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Make Comics Podcast

Make Comics LogoThe Comics Experience Make Comics™ podcast provides ~15 minutes of advice per episode on all aspects of creating comics and breaking in to the industry.

Join Comics Experience founder and former Marvel and IDW Editor Andy Schmidt and his co-host Joey Groah as they discuss making comics! (Also, big thanks to the co-host of the first 50 episodes, iFanboy’s Josh Flanagan!)

Do you have a question about making comics you’d like to hear discussed on the podcast? Email us at info@ComicsExperience.com.

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Episode #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.


Episode #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.


Episode #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.


Episode #127 – Passion Versus Commercial Appeal

Thoughts on creating comics you’re passionate about versus creating something with “commercial appeal.”


Episode #126 – Planning Your Make Comics Year

Planning your make comics year: what are your goals, and how are you going to achieve them?


Episode #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.


Episode #124 – Writing Wordless Comics

Thoughts on writing a wordless comic script, including looking at a classic issue for personal and professional inspiration.


Episode #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?