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CAG! 91 – Comics for the Holidays!

May 11, 2014 by  
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The ultimate comics gift guide on this episode of Comics Are Great! The final CAG of 2013! I’m joined by Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Sharon Iverson for a list of our favorite comics and graphic novels of 2013 and which ones would make a great gift for that loved one who doesn’t consider themselves […]

CAG! 85 – Your Compositions Tell The Story with Nicolas Bannister

November 7, 2013 by  
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Elsewhere Chronicles! Bande dessinée! Famous Shoes! Nicolas Bannister, and more! What are the secrets to designing a world that your readers will believe in? How do you compose panels that communicate tone, tension, blocking, and character? If the “camera” in comics can be anywhere, how do you navigate the nearly infinite choices to create moments that tell […]

Comics Are Great! 84 – Should You do Free Work “for Exposure?”

November 7, 2013 by  
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Working for money vs. working on spec, Ryan Estrada, and more! Is there anything wrong with agreeing to do some work for free? After all, it might catch on with the Internet, and you can cash in later. And this is the webcomics model, after all! You put out consistent and professional-quality work for free, […]

Comics Are Great! 75 – Editing Graphic Novels with Calista Brill

April 12, 2013 by  
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Editing, writing, graphic novels, First Second Books, and more! I’m excited to talk with Calista Brill, Senior Editor at First Second Books, about the entire process of developing and publishing a graphic novel. What does a good pitch look like? What qualities are editors looking for in a graphic novel proposal? Once the book is […]

Comics Are Great! 72 – Living Well On Less with C. Spike Trotman and Laurianne Uy

February 25, 2013 by  
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Finances, Poorcraft, Polterguys, Mini-Comics, and more! The hard fact of it is, few people make a ton of money at this comics jazz. And while we’ve talked about creating various streams of income in past shows, we’ve yet to talk about how to get more out of less of our financial resources! We’re joined this […]

Comics Are Great! 71 – Spongebob and Podcasting with Gregg Schigiel

February 21, 2013 by  
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Spongebob, work-for-hire, the importance of comics podcasting, and more! We’re thrilled to have Gregg Schigiel, the artist behind many of the ever-present images of Spongebob Squarepants in comics and on products, for a talk on working on a beloved children’s character. Is it all fame and candy-eating, or is there a certain work ethic that […]

Comics Are Great! 68 – Watson and Holmes

December 5, 2012 by  
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Sherlock Holmes, Rick Leonardi, Brandon Perlow, Paul Mendoza, and more! This time we talk with the team behind the new Watson and Holmes comic about iterating on public domain stories, new publishing strategies, and how a cartoonist might think about “acting” through their characters. And we’re joined once again by Sharon Iverson of the Ann […]

Comics Are Great! 66 – The Difference Between Story and Backstory

October 26, 2012 by  
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World building! Backstory! Writing! With Dave Roman, Brandon Dayton, and Paul Storrie. What’s the difference between story and backsory? It’s a tricky question, so I was lucky to assemble a rather impressive roundtable of comics people to help sort this one out. Brandon Dayton, Dave Roman, and Paul Storrie all return to the show to […]

Comics Are Great! 63 – The KRC LIVE Show!

September 20, 2012 by  
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It’s the never-before-seen-on-the-Internet live CAG show recorded at the Ann Arbor District Library during Kids Read Comics 2012! I’m joined by a live studio audience and a panel of excellent guests of KRC including: Dave Roman Raina Telgemeier Rob Stenzinger Joe Foo Sharon Iverson We start out with some reflections and stories from KRC 2012 […]

Comics Are Great! 61 – Talking Korra, Pt 2 with Gene Yang and Kevin Coppa

August 16, 2012 by  
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Topics: The Legend of Korra, cartoons, writing, storytelling Spoiler alert! If you haven’t finished watching the first season of The Legend of Korra, you might want to do so before enjoying this episode. But even if you’re not a Korra fan, there’s some fun storytelling talk and analysis on this edition of CAG, as I’m […]

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