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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.

Donald Bradman and Jesus Christ

Donald Bradman and Jesus Christ

What if Don Bradman's cricketing career was documented in the exact same way that Jesus Christ's career is documented?

Inconceivable Religion: cartoon Stuart standing near dinosaur skeleton

Inconceivable Religion: the making of Deprived of Religion

How would I explain my lack of faith to a friend who does believe in God? How would I explain that there is zero chance of me ever changing my mind? In this essay, I reflect on my new comic Deprived of Religion.

Budget: earning the median income as a self-employed comics artist

In this blog post, I describe the budget behind Beyond Average: my quest to earn the median Australian income from crowdfunding. I explain how my monthly crowdfunding goal of US $7,452 relates to the median Aussie income, and my expenses as a self-employed artist.