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Crowdfunding Forum Kickstarter Q&A

I was asked by the moderator of the Crowdfunding Forum to answer a few questions about my Kickstarter projects. The original forum thread is here. #1 Tell us a little bit about yourself and your project. My name is Alex Woolfson and as a gay kid growing up I loved science-fiction and action stories, but […]

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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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Artifice Happy Ending Wallpaper

New Artifice Wallpaper, new Artifice books and I’ll be at Wondercon 2013!

Take a look at the brand new Artifice wallpaper Winona painted and (finally!) be able to order copies of the printed version of Artifice!

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Kickstarter Advice—Before You Begin (Part 1)

So, I had some success with my Kickstarter project. I set out to raise $7000 over 30 days to print a trade paperback of my completed sci-fi webcomic Artifice and wound up receiving $36,551 in backing. There’s lot I could say about that (especially about my deep gratitude to my stunningly awesome readers) but I’ve […]

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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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Out Magazine Interview for Artifice

Out Magazine Interview for Artifice → So, I gave a couple interviews last week. The first one was for Out Magazine. It was my first interview that had a chance of appearing in a major magazine and my first interview over Skype. I was quite nervous and ramble-y. Like really ramble-y. So, I think the […]

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Yaoi 911 Tough "Noir" by Ponderosa

Artifice Kickstarter Success and Tough Noir Wallpaper

So… it’s been forever and a day since I wrote an article on this blog. ::blush:: The webcomic has sort of taken over my life (in a good way). But today I have two really cool things to share with you: exciting news about the printing of Artifice and a new Tough wallpaper by Ponderosa—noir style!

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The Inspiration for Artifice

A reader wrote me this question via email: what gave you the inspiration to making this comic? This was my response: Howdy Thomas! I got my initial inspiration while reflecting on the mess hall scene in James Cameron’s Aliens, where the android Bishop says he prefers to be called an “artificial person” instead of a […]

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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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Yaoi Art: How Winona Creates Those Amazing Artifice Pages

Yaoi Art: How Winona Creates Those Amazing Artifice Pages

How is artist Winona Nelson creating the “amazing” full-color art of Artifice? She reveals all in this post!

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Why call Artifice a “gay sci-fi webcomic”?

I got an email through my webcomic email form that started with “I’m sort of offended by the Gay heading in the upper-left corner.” This was my response.

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