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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 #67 – Writing for the Trade?

Comic book stories are read in individual issues and in trades or collections. Andy and Joey talk about pacing stories as single issues and how to approach writing for the trade.

Episode #66 – Action and Acting on the Page with Phil Jimenez

Artist and writer Phil Jimenez (Astonishing X-Men, Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, Infinite Crisis, Otherworld, and Teen Titans) talks about action and acting on the page.

Episode #65 – Starting a Creator-Owned Title with Kyle Higgins

Andy and Joey are joined by writer Kyle Higgins (Nightwing, Batman Eternal, Batman Beyond 2.0) to discuss Kyle’s first creator-owned book through Image Comics, C.O.W.L. including the role of the editor on creator-owned titles, including the editor on C.O.W.L.… Andy Schmidt!

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?