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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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#181 – What Happens After the Pitch, Creator-Owned Edition

What happens after the pitch? Your creator-owned pitch is in with a publisher… now what? Jim and Joey talk about collaboration, project managing, schedules, and what *won’t* get you more publishing deals down the line.

#180 – Rich Douek, Joe Mulvey, and Chris Sotomayor on Collaboration

Rich Douek, Joe Mulvey, and Chris Sotomayor, the creative team behind THE WAILING BLADE, talk about finding collaborators through networking in person and social media, and finding a unique take on your comic to stand out and feel different.

#179 – Carlos Giffoni on Pitching, Patience, and Persistence

Carlos Giffoni (Strayed, Space Riders) joins Jim and Joey to talk about his background getting into comics, and how he got started writing. Carlos also shares his experience drafting his pitches, approaching and working with editors.

#178 – Convention Tips

Paul Allor talks about what’s in his convention-floor bag including how he shows work to editors and collaborators; Heather Antos talks about planning on getting your con setup and merch and yourself to a con in the U.S. and abroad; and Andy Schmidt talks about panel planning, submissions, and hosting!

#177 – Screenwriting 101 with James Janowsky

Heather and Joey are joined by CE screenwriting instructor James Janowsky to talk about the course, James’s background in filmmaking and teaching, as well as how comics and screenwriting overlap in skills and collaboration.

#176 – Comics Coloring and Color Theory with Chris Sotomayor

Comics coloring with colorist and CE Instructor Chris Sotomayor. Soto joins Heather and Joey to talk about color theory, how to interpret notes from creative partners, and more!