The Latest ComixTribe News...

SCAM Ultimate Collection Release Party at Forbidden Planet NYC!

SCAM Ultimate Collection Release Party at Forbidden Planet NYC!

Joe Mulvey and crew celebrate the release of the SCAM Ultimate Collection on May 28, 2014 at Forbidden Planet NYC.

Joe Mulvey Represents ComixTribe at Special Edition: NYC – Commission List Open!

Joe Mulvey Represents ComixTribe at Special Edition: NYC – Commission List Open!

Joe Mulvey will be tabling at the first SPECIAL EDITION: NYC Convention, June 14-15, a summer con organized by the company behind the New York Comic Con, to provide an enhanced spotlight on artists. Mulvey will be representing the ComixTribe, and debuting copies of the SCAM Ultimate Collection at the show. He’s also opened up […]

ComixTribe’s THE RED TEN Kickstarter Campaign Is Live!

ComixTribe’s THE RED TEN Kickstarter Campaign Is Live!

ComixTribe Launches THE RED TEN Volume 1 Hardcover Kickstarter!

ComixTribe to Publish Acclaimed Horror Series AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE

ComixTribe to Publish Acclaimed Horror Series AND THEN EMILY WAS GONE

A 5-issue horror mystery series by Lees & Laurie coming this summer.

Review: Prime-8s #1

Review: Prime-8s #1

The writers behind HOAX HUNTERS reunite for a fun retro adventure…with MONKEYS!

Last Chance to Pre-Order EPIC #1 Pilot Issue!

Last Chance to Pre-Order EPIC #1 Pilot Issue!

“Digital Directors Cut” of EPIC #1 Pilot Releases Tonight at Midnight to ALL BACKERS!

Recent Columns...

TPG Week 183: A Clinic In Wrong

TPG Week 183: A Clinic In Wrong

Hello, and welcome back to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Ben Goldsmith. We also have the return of Steve Colle! We also have the return of the rant! So, we have Steve in the soothing blue, I’m in the hyped-up red, and we’ll all see […]

B&N Week 183: Does Your Worldview Make Your Characters Preachy?

B&N Week 183: Does Your Worldview Make Your Characters Preachy?

It’s another Tuesday! Guess that means it’s time for another Bolts & Nuts question! This week’s question is about your worldview: does your worldview make your characters preachy? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?TPG […]

TPG Week 182: Reaching For The Funny

TPG Week 182: Reaching For The Funny

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One who is no stranger around these parts: Jon Parrish! We have the irritable Yannick Morin in green, I’m in the soothing red (HA!), and let’s see what Jon has to say about Professionalism Related Posts:TPG Week 183: A Clinic […]

B&N Week 182: Ghosting Panels

B&N Week 182: Ghosting Panels

Welcome to another Tuesday. I’m interrupting the flow of asking questions this week with a column that I thought I had posted, but obviously haven’t. This week was going to be all about checking in to see what you’ve done over the past six months, to see if you’ve stuck to the path you laid […]

TPG Week 181: Searching For A Signal

TPG Week 181: Searching For A Signal

Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, our Brave One is someone who’s no stranger here: Sam Roads. I’m alone again this week, so it’s only me and Mr. Roads. Let’s see how he does with   Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…TPG Week 177: […]

B&N Week 181: How Much Research Should You Do On A Topic?

B&N Week 181: How Much Research Should You Do On A Topic?

Welcome to another Tuesday! That means it’s time for me to ask a question, in the Bolts & Nuts tradition! How much research should you do on a topic? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You […]

Other Recent Posts

Bundle is the New Black

Bundle is the New Black

| June 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The wife and I just finished binge watching of the second season of Orange in the New Black this weekend. (Yup, we got our money’s worth out of Netflix…this month at least.) And while calling anything “the new black” is an expression now well past its expiration date, I wanted to write a short post about […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 180: Don’t Make The Reader Hungry In A Bad Way

TPG Week 180: Don’t Make The Reader Hungry In A Bad Way

| June 7, 2014

Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Alyssa Crow! Alyssa hails from Australia, land of Vegemite. (I want to try the stuff, but I may want to be drunk first…) This week, we have Yannick Morin in green, I’m scruffy in the […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 180: Are You A Misunderstood Creator?

B&N Week 180: Are You A Misunderstood Creator?

| June 4, 2014

It’s another Tuesday, another Bolts & Nuts, another question! Are you a misunderstood creator? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?TPG Week 185: Hand-Waving, Slaps, And A PorcupineB&N Week 185: Why Do We Create Superhero […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 179: Don’t Bore The Reader Into Submission

TPG Week 179: Don’t Bore The Reader Into Submission

| May 30, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Micah Bryant. I’m by myself this week, as Sam is taking care of some personal stuff. So, it’s just Micah and myself. Insert tones of doom here. Let’s get started!   Related Posts:TPG Week 183: A Clinic […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 179: Mix ‘n Match–Which Genres Can Be Mixed To Best Effect?

B&N Week 179: Mix ‘n Match–Which Genres Can Be Mixed To Best Effect?

| May 27, 2014

We’ve got another Tuesday upon us, so that means we’ve got another installment of Bolts & Nuts! This week, we discuss mixing and matching: which genre’s can be mixed to best effect? Related Posts:TPG Week 170: Comedy Needs To Be Paced (And Funny)Review: Rat Queens #1Review: Ghosted #1Points of Impact – Week 16: Location, Location… […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 178: You Have To Let Dialogue Do Its Job

TPG Week 178: You Have To Let Dialogue Do Its Job

| May 23, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One in James Sarandis. We’ve also got Yannick Morin in the wordy green, in spartan in red, and let’s see what James does with his   Related Posts:TPG Week 183: A Clinic In WrongTPG Week 159: When Exposition Goes MissingTPG […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 178: Critique or Personal Attack–What Is The Difference?

B&N Week 178: Critique or Personal Attack–What Is The Difference?

| May 21, 2014

We’ve got yet another Tuesday upon us! Know what that means? Time for more Bolts & Nuts! This week’s question is: Critique or Personal Attacks—What’s the Difference? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?TPG Week […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 177: Laziness Is Not Becoming

TPG Week 177: Laziness Is Not Becoming

| May 17, 2014

Well, it’s another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week we have Chad Handley, who’s no stranger around here. This week, though, I’m by myself. So, let’s dive right on in! PAGE ONE Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…TPG Week 145: Too Much Stuff In The BagTPG Week 83: Use Your […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 177: Peers–Who Are Yours?

B&N Week 177: Peers–Who Are Yours?

| May 13, 2014

It’s another bright and shiny Tuesday! I’m loving it! That’s all the introduction for today. Let’s just jump into this week’s B&N question, shall we? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?TPG Week 185: Hand-Waving, […]

Continue Reading

Another Creator-Owned Sales Monster in the Making

Another Creator-Owned Sales Monster in the Making

| May 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Joshua Williamson and Mike Henderson have a creator-owned hit on their hands with Nailbiter from Image. Tyler James breaks it down.

Continue Reading

TPG Week 176: A Hat-Trick of Bad

TPG Week 176: A Hat-Trick of Bad

| May 9, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Michael Mullane. We have Yannick Morin in the vile green, I’m in the damned red, and let’s see what Michael does when he has the High Ground Related Posts:TPG Week 145: Too Much Stuff In The BagTPG […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 176: Are You Doing Your Part For Comics?

B&N Week 176: Are You Doing Your Part For Comics?

| May 7, 2014

It’s another Tuesday! We’ve actually got a cooling trend here in Tucson, and I’m happy for it. It’s going to get in the triple digits soon enough. Let the cooler weather prevail for a while. Anyway, let’s get into some Bolts & Nuts! This week’s question holds up a mirror: are you doing your part […]

Continue Reading

What Free Comic Book Day Means to a Small Publisher

What Free Comic Book Day Means to a Small Publisher

| May 4, 2014

Tyler James shares some thoughts on the value of FCBD to a small publisher.

Continue Reading

TPG Week 175: Inciting Incident Needed

TPG Week 175: Inciting Incident Needed

| May 2, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we’ve got a Brave One who is no stranger to these parts: novelist Ronnie Massie! We have something we don’t often see around here: a resubmission! We’ve also got Samantha LeBas in purposeful purple, I’m wearing the rarin’ red, and let’s see how Ronnie […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 175: Do You Really Want To Be In The Public Eye?

B&N Week 175: Do You Really Want To Be In The Public Eye?

| April 29, 2014

We’ve got another spectacular Tuesday! I won’t bore you with talk about sunshine—there’s a lot of it here in Tucson. You can literally count the number of times its overcast all day here, or how often the daytime temperature dips below 65. I love this place. Anyway, this week’s question is, like all of them, […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 174: When Pacing Is The Only Thing Wrong

TPG Week 174: When Pacing Is The Only Thing Wrong

| April 25, 2014

Welcome back to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Michael Mourounas! Let me also introduce a man who needs no introduction, as he was my first helper here at The Proving Grounds: Yannick Morin! Steve Colle is still on sabbatical, and will be for the near […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 174: Is Continuing Education Important In Comics?

B&N Week 174: Is Continuing Education Important In Comics?

| April 22, 2014

It’s another Tuesday! Arizona doesn’t do Daylight Savings Time [thankfully], so the days are extremely noticeably longer. I can drive in to work and the sun is coming up, and I can drive home from work twelve hours later and the sun is still hanging in the sky. I like it. [And yes, I work […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 173: Ending Up Worse Than Where You Started

TPG Week 173: Ending Up Worse Than Where You Started

| April 18, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One who is no stranger here: Talisha Harrison. We’ve got in indomitable Samantha LeBas in the punishing purple, I’m in the raging red, and together, we’ll all see how Talisha handles   Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 173: Critical or Commercial Acclaim–Which Do You Prefer?

B&N Week 173: Critical or Commercial Acclaim–Which Do You Prefer?

| April 15, 2014

It’s another Tuesday! Summer’s coming, and with it, the summer movies. While technically not a summer movie, we’ve already had the Captain America sequel [which I consider to be the opening salvo to the summer tentpoles], and on the horizon are the Spider-Man and X-Men sequels, Guardians of the Galaxy, and the Teenage Mutant Ninja […]

Continue Reading

Look Good While You Kickstarter: 7 Design Tips for Your Project Image

Look Good While You Kickstarter: 7 Design Tips for Your Project Image

| April 14, 2014

Your Kickstarter project image is the most important visual of your entire campaign. Here are some tips for getting it right.

Continue Reading

TPG Week 172: Work On Other Projects First

TPG Week 172: Work On Other Projects First

| April 11, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Curt Achberger. And while this was supposed to be Steve Colle’s week, he’s taking a sabbatical, and will be back when he can. In the meantime, the beautiful, talented, and ice cold Samantha LeBas […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 172: What Are The Hidden Steps In Creating Comics?

B&N Week 172: What Are The Hidden Steps In Creating Comics?

| April 8, 2014

It’s another Tuesday, and I’m happy to be here! Let’s just get into this week’s question, shall we? What are the hidden steps to creating comics? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?TPG Week 185: […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 171: Prosaic Thinking Is Not Your Friend

TPG Week 171: Prosaic Thinking Is Not Your Friend

| April 5, 2014

Welcome, one and all, to another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have another new Brave One in Cody Stewart. We also have the ravishing Sam LeBas in purple, I’m in the ravaging red, and let’s see how Cody swims in the   Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…TPG […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 171: To Be Or Not To Be–Should You Quit Comics?

B&N Week 171: To Be Or Not To Be–Should You Quit Comics?

| April 2, 2014

It’s a windy-ful Tuesday here in beautiful Tucson! It’s great, really. We’ve got the low 80s here, so the breezes are more than comfortable. It’s great, and a precursor to what’s coming next: heat! And not the Miami Heat, either. It’ll be fine. Right now, though, it’s time to get into some Bolts & Nuts! […]

Continue Reading

A $95,000 Tip Jar for Comics? 10 Thoughts on Patreon

A $95,000 Tip Jar for Comics? 10 Thoughts on Patreon

| March 31, 2014

Tyler James shares 10 thoughts on Patreon, the newest kid on the comics crowdfunding block.

Continue Reading

TPG Week 170: Comedy Needs To Be Paced (And Funny)

TPG Week 170: Comedy Needs To Be Paced (And Funny)

| March 29, 2014

Hello, and welcome once again to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in the personage of Dan Dayton. We have Steve Colle in the cooling blue, I’m in the “slap ‘em around some more” red, and let’s see how Dan answers the question   Related Posts:TPG Week 161: Don’t Keep […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 170: Casting–Do You Do It?

B&N Week 170: Casting–Do You Do It?

| March 25, 2014

We’ve got another Tuesday! I thank you for spending some of it with me. I appreciate it. This week’s question is: casting—do you do it? Related Posts:B&N Week 187: Are You Social On Social Media?TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…B&N Week 186: Do You Fail, or Do You Learn?TPG Week 185: Hand-Waving, […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 169: Write For The Gap

TPG Week 169: Write For The Gap

| March 22, 2014

Hello, one and all, and welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a returning Brave One in Schuyler Van Gunten! We also have Samantha LeBas in purple, and I’m in the fiery red. Sam is a bit under the weather, so she did what she could. Let’s see what we have when […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 169: Are You An Effective Pitch Writer?

B&N Week 169: Are You An Effective Pitch Writer?

| March 19, 2014

We’ve got another Tuesday! You know what that means, right? Another Bolts & Nuts question! This week’s question: are you an effective pitch writer? Related Posts:B&N Week 160: What Exercises Can Strengthen Your Skills?B&N Week 152: Engaging Two Types of ReadersTPG Week 142: Newbie MistakesTPG Week 78: Readers Want Cake!B&N Week 77: Loyalty

Continue Reading

Learning to Color With Hi-Fi

Learning to Color With Hi-Fi

| March 17, 2014

ComixTribe’s Sam LeBas had a chance to chat with Brian Miller, founder of Hi-Fi Colour Design, a well-regarded comic book coloring studio, with clients including DC, Disney, Image and Marvel. Brian is currently Kickstarting “Hi-Fi Color for Comics,” a book that walks creators step-by-step through the process of coloring comic books. Sam LeBas: Why is […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 168: Dialogue Shouldn’t Destroy Your Efforts

TPG Week 168: Dialogue Shouldn’t Destroy Your Efforts

| March 15, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to the another installment of The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Cody Stewart. We also have Steve Colle in blue, I’m in red, and we’ll see what Cody does when he faces   Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…TPG Week […]

Continue Reading

Dukeshire’s Fist of Justice Returns With the Help of Kickstarter

Dukeshire’s Fist of Justice Returns With the Help of Kickstarter

| March 13, 2014

Ed Dukeshire shares thoughts about resurrecting Fist of Justice with the help of Kickstarter.

Continue Reading

B&N Week 168: Are You Ready For Some Advice?

B&N Week 168: Are You Ready For Some Advice?

| March 11, 2014

Tuesday! We’ve got a warming trend in Tucson. It’s hitting the high 70s to low 80s on a more consistent basis, which means it’s going to be blazing hot in a couple of weeks. Thus, the circle will start again. Not looking forward to it. This week’s question is another deceptively simple one. Here it […]

Continue Reading

Review: Headspace #1

Review: Headspace #1

| March 7, 2014

Welcome to Carpenter Cove…

Continue Reading

TPG Week 167: Know The Story You Want To Tell

TPG Week 167: Know The Story You Want To Tell

| March 7, 2014

Welcome, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a Brave One who’s no stranger to these parts: Frank Martin! We also have Sam LeBas in purple, I’m in red, and let’s see what happens when Frank goes   Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See Here, Move Along…TPG Week 177: Laziness […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 167: How Disciplined Do You Have To Be To Create Comics?

B&N Week 167: How Disciplined Do You Have To Be To Create Comics?

| March 4, 2014

Hey! It’s another Tuesday! The sun is shining, we’re regularly hit the upper 70s and low 80s in Tucson (along with a full day of rain, which is unusual), and the days are getting demonstrably longer. How do I know? I have to wear shades going in to work now, and the sun is lighting […]

Continue Reading

TPG Week 166: Padding Is Not Your Friend

TPG Week 166: Padding Is Not Your Friend

| March 1, 2014

Welcome back, one and all, to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Michael Hasset. We have Steve Colle back in the calming blue, I’m firing off in red, and we’re going to see what Michael does with Mind Expanding Adventures of Sparky and His Homies #2 Related Posts:TPG Week 183: A […]

Continue Reading

B&N Week 166: How Often Can You Reasonably Publish?

B&N Week 166: How Often Can You Reasonably Publish?

| February 25, 2014

Hey! Wasn’t it just Tuesday? Feels like it, doesn’t it? Well, I’m back, you’re back, so let’s ask a question in the newly minted B&N tradition! This week’s question is simple: how often can you reasonably publish? Related Posts:No Related Posts

Continue Reading

Kickstalling: 9 Things to Do During the “Dead Zone” of a Kickstarter Campaign

Kickstalling: 9 Things to Do During the “Dead Zone” of a Kickstarter Campaign

| February 24, 2014

After a tremendous start, your Kickstarter campaign’s momentum has come to a screeching halt. What do you do?

Continue Reading

TPG Week 165: The Story Must Make Sense

TPG Week 165: The Story Must Make Sense

| February 21, 2014

Welcome back to The Proving Grounds! This week, we have a new Brave One in Tommy Sigalov. Tommy, it seems, has some lessons to learn. We’ve got Samantha LeBas looking svelte in purple, I’m doling out haymakers in red, and we’ll see just what happens when Tommy gets Related Posts:TPG Week 186: Nothing To See […]

Continue Reading

Uses wordpress plugins developed by www.wp-premiumplugins.com