Author Archives: Win at Indie Comics, Sheika Lugtu

Sheika Lugtu is a full time art student and comic creator based in Long Beach, CA. She keeps a daily comic diary at OMGcow.com. She has a sketch-blog, a Facebook Page and loves getting email. She watches bad TV with her stuffed cow, Lord Mooington, and devours her weight in bacon daily.

Time Management: 3 Tools to Get You Started

Time management is one of those skills everyone knows they need. For me, it’s a lot like eating healthy and exercising. Every few months I get buried in overdue work and deadlines. “From now on,” I say to myself, “I’m keeping a planner! I’m waking up at 5am every morning and drawing non-stop till noon. […]

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Print vs Digital and You

The issue at the forefront these days is print vs. digital comics. This week’s article isn’t about that. My main concern is simply this: How do the changes affect Indie Creators and how can we take advantage of it? Digital publishing has been made easier and more accessible for Indie Creators by companies such as […]

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Outside the Comfort Zone: Alternatives to San Diego Comic Con

One of the best things to have happened for Indie Creators in the past few decades has been the exponential growth of the comic convention industry. There are the big ones (in North America) such as San Diego Comic Con, New York Comic Con, C2E2 etc. Say what you will about them; fact remains that […]

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Small Cons: Big rewards for Indie Creators

When it comes to conventions, San Diego Comic Con – the Comic Con – is the big dream for most comic creators. The chance to get your portfolio in front of editors, sell to hardcore comic fans and rub elbows with comic professionals. However, the fees can be daunting for an Indie Comic creator just […]

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DIY Comics According to Sheika Lugtu

This weekend, OMGcow will be spreading cow-print all over Long Beach Comic Expo 2012. If you’re a comic fan, you’re probably entrenched in the culture. You read comics and have walked into a comic book shop at least once. You’ve dressed up or cosplayed as your favorite character; and you’ve been to or at least […]

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Free Comic Book Day: A Crash Course in Mini-Comics!

Tomorrow is Free Comic Book Day; a Christmas in May for comics fans. Originally coordinated to boost comic book orders and sales, Indie Comic creators can (and should!) take this opportunity to get their work in front of potential fans. Outside of comics conventions, there will few times that large numbers of people actively seek […]

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Magical Secrets to Comic Fame & Fortune pt 3

If you’ve made it this far; you have the basics of starting, keeping and marketing Indie Comics. You’ve worked hard and you should be proud of yourself. 5. Stay in Love Before you started your comic, you probably read a lot of them. Be it superhero, cartoon gags or even Archie’s. You had stories you […]

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