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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 #64 – Writing for Animation with Zac Atkinson

Writer Zac Atkinson (Transformers: Rescue Bots, G.I. Joe: Renegades) talks about adapting comics to animation, visualization of story and plot, and teaching the first Comics Experience Introduction to Animation Writing Course.

Episode #63 – Plotting Longer Stories

Andy and Joey chat about approaches to plotting, especially plotting of longer stories and future story arcs. Is this something that comes with practice? Or are there techniques that can also help?

Episode #62 – Switching Collaborators After The Pitch

This week Andy and Joey discuss a question about creative teams on pitches. If you’re submitting pitch pages, but planning to hire a different colorist or letterer (or whatever) for the final book, is that acceptable? Is it a good idea to submit with your less-than-final team?

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!