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The Brandon Sanderson crowdfunding campaign…

The Brandon Sanderson crowdfunding campaign… published on 6 Comments on The Brandon Sanderson crowdfunding campaign…

…is bringing the wildest takes out of the woodwork, I swear.

“Why does he need a million dollars?” Buddy, making each book costs money, and he knew a lot of people like his books. If one book is $10 to print and ship, and his readers preorder 100,000, there’s $1 million already. That’s just math.

As of this writing, he has almost 150,000 backers. Lots of them are getting multiple books! Some are getting merch! All of that has production costs.

“Why doesn’t he use a publishing company?” He’s been using publishing companies for 20 years. Now he OWNS a publishing company. That’s…probably how he knows how much books cost.

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Find Your Heartsword Type: the official quiz!

Find Your Heartsword Type: the official quiz! published on 23 Comments on Find Your Heartsword Type: the official quiz!

If you lived in the Leif & Thorn universe, what kind of heartsword would your soul manifest as?

Take this extremely scientific quiz and find out!

Then come back and share your results. Let’s see if my worldbuilding about “which types are common” and “which types are possible but rare” pans out IRL.

Five Recs: Webcomic Omnibuses (Omnibi?) with Female Protagonists

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Check it out, it’s a new front for my “encouraging people to read more webcomics” campaign: I signed up as an affiliate with Bookshop.org!

One of my curated lists of webcomic print collections is supposed to be featured on their front page this month. There’s also a “storefront” where you can see all my reclists, any time, as I make them.

A cut of Bookshop’s profits goes to local bookstores — you can even pick a specific favorite store to support. If you buy through one of these links, I get a cut as the referrer, so it supports this comic too. And none of the money goes through Amazon. It’s a win-win-win.

I’m going to try to post a handful of recs here every month. Since this is Women’s History Month, let’s go with:

Complete Collections of Webcomics Starring Women

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HAMMERED! Page 4

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Wordpress Child Themes, Made Simple

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A guide for how to turn your WP site layout from “bland default” to “branded va-va-voom.”

(This is technically part of the “how do I webcomic?” series, but it’s not a webcomic-specific walkthrough! The same process works for any kind of Wordpress site.)

Note: I won’t go into detail about writing and editing CSS code, but it’s a skill you’ll need in the Making A Child Theme process. If you’re already familiar with it, awesome. If not, check out last week’s intro post about basic CSS troubleshooting and editing.

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“Help, I don’t like how my webcomic site looks, how do I change it?”

“Help, I don’t like how my webcomic site looks, how do I change it?” published on 2 Comments on “Help, I don’t like how my webcomic site looks, how do I change it?”

One cool thing about having an independent site for your webcomic (as opposed to using a platform like Webtoon or Tapas) is, you can do whatever you want with the layout!

One less-cool thing about having an independent site for your webcomic is…nobody else is responsible for handling the layout.

(Unless you personally shell out the cash to hire a web developer — and, well, not a lot of us have that kind of money to spare. Especially when we’re already paying for the independent hosting.)

But, honestly? It’s free and surprisingly-easy to handle it yourself.

You can start with a generic default theme, like this:

Leif & Thorn website with default theme

…and, with a bit of tinkering, turn it into this:

Leif & Thorn website with custom theme

As someone who’s been DIYing it since the days when everything had to be hand-coded, I figured I’d put together a walkthrough of The Basics.

(This is part of the “how do I webcomic?” series, with useful information on all kinds of comicking-related topics.)

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