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Comics Are Great! 33 – Teens Make Comics

October 24, 2011 by  
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In this Comics Are Great “Special,” we have a panel discussion with some local teen cartoonists at the Ann Arbor District Library Mallets Creek Branch. Snow, Olivia, Natalia, and Caleb are all people under the age of 18 who have demonstrated a deep enthusiasm for telling stories through our medium, and they take some time […]

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! 24 – I’m a Doctor, I know Science

August 26, 2011 by  
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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 […]

Getting Published Panel

August 18, 2011 by  
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This Saturday at 2pm I will be participating in a panel on publishing at the Chelsea District Library. If you’re an author interested in getting a wide range of insights on how the world of publishing is changing, I hope you’ll stop by. From the Chelsea District Library website: Join us for an open discussion […]

Comics Are Great! 19 – Ghosts of Comics Past and Future

July 25, 2011 by  
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It’s a talk about the past and future of comics with Karl Altstaetter! Karl and I start out by talking about comics in the 90s, his work on the Samurai anthology then about his work on the MTV Geek webcomics project¬†and his own contribution, Me2! We then talk a bit about the future of comics […]

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! 14 – Marketing for Smarties

June 4, 2011 by  
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It’s the first episode of the new Comics Are Great! recorded at the Ann Arbor District Library! The show is now recorded live on Wednesdays at 12:30 pm Eastern Time and broadcasted live on Ustream! Join us for our live discussions where you can participate and ask questions of the guests via a live chat […]

Thunder Punch Daily 120 – ALA Unconference

May 3, 2011 by  
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Today I share some thoughts on opportunities open to independent comics creators, having just attended an ALA “Unconference” in Ann Arbor. If you haven’t thought about getting your books into libraries before, I think I have some observations that will get you to do so. Subscribe through iTunes RSS http://media.blubrry.com/comicsaregreat/p/www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.comicsaregreat.com/audio/tpd_120_liberry.mp3Podcast (thunderpunchdaily): Play in new window […]

Thunder Punch Daily 106 – Reaching the Kids

April 4, 2011 by  
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Today I share some thoughts I’ve been kicking around about how tablet and mobile devices might be the key to reaching young people with our work. Throughout the discussion I mention a recent episode of the Spark podcast, the Corona development platform, A&S 106, and an old episode of Thunder Punch Daily. Subscribe through iTunes […]

Thunder Punch Daily 99 – Local Trumps Global

February 16, 2011 by  
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Today I share my thoughts on the Diamond Digital Distribution announcement, and explain the real reason that I think it’s silly for local comics stores to participate in such shenanigans, especially when they’re sitting on a means to save themselves without Diamond. I also mention Eli Neiburger’s talk on the future of libraries, and my […]

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