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Vampires

Vampires

  Everyone makes fun of Twilight, because of the sparkly vampires. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Lettering Is Like Polish

Lettering Is Like Polish

  I love my letterer. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE Full Trailer!

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE Full Trailer!

A new trailer to celebrate the release this week of AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE!

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The Flash (original series)

The Flash (original series)

It’s cheesy. Definitely 80s. But the costume looks good. That may be all that matters. Oh, and this is a tumblr post. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?

B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?

B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media? It’s another Tuesday! Another week of Bolts & Nuts, and time to ask another question. Are you social on social media? There are lots of options out there for you, with all kinds of platforms. S… Related Posts:No Related Posts

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C is for Cthulhu Teaser Trailer…for the Littlest Lovecraft Fan!

C is for Cthulhu Teaser Trailer…for the Littlest Lovecraft Fan!

ComixTribe is bringing you a Lovecraft-themed ABC board book from Jason Ciaramella & Greg Murphy!

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TPG Week 216: Writing Challenge Entry 1

TPG Week 216: Writing Challenge Entry 1

  Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week’s Brave One is no stranger to what goes on here: Rin Kiyoko! Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week 196: Blackenstein Was Better…TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…TPG Week 177: Laziness Is Not BecomingTPG Week 145: Too Much […]

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TPG Week 215: Muddled Storytelling

TPG Week 215: Muddled Storytelling

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have another submission from Fabian Andres. We also have Samantha LeBas in the calming purple, and I’m the jerk being mellow in red. Let’s see what Fabian has with Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week 190: Artist […]

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TPG Week 214: Poncing Around

TPG Week 214: Poncing Around

  Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of the Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Alex Hutchins! We also have Liam Hayes in blue, and I’m the snarky one in red. Let’s all see how Alex does talking about Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week […]

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TPG Week 213: Stories Need True Endings

TPG Week 213: Stories Need True Endings

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Yonatan Schultz! We also have Samantha LeBas in purple, I’m the overly-mellow guy in red, and we all get to see how Yonatan handles Related Posts:TPG Week 212: Pause To ThinkTPG Week 210: New […]

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TPG Week 212: Pause To Think

TPG Week 212: Pause To Think

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of the Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Fabian Andres. We also have Liam Hayes in blue, I’m the guy in red, and let’s see what Fabian does in an INFINITE ECHO #1 Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week 210: […]

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TPG Week 211: Minor Tweaks Needed

TPG Week 211: Minor Tweaks Needed

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, our Brave One is no stranger to us: Sam Roads! (I call him Felix because I keep mixing him up with another Sam R. Remember, folks: I’m not smart.) We’ve got Sam-antha (another Sam!) LeBas in purple, I’m the guy in […]

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5 Ways to Benefit from Your Backlist

5 Ways to Benefit from Your Backlist

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Tyler James shares five strategies publishers and independent creators are using to get the most out of their backlist.

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AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE Postmortem: Lessons Learned from ComixTribe’s Most Successful Direct Market Series Yet

AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE Postmortem: Lessons Learned from ComixTribe’s Most Successful Direct Market Series Yet

| February 9, 2015 | 3 Comments

Publisher Tyler James shares the lessons learned from publishing AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE, ComixTribe’s most successful series to date. This is serious #makecomics #smallpress inside baseball, people!

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TPG Week 210: New Year, Same Bad Storytelling

TPG Week 210: New Year, Same Bad Storytelling

| January 2, 2015

  Hello, one and all, and welcome back to the first installment of The Proving Grounds for the new year! This week, we have a new Brave One in Daniel O’Reilly. We have Liam Hayes in blue, and I’m the suave one in red. Let’s see what kind of tour guide Daniel is as we […]

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TPG Week 209: Year’s End

TPG Week 209: Year’s End

| December 27, 2014

Hello, all, and welcome back once more to The Proving Grounds! This week is our year’s last, and we have a new Brave One to see it: Amit Moshe Oren. We also have Samantha LeBas in purple, and I’m the guy in red, as always. Related Posts:TPG Week 212: Pause To ThinkTPG Week 210: New […]

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TPG Week 208: Wordiness Is Next To Confusion-ness

TPG Week 208: Wordiness Is Next To Confusion-ness

| December 19, 2014

Hello, all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Rin Kiyoko. I’m alone this week, so there’s no one else to blame for missing stuff. It’s all on me. Rin and I, locked in mortal(ish) combat of right vs crazy, good vs lazy, badass vs no-ass… […]

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TPG Week 207: Oscillations

TPG Week 207: Oscillations

| December 12, 2014

  Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in James Palmer. He’s doing something we don’t see to often here at TPG—he’s using a licensed character. We’ve got Samantha LeBas in the svelte purple, I’m in the fattening red, and we see […]

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TPG Week 206: A Decent, Short Entry

TPG Week 206: A Decent, Short Entry

| December 5, 2014

  Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One who’s no stranger here: Frank Martin. I’m going to be going it alone this week–Liam had some personal things to take care of. So I’m here, all by my lonesome. It’ll be fine. Frank and I, mano a […]

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TPG Week 205: Don’t Submit Before You’re Ready

TPG Week 205: Don’t Submit Before You’re Ready

| November 28, 2014

  Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! We here at ComixTribe wishes that you all had a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. (I know that I ate enough for most of you. Especially the pie…) This week, we have a new Brave One in Paul Im. We have Samantha […]

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TPG Week 204: Language Can Be A Barrier

TPG Week 204: Language Can Be A Barrier

| November 21, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Nanda Irfan Lauzan. We’ve got Liam Hayes in blue, I’m the guy in red, and we’re going to see what Nanda has in Related Posts:TPG Week 212: Pause To ThinkTPG Week 210: New Year, […]

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TPG Week 203: Bad Storytelling

TPG Week 203: Bad Storytelling

| November 15, 2014

  Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Toy Spears. We’ve also got Samantha LeBas in purple, and I’m the overbearing one in red, and we’re both going to jump up and down on Toy as they play with the Related Posts:TPG Week 218: […]

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TPG Week 202: Wasted Effort (It’s Not Pretty–You Were Warned)

TPG Week 202: Wasted Effort (It’s Not Pretty–You Were Warned)

| November 7, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Andrew Burgess. We also have Liam Hayes in blue, and I’m the frustrated guy in red. You’ll see why as we see Andrew write about Edgewood Goes Mad Scientist Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing […]

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TPG Week 201: Stories Need Real Endings

TPG Week 201: Stories Need Real Endings

| October 31, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Jose Pereira. And for added bonus, today is my wedding anniversary! Nine years to my lovely wife. I love you, sweetheart.   Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week 215: Muddled StorytellingTPG […]

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TPG Week 200: Blast From The Past Resubmission

TPG Week 200: Blast From The Past Resubmission

| October 24, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have someone who’s on stranger to these parts. We welcome back Brave One Kyle Raios! We’ve got Liam Hayes in blue, I’m the sedate one in red, and we see what Kyle has done with Related Posts:TPG Week 183: A […]

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Warner Brothers Changed Its Mind

Warner Brothers Changed Its Mind

| October 22, 2014

  But is it a good thing? Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Warners Screwed Batman (And Thus, Their Movie Universe)

Warners Screwed Batman (And Thus, Their Movie Universe)

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment

  It’s a terrible thing when people who get paid gobs of money to make smart decisions get it extremely wrong. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Kickstarter Page Design

Kickstarter Page Design

| October 18, 2014

Creator Matt Heistand of Deep Dive Daredevils offers up some tips for Kickstarter page design.

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TPG Week 199: Not Enough Peanut Butter

TPG Week 199: Not Enough Peanut Butter

| October 17, 2014

  Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Jason Bonine. We also have Samantha LeBas in purple, I’m in the festive red, and we’ll all see how Jason does with Related Posts:TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week 145: Too […]

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B&N Week 198: Are You Taking Advantage Of Digital?

B&N Week 198: Are You Taking Advantage Of Digital?

| October 15, 2014

  It’s another Tuesday! We’re in the middle of October, and while some parts of the country are only hitting the mid 70’s, we’re projected to hit the 90’s here in sunny Tucson. No hate, please. I’m just the messenger… Related Posts:What Shouldn’t You Be Doing?TPG Week 222: Writing Challenge Entry 7We Should All Fail […]

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Comics College

Comics College

| October 13, 2014

  I know I’m something of a comic historian. Not a deep one, surely, but enough to understand how each job works and has evolved. I’ve read a decent amount of “old” comics. Definitely not a lot by far, and definitely not enough, but also enough to know what I’m missing. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Why Are You Creating?

Why Are You Creating?

| October 12, 2014

  Simple question, right? But have you ever really thought about it? Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Dream Big

Dream Big

| October 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

  With all the talk about making plans and setting goals in order to accomplish your dreams, the act of dreaming itself can get lost. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 198: How To Bore In Five Pages

TPG Week 198: How To Bore In Five Pages

| October 10, 2014

    Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have another entry from Chelsea Smith! We also have Liam Hayes in blue, and I’m looking rather svelte in red, and we’ll see what Chelsea does with Related Posts:TPG Week 78: Readers Want Cake!TPG Week 218: Writing Challenge Entry 3TPG Week […]

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Rate Inquiries

Rate Inquiries

| October 9, 2014

  Understand that a rate inquiry is a numbers game. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Busy As You Want To Be

Busy As You Want To Be

| October 8, 2014

  There was a point in time when I had too much time on my hands. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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What Does Kryptonite Mean To You?

What Does Kryptonite Mean To You?

| October 7, 2014

  Simple question, but it really has a lot of impact. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Being Personable

Being Personable

| October 6, 2014

  People see my posts in The Proving Grounds, and think I’m a sarcastic jerk. They think I enjoy ripping people apart, and they think that’s all I am. They never say that I’m wrong in my analysis, they just sometimes object to the way I say things. They’d rather be let down gently than […]

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Being Available

Being Available

| October 5, 2014

  This should not be an option. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Being Humble

Being Humble

| October 4, 2014

  It’s not hard to be an asshole and think you’re great. It isn’t difficult at all, especially if you’ve been told this all your life by those who don’t know any better. It’s much, much more difficult to be humble. To be honestly humble. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Gotham

Gotham

| October 3, 2014

  There are some things to like about this show, and some things I think are troubling. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 197: Another Resubmission That Didn’t Learn

TPG Week 197: Another Resubmission That Didn’t Learn

| October 3, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a returning Brave One in James Sarandis. It’s becoming a trend, it looks like, because we have another resubmission! We also have Samantha LeBas in purple, I’m in red, and we’ll see if James learned anything from the last time he submitted […]

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Character Powers

Character Powers

| October 2, 2014

  I love superheroes. Always have. I think we, as a species, love superheroes. Superheroes, their tales, their trials and tribulations, are all around us. As far back as we’ve been telling stories, we’ve told tales of superheroes of some sort. Sometimes it’s a person touched by the gods, sometimes it’s a demigod, but it […]

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Independent vs Corporate Storytelling

Independent vs Corporate Storytelling

| October 1, 2014

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B&N Week 197: What’s The Least You Need To Know?

B&N Week 197: What’s The Least You Need To Know?

| September 30, 2014

  We’ve got another Tuesday! And the temperatures are starting to fall here in Tucson. [To be quite honest, I’m thankful for it.] Related Posts:What Shouldn’t You Be Doing?TPG Week 222: Writing Challenge Entry 7We Should All Fail MoreTPG Week 221: Writing Challenge Entry 6TPG Week 220: Writing Challenge Entry 5

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Creation Myths

Creation Myths

| September 30, 2014

  There are a lot of them. Most of them revolve around the myth that “creation is easy.” Related Posts:No Related Posts

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You Are Not Special

You Are Not Special

| September 29, 2014

  I know what mommy and daddy told you. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Kirby/Marvel

Kirby/Marvel

| September 28, 2014

  Anyone with a sense of history and an ounce of sense cannot undervalue the effect of Jack Kirby upon Marvel. Even if you aren’t a Marvel person, you can’t help but have seen or read a property he had a hand in, either in looks or in story. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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Stop Waiting For “Permission”

Stop Waiting For “Permission”

| September 27, 2014

  You want to be in comics? The only thing you really need are some drawings, a photocopier, some paper, and a stapler. Congratulations! You’re now in comics! Related Posts:No Related Posts

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TPG Week 196: Blackenstein Was Better…

TPG Week 196: Blackenstein Was Better…

| September 26, 2014

  Welcome back to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in JP Polewczak! We also have Liam Hayes in blue, I’m the guy in red, and we’ll see what JP has to say about Related Posts:TPG Week 145: Too Much Stuff In The BagTPG Week 83: Use […]

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Do The Work You Like

Do The Work You Like

| September 26, 2014

  It’s damned difficult to find the work you love. Damned difficult. Sometimes, we have to find the work we like, and do that instead. Especially as comic book creators. Related Posts:No Related Posts

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You Have To Ship

You Have To Ship

| September 25, 2014

There is nothing more important than shipping a product. Shipping, no matter how “good” or “bad” the product, separates you from those who are just talking about being a creator. Shipping a product means you have something to show. Shipping a product means you’re no longer a wannabe. The wannabes are still on message boards […]

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