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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 #57 – Who Calls The Shots?

A frustrated artist writes in this week about a script filled with a lot of art “direction” from the writer. Andy and Joey discuss who “calls the shots” when you’re making comics.

Episode #56 – Script Formatting Tips

It seems like no two comic book scripts look alike. This week Andy and Joey discuss script formatting and the reasons behind certain formatting practices. Plus, info on the Comic Book Script Archive and the Comics Experience Script Template!

Episode #55 – The Grid

Andy and Joey discuss the importance of the “Grid” layout – why it’s a powerful a tool, yet so often overlooked as a cornerstone of great storytelling in comics.

Episode #54 – First Issues

Everyone knows the first issue is vital to a series’s success. So what has to go into it? Andy and Joey discuss not just what needs to go into a first issue, but how to execute those things effectively.

Episode #53 – Why Haven’t I Broken In?

This week’s question comes from a listener who has self-published, done the convention circuit, and even received some great reviews of his book. But he still hasn’t “broken in.” Is he doing something wrong? Andy and Joey talk career development, breaking in, and next steps!

Episode #52 – Let Me Pitch This To You

You always hear that conventions are a great place to meet editors. But what if you don’t know any editors? And should you be pitching to an editor at a convention anyway? Andy heard a lot of convention pitches during his years at Marvel and IDW, and here’s his thoughts on what to do…and what NOT to do!