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Setting the foundation: the overlooked public factors of individual success

Blog post expanding on the themes of my comic "Who Owns the Million Dollar Baseball?" Rich people only become wealthy with the help of the broader society that allows them the chance to succeed.

Cartoon baseball fans cheering and celebrating in stands, hosting signs and banner

Ballgate: reflections on my Doug Mientkiewicz comic

Blog post expanding on my comic "Who Owns the Million Dollar Baseball?" I reflect upon the 'ballgate' controversy surrounding Boston Red Sox player Doug Mientkiewicz, who caught a World Series winning ball.

Visual trademark of cartoonist Stuart McMillen: artwork scenes split into multiple panels

My visual trademark: detailed scenes broken into panels

As a comics artist, one of my visual trademarks is splitting my artwork into multiple panels highlighting different aspects of that scene. I discuss this technique in greater detail, providing examples from my comics that employ this layout arrangement.

Composition and panel arrangement of Stuart McMillen billboards comic

Artwork analysis: my favourite page of comics art

I discuss the choices of panel arrangement and composition that help readers to interpret a favourite page of artwork from my comic Tagging Public Spaces.

Tenth anniversary of a Green Drinks organiser

Ten years as a Green Drinks organiser

This month I celebrate ten years as an organiser of Green Drinks. Here I discuss how I started Green Drinks Brisbane, and later began hosting Green Drinks Canberra.

Pile of books about the challenges of artists and freelancers

Finding inspiration: books about the challenges of artists and freelancers

I recommend eight books about the challenges that artists and creatives face in their daily work. Books about conquering self-doubt and procrastination.

Pile of books about concentration, productivity, and distraction

Beyond distraction: books about workflow, concentration, and productivity

I recommend books about the topic of productivity and working effectively as a knowledge worker. Books about building self-control and positive daily routines.

Stuart McMillen crowdfunding video wearing Akubra hat, holding money

Words of wisdom: my top 10 tips for planning a crowdfunding campaign

This is my Top 10 tips for cartoonists wanting to crowdfunding comics. These tips are drawn from my experiences holding three crowdfunding campaigns that have raised pledges totalling over A$43,000.

Screenshot of Stuart McMillen promoting 2018 crowdfunding campaign - Match Lab 2018 by Creative Partnerships Australia

Match Lab 2018: that’s a wrap!

I have just finished my Match Lab 2018 matched crowdfunding campaign. During the campaign, I recruited 101 extra supporters to my Patreon campaign, who are now pledging an additional US$1,762 per month. In this article, I recap everything that I achieved in the campaign.