Comics Experience Make Comics Podcast

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Fred Van Lente (Marvel, Valiant, Archie) joins Andy and Joey to talk about writing for a shared universe. Fred shares his experiences writing for comics publishers including last-minute curveballs, being adaptable, working in a team and more!
Andy Schmidt talks about CEX Publishing, the new publishing imprint from Comics Experience. Andy discusses what led to adding publishing to the CE family, the creator-owned approach, getting comics to retailers and readers and more.
Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics) talks with Joey about longevity, pay in comics, costs to make single and multiple issues, different revenue streams, how to think about “success” in making your comics, and more.
Sean Rinehart joins Joey to talk about lettering comics, including what led him to comics, how to think about how to efficiently and clearly convey lettering information to your letterer, and setting them up for success to set the comic up for
Rich Douek (SEA OF SORROWS, ROAD OF BONES, SUPERMAN: RED AND BLUE) talks about writing endings in horror (and other genres) and working with collaborators. Rich talks about page turns, issue endings, and how he works with artists.
Phillip Sevy (Triage, The House, Tomb Raider & more!) joins Andy and Joey to talk about perspective and environments in art. Phillip shares his perspective going from artist to student to portfolio reviews to being a working artist and teacher.
Event comics! Worlds will change! Nothing will ever be the same! You will learn collaboration skills and working towards the best outcome for your story goals! Andy and Joey talk about the skills event comics can help hone, and talk about the u
Paul Allor (Hollow Heart, G.I. Joe) talks about writing solicitations for your comic, including what stage of the process to write, thinking about solicitations for different issues, and the overall planning in working with a publisher and thei
Andy and Joey talk story basics, what are the ingredients of a story, how we see/hear stories daily, and how to apply storytelling elements to making your comics. Plus an upcoming CE Masterclass reveal!
Andy and Joey talk about how and why they use social media in general and for making comics, including Andy starting a personal Twitter account, thinking about why people might be reading your social media and more.
Andy and Joey share how they try to manage their time making comics and the other hours in the day, including prioritizing, goal making and reviewing goals, making progress, exercise, and more.
Joey and Andy discuss the impact of Covid-19, 9 months in and showing few signs of abating–the impact on the supply chain, retailers and creators.
Andy Schmidt talks about what mediums a story may be best suited for, and his experiences in comics and video games, and working with various clients including movie productions on adapting movies to comics and creating new stories in those uni
Following up on his early 2020 conversation about how convention cancellations were impacting his year, writer & artist Phillip Sevy gives an update on his 2020 making comics in the time of COVID, including what he’s done with changing project
Writer Steve Urena talks about his experience Kickstarting issue #1 of his horror-comedy comic SLOW POKES. Steve talks about what got him started making comics, planning a Kickstarter, and what he learned from crowdfunding. Steve talks about ta
Ryan Browne (Image/IDW) talks about what you can expect when you sign up for his upcoming Comics Experience course on Kickstarting your comic or graphic novel. Ryan talks about his past Kickstarters, what he’s learned, and what to expect from t
Paul Allor (GI Joe, TMNT) and Duane France (Veteran Mental Health) join Joey to talk about creating GI Joe #7 and the topic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Paul discusses the genesis of the story, approaching consultants and thinking
Gamal Hennessy joins Joey to answer a listener question about project kill fees including suggestions on how to structure delivery and payments for scripts and art, and talks about his book The Business of Independent Comics Book Publishing cur
David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel) joins Joey to talk about his Kickstarter The O.Z. #1, and what he learned from his background in comics journalism and through Comics Experience classes that prepared him to make his own comic
Milton Lawson joins Joey to talk about publishing his first comic Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar, and his path to publication. Milton talks about how his comic changed over time with feedback and conversations about story and character
Bobby Curnow (IDW) joins Andy and Joey to talk about his Eisner-nominated mini series Ghost Tree, comics community, and how you don’t always know everything you’re writing about when you start a story.
Gamal Hennessy talks with Joey about digital marketing for your comic, including planning and goals and his upcoming free webinar, as well as the tools GlobalComix offers creators for publishing and monetizing their comics, and talks about his
Heather Antos (Valiant, Image, Marvel) talks with Joey about abusive and inappropriate behavior in comics. Heather shares suggestions on how to check on our creative peers and keep everyone safe, signals to look for, things you can ask in perso
Andy talks about his experiences with writer and editor Denny O’Neil, and the impact Denny had on his career in comics and personal life. Andy talks about meeting Denny as a student, Denny’s advice on working , and the best advice he ever got a
Writer Keith Robinson talks with Andy and Joey about what led him to getting into writing comics including taking Andy’s Introduction to Writing Comics class, what he learned through revisions, peer reviews, and working with the creative team o
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