Episode 276 - Time management, Deadlines and Organisation

Jun 20, 2016

For Quackcast 276 we had a discussion about the topics of time management, organisation and deadlines- all things essential to the practitioners of webcomics, and even more-so to people involved in webcomic collaborations! This is tricky stuff to handle, you have to balance your webcomicing with your other life activities as well as audience expectation for updates! And as you go on it gets harder and harder to stick with self imposed deadlines, so how do you combat that? Well one way is to make a Patreon account so people will put money towards you updating, That can make an excellent incentive to stick to a deadline, when there's money involved! Collaborations can be easy or hard to keep alive, as long as everyone is equally eager to take part and everyone wants it to succeed then you're good, if not then your group project needs a good leader: not someone who WANTS to be a leader, rather someone who's dedicated to getting the project DONE and needs to be the leader to make that happened, sort of like my role at Drunk Duck. They need to be willing and able to coordinate people and tell them what to do, handle their strengths and weaknesses right to get the work done. The last part to remember is contingencies for when things go wrong! What are your safeguards? i.e. buffers, finishing early so you've got extra time to work on the project if it needs it, have backup people lined up to do work for you, filler art at the ready, guest strips, maybe even simplified techniques or just posting line art instead. How do YOU stick to deadlines (if you do), how do you handle time management and organisation with your comics and collaborators? Gunwallace's theme music this week was Z74's Star Knights. It's An operatic swarm of hornets on a massed bombing run over enemy territory.

Topics and Show Notes

Topics and shownotes

Featured comic:
Torn Vines - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Torn_Vines/

Special thanks to:
Gunwallace - http://www.virtuallycomics.com
Banes - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/user/Banes/
Tantz Aerine - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Without_Moonlight/

Featured music:
Z74's Star Knights - http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Star_Knights/, by Z74, rated E.



Z74 at 4:43PM, June 26, 2016

wow thanks Gunwallace that was awesome ! how can i make a copy of this?

LAComics at 10:41AM, June 26, 2016

Wasn't sure what this would be like when tuning in, but I listened to it and it was good fun. I was wondering if you could do a podcast about the basics. I only just started today and am wondering what it takes to gain (I was going to say 'popularity' but that sounds too adventurous - all that I want is a couple of readers :) Keep up the good work! -http://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Ashes/5515596/

Ozoneocean at 7:49AM, June 21, 2016


ejb at 7:20AM, June 21, 2016

The advantage of having a page buffered, though Oz, is that if you decided to burn through it, you take the whole next year off.

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