through it, but first a little back story. (more…)

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Where is MCA Studios next?

Hi guys – Kay here with a quick update for you all about what is happening with MCA Studios over the next few months.

As you know, Supanova season is upon us, and the 22/23 April will see MCA Studios have its first Supanova table! This is so exciting for me, because who knew back in August last year that I would get to this stage of having enough Australian creator content to put on a table to sell on behalf of those creators? (more…)

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How To Make A Comic In 23 Easy Steps!

Hi everyone, it’s Kay here. Just recently, I took on a submission for an anthology comic, and I wanted to share the experience I had from it, and the lessons I learnt from doing everything from the illustration to final editing.

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Comic Conventions Part 4 – Practical guide to recording sales at events.

In part 1 of Comic Conventions Part 1: The ins and outs for beginners, I spoke briefly about what to do when you don’t make any sales. Today, we’re going to look at what we do when we do make sales, and how to track each sale to keep for our records. This helps us to see what is selling well and to keep track of numbers of stock.

 

Included with this post, is a free template  (more…)

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Poll: What supplies do you use?

I’m interested in finding out more about what you use when you create your art and comics. I invite you to take part in this poll I have created to help me understand your needs as creators. Feel free to click more than one option, and to share with your friends and co-creators on Facebook […]

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Comic Conventions Part 3 – How do I set up my table?

Welcome to Part 3 of Comic Conventions, the ongoing series where I look at different facets of having a table at events for your comic creations and art.

In part 3, we are looking at table set-up.  We are fortunate to have a few guest comic creators share with us their table set-ups for different events, and we’ll quickly break each down to what worked best for them, and what I thought the best aspect of each table was.. (more…)

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Comic Conventions – Part 2 – Where should I look for events?

Hello, we meet again! My name is Kay, and I’m the author of this on-going blog series about helping beginners , and vets, into the world of Artist’s Alley at comic conventions.

So, where DO I want to sell my comics and art? (more…)

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