Comics Experience Make Comics Podcast
By Comics Experience
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make comics like the pros do? Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt gives you the inside information and tips that can help to make you a better comics creator. Andy, the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, is a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, as well as a comic book writer and the author of the Eagle Award-winning book, The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books.
||CleanEpisode #142 – Ryan O’Sullivan & Plaid Klaus on Finding a Collaborator||Ryan O’Sullivan & Plaid Klaus (Turncoat) talk about how meeting online in the Comics Experience Workshop led to their first collaboration Turncoat and their new Image Comic Void Trip.||11/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #141 – Kieron Gillen on Planning Your Stories||Writer Kieron Gillen (The Wicked + The Divine, Uber, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra) joins Make Comics to talk about planning your stories, and his upcoming Comics Experience writing seminar.||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #140 – Paul Allor on Writing Fictionalized Historical Events||Paul Allor (TMNT, Clue) talks about writing fictionalized historical events in his new AfterShock Comics series Monstro Mechanica.||10/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #139 – Social Media 101 with Meredith Nudo||Social media manager and writer Meredith Nudo talks social media 101 for comics creators.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #138 – Finding an Intellectual Property Lawyer||How do you find an intellectual property lawyer, and what questions do you ask when you find one?||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #137 – Budgeting: Making a Collaborative Deal||Part 3 of the budget discussion mini series: making a collaborative deal for you and your creative collaborators.||7/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #136 – Budgeting: Creative Budget||In part 2 of their budgeting series, Andy and Joey talk about creative budgets: what are you paying the creative and production team. Planning for your project/per page.||7/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #135 – Budgeting: Setting a Personal Project Budget||In the first of three budgeting episodes, Andy and Joey talk setting a personal budget for a creator-owned project.||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #134 – Promoting your Work for Hire with Paul Allor||Paul Allor talks about how a creator can promote work for hire work on social media and with retailers.||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #133 – Pros and Cons of Getting an Agent||This episode talks about the pros and cons of getting an agent, as well as a look at Comics Experience panels at C2E2.||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #132 – Getting Your Work Published: What Are Your Goals?||Andy and Joey talk about getting your creator-owned work published, and the bigger idea of what you want your comics to do for you.||4/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #131 – Do I Need an Editor?||Do you need to work with an editor on your creator-owned comic? Andy and Joey discuss when to get an editor, and why you may not need one.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #130 – Mark Waid on Working with New Comics Talent||Mark Waid (Marvel, Archie, ThrillBent, DC, BOOM!) joins Make Comics to talk about working with new talent and wearing an editor hat.||3/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #129 – In Store Signings with Paul Allor||Paul Allor (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, TET, G.I. Joe, Strange Nation, Orc Girl) stops by to talk about planning and doing a store signing with work-for-hire and self-published books.||2/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #128 – Story and Scene Structure||Fitting dialog into comic scenes can eat into pages quickly without advancing plot. Andy and Joey talk story scene structure for comics.||1/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #127 – Passion Versus Commercial Appeal||Thoughts on creating comics youre passionate about versus creating something with commercial appeal.||12/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #126 – Planning Your Make Comics Year||Planning your make comics year: what are your goals, and how are you going to achieve them?||12/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #125 – Writing Panel Descriptions||Andy teaches writing panel descriptions first, then dialog. In this episode, Andy and Joey talk about how visuals first impacts storytelling.||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #124 – Writing Wordless Comics||Thoughts on writing a wordless comic script, including looking at a classic issue for personal and professional inspiration.||11/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode #123 – Setting up a Website for Your Comics||Andy and Joey talk about the different ways of setting up and thinking about goals for your website for making comics. Are you trying to sell your comics? Build an audience? Showcase your portfolio for work for hire?||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Great podcast for learning more about making comic books. Really good advice from Andy.
If you've ever been interested in what it takes to make comics for a living this is a wonderful podcast.
Great resource for anyone who wants to make comics
This podcast covers all the bases, from process tips for writers and artists, to pitching and marketing your book once you actually make it. Great info, and Andy and Josh keep it entertaining throughout. Highly recommend.