Comics Are Great! 34 – Did Somebody Say Topic?

November 8, 2011 by  
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It’s a bit of a silly episode with a special surprise topic at the end. I’m joined by Paul Storrie, Alice Hunt, and Tracy Williams for a discussion on the physical hazards of making comics, the Captain America movie, My Little Pony, and finally some talk on writing. Thankfully Eli Neiburger joins us at the […]

Comics Are Great! 30 – Shape and Variance

October 6, 2011 by  
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It’s all about character design this time, featuring the return of Jake Parker and Gale Williams! With Tyler James’ 30 Characters Challenge right around the corner, it’s time to think a little about what specific concerns face a cartoonist when making up their fictional people. Jake brings a stellar presentation to explain how a basic […]

Comics Are Great! 29 – Just be Interesting!

October 1, 2011 by  
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How do you engage with your audience? How do you manage your social media interactions to drive interest in your comics? Is it as simple as “just be interesting”? If so, what does “interesting” even mean? Fortunately I’m joined by the super savvy  Eli Neiburger of the Ann Arbor District Library for a discussion on […]

Comics Are Great! 28 – Watch Out, Kids! Zombies Bite

September 22, 2011 by  
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It’s a discussion on walking the line when making comics for young people, as I’m joined by Mark Mariano. We talk about the difference between thrilling and shocking an audience, the value in being explicit with your story’s messages, and developing an inner barometer to measure whether your story moments are appropriate for kids. We’re […]

Comics Are Great! 27 – Sailing the Seas of CMS

September 15, 2011 by  
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It’s hard enough to make a comic, but now we have to learn all of these new digital publishing models, too? Thank goodness I’m joined this week by Rob Stenzinger, a cartoonist and user interface designer, who helps me navigate through a discussion on the various content management systems available and the kinds of thinking […]

Comics Are Great! 25 – It’s Your Comic, You can do what You Want

September 2, 2011 by  
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This week we’re joined by Scott Yoshinaga and Audra Furuichi, creators of one of the most sincere comics on the Internet, nemu*nemu. We talk about the evolution of the series from a vertical strip to a more free-form full-color series, how introducing new characters and diverse plot lines keeps the series fresh for the creators […]

Comics Are Great! 22 – World, Character, Theme

August 12, 2011 by  
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It’s an episode packed with great discussion on breaking down a story into comics form with guests Jake Parker and Dave Roman! We each share our own approach to writing visually: Starting with a world, characters, or a theme, and what our respective processes are to getting to the final story. This one might be best […]

Comics Are Great! 18 – Free Bits for All!

July 6, 2011 by  
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I’m happy to have Paul Storrie return, along with Krishna Sadasivam, for some laughs and bickering! This time we talk about JK Rowling’s Pottermore project and what it means for independent publishing. We then spiral out to discuss how the relationship between author and audience has been changing in the Internet age, and whether that’s […]

Comics Are Great! 17 – Marketing is Just Talking to Dudes

July 2, 2011 by  
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Facebook, Twitter, and now Google+ are the easy solution to finding success as a cartoonist, right? Just post about your stuff and the audience will come (with money)! We all know it’s not that simple, and I’m grateful to have two super-smart cartoonists on the show to navigate through the confusing labyrinth of choices and […]

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