Now Offering Lettering Services.

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If I had to name one thing about indie/webcomics too often treated as an afterthought, it would be the lettering. Over the past century comic lettering has evolved a very specific set of guidelines and a unique form of grammar that seasoned eyes can immediately recognize–and recognize when it’s being done wrong. Your work can have professional-level artwork and an engaging story, but so long as the lettering isn’t up to snuff no pro would mistake it for something from a major publisher.

I’m offering my services as a letterer, hoping to take your comic to the next level. I’ve heard from industry pros more than once that a great comic with shoddy lettering can be a terrible shame–but a comic with rough artwork and competent lettering is always worth a second look.

My rates are generally $15-20 per page, depending on complexity of the job (unique fonts/captions/balloons for certain characters, average wordiness of pages, frequency of SFX, etc). Inquiries can be made through otty@zukahnaut.com

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SpiderForest Application Season 2015

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Do you have a long form comic or a running comic strip series? Have you been looking for the next step up in growing your audience? Are you interested in the support of a group of like-minded comic creators?

If so, Spider Forest is happy to announce that the Summer Application Season is now open!

Please refer to the Apply link for guidelines on what is expected of applications, applicants, and what applicants can expect if and when they are selected.

We look forward to seeing what you have to offer! Good Luck!

The Zukahnaut Podcast #007 is now live!

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Zukah and his visual biographer Sonya Somers sit down to talk about Zukah joining Twitter,where he used to get his comic books, and the first two episodes of the Avengers Assemble cartoon (and its ostensibly superior predecessor Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes). Patreon exclusive — pledge $2 or more towards the creation of our comic to listen!

Zukahnaut theme demo by Thibault Kervarech — find more of his stuff at http://thibault.bandcamp.com/

Zukahnaut now available on ComiXology!

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Why pay for Zukahnaut when it’s already free online?

Well first off pretty much every comic can be found for free online, along with music and movies and anything else that can be distributed digitally. There are reasons why people choose to pay for these things anyway, and here’s a few reasons why you should feel good about buying Zukahnaut comics:

  1. No need for an internet connection to read
  2. High resolution pages
  3. No advertisements
  4. Support its creators and make future work possible

ComiXology also offers DRM-Free downloads of Zukahnaut purchases, but if their update schedule is too slow for you we sell the most recent completed issues at: zukahnaut.com/e-books/

Why get ComiXology versions over ebooks available on our site? Because of ComiXology’s Guided View feature. One step below motion comic. ComiXology also gives you the convenience of storing your indie comics handily with whatever other titles you may buy from Marvel, DC, Viz, Image and more!

Never used ComiXology? Curious as to how it works? Test it out with these free comics! comixology.com/free-comics (Atomic Robo is particularly recommended, especially if you’ve taken our advice and turned yourself onto Ethan Kocak’s fantastic comic Black Mudpuppy).

You can purchase chapter one for just 99 cents here: http://cmxl.gy/1rIDlHP

The ZNC Podcast #006 is now live!

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Fresh off a nebulously-described trip to the bottom of the ocean (which is even now being adapted into the next arc of the ZUKAHNAUT comic), Zukah is finally back with a new episode of the ZNC Podcast! This time around he’s watching 1998 film The Ultimate Weapon, an action-packed movie where (according to Zukah) a periwinkle-loving Steven Seagal squares off with a toupee-wearing Hulk Hogan in a hail of bullets and man boobs! Patreon Exclusive! Pledge $2 or more to the creation of our comic in order to access it.

Zukahnaut theme demo by Thibault Kervarech — find more of his stuff at http://thibault.bandcamp.com/

Otty does a guest strip for Blitz Phoenix!

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imposterunmaskedpreviewIf you haven’t read Blitz Phoenix yet, here’s your excuse! Otty did a guest page for the comic featuring a glimpse into an alternate future where Zukahnaut crosses over with BP–can you get any more comicbooky than that? Get your butts over there and take it in, Zukahnauts, and then have a gander through Blitz Phoenix’s archive for lots of super-powered-teenager drama and action and intrigue! Go go go!

The ZNC Podcast #005 is live!

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Hey we’ve got an official name for this thing now: The ZNC (Zukahnaut Netflix Commentary) Podcast! Gots us a logo and everything. THIS TIME: Join Zukah and Sonya as they watch the first two episodes of the 2000 cartoon X-Men Evolution! Much thanks to Thibault Kervarech, who produced the very cool (though he would like us to note it is still technically unfinished) Zukah theme song heard herein. Patreon Exclusive! Pledge $2 or more to the creation of our comic in order to access it.

Zukahnaut Trivia Card #005

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Have you heard of the new flavour of nifty coming from the Zukahnaut team? It’s a sort of easy-mode scavenger hunt based on Zukahnaut Trivia Cards, a collection of factoids and curiosities pertaining to the Zukahnaut characters and Universe that you wouldn’t necessarily glean from just reading the comic.

 

Right! So. The first batch of Zukahnaut Trivia Cards will be posted in equal portions to the Zukahnaut Patreon, Facebook, Twitter, and TopWebComics (voting incentive) pages and the blog.

The first 10 have been made all up and will be scattered over those locations in the coming week. They’re all numbered so you’ll know if you’ve missed one! Keep an eye peeled — you never know when they might come in contest I MEAN IN HANDY.

Here are the links you’ll need to try and collect ’em all!
Patreon
Facebook
Twitter
TopWebComics (vote incentive)
Blog

 

The Zukahnaut Podcast #004 is Live!

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no holds barredOnce again Zukah has sat down with his “visual biographer,” the lovely Sonya Somers, to record a new Netflix commentary! Available exclusively as a reward to Patreon supporters of the $2+ level, this episode features commentary on the 1989 Hulk Hogan film No Holds Barred – a film Zukah claims to have appeared in! Much thanks to Thibault Kervarech, who produced the very cool (though he would like us to note it is still technically unfinished) Zukah theme song heard herein. Become a supporter on Patreon to listen to it!

The Zukahnaut Podcast #003 is Live!

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Zukah sits down with his “visual biographer,” the lovely Sonya Somers, to record a new podcast/Netflix commentary! Available exclusively as a reward for Patreon supporters of the $2+ level, this episode features commentary on the 1993 Arnold Schwarzenegger film Last Action Hero. Much thanks to Thibault Kervarech, who produced the very cool (though he would like us to note it is still technically unfinished) Zukah theme song heard herein. This time the file was too big to host on Patreon so we’re trying something new. Hopefully it works out. Become a supporter on Patreon to listen!