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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 #61 – Peter David’s Approach to Writing Big Two Characters

Comic book writer Peter David knows how to write great characters-from his decade-long run on Incredible Hulk to the more recent X-Factor. Peter joins Andy and Joey to offer some thoughts on how he approaches writing Big Two / corporate characters.

Episode #60 – Follow-Through & Following Up

You hit the jackpot! The big editor at the convention said you could send in your pitch. And you did so. And it’s now weeks later. When do you follow up? And what’s the etiquette around solicited submissions in general?

Episode #59 – Setting Goals for the New Year

It’s a new year and a new chance to reach your comics-making goals. Do you have a plan? Milestones? Or is the procrastination ALREADY setting in? Andy and Joey talk goal-setting!

Episode #58 – Varying Your Shots

In a recent episode, Andy mentioned there was more to say about the importance of an artist varying the shots and angles in panels. In this episode, Andy and Joey dive into that topic!

Episode #57 – Who Calls The Shots?

A frustrated artist writes in this week about a script filled with a lot of art “direction” from the writer. Andy and Joey discuss who “calls the shots” when you’re making comics.

Episode #56 – Script Formatting Tips

It seems like no two comic book scripts look alike. This week Andy and Joey discuss script formatting and the reasons behind certain formatting practices. Plus, info on the Comic Book Script Archive and the Comics Experience Script Template!