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John Lotshaw to chronicle launch of a comic strip on NCS blog
John Lotshaw is developing a comic strip and he’ll be chronicling the progress on the National Cartoonists Society’s blog.
Over the course of the next few months, I will be developing a new comic, entitled Ray Blaster in Blazin’ Phazers. My starting point for this concept was the idea of “Thimble Theater in space” (but more on that later). I’ll regularly post about everything that’s going on behind-the-scenes as I develop and mold the comic in preparation for launch. The articles will be about everything from character design to story development to marketing and promotion. I’ll cover configuring a WordPress site to make it into a webcomic engine. I’ll write about the building of a writer’s bible and model sheets to create the consistency of the comic. I’ll cover promoting the comic and the building of an audience. I’ll also delve into, when the time comes, monetization and commercialization.