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Comics Experience 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.

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#229 – Designing Pages and Grids with Gannon Beck

Writer & artist Gannon Beck (Space Corps) talks about designing pages including using 9 and 16 panel grids, what he's learned from newspaper comic strips and a 4 panel grid. Gannon also talks about upcoming CEX Publishing print release of Space Corps.


1 Oct 2021

Rank #1

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#228 – Fiction and Non-Fiction Stories

Andy and Joey talk about approaches to writing fiction and non-fiction stories, including when a story might not have a "structure", being honest in the telling, and trying to deconstruct story endings.


17 Sep 2021

Rank #2

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#227 – Writing Solicitations for Retailers and Readers

Andy and Joey talk about writing solicitation copy for retailers and readers and thinking about what audience you're communicating with, and what you want that audience to do. Consistent messaging and tone, what information to give where and when!

30 Jul 2021

Rank #3

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#226 – From Pitch to First Issue with Phillip Kennedy Johnson

Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Superman, Action Comics, Alien) talks about taking your comics ideas to pitches including his July 31st Comics Experience Master Seminar, how his script writing has evolved over his career, and how he got starting making comics.


15 Jul 2021

Rank #4

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#225 – Kickstarting Your Comic with Lewelin Polanco, Greg Tjsovold and Steve Urena

Kickstarting your comic with Lewelin Polanco (Astro & Inez: La Novela), Greg Tjosvold (The Lump Sum Saga), and Steve Urena (Zombie Date Night). Three different creators share what they've learned making their own comics, and why Kickstarter.

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29 Jun 2021

Rank #5

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#224 – Writing Shared Universes with Fred Van Lente

Fred Van Lente (Marvel, Valiant, Archie) joins Andy and Joey to talk about writing for a shared universe. Fred shares his experiences writing for comics publishers including last-minute curveballs, being adaptable, working in a team and more!


17 Jun 2021

Rank #6

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#223 – CEX Publishing

Andy Schmidt talks about CEX Publishing, the new publishing imprint from Comics Experience. Andy discusses what led to adding publishing to the CE family, the creator-owned approach, getting comics to retailers and readers and more.


2 Jun 2021

Rank #7

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#222 – Financial Realities and Comics Success with Jim Gibbons

Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics) talks with Joey about longevity, pay in comics, costs to make single and multiple issues, different revenue streams, how to think about "success" in making your comics, and more.


19 May 2021

Rank #8

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#221 – Lettering Comics with Sean Rinehart

Sean Rinehart joins Joey to talk about lettering comics, including what led him to comics, how to think about how to efficiently and clearly convey lettering information to your letterer, and setting them up for success to set the comic up for success.


5 May 2021

Rank #9

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#220 – Writing Endings and Collaborating on Horror (and Other Genres) with Rich Douek

Rich Douek (SEA OF SORROWS, ROAD OF BONES, SUPERMAN: RED AND BLUE) talks about writing endings in horror (and other genres) and working with collaborators. Rich talks about page turns, issue endings, and how he works with artists.


19 Apr 2021

Rank #10