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Comics Are Great! 74 – Every Moment is the Moment of Truth with Thien Pham

March 11, 2013 by  
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Mini-Comics, Sumo, Tumblr Comics, Thien Pham, and more! This time we discover that Sumo wrestling can be a metaphor for the creative life thanks to the work of Thien Pham, author of Sumo from First Second Books. Together we explore how the philosophy of “every moment is the moment of truth” applies to just diving […]

Comics Are Great! 73 – Finding Your Knitting with Kris Straub

March 7, 2013 by  
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Finding your venue, loving parody, Broodhollow, Kris Straub, and more! Stick to your knitting. Specialize. Find your niche. Operate in your wheelhouse. And a zillion other clich├ęs that get thrown around. It’s been accepted as common wisdom that one should find the one thing they have some talent in and pursue that to the end. […]

Comics Are Great! 64 – SPX 2012 Wrap-Up

September 21, 2012 by  
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Chad Sell, Sally Carson, and the Small Press Expo! I’m back from the Small Press Expo and ready to share some of the exciting things that happened while I was there. I’m joined by two other SPX 2012 exhibitors, Chad Sell and Sally Carson. Together we talk about the unique tone the convention has, offer […]

Comics Are Great! 62 – Writing Visually with Dan Santat

August 24, 2012 by  
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Topics: Writing, sketching, and finding your voice as an author. As counter-intuitive as it may seem, illustration is only one small part of the overall effort in making comics. What really defines what a graphic novelist, cartoonist, or comics artist does happens at the thumbnail level. It’s there that you decide on the panel sizes, […]

Comics Are Great! 60 – Getting Your Comics into Libraries with Erin Helmrich

August 10, 2012 by  
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Topics: Find new audiences through libraries, publishing, and self-promotion Many of us agree that web publishing is a terrific way to build an audience for your comic, graphic novel, or comic strip. It’s an easy, low-risk way for audiences to try before they buy. And the same is true for getting your books into libraries! […]

Comics Are Great! 59 – Speed Comicking

July 12, 2012 by  
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Guest: Ryan Estrada Topics: Photoshop, Art Automation, ProcessMaking comics takes a lot of time. We all understand this. But Ryan Estrada shows us that it doesn’t have to take as much time as we think it does! This time we’re treated to what is essentially an online workshop in automating much of the comics process […]