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Episode #17 – Art Portfolio with Robert Atkins

Andy Schmidt is taking the week off, and filling in his chair is Robert Atkins, Comics Experience instructor and professional comic book artist. Robert is here to talk with Josh Flanagan about what an artist needs to have in their portfolio. The portfolio is the resume of the aspiring comic book artist. It’s going to say everything you have to say to editors looking to hire artists, so you’d better do it right. Robert talks about what should be in your portfolio, and what shouldn’t be in your portfolio, and what should be on the pages that do make the cut. This one went a bit long because it is chocked full of useful advice. Whether you want to write or draw comics, it’s worth a listen.