The author makes two distinctions about his book right away.
First, it is a compilation of notes, posts and articles gleaned from his site Webcomics.com as a one-source guide, even for subscribers.
Second, The Webcomics Handbook is not an art manual. You'll find no guidelines on writing or drawing. Instead, this book covers the business and social aspects of running a webcomic.
Some of the material can found in How to Make Webcomics (printed in 2008), but it has been updated, or revised.
The Webcomics Handbook hit the shelves in August after a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. It's so brand new that no one has written a review on Amazon.com yet.
Aside from a few typos/syntax errors in the first two chapters, and the last chapter; I'm happy to give The Webcomics Handbook it's first 5-star rating. I found the book informative and about as entertaining as How to Make Webocomics.
I say "about as entertaining," only because I enjoyed the cross-talk and banter between the authors in the previous book.
I'm a retired USAF TACP (Tactical Air Control Party) member, now working for Washington State Emergency Management. In addition to being an Emergency Operations Specialist at my day/night/weekend job, I'm a Foreign Affairs Specialist, gamer and writer.
I maintain three blogs as an on-line platform. "Stern Rake Studio," my central site, explores a variety of topics on gaming, pop-culture and writing. "Station WTFO" is where I post comments and discussions on the national and international issues that concern us. Finally, "The Redshift Chronicles," is a spin-off of "Stern Rake Studio." This site focuses on sci-fi gaming and is home to my long-form webcomic "Breakout from Bongolaan."