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Shooting for the Stars

On Patreon, a commenter stumbled onto one of my pages and asked the following question: Stev Jobs: How is $60K a year not enough for you to work on comics full-time? Just curious ;p I actually haven’t ever made the claim that it wouldn’t be enough (and in fact, one of my Milestone Goals that […]

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New Spooky Jones Short Story!

Yay! Y’all did it! We just hit the $7250/month Milestone Goal over at the Patreon Page which means I can now post the next Spooky Jones Short Story! This new story (“CHOICES”) pops back another year in Spooky’s life and is an adventure/thriller. It shows Spooky on his “other job” – as a young Occult […]

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Today’s Reason Why The Internet Is Awesome

I was able to immediately verify that a scary voice message threatening legal action was a scam. Of course, part of it is just my knowledge of how bureaucracies work. Authorities don’t leave threatening messages on first contact (and there certainly would be letters by mail). But I could easily think of a bunch of […]

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The Man in the Arena

This is something I sent out to my email list a few weeks back and I thought it might be useful to post it up on my Tumblr as well. I hope you like it. 🙂 Alex here, the writer of Artifice and The Young Protectors. I’ve been making comics for a while, so I […]

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I’ve just launched my Patreon campaign

I’ve just launched my Patreon campaign. If you like stories with gay heroes, or if you like the idea of me being able to keep making stories with gay heroes, or if you’re curious what the heck “Patreon” is, take a look at the video and please check out my page here: 🙂 http://www.patreon.com/alexwoolfson (Oh, […]

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“Do you worry about any negative backlash due to the recent developments in the story?”

A reader asked me this question on Tumblr: habitualfacepalmer asks: Oh, I forgot to ask earlier in my first question, but do you worry about any negative backlash due to the recent developments in the story? I mean, it might be expected that some may take offense by the fact that the gay protagonist of […]

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“Have you ever had to significantly rework a story…?”

A reader asked me this on Tumblr: merclr asks: Have you ever had to significantly rework a story (script or novel) because you learned late in the game that another writer or team appeared to be working along a similar premise? Do you find that happens more often than not today, given how quickly inspiration […]

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How To Succeed At Kickstarter. From Someone Who Did.

I’ve offered some Kickstarter advice before but I recently wrote an article for Bleeding Cool that I thought might be helpful to include here. Feel free to reblog if you think it’s useful. 🙂 Here’s what I wrote: I’m going to tell you how to succeed with Kickstarter. I’m going to tell you this in […]

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Last Minute Advice for a Webcomic Creator: Before You Launch

A reader asked me this question via email: my first set of pages for my webcomic is almost completed. As a first-timer, I would like to ask a well-loved veteran like you: Do you have any last advice for me before my launch? I wrote some advice for potential webcomic creators before, but after you’ve […]

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What is the most important thing to do to keep a superhero story connected to reality?

From the Webcomic Wonderland Goodreads Q&A I did a couple weeks ago: Leila wrote: “What’s so great about this story [The Young Protectors] is that the characters seem so real, and have their own, real and fleshed out “normal” lives. I’d like to know what is the most important thing to do in order to keep a […]

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What made you choose comics over traditional writing for your stories? How did you find the artists who help you bring Artifice and The Young Protectors to life?

From the Webcomic Wonderland Goodreads Q&A I did on Saturday: Ezno wrote: “What made you choose comics over traditional writing for your stories?” My day job and background is as a filmmaker, so the stories that most easily come to me are ones best told visually. Originally, I wanted to tell all my stories as films, but […]

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Do you come up with characters first or story first?

More from the Webcomic Wonderland Goodreads Q&A I did yesterday: Ida wrote: “Hi Alex! I love both Artifice and The Young Protectors. Not just for the (admittedly awesome) settings, but for the characters, which I feel are argueably the most important parts of any work of fiction. I would like to ask you about your […]

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Is there anything you had wished you had done differently with Artifice?

From the Webcomic Wonderland Goodreads Q&A I did yesterday: Kinziek wrote: “Ok! I have a question! Alex, is there anything you wish you could have done differently for Artifice, whether it is through narration or art? Do you think, had you done this, your comic would have been improved or would it have subtracted from the story […]

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Advice for a potential webcomic writer

I got this question via email the other day: I’m currently working on the script to my own original comic, and considering publishing it online. Can you give me advice on how to promote the site, and setting it up to take donations? I think online publishing would work best for me, since it can […]

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Digital or physical pencils for Yaoi 911?

A reader asked me via email: Do you do your comics all digitally? or are they drawn out first then colored digitally? In answer to your question, some of my comics start as pencils on paper and get scanned in, likeA Shot in the Dark, Tough and Engaging The Enemy (which hasn’t been released yet) […]

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