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1.5 weeks left to get a comics workshop for $10

December 21, 2012 by  
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Lots of great workshops led by some crazy talented cartoonists/educators. And yes, you can get one as a gift. #comics   #workshops   Reshared post from +Lean Into Art Season of Creative Challenges ends January 2 http://leanintoart.com/workshops We're soon closing the doors on the Lean Into Art Season of Creative Challenges sale. You have until […]

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 […]

The Comics Industry has many discrete worlds, so what are you gonna do about it?

November 15, 2012 by  
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The Comics Industry has many discrete worlds, so what are you gonna do about it? http://stuffsaidshow.com/?p=543 A really fun and relaxed discussion with +Dave Roman on the latest episode of the Stuff Said podcast. Tons of great stuff nested in this casual conversation about Dave's career, but one of my big takeaways was something that Dave […]

Comics Are Great! 67 – Scary Stories

November 14, 2012 by  
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Writing horror with Jon David Guerra, Paul Storrie, and Dave Carter. It’s a Halloween-themed episode with a talk on what characterizes a scary story, and we’ve got a full roundtable of people well-suited for the job! I’m joined by Jon David Guerra, Paul Storrie, and Dave Carter, who help to draw the line between “disturbing” […]

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! 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! 58 – Writing for Kids

June 16, 2012 by  
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Whether or not one should make any special considerations when writing for kids is a topic that goes round and round on the twitters. Is it better to shield young people from the difficulties and terrors of adulthood, or should we be preparing kids for this? Are there advantages to both? It’s a philosophical episode […]

Comics Are Great! 57 – Eric Orchard and Scary Comics for Kids

May 31, 2012 by  
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This time we’re joined by Eric Orchard for a talk about his new kids’ horror comic Marrowbones. What are the special parameters one must consider when making a scary story for kids? How do you walk that line in a visual medium like comics? Also, a contest! For the folks who tuned in during the […]

Comics Are Great! 48 – Writing for Girls

March 13, 2012 by  
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Is writing adventure fiction for girls really all that different than writing for other audiences? If so, can such a story be characterized? Tough questions, so this time I went to the best sources for answers! We’re joined by Dan Mishkin, co-creator of the legendary comics series Amethyst, Princess of Gemworld and Blue Devil (and co-organizer […]

Comics Are Great! 47 – The Voice

March 13, 2012 by  
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We’re joined by a very special guest on this episode to help us find a new angle to come at the topic of writing characters! Neil Kaplan (Digimon, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, Power Rangers) joins us for a discussion on writing characters from the standpoint of a voice actor. How do you find that unique […]

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