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Dumbrella Hosting LLC

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Dumbrella Hosting: about us

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Phillip Karlsson started in webcomics as the technology-providing half of the long-running and popular webcomic Goats. In 2006, Karlsson established Dumbrella Hosting from the technology that made Goats one of the most robust and full-featured comics on the internet.


Well, thanks to Dumbrella's ...

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Well, thanks to Dumbrella's Phillip Karlsson, you now have a choice!


On the panel, Robert Khoo ( ...

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On the panel, Robert Khoo ( Penny Arcade), Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Jennie Breeden (The Devil's Panties), Phillip Karlsson (Dumbrella Hosting), and Scott Kurtz (PvP).

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Karlsson added some B-school theory to the discussion, noting that income levels from a webcomic will be a function of:
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But, Karlsson stressed, it's important to have a solution that can scale upwards as the traffic grows; free site space through an ISP or $10/month for Webcomics Nation will last you for a while, though. Tayler volunteered that all of the Blank Label comics combine for a total of 10 million pageviews/month, with server bills running between $250 and $400; this does not include Real Life, which has another 5 million pageviews by itself and is hosted by Karlsson.
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Karlsson: When Jon [Rosenberg] and I owned Goats, we put everything on paper; there weren't lawyers or contracts, but we put down in writing what we decided, and that's how we stayed friends for nine years in business together.
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Karlsson: Make sure you have some text on the page, not just graphics, so that the Google engine has something to key off of.
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Karlsson: I don't run a webcomic.


On the panel, Robert Khoo ( ...

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On the panel, Robert Khoo ( Penny Arcade), Howard Tayler (Schlock Mercenary), Jennie Breeden (The Devil's Panties), Phillip Karlsson (Dumbrella Hosting), and special surprise guest Scott Kurtz (PvP) fresh off his Eisner win.

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Once upon a time, Phillip Karlsson shared an apartment with, and was annoyed by, Jon Rosenberg; Karlsson suggested that Rosenberg create a comic strip about their lives together, hoping to occupy him for a few hours each evening.
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Once upon a time, Phillip Karlsson shared an apartment with, and was annoyed by, Jon Rosenberg; Karlsson suggested that Rosenberg create a comic strip about their lives together, hoping to occupy him for a few hours each evening.
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In those years, Karlsson also went back to school to obtain an MBA.
Until recently, Karlsson was responsible for the behind-the-scenes portion of Goats: building and maintaining the server and store, and generally running the business aspects, leaving Rosenberg free to concentrate on the creative end. Earlier this year, Rosenberg and Karlsson split the business between them, with Jon taking the strip and Phillip creating Dumbrella Hosting out of the back-end.
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Karlsson's identified income sources from both his days with Goats:


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Saturday Sessions of Note: How to Make Compelling Web Comics with Lee Marrs at 4:00 to 5:00 pm, Webcomics 103: Making Money at 6:00 to 7:00, and with Bill Barnes, Robert Khoo, Phillip Karlsson (Dumbrella Hosting), Howard Tayler, and Jennie Breeden.

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I've wanted to see webcomics business guys like Khoo and Karlsson on stage for a while so this one looks good.

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