Let’s hop right in and look at three story structures that may help you construct a four-panel comic!
A narrative told to provoke a laugh. It consists of a set-up and punchline.
The context. Introduces the character, scene, situation and places the expectation.
The reveal. The …Read More
In one of our last KCU Team meetings of 2023, I was telling Jade and Lisa how much fun we had doing the “2023 Year in Review” exercise in Kids Comics Studio.
“Oh!” said Jade. “That makes me think of the vision boards I did …Read More
Trygve Faste, Brigitta Blair, and Alondra Araujo are three KCU members who submitted their work to Pitchfest last year.
We asked them to tell us about their experience with Pitchfest 2022, how it impacted their careers, and their advice for other creators.
Please give us …Read More
Why Does KCU Charge for Some Activities?
Recently I got an email asking me, “Why do you charge a submission fee for KCU Pitchfest?”
That is an important question!
I realized it might be helpful for me to explain exactly why we charge money for some of …Read More
The idea of compiling a graphic novel “pitch” for agents and editors might feel overwhelming. You probably have plenty of questions, and you might be worried that you’ll run afoul of some little rule or requirement that automatically sends your pitch into the rejection …Read More
Why do you need a website in the first place?
I’m a literary agent, so a big part of my job involves looking at writers’ and artists’ work online and evaluating their potential.
I am surprised by how often I will google a creator’s name, and …Read More
Author visits and workshops are excellent ways to build connections with people. They're also great vehicles for communicating your enthusiasm for what you do -- and light that fire in others. They force you to clarify and articulate the principles and processes you follow …Read More
Over the past couple of weeks we’ve explored why creatives are turning to crowdfunding and the effectiveness of a thirty day campaign. In this post, I explain why crowdfunding never consists of just those 30 days.
For my first solo Kickstarter campaign, the pre-launch phase …Read More
Whether you’re just curious about or a committed veteran of crowdfunding, you’ll quickly notice the tendency for creators to host 30 Day campaigns. It’s not a hard rule -- and during the years before crowdfunding’s current boom, longer durations may have been more prevalent …Read More
What’s a more popular subject among creators these days? A.I.? Contracts? Social media?
There are a couple of others I’m leaving out, but I think it’s safe to say most people plying a creative trade are curious about crowdfunding.
Before going into detail, let’s …Read More