Velvet Rasputin is not mainstream and we are proud of this fact. We mostly do comics, but it goes way beyond that.

This project’s mission is to create entertaining, accessible and boundary-pushing sequential art fiction that encourages conversations about liberty, culture, violence, politics, sexuality and spirituality. In other words, we create crazy stuff that will make you think.

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COMIC CREATOR TIPS ROUNDUP 12/09/2014

Having trouble fleshing out your characters? This website might prove helpful. Regardless of actual talent, creative people tend to be their own worst critics. Be nice to yourself. You are the creator of your comics universe. Feel free to establish your own laws of physics. This is your reality. Get the the best office chair […]

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Comic Creator Tips Roundup 12/01/2014

If you are a parent, or know children, use their drawings as a jumping off point for creative brainstorming. Don’t be a bad example and swipe their ideas. Ask them for permission, and treat them like collaborators or aspiring art directors. Cluttering your menu bar with chapters? If you use ComicPress/Comic Easel, there’s a nifty chapter […]

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I respectfully disagree with sanity being a requirement for success in comics.

Oni Press Editor Charlie Chu once said: PROTIP: To be successful in comics, follow these two simple rules: 1) do the work 2) don’t be crazy While I agree with Mr. Chu on this statement to some extent when it comes to administrative and marketing tasks, I’m not so sure about sanity being a prerequisite […]

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The Difference Between Comics, eComics and Webcomics

There is no real difference between a comic, e-comics. or webcomics, aside from their delivery methods. Compare: Comic Books and Comic Strips are simply comics that are distributed in print media.This is the oldest and most familiar delivery format for this type of content. e-Comics are digitally distributed downloadable comics that can be read online or […]

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The Green-Eyed Monster: Dealing With Jealousy As A Creator

Envy is a normal, though unpleasant part of the human experience. Creative people tend to be a sensitive bunch, so the effects of jealousy seem to affect us on a much more personal level, both when it is leveled at us, and when we feel it. When covetousness affects artists, they can act out in […]

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Comic Tips Round-Up for 11/26/2014

Did you know that if you use Comic Easel’s location tags, you can link them to maps, like so? If you are uncomfortable with critical, offensive and/or stupid comments, or a lack thereof don’t enable comments on your site, period. If you do enable comments, you have a responsibility to moderate and create a comfortable atmosphere […]

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Really Uncomfortable Stuff To Think About In Regards To Webcomics

Audience Myth Busting Do you believe the conventional wisdom about webcomics being a small industry, where upsetting the wrong apple in one cart will result in, “you’ll never work in this town again”? Believe it or not, it is pure fiction. The online-delivery comics industry actually represents a surprisingly large niche market. As of this reading and according to […]

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Helpful Cast Page Stuff

Let’s face it: making cast pages for your characters is a gigantic pain in the butt. A detailed cast page provides an additional level of engagement for super fans. Unfortunately, some readers may regard them as providing too much information. A simple splash page with characters is great way to meet characters at a glance, but it might […]

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Comic Easel Tricks That You Probably Didn’t Know About, Part 2

Customization tips Comic Easel and ComicPress work great together. Alas, they look like Comic Easel and ComicPress. Thankfully, there are ways to fix that. So once again, I’m focusing on some basic but, overlooked features that you may have not known about. Stuff That Frumph Already Covered How to modify your theme of choice to work with Comic Easel. […]

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Creative Commons Character: Cecilia Mayaguez

Cecilia Mayaguez was a character that I wanted to use as a protagonist for a web-only comic before webcomics were a thing. I never really felt it, unfortunately, so Cecilia never got her starring role.  Here are her features: Cecilia has tan olive skin and bright brassy hair. Her idol is Iris Chacon and she has aspirations […]

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