Rank #1: #209 – Kickstarting Your Comic or Graphic Novel with Ryan Browne
Ryan Browne (Image/IDW) talks about what you can expect when you sign up for his upcoming Comics Experience course on Kickstarting your comic or graphic novel. Ryan talks about his past Kickstarters, what he’s learned, and what to expect from the class.
Oct 07 2020
Rank #2: #208 – Handling Sensitive Issues and Working with Consultants
Paul Allor (GI Joe, TMNT) and Duane France (Veteran Mental Health) join Joey to talk about creating GI Joe #7 and the topic of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Paul discusses the genesis of the story, approaching consultants and thinking about their input and notes, and Duane talks about his role giving feedback on the story and what he does with outreach to create awareness and understanding around veteran’s issues.
Sep 21 2020
Rank #3: #207 – Comic Project Kill Fees and Changing Plans with Gamal Hennessy
Gamal Hennessy joins Joey to answer a listener question about project kill fees including suggestions on how to structure delivery and payments for scripts and art, and talks about his book The Business of Independent Comics Book Publishing currently on Kickstarter and what readers can expect from the book and how his own launch plans had to change.
Sep 08 2020
Rank #4: #206 – Kickstarting Comics (and Prose) with David Pepose and J.D. Oliva
David Pepose (Spencer & Locke, Going to the Chapel) joins Joey to talk about his Kickstarter The O.Z. #1, and what he learned from his background in comics journalism and through Comics Experience classes that prepared him to make his own comics. And in a second conversation J.D. Oliva (Deluge, The Books of Jericho) talks about the Kickstarter for his prose novel Harvest Moon, what he learned from making comics and Comics Experience that translates to writing prose, and the importance of page turns.
Aug 25 2020
Rank #5: #205 – Path to Publication with Milton Lawson
Milton Lawson joins Joey to talk about publishing his first comic Thompson Heller: Detective Interstellar, and his path to publication. Milton talks about how his comic changed over time with feedback and conversations about story and character.
Aug 18 2020
Rank #6: #204 – Bobby Curnow on Ghost Tree, Community
Bobby Curnow (IDW) joins Andy and Joey to talk about his Eisner-nominated mini series Ghost Tree, comics community, and how you don’t always know everything you’re writing about when you start a story.
Jul 27 2020
Rank #7: #203 – Digital Marketing and the Business of Indie Comics Publishing with Gamal Hennessy
Gamal Hennessy talks with Joey about digital marketing for your comic, including planning and goals and his upcoming free webinar, as well as the tools GlobalComix offers creators for publishing and monetizing their comics, and talks about his upcoming book The Business of Independent Comic Book Publishing and how creators need to tailor their business and marketing strategies to the comic THEY want to make.
Jul 14 2020
Rank #8: #202 – Ways to Check on Our Peers and Keep Everyone Safe
Heather Antos (Valiant, Image, Marvel) talks with Joey about abusive and inappropriate behavior in comics. Heather shares suggestions on how to check on our creative peers and keep everyone safe, signals to look for, things you can ask in person and over text, and other actionable ways to check on people.
Jun 30 2020
Rank #9: Remembering Denny O’Neil
Andy talks about his experiences with writer and editor Denny O’Neil, and the impact Denny had on his career in comics and personal life. Andy talks about meeting Denny as a student, Denny’s advice on working , and the best advice he ever got about working in comics.
Jun 16 2020
Rank #10: #201 – Telling Your Story with Keith Robinson
Writer Keith Robinson talks with Andy and Joey about what led him to getting into writing comics including taking Andy’s Introduction to Writing Comics class, what he learned through revisions, peer reviews, and working with the creative team on his short story Super Scooter Sydney.
Jun 16 2020