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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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#162 – Anthology Pitching

What goes into an anthology pitch? Jim Gibbons talks about how to make sure your story is suited to an anthology, if it’s a complete story and more, including his time editing the anthology series Dark Horse Presents.

#161 – Portfolios and Talent Scouting with Will Robson

Artist Will Robson (Typhoid Fever: X-Men, Spider-Man/Deadpool, Star Lord) talks about his portfolio goals over the years, getting hired by Marvel and working with editors like Heather Antos. Heather shares her tips for portfolios and talking to editors.

#160 – Parenting and Comics

Nicole Boose talks parenting and comic-ing. How kids affect our approach to making comics, principles for managing your time, defining and adjusting goals, and mixing working from home and childcare.

#159 – Don’t Let Social Media Get You Down

Why bother with social media if there’s so much negativity? When DO you read the comments? And why do we create in the first place? Heather Antos talks Social Media blackouts & blocklists, along with other tips & tricks to stay sane.

#158 – What Editors Need to Sell Your Book

Editors need few different things to get your book approved, including you having the basics of a good portfolio with examples of your work, finished work, a good pitch document… and more! Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse, Image) talks about what goes into it.

#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.