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By Sriggy - Nov 09 2018
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Great show! 🎶“Random bits of Knowledge with Patrick!” 🎵

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By Bradsmith20 - May 15 2012
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Amazing info! Thanks for spending the time to do this! This is extremely valuable information!
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Rank #1: 107: Dean Haspiel #2 (Part 2) – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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If you’re reading this but haven’t yet listened to the first half of the conversation between Adam Greenfield and Dean Haspiel, well, what you’re about to listen to probably won’t make sense. Therefore we highly suggest going here and listening to that first. Trust us, this episode will make more sense if you listen to the previous half first. If you’re one of those weirdos that reads the last chapter or page of a book before you read everything else, well, do your thing but we don’t trust you. Just sayin’.

If you’ve listened to the first half and are ready to go, enjoy. Again, if you’re a weirdo and haven’t listened to the first half yet, you’ve been warned.

Nov 13 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #2: 106: Jessica Abel – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Chaos. What is it good for? Absolutely nothin’.

Well, now that we successfully planted that ear worm, today’s Making Comics Gutter Talk episode with Jessica Abel deals a lot with chaos and the things creative folk like us can do to not only minimize the chaos but (*GULP*) even get things accomplished, too. You know, like that comic you’ve been sitting on and tinkering away at here and there for the last seven years. Or one of the many short-lived attempts at something cool that you think you’ll eventually get back to… even though deep down you know you won’t. Okay, you get the picture. Point is, this podcast and Jessica’s latest book, Growing Gills, can help.

We also take a brief look back at how Jessica became the teacher and artist she is. And if you ask her, which Adam did, if she considers herself an artist or a teacher, she’ll straight up tell you…. Wait, did you really think we’d just tell you what she said? Well, it was worth a shot. Take a listen to the podcast and find out.

Also subscribe on iTunes or whatever podcast app you use. Be sure to rate us, give us a review, or even bake us some cookies. We wouldn’t turn away cookies. But most of all, it’s the rating and review we’re after.


Jessica’s Links:

Jessica’s site (@jccabel)

Growing Gills (book)

Audience building course on 9/10/17

Other books

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Sep 01 2017

1hr 13mins

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Rank #3: 11: Rachel Beck – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Tell good stories. It’s your responsibility to do so. At least that’s what Storyforge Productions co-founder Rachel Beck believes. Listen in as Adam and Kevin are joined by Rachel to discuss U.S. history, castle mysteries, and why an aspiring storyteller can never, ever take storytelling lightly.

A (Good) Story in Links:

Storyforge Productions (@Storyforgers)

House on Writer’s Block

The Adventures of Tintin and Lucky Luke (bandes dessinées)

The rocks in Joshua Tree National Park are made of monzogranite and people from Utah are called “Utahans or Utahns,” not Utites as Adam first thought

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Mar 14 2014

1hr 9mins

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Rank #4: 75: Brian Shearer – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Would you uproot your entire family and history to move for a job, even if that job was in comics? This isn’t an easy question to answer if those roots are deep underground and have been for a while. In this Gutter Talk episode, Adam asks his guest, artist and writer, Brian Shearer, this question. You’ll just have to listen to the episode to get the answer but we promise it will be worth it. It usually is. But that’s not all Adam and Brian talk about. We also discuss what it’s like to draw professionally some of the comics you grew up with, the importance of starting and finishing projects, and also why sometimes statistics can be- well, again, no spoilers so you’ll just have to download the episode and listen.

While you’re listening to the podcast, make sure you’re checking out all the amazing things the new redesign of our site has to offer. Everything is comfortably laid out for you to navigate through in search of the article or podcast you need. Also be sure to join the Underdog community. We can’t say enough what an awesome group of artists they are to be around.

But before you do that, please be sure to head over to our Gutter Talk iTunes page and give us a rating and review. It really does help spread the word about us and what we’re doing, and, well, it just makes us all feel fuzzy and warm inside.


Brian’s Links:

Brian’s site (@brian_shearer)

William the Last

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Jun 05 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #5: 24: Ulises Farinas – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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If you think the only kind of luck you’ll find on Friday the 13th is bad, think again. We at Making Comics (dotCom) are here to exorcise that unlucky mojo you may find yourself in today and provide balance with another Gutter Talk podcast. Join Adam and co-host Patrick Yurick as they sit down with the inimitable Ulises Farinas to discuss everything from art schools to dealing with trolls. The conversation may be long but you do not want to miss one precious second. Or the unlucky mojo comes back. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

Links:

Ulises Farinas on Facebook (@ulises_f)

Personal site

More Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Jun 13 2014

1hr 35mins

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Rank #6: 104: Megan James – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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The last time you heard from us in the Making Comics Gutter Talk headquarters, it was Halloween and we were having a lively discussion with Stephen Bissette. Well, it’s now Earth Day, six months later, and we’re finally putting out another episode. We know, we missed you all, too. But the hope is we’re now back to at least one episode per month and if more time can be unearthed, we’ll bump things back up to two episodes a month. But all in due time, friends. All in due time. We promise.

As for this episode, Adam sits down for a second recording with artist and creator Megan James. She is the mind and skill behind Innsmouth, a magical story that is part Lovecraft, part Book of Mormon, and has fish people. That’s definitely on you if you don’t find that exciting. Adam and Megan actually spoke late last year but life has a funny way of becoming an obstacle to things and the conversation was shelved. However, Adam made sure when he returned to the scene, Megan had to be the first guest and a new conversation was to be had. The topics in this episode range from figuring how to lay out a page for maximum effect, comedy or otherwise, to finding a ton of usefulness in taking a scriptwriting class.

If you’d like to support us and help keep Making Comics Worldwide going and allow us to do cool things like sending out the Daily Challenge, please go to our Patreon page (click HERE) and join our Patreon community. Support good people, people!


Megan’s Links:

Megan’s site (@meg_emmy_james)

Innsmouth (Sink/Swim Press store)

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Apr 21 2017

51mins

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Rank #7: 88: Ian McGinty – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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As we end Year Two for both Making Comics Worldwide and the Gutter Talk podcast, we’re pretty darn excited and grateful for how far we’ve come and where we’re heading. We have a lot of big plans for the future but before we get too ahead of ourselves, let’s deal with where we currently are.

In today’s Gutter Talk episode, Adam sits down with artist and creator, Ian McGinty, to discuss everything from creating music in his teens to creating comics in his twenties and beyond, and also how the two can sometimes require the same process. It’s also pretty cool and inspiring to see and hear how far Ian has come since his high school days when he began to take comics seriously. While he explains how this came at the expense of something else, the moral is that sometimes the sacrifice is worth the reward. Ian’s recent bouts of success are proof of that.

Ian’s Links:

Ian’s site (@ianmcginty)

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

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Nov 27 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #8: 12: Shelley Couvillion – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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“Not only does the world have young geniuses but it also has old masters,” says Shelley Couvillion, artist for Storyforge Productions. Subscribe to it or not, that can be one heck of a realization to come to when you’re in the early stages of your art and comic creation career. And that’s not even counting the starving part. Shelley, though, doesn’t seem to be fazed by it. In fact, even though she’s still working on finding her voice, it’s pretty obvious she’s definitely on her way and when she does fully find it, well, let’s just hope she remembers the little people.

Adam is joined in consecutive weeks by Kevin as they sit down with Shelley, another Storyforger, to discuss the good, the bad, and the wow-I-can’t-believe-I-said-that.


Links:

Shelley Couvillion (@shelleyboh) on the Storyforge Productions site

House on Writer’s Block

Shelley’s Tumbler account

Other Details:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

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Mar 21 2014

1hr 3mins

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Rank #9: 14: Jules Rivera – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Have you ever had the sense when talking to some people that whatever endeavor they are on, it is simply going to work out for them? That’s the feeling you get when talking to Jules Rivera, creator of the successful ventures of Misfortune High and Valkyrie Squadron. Adam, Patrick, and Jules cannonball into the ocean of webcomics and crowdfunding, sharks be damned, and discuss what it’s like to swim with both the whales and the bottom feeders.

Show notes:

Twitter: @julesrivera
Instagram: julesriveraart
Website

Kickstarter project for Misfortune High 2 (deadline 4/11/14)

Valkyrie Squadron

Bleeding Cool article

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Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

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Apr 04 2014

1hr 17mins

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Rank #10: 87: Joe Badon – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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It’s not very often you meet someone that makes it difficult to distinguish if you’re talking to yourself or another person all together. However, in this Making Comics Gutter Talk episode with artist and creator Joe Badon, it seems that’s exactly what happened; Adam has met his soul-twin and he’s a damn fine artist. And not only is he an artist in the drawing sense, but Joe is also an artist in the musical sense. Today’s episode opens with a song called “Monster Zero” from Joe’s band The Band That Wouldn’t Die. It’s a bit experimental but we dig it just the same. It’s perfect to draw or write to, if not both.

This episode is yet another strong example of why being around like-minded peers in a community is an important part of not just becoming an artist but being one, as well. There’s always a certain comfort level during the growing process in knowing not only are you not alone but you’re more alike with others than you may have originally thought. Your ideas, concerns, goals, and sometimes even the same dreams. When you meet someone with these things, you know you’re in for a fantastic conversation.

Download this episode and listen in as Adam is joined by Joe to discuss all things comics. And politics. And other random tangents that seem to happen in Gutter Talk podcasts on a regular basis. By this time, though, you should just be used to it, right?


Joe’s Links:

Joe’s site (@joebadon)

Kickstarter for “The Man With Ten Thousand Eyes”

Our Links:

Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

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Nov 06 2015

1hr 46mins

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Rank #11: Making Comics at SDCC 2014

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Comic-Con 2014 was a blast! (If you were unable to attend, my sympathies. That’s why we do these wrap-up posts.) Make sure to check out the audio link below.

The local Making Comics crew—Patrick, Adam, Kevin, Devin, Evan—were there to rep the “revolution” and generally brag about our community and future plans. We’re really excited by the enthusiasm readers have shown in response to our “Get A Grasp” MOOC and daily challenges, not to mention my own (hi!) #FAQDevin column and Adam’s (in)famous Gutter Talk podcast. You guys have been awesome, and your creativity sustains us.

We hosted a panel on Saturday called Uniting the Worldwide #makecomics Community. It was, without exaggeration, one of the best panels at the convention (at least amongst those discussing actual comics). The lineup was crazy: we had Rachel Beck representing our friends over at Storyforge, Mark Waid (of Daredevil fame) and Christina Blanch (writer of Damnation of Charlie Wormwood) from Thrillbent, Andy Schmidt from Comics Experience, Jim Zub (writes Skullkickers, Wayward), and Palle Schmidt (artist on Thomas Alsop) from Comics For Beginners. Patrick ran the panel while the rest of us listened intensely.

After a brief rundown of Making Comics (dotCom) participation stats (number of MOOC students, worldwide readership breakdown), Patrick previewed some of the things we’ve been working on for the future. I’ll let him determine what announcements are made public, but suffice it to say some neat stuff is coming. Then the discussion kicked off, and boy, was it glorious.

The Web has enabled one of the biggest paradigm shifts [for] breaking into the industry. Webcomics let me see your work ethic. @MarkWaid

Webcomics are no longer a vanity project for artists. They’ve become a legitimate option for breaking in. @JimZub

Showing you already have an audience lends a kind of gravitas to your work for publishers. @Palle_Schmidt

Much of the discussion concerned the changing landscape for comics in the last decade. Many on the panel have been working in/around comics for a while, and have observed this change firsthand. There used to only be one real way to “break in” to comics, as Andy points out:

The question used to be “How do I write for Marvel or DC?” and now the majority of people want to know how to make their own stuff. – Andy Schmidt @ComicExperience

The internet has democratized this process. Webcomics are a perfectly commercial form of comic that anyone can create and consume. People without access to a physical comic shop can still read comics online, which removes barriers and brings in more readers.

Comic books are now available to everyone regardless of age or race or location. And that for me is the most exciting thing! @JimZub

Many echoed this sentiment. Christy (@christyblanch) talked about the promising increase in the number of women who make comics, as well as the success she’s had in reaching aspiring creators through her (juggernaut) SuperMOOC 2. Rachel discussed the ways in which creators of webcomics can bypass traditional gatekeepers—like publishers—and form mutually beneficial relationships with their audience:

There is now a rise in patronage again, only now the niche market isn’t the wealthy, it is the many. -Rachel Beck @Storyforgers

Old paradigms of distribution no longer apply.

People now trust friends and personal interactions more than blaring advertisements that we’ve learned to ignore. @JimZub 

People are now interested in genuine people, genuine passion, genuine projects. -Andy Schmidt @ComicExperience 

Everything that used to be the non-professional route is now just another option to use. @JimZub

There was a lot of excitement and optimism on the panel, and why not? Access to comics is expanding. The tools for making comics are widely available, so anyone can make whatever type of story they like. The future is bright!

I could continue, but this post is running long as it is. If only we had recorded the audio from the panel…

Thanks again to everyone on the panel, those in the audience, and all of you out there in internet land. Can’t wait for the next one!

The Legal Stuff:

Intro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

“Akashic (Instrumental)” with permission from Spike & Reggie Music Licensing and Publishing (www.spikeandreggie.com)

Outro Song:

“Come to Me” Texas Musicforge (freesound.org) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

record_scratch.wav: nixphoeni / www.freesound.org

Aug 05 2014

46mins

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Rank #12: 111: David Accampo & Amanda Donahue – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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San Diego Comic Con is a great place to meet and talk to comic artists and writers from all over the world. This year, Adam had the opportunity to talk to creators from Fanbase Press for Making Comics Gutter Talk episodes. In this week’s episode, two of them, David Accampo and Amanda Donahue join Adam on the back terrace of the San Diego Convention Center, out where you can hear everything from the medieval knights battling it out to the military helicopters flying by to the seagulls on the bay behind us.

The conversation began with a discussion on their latest collaboration, The Margins, and what it meant to them as creators. After their history was dredged up, but in a good way, the talk turned to the comic creating process, from the David’s writing to Amanda’s first foray into the world of comics.

If you enjoy these podcasts and want to hear more of them, please visit our Patreon page and help us make that happen. We at Making Comics would very much like to get back to our roots and put out podcast content on a regular, weekly basis. But in order to do that, we need your help. Also visit us on iTunes and give us a rating and review. This increases the podcast visibility and more listeners means more opportunity for more content. See the big, beautiful circle we’re drawing?


David & Amanda’s Links:

David’s site  (@daccampo)
Amanda’s site (IG page)
THE MARGINS Resources:
Website:   www.TheMarginsComic.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheMarginsComic/
Twitter:    @TheMarginsComics
Purchase Link:  https://fanboycomics.ecrater.com/p/30006833/the-margins

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Ad Song:

“Caprese” by Blue Dot Sessions
Licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License
(http://freemusicarchive.org)

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Aug 04 2018

57mins

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Rank #13: 6: Devin Larson – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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If you’re looking to form some positive habits, look no further — Devin Larson has what you need. Making Comics (dotCom)’s Editor-In-Chief discusses practice habits that artists of any level will want to adopt in their routine.

“You have so many layers, that you can peel away a few, and everyone’s so shocked or impressed that you’re baring your soul, while to you it’s nothing because you know you’ve twenty more layers to go.” ~ Craig Thompson, Carnet de Voyage

Devin’s Contact Info

Twitter: @devinafterdark     Maker Profile (with further links): here

Show Notes

Posemaniacs

Sean Gordon Murphy’s list

James Jean

Adam’s photog friend: Angie McHenry

Mark Luetke’s Strongman (Velocity Comics)

Jason Brubaker’s Sithrah

Gesture Drawings by Kimon Nicolaïdes

Intro/Outro Song:

RetroFuture Clean by Kevin MacLeod (via INCOMPETECH). Licensed under Creative Commons.

Outro Song (Behind Vocals):

Backed Vibes (clean) by Kevin MacLeod (via INCOMPETECH). Licensed under Creative Commons.

Transitions:

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Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org

Feb 07 2014

42mins

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Rank #14: 17: Jason Brubaker, Nate Simpson, & Daniel Lieske (Classic #2) – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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It’s the last Friday of the month so we hit the way-back machine and go way back- what? This interview is only a couple years old? Oh. Uh, well, can I say we hit the shortly-back machine? Yeah? Great. Let’s try this again.

It’s the last Friday of the month so we hit the shortly-back machine- hmm, still doesn’t sound right. You know what? Just cue the wavy flashback lines. This is part 1 of the Nate Simpson interview with Jason Brubaker and Daniel Lieske. Maestro!

Intro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Apr 25 2014

59mins

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Rank #15: 35: Jason Brubaker, David Petersen & Trent Kaniuga (Classic #6) – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Even though every day is a day to make comics, we here at Making Comics Worldwide like Fridays best. Ok, maybe just Adam likes Fridays best. Still, if you like making comics AND listening to amazing artists on podcasts, then Fridays are definitely the best day of the week because that’s exactly what you get with Gutter Talk. Today, as we’ve been doing every last Friday of the month, we crank up the time traveling machine and dip back to a time when Jason Brubaker was the host and the guests were just as awesome as the ones we have now.

This episode is a sit-down with not just the creator of Twilight Monk, Trent Kaniuga, but also the mastermind behind Mouse Guard, David Petersen. We open, though, with a brief set-up chat with Adam and Marisa Brenizer to get things warmed up.

Links and Things:

Jason Brubaker (@Jason_Brubaker)

Sithrah on Kickstarter (holy successful campaign, Batman!)

David Petersen (@mouseguard)

Mouse Guard

Trent Kaniuga (@TrentKaniuga)

Twilight Monk

More Things and Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

Aug 29 2014

1hr 35mins

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Rank #16: 5: Christina Blanch – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Is it a hangout? Is it a podcast? A hangcast? A podout? Adam and Patrick travel the interwebz long-distance for this hangpod. Or whatever. What matters is this: Christina Blanch is on the show!

You see the words that are underlined? Yeah? Good. Now go click them. You’re welcome.

Twitter: @christyblanch (https://twitter.com/christyblanch)

Social Issues Through Comic Books, MOOC: https://www.canvas.net/courses/gender-through-comic-books

www.supermooc.org

Thrillbent: www.thrillbent.com

Year of the MOOC: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Five Comic Creators to Watch in 2014: http://comicbook.com/blog/2014/01/19/five-comic-creators-to-watch-in-2014/

Patrick’s MOOC – New School Creation MOOC

Making Comics MOOC

Adam’s “The Hardly Working Man”: http://sd-greeny.tumblr.com/

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org

Jan 31 2014

1hr 24mins

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Rank #17: 3: Patrick Yurick & Adam Greenfield – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Adam sits down with Patrick Yurick to discuss what to do when comic inspiration strikes.

In this episode, Adam and Patrick discuss what steps one needs to take when they have their idea for a comic or graphic novel and aren’t quite sure where to go from there. Do I find someone to draw it for me or help? Do I do it all myself?

Patrick also discusses networking and drops some heavy philosophy: “The way into an impenetrable fortress of people is usually through a very small trap door.”

Deep.

Newsletter: https://www.makingcomics.com/newsletter/

The Head Comic: http://www.theheadcomic.com/

ComicCon: http://www.comic-con.org/

Garfield Minus Garfield: http://garfieldminusgarfield.net/

Zen Pencils: http://zenpencils.com/

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org

Jan 17 2014

35mins

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Rank #18: 101: Patrick Yurick & Rachel Beck (ComicFuel 5) – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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“This is the real secret of life — to be completely engaged with what you are doing in the here and now. And instead of calling it work, realize it is play.”  – Alan Watts

As we walk out into the world we are entering a story. This story defines us and the way that we interact with our beliefs, actions, society, etc. As much as we are always entering into the story that others have defined for us, we are also given the gift of writing our own story in every action we take. This month I sat down with Rachel Beck, founder of Storyforge Productions, and we discussed the nuances of story telling. We looked at our society and how we are working to rectify our long history with marginalizing females – specifically in the comic industry. We also looked at the basic construction of worlds and characters and how those construction create compelling reasons that keep us reading.

Reflecting on the talk I am reminded that complications are what keep us interested in the world around us. As comic artists we create fiction where our character confront and battle those contradictions. Theoretically that gives us the inspiration to fight our own demons. That’s what the #ComicFuel show is all about right? For us to join together to turn away from just consuming art and to bring us into the battle – the battle to create art.

So get out your pens and papers. Sit down. Join us as Rachel and I provide the fuel you are going to need for the coming battle.

Jump times to go to different parts of the podcast:

  • (00:00:00) Alan Watts on Play & Work
  • (00:03:20) Introduction To Show
  • (00:13:20) Question 1 – Female Comic Creators
  • (00:46:20) AudioFuel – Maya Angelou “And I Rise”
  • (00:50:00) Question 2 – Tension & Resolution
  • (01:02:00) Question 3 – Character Driven Storytelling
  • (01:19:00) Question 3.5 – Scenarios
  • (01:27:40) AudioFuel – Morgan Freeman recites Invictus
  • (01:30:40) Question 4 – Drawing As A Writer
  • (01:48:30) AudioFuel – Alan Watts on the State Of Nothing
  • (01:59:20) Question 5 – Onomatopoeias
  • (02:05:20) Question 6 – Short & Sweet
  • (02:13:00) Show Outro

Songs Used

Audio Fuel Used

  • Desaturated from Maya Angelou’s reading of “And I Still Rise” video on Youtube from her book of the same name, “And I Still Rise”.
  • Desaturated from original video “Why Your Life Is Not A Journey” by David Lindberg featuring Alan Watts.
    • Music:
      • Sleeping at Last – Saturn
      • Sleeping at Last – Uranus
  • Desaturated from original interview of Morgan Freeman on the Charlie Rose show reciting Invictus poem by William Ernest Henley.
  • Desaturated from original talk on “The State of Nothingness” by Alan Watts. Transcribed version of talk available here

Sep 17 2016

2hr 33mins

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Rank #19: 102: Bizhan Khodabandeh & James Moffitt – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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The world these days is far from easy to understand. Sometimes there’s an answer and sometimes there isn’t. And sometimes, it takes all we have to find a way to even try to comprehend everything. But perhaps that’s where art comes into play. Maybe, just maybe, our sight becomes a little clearer when we break it down into more of an expression than trying to fit a round understanding in a square hole. In the case of The Little Red Fish by Bizhan Khodabandeh and James Moffit, a simple, yet powerful story is told and it’s all inspired by the Iranian revolution in 1979. Nah, that’s not complicated to explain.

In this Making Comics Gutter Talk episode, Adam is joined by Bizhan and James to discuss how this story came about and what makes this story have such an impact. There’s also something to be said about the use of animals as the characters, a la Animal Farm by George Orwell, which is another side of the story Adam and his guests dive into. Following this discussion, Adam and Bizhan are left to their own devices as they discuss another project Bizhan was a part of. It involves violence between civilians and police, and soon the conversation turns to a more personal experience for both Adam and Bizhan. In the end, both host and guest ensure the audience they are far from experts on the subject and only drives home the point that there simply is no easy or right answer to the burning, violent questions we face as humans today. But at least there’s comics!

Bizhan’s Links:

Bizhan’s site (@MendedArrow)

“The Little Black Fish” comic

James’s Links:

Sink/Swim Press (@sinkswimrva)

Our Links:

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org

Sep 30 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #20: 16: Ted Adams – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

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Nobody puts Ted in a corner. Many have tried, though after listening to this podcast, I have a feeling you’ll struggle to do so yourself. Tag along with Adam and Patrick as they visit CEO Ted Adams and the IDW Publishing offices to discuss a little IDW history, the past and present of the publishing industry, and the Dewey Decimal System. If you’re looking for the comics section, it’s 741.


Links:

Ted Adams on Twitter: @therealtedadams

IDW Publishing site

Library of American Comics site

Look! More Links!

Intro & Outro Song:

“RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro Song Behind Vocals:

“Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)  Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Transitions:

InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org

Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org

record_scratch.wav: nixphoeni / www.freesound.org

Apr 18 2014

59mins

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