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Make Comics Podcast

The 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!)

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Episode #89 – How to Spend Your Time at a Convention

How to spend time at a convention – planning the con, going to the con, and after the con.

Episode #88 – What Traditional College Courses Help Make Comics?

Comics 101 is never full: this episode Andy and Joey talk about what traditional college courses impact their comics work and life.

Episode #87 – Similar Ideas

You’re developing a pitch or idea or even starting to produce your comic… and you open Previews and see a similar idea. Andy and Joey talk about what happens when you see a similar concept.

Episode #86 – Digital and Motion Comics

This episode Andy and Joey talk digital and motion comics, including “enhancing” reader experiences and the differences in making content for static panels and “moving” images.

Episode #85 – Contracts for New Writers and Artists

Contracts for new writers and artists working together: some basic whats, why, and hows to think about when collaborating.

Episode #84 – New Year’s Resolute

2015… the year we make comics …more comics. Kick off the new year with a conversation about time management and choosing which levers to pull when and for how long, and being resolute in the new year.