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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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#157 – Character Core Values and Continuity

In work-for-hire work situations character core values and the passing of time might not always be in sync with continuity. Heather Antos talks about thinking about and creating towards a character’s core values can lead to new and engaging stories.

Episode #156 – Defining Professional Boundaries with Nicole Boose

Defining boundaries: Making clear decisions about what you are and are not willing or able to do, and communicating them effectively.

Episode #155 – There is No Right Contract with Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons talks about contracts, and thinking about contracts for your comics career in the present and future. All related to your comics goals, along with some basketball metaphors thrown in.

Episode #154 – Licensed Properties with Heather Antos

Heather Antos (Star Wars, Deadpool, Gwenpool) talks licensed properties, including storytelling with scheduling, working with a license holder and more.

Episode #153 – Avoiding the Comparison Trap with Jim Gibbons

It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap looking at other people making comics, and Jim Gibbons has thoughts on how to think about your goals and avoid unproductive mindsets.


James, Skid, and Andy review the effects of delving into established continuity in the film SOLO. They tackle the following questions: This film plays with structure more than any previous STAR WARS film, how does that play against our expectations? This is the first STAR WARS film not to use the Force in a meaningful…