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Darby Pops Off: “Economics of Digital Comics” by Jeff Kline

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on December 2, 2016

We at Darby Pop have always said it’s not easy to break into the comic book industry; that’s why we’ve given up and coming writers and artists opportunities to see their work published. As fun and worthwhile as it is, it’s even harder to make a living working in comics. It’s this fact that writer… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “From Indy to Pulpy: A Comic Creator’s Winding Road” by Joel Zain Rivers

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on September 9, 2016

Over the last year we’ve shared the humble beginnings of television and comic book writers alike. If there’s one truth to be drawn it’s that there’s no one path to becoming a professional writer. This week we have another origin story from, this time from returning Darby Pops Off guest writer Joel Rivers. If you… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Refuge” by Karen Cook

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on June 24, 2016

When I read a comic book, I unplug from the world around me. Until that issue is complete, an overflowing inbox, a large list of to dos and chores, can all wait. It’s a  respite in the midst of a work-filled day. I imagine comics provide that break for many people. Among them is our… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Why Artists Should Not Sell ‘Fan Art'” by Joel Rivers

Written by Kristine Chester | 38 Comments | Published on January 1, 2016

Art exists in a gray area. Anyone who has ever been to a convention has run across a booth that sold unlicensed fan art: art prints, posters, or on the spot sketches of our favorite characters from pop culture. The question is, when money exchanges hands, is the artist being paid for the work they… Read more

Darby Pops Off: “Guerrilla Writing” by Jeff Marsick

Written by Kristine Chester | No Comments | Published on December 4, 2015

I doubt any writer in the history of the craft has claimed to have too much time to devote to their writing. The couple of hours dedicated to working on your latest script can easily be overtaken by chores, friends, and dozens of other distractions. How then do you make time to write? Jeff Marsick,… Read more