Rank #1: #178 – Convention Tips
Paul Allor talks about what’s in his convention-floor bag including how he shows work to editors and collaborators; Heather Antos talks about planning on getting your con setup and merch and yourself to a con in the U.S. and abroad; and Andy Schmidt talks about panel planning, submissions, and hosting!
Jul 18 2019
Rank #2: #168 – Reilly Brown on Digital Comics and Vertical Scrolling
Reilly Brown (Deadpool, Spider-Man, Lobo) talks about his process and approach on Outrage, his Webtoons webcomic that scrolls vertically, digital comics, print comics, and the business of making comics.
Jan 07 2019
Rank #3: #180 – Rich Douek, Joe Mulvey, and Chris Sotomayor on Collaboration
Rich Douek, Joe Mulvey, and Chris Sotomayor, the creative team behind THE WAILING BLADE, talk about finding collaborators through networking in person and social media, and finding a unique take on your comic to stand out and feel different.
Aug 15 2019
Rank #4: #173 – Target Demos, Plan Sales Strategy BEFORE Creating the Comic? Or the Other Way Around?
When creating your comic, should you target the demo, sales and marketing strategy BEFORE creating the comic? Or the other way around? Heather and Jim tackle this listener question!
May 09 2019
Rank #5: #179 – Carlos Giffoni on Pitching, Patience, and Persistence
Carlos Giffoni (Strayed, Space Riders) joins Jim and Joey to talk about his background getting into comics, and how he got started writing. Carlos also shares his experience drafting his pitches, approaching and working with editors.
Jul 31 2019
Rank #6: #169 – Things You Might Not Have Thought About When Marketing Your Comic
Selling your comic to a publisher, then retailers, then readers, or selling directly to readers digitally, or a crowdfunding platform… whatever route you go, you need to market your comic. Jim Gibbons talks about comics marketing pitfalls and planning.
Jan 29 2019
Rank #7: #172 – Convention Behavior
Con season has kicked off! Heather and Joey talk con tips for talking to editors, other creators, portfolio reviews, and making the most out of your con interactions.
Apr 19 2019
Rank #8: #177 – Screenwriting 101 with James Janowsky
Heather and Joey are joined by CE screenwriting instructor James Janowsky to talk about the course, James’s background in filmmaking and teaching, as well as how comics and screenwriting overlap in skills and collaboration.
Jul 01 2019
Rank #9: #176 – Comics Coloring and Color Theory with Chris Sotomayor
Comics coloring with colorist and CE Instructor Chris Sotomayor. Soto joins Heather and Joey to talk about color theory, how to interpret notes from creative partners, and more!
Jun 20 2019
Rank #10: #174 – Workshopping a comics miniseries with Frank Gogol
CE Alum Frank Gogol (GRIEF, DEAD END KIDS) talks with Jim and Joey about his comics experiences in starting to make his own, including his upcoming mini series DEAD END KIDS coming out through the CE publishing deal.
May 24 2019