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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make comics like the pros do? Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt gives you the inside information and tips that can help to make you a better comics creator. Andy, the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, is a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, as well as a comic book writer and the author of the Eagle Award-winning book, The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books.

Have you ever wanted to learn how to make comics like the pros do? Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt gives you the inside information and tips that can help to make you a better comics creator. Andy, the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, is a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, as well as a comic book writer and the author of the Eagle Award-winning book, The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books.
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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make comics like the pros do? Comics Experience's Andy Schmidt gives you the inside information and tips that can help to make you a better comics creator. Andy, the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, is a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing, as well as a comic book writer and the author of the Eagle Award-winning book, The Insider's Guide to Creating Comics and Graphic Novels, published by Impact Books.

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Episodes

#162 – Anthology Pitching

10/11/2018
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What goes into an anthology pitch? Jim Gibbons talks about how to make sure your story is suited to an anthology, if it’s a complete story and more, including his time editing the anthology series Dark Horse Presents.

Duration:00:29:44

#161 – Portfolios and Talent Scouting with Will Robson

9/27/2018
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Artist Will Robson (Typhoid Fever: X-Men, Spider-Man/Deadpool, Star Lord) talks about his portfolio goals over the years, getting hired by Marvel and working with editors like Heather Antos. Heather shares her tips for portfolios and talking to editors.

Duration:00:39:26

#160 – Parenting and Comics

9/11/2018
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Nicole Boose talks parenting and comic-ing. How kids affect our approach to making comics, principles for managing your time, defining and adjusting goals, and mixing working from home and childcare.

Duration:00:38:09

#159 – Don’t Let Social Media Get You Down

8/28/2018
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Why bother with social media if there’s so much negativity? When DO you read the comments? And why do we create in the first place? Heather Antos talks Social Media blackouts & blocklists, along with other tips & tricks to stay sane.

Duration:00:21:59

#158 – What Editors Need to Sell Your Book

8/15/2018
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Editors need few different things to get your book approved, including you having the basics of a good portfolio with examples of your work, finished work, a good pitch document… and more! Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse, Image) talks about what goes into it.

Duration:00:41:15

#157 – Character Core Values and Continuity

8/1/2018
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In work-for-hire work situations character core values and the passing of time might not always be in sync with continuity. Heather Antos talks about thinking about and creating towards a character’s core values can lead to new and engaging stories.

Duration:00:24:04

Episode #156 – Defining Professional Boundaries with Nicole Boose

7/19/2018
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Defining boundaries: Making clear decisions about what you are and are not willing or able to do, and communicating them effectively.

Duration:00:28:25

Episode #155 – There is No Right Contract with Jim Gibbons

7/5/2018
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Jim Gibbons talks about contracts, and thinking about contracts for your comics career in the present and future. All related to your comics goals, along with some basketball metaphors thrown in.

Duration:00:33:42

Episode #154 – Licensed Properties with Heather Antos

6/19/2018
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Heather Antos (Star Wars, Deadpool, Gwenpool) talks licensed properties, including storytelling with scheduling, working with a license holder and more.

Duration:00:30:38

Episode #153 – Avoiding the Comparison Trap with Jim Gibbons

6/5/2018
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It’s easy to fall into the comparison trap looking at other people making comics, and Jim Gibbons has thoughts on how to think about your goals and avoid unproductive mindsets.

Duration:00:28:21

Episode #152 – Collaboration is Key with Heather Antos

5/22/2018
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Heather Antos (Unikrn, Marvel) talks about how collaboration is key and comics are a full team effort.

Duration:00:25:21

Episode #151 – Skills vs. Experience

5/11/2018
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Nicole Boose talks Skills Versus Experience when it comes to making comics, as well as goal-defining for your career or project in terms of skills and experience for yourself and collaborators.

Duration:00:25:38

Episode #150 – Milestones and Industry Changes

4/25/2018
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Andy reflects on the comics industry from when he started Comics Experience to present day, as well as talking “What’s next?”

Duration:00:37:03

Episode #149 – What’s Next: Continuing Your Education

4/4/2018
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Andy and Joey talk about ways to continue learning about making comics and your creative growth.

Duration:00:24:04

Episode #148 – Screen Experience

3/22/2018
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Screen Experience, including new classes and podcasts, is here! Writing for animation, writing for illustrated books, screenwriting… find out more at screenexperience.com.

Duration:00:25:28

Episode #147 – Page Rates and Asking Questions

2/26/2018
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A conversation about page rates including finding other people to talk about industry rates, what questions to ask, and thinking about your personal budget planning.

Duration:00:35:25

Episode #146 – Meeting Editors Online and at Cons

2/8/2018
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Andy and Joey talk broadly about where online and in-person to meet editors, and what you can do planning to meet an editor.

Duration:00:29:57

Episode #145 – Source Point Press Publishing Deal

1/24/2018
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Andy talks about the new Comics Experience and Source Point Press publishing deal with new comics debuting at C2E2.

Duration:00:22:17

Episode #144 – 2017 in Review, Looking Ahead

1/10/2018
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Andy and Joey talk about a year of Making Comics and looking ahead at the new year.

Duration:00:12:25

Episode #143 – Making Comics to Make Connections in Comics

12/19/2017
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In this episode: making comics to make connections in comics.

Duration:00:22:08