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Dumbrella Hosting is the premium solutions provider for creators of professional webcomics. Phillip Karlsson started in webcomics as the technology-providing half of the long-running and popular webcomic Goats. In 2006, Karlsson established Dumbrella Ho ... more

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Goats, LLC

Software Architect

Theglobe.Com Inc

Senior Technologist

Arrow Design Inc


Dumbrella Hosting LLC



Computer Science

Cornell University


New York University

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I would like to take a moment to thank Jon Rosenberg and Phillip Karlsson of Goats: The Comic Strip, which at the time was the comic that made Lev and I realize that we, too, could publish our comic strip online and have a little fun doing it.

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

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

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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).

Karlsson added some B-school theory to the discussion, noting that income levels from a webcomic will be a function of:
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.
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.
Karlsson: Make sure you have some text on the page, not just graphics, so that the Google engine has something to key off of.
Karlsson: I don't run a webcomic.

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PHILLIP KARLSSON / SENIOR TECHNOLOGISTPhillip Karlsson began his career as the first employee of in 1995.While there he designed and implemented much of the original technology, including one of the earliest web based chat systems, and a web page hosting system serving over 30 million pages a month.After leaving Phillip founded MyOrders, an online order tracking and merchant solutions company.He has also created the back-end technology architecture for, an online comic strip.More recently Phillip has served as an independent technology consultant to numerous smaller companies.

Phillip holds a BS in Computer Science from Cornell University, and an MBA from New York University.He juggles and plays the banjo when no one is looking.

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