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!)
Do you have a question about making comics you'd like to hear discussed on the podcast? Email us at info@ComicsExperience.com.
Say you’re trying to get some work making comics, and you’re talking to an editor at a convention. Is it better to hand him or her finished comics, or just direct them to your fancy website? Well, it all depends, really. Josh and Andy talk about what you need, mostly as a writer, to get work for hire jobs, or even to get your book published. Like most things in making comics, there’s no simple answer, and it all depends. Easy right?
You’ve got a killer idea! Or do you? How can you know if it’s worth the time, effort, money, and likely discomfort of turning thought into comics? While there is no definite answer, Josh and Andy bat the concept around for a while, and come up with some guidelines and starting points you can use when deciding whether or not to go for it.
Just go ahead and get together! We get a question this week concerning the merits of working in a group studio or artist collective. Andy and Josh go way back to find examples of how well this can work for the creative process, both in new and established creators.
â€œIt’s not you, it’s me.â€ It’s probably not the best way to start the conversation, but what if your creative partnership isn’t working out the way you planned? There are all sorts of things to consider in this case, and we do our best to go over a bunch of them from personal to legal, for when it just doesn’t feel right anymore.
It’s a long, hard road, this comics thing. Usually it is, anyway. This week, Josh and Andy are asked how to find the strength to go on. Maybe it’s not that bad, but when you struggle at this making comics thing for long enough, it can seem endless. Well, you’re not alone, and it’s not really that unusual. We offer our best advice.
Don’t quit your day job. Is that good advice for an aspiring comics creator? Can you make a living doing this crazy thing? The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Josh and Andy talk about the economics of a career in comics, and what that means to people who are looking to make their way in the industry.