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Comics Are Great! 24 – I’m a Doctor, I know Science

August 26, 2011 by  
Filed under CAG Podcast, News, Podcasts

This one goes out to any young or beginning cartoonists who are wondering what to expect as they enter the world of promoting their work and making a living at this comics stuff!

We’re joined by Christopher Hastings, artist/writer of Dr. McNinja and writer of the new Fear Itself: Deadpool mini-series, who shares some terrific thoughts based on his experiences in comics publishing, including:

  • Starting a webcomic while holding down a day job
  • Deciding whether or not art school is for you
  • Incentivizing page views with layered humor
  • Letting old work stand
  • Pacing your pages when doing long-form comics on the web
  • Staying in touch with your kid-self in order to write
  • Handling trolls and reviews

We’re also joined by Lauren Houser, who shares some of her own thoughts on art school and preparing for a long slog on a graphic novel she plans to serialize online.

Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster for collecting them!):

Here’s the video from this episode’s live stream (audio player at the bottom of this post):

Tune in next Wednesday live at 12:30 pm Eastern Time on Comicsaregreat.tv!

Audio hosting provided by Ka-Blam Digital Printing. This episode was recorded live at the Ann Arbor District Library.

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2 Responses to “Comics Are Great! 24 – I’m a Doctor, I know Science”
  1. Perfect is the enemy of done. Seth Godin.