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Rejected Ideas

TweetSometimes people ask me “What’s your process?” which I usually take to mean something like “how do you get ideas.” My general theory of ideas is that good ones are impossible to generate. Or at least, they’re impossible to generate … Continue reading

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A Followup

TweetPerhaps related to my recent post on helping artists, I got a great email today: Dear Zach, I received some comments on a page of mine where it said ‘STOLEN from http://www.smbc-comics.com/‘ on http://www.funzors.com/media/condom-explosion-151/ would you like me to delete … Continue reading

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On the Proper Care and Feeding of Artists

TweetHey geeks, Recently, a bunch of we cartoonists got in a discussion about what’s appropriate and what’s not appropriate in terms of copying people’s styles, reposting people’s stuff, and so on. I think most people do these sorts of things … Continue reading

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Convention Tips

TweetFunny thing – after a big convention, there’s always the same behavior among cartoonists. We, of course, talk about business, sales, atmosphere, and so on. But, a big topic of conversation is always fun/weird stories about reader encounters. The funniest … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be A Webcartoonist #6

TweetChapter 6: The Great Purge of ’08 As many fellow cartoonists probably remember, late ’08 was a bad time. A lot of people were lamenting a hard year due to the recession, which had just started in earnest. But, worst … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be a Webcartoonist #5

TweetChapter 5: College and Comics Going back to college was awesome. The biggest thing that changed was my attitude toward math. In high school, I was literally a D student in Calculus. I still remember a friend thinking I was … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be a Webcartoonist? #4

TweetChapter 4: SCIENCE! I realized there might be a way to have the stress of a real job without feeling like I was wasting my time: COLLEGE! But first, let’s back up a minute. I was still working my closed-captioning … Continue reading

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New Yorker Cartoons

TweetWhee! I removed a few files that were busted, some duplicates, and the Pandora’s overstuffed box of comics that implied anything with children. Yes, a few made me laugh, but holy crap guys! Disclaimer: I’m not claiming any rights to … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be a Webcartoonist? Part 3

TweetChapter 3: The New Beginning Although I was still working for the most evil man who ever lived, I was suddenly enjoying life a LOT more. I was up late and up early in order to do comics while working … Continue reading

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So You Wanna Be a Webcartoonist? Part 2

TweetAuthor’s note: This one doesn’t have a huge amount of comicking, since it covers a period where I didn’t do very much. But, hopefully it’s still fun to read and sets up what’s to come. *** Chapter 2: Zach Goes … Continue reading

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