Table of contents for Webcomics 2.0 : an insider's guide to writing, drawing, and promoting your own webcomics / Steve Horton, Sam Romero.


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Chapter 1
What Are Webcomics?                                   1
The  2.0  Experience  ...................................... 1
What This Book  Will Teach  You  ............................2
H ey- It's  Business  ....................................... 2
Three  Popular Types  ..................................... 2
Chapter 2
Humor                                                 3
Video  Gam es  ..........................................4
Science  Fiction  .......................................... 6
Autobiography ..........................................9
Pop  Culture  ........................................... 12
The Versus Verses ...................................... 15
A  Webcomic-Shaped  Hole ................................ 18
Chapter 3
Adventure                                            19
The Drifter ........................................... 20
The Drifter: Characters  ...............................21
Shoot First, Ask Questions Later .......................... 34
Chapter 4
Manga                                                35
The  Character's the Thing  ................................36
Edge  the  Devilhunter  ....................................37
Edge............................................37
Princess Tail ........................................40
Zelda the Goth  ........................ .............. 41
OEL: Original English Language  ..........................46
Chapter 5
Other Types of Webcomics                             47
Slice  of  Life  ........................................... 47
Non-Sequitur and  Off the Wall ............................ 52
Com bining  Types ....................................... 53
Chapter 6
Gathering the Team                                   55
One Creator, One Destiny........................................... 55
The Creative Team............................................... 57
Finding  Talent  ......................................... 58
A  Fair Exchange....................................58
Sign  On  the Dotted  Line  .............................. 58
Stay  in  Communication  ............................... 59
It's a Commitment .................................. 59
Searching the Web for Talent .......................... 60
Chapter 7
The Webcomics 2.0 Examples                           61
The Versus Verses ......................................  61
The Drifter............................................. 61
Edge  the  Devilhunter  .................................... 62
Chapter 8
The Writing                                         93
The Character Bible .................................... 94
The Comic Script ...................................... 96
W riting  Structure  ...................................... 104
Two  Approaches  ................................... 104
The Story Arc ..................................... 105
Three Act Structure  ................................. 106
Rising  A ction  ...................................... 107
Subplots......................................... 108
Flashbacks  ........................................109
Transitioning from One Webcomic to Another ............... 110
All Write Now ...................................... 110
Chapter 9
The Art                                           113
Drawing a Webcomic: Step by Step ........................ 114
Thum bnails  ....................................... 117
Study  the Script .................................... 117
The Panel Borders .................................  118
Pencils  O ut  .......................................  118
Iced  Ink  ..........................................121
Scanning It In  ..................................... 121
Finished  A rt .......................................  123
C olor ........................................... 123
Lettering  .........................................126
Saving  the  A rt  ........................................ 133
The Bleed ................................... 133
Infinite Canvas to Finite Book Page. .................... 134
M iscellaneous Art  ..................................... 134
A rt Extras  ........................................ 134
Character Profiles  .................................. 135
D o  the  Evolution  ...................................... 135
Conclusion ........................................... 138
Chapter 10
Getting Published                                   139
Webcomics Hosting Services ............................. 142
Com icSpace...................................... 143
Com icG enesis  ..................................... 144
D runkD uck ...................................... 144
LiveJournal  ....................................... 145
Webcomics Collectives .................................. 146
K eenspot  .........................................146
Blank  Label Comics ................................. 148
M odern  Tales ...................................... 149
ACT-I-VATE  ......................................  149
The Chemistry Set ................................. 150
Self-Publishing ...................................... 154
Choosing a Web Host .........      ............... ...... 154
Hard Coding ..............................   ...... 155
A  Final Note on  Publishing  .............................. 156
Chapter 11
Promotion                                           157
No-Cost Promotion ................................. 158
A Community of Potential Fans ....................... 158
The Power of the Press .............................. 163
Low-Cost Promotion ................................... 168
Store and Convention Signings ....................... . 168
A  Book  Tour  ...................................... 169
The  Expense....................................... 170
Buying Ad Space on Another Site ................... . 170
A  Final Note on Promotion .............................. 182
Chapter 12
Making Money                                       183
Revenue-Generating  Objects ............................. 183
Advertising  .................. ..................... 184
Google  AdSense .................................... 184
Project W onderful .................................. 185
M erchandise  .............................. .......  186
B ooks........................................... 189
D ownloadables  .................................... 193
Revenue-Generating Locations  ........................... 206
Your Website .....................................  206
Convention  Sales  ...................................207
Chapter 13
The Future of Comics                               209
A Large, Untapped Audience.............................209
Become Financially Self-Sufficient ......................... 210
The Hardest Thing About Webcomics ..................... 210



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