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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 #77 – NYCC Artist and Writer Portfolio Reviews

This New York Comic Con, Comics Experience staff and special guests are reviewing artist and writer portfolios during the con! Bring your work and your questions to the Comics Experience/Darby Pop booth 2107, check for a full rundown of creators reviewing portfolios.

Episode #76 – Make Comics Like the Pros with Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak

Writers Fred Van Lente and Greg Pak have collaborated with artists, colorists, editors and each other, and now their new book “Make Comics Like the Pros!” shares their insight and experience, as well as showing you step-by-step how to make a comic!

Episode #75 – Starting a Webcomic

Gannon Beck and Bryan Richmond come on the show to talk about how and why they started their Webcomic Space Corps, collaboration, and going from “here’re my portfolio pages” to “here’re my comics.”

Episode #74 – Protecting Your Work

Legally protecting your work while making comics: copyright, getting legal advice, and contracts with your collaborators.

Episode #73 – Comics Experience/IDW Publishing Alliance

Comics Experience has partnered with IDW Publishing focusing on publishing creator-owned comics from new talent. Bobby Curnow (Comics Experience alum and current Editor on IDW’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Godzilla, and My Little Pony) and Rob Anderson (Comics Experience alum and writer of Creature Cops: Special Varmint Unit, My Little Pony) join Andy and Joey to talk about introducing the next wave of talent to the comics industry.

Episode #72 – Ideas and the Inner Critic

Coming up with and working through ideas with your inner critic: Andy and Joey talk about working through ideas, even the “bad” ones.