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Whenever I sit down to draw, one of the first things I do is pick the Podcast or Audio Book I’m going to listen to! I mean is there any better way to passively soak up knowledge? So as Ric Bülow and I were brainstorming new ways to give value to the How To Draw Comics Community, we figured starting a Podcast might be one of the best new learning resources we could create for you. I was reluctant of course, fearing we wouldn’t have the time to schedule it regularly or consistently enough. But Ric pushed me to take action on this, and I’m glad he did because we’re two episodes in already and couldn’t be happier with what we’ve put together for you. Tune in for new episodes every Monday where we’ll be discussing a range of topics surrounding the career, lifestyle, challenges, mindset and hero’s journey of the aspiring Comic Book Artist.

Whenever I sit down to draw, one of the first things I do is pick the Podcast or Audio Book I’m going to listen to! I mean is there any better way to passively soak up knowledge? So as Ric Bülow and I were brainstorming new ways to give value to the How To Draw Comics Community, we figured starting a Podcast might be one of the best new learning resources we could create for you. I was reluctant of course, fearing we wouldn’t have the time to schedule it regularly or consistently enough. But Ric pushed me to take action on this, and I’m glad he did because we’re two episodes in already and couldn’t be happier with what we’ve put together for you. Tune in for new episodes every Monday where we’ll be discussing a range of topics surrounding the career, lifestyle, challenges, mindset and hero’s journey of the aspiring Comic Book Artist.
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Whenever I sit down to draw, one of the first things I do is pick the Podcast or Audio Book I’m going to listen to! I mean is there any better way to passively soak up knowledge? So as Ric Bülow and I were brainstorming new ways to give value to the How To Draw Comics Community, we figured starting a Podcast might be one of the best new learning resources we could create for you. I was reluctant of course, fearing we wouldn’t have the time to schedule it regularly or consistently enough. But Ric pushed me to take action on this, and I’m glad he did because we’re two episodes in already and couldn’t be happier with what we’ve put together for you. Tune in for new episodes every Monday where we’ll be discussing a range of topics surrounding the career, lifestyle, challenges, mindset and hero’s journey of the aspiring Comic Book Artist.

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English


Episodes

Episode 58 - Learning Through Teaching (With Clayton Barton & ModernDayJames)

9/15/2019
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In this episode of the How to Draw Comics Podcast special guest artist ModernDayJames (James Murphy) joins us to share his experiences as both a practicing artist and versed instructor. James has lead an interesting path as an artist, exploring a variety of creative avenues and disciplines, to ultimately find what he was most passionate about - drawing. What started out as a personal endeavor to educate himself on the fundamentals of drawing, turned into a rapidly increasing library of...

Duration:00:49:17

Episode 57 - How to Be Less Impatient With Your Art (With Clayton Barton)

9/9/2019
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Impatience comes hand in hand with any art form. When we set out to create something, it'll demand a significant amount of thought, time and energy to get it done. Take a complex illustration for example, that features multiple characters and an intricate background. It might take hours, even days to complete, as you stroke in every last detail. Another example might be a comic or graphic novel. Such a huge undertaking could take months to see through to completion. There's no shortcuts or...

Duration:00:32:02

Episode 56 - Give It 1000% (With Clayton Barton)

9/6/2019
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Every project you undertake will demand some level of commitment to see it through to the end. The final outcome will be entirely dependent on the amount of effort you put into it. In short, you'll reap what you sow. This sentiment is all well and good, but in reality it can be extremely difficult to dedicate oneself to the often grueling task of producing your very best work. It takes time, effort, and discipline. We know that. But what we don't necessarily consider is the level of physical...

Duration:00:32:59

Episode 52 - Finding Your Path (With Ric Bülow & Clayton Barton)

9/3/2019
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Finding your path as an artist can be tough. Sometimes we fall off track and lose our way. Other times we question our ambitions and wonder if we're going down the right road at all. This doesn't just apply to artists either. Knowing which way to turn next is a decision many of us find difficult to make, especially when we inevitably arrive at a crossroads. In this episode of the How to Draw Comics Podcast Ric Bulow and I get together after a long awaited reunion to talk about where Ric's...

Duration:00:43:01

Episode 51 - Finding the Courage to Start Your Art (With Clayton Barton)

8/26/2019
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Finding the courage to start your art is hard sometimes, no matter what level of skill you're at. Feeling apprehensive, nervous or even scared of jumping in and taking action on your ideas can happen for a number of reasons. Maybe you had an idea that began as something fun and manageable, but somehow it quickly got blown out of proportion the more you thought about it - to the point where now it seems impossible to accomplish. It could be that you don't have a positive support system around...

Duration:00:26:56

Episode 50 - How to Get in the Mood To Draw (With Clayton Barton)

8/24/2019
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As much as we love to draw, sometimes we're just not in the mood to put pencil to paper. When we feel lazy, tired, lethargic or simply uninspired it can seem almost impossible to get anything down onto the page at all. And it sucks. Because we know we're better than that. Ideally, if we could whip out a drawing at will whenever we liked it'd be game over. Just imagine how much more productive you could be? You'd triple your practice time, tear through your commissions and make real headway...

Duration:00:30:17

Episode 49 - Creating Opportunities as a Freelancer (With Ric Bülow & Aaron Bartling)

8/16/2019
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In this episode of the How to Draw Comics Podcast Ric Bülow and special guest artist Aaron Bartling talk about freelancing, and how you can use it to build up your portfolio and professional reputation to score bigger and better job opportunities. We hope you enjoy this episode of the HTDC Podcast and take away loads of insight from it. Thanks for listening. Check out Aaron's art work at: https://www.instagram.com/aaronbartlingart/ If you liked this podcast episode, show your support by...

Duration:00:40:14

Episode 48 - Getting What's In Your Head Onto Paper (With Clayton Barton & Deth Phimmasone)

8/13/2019
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This episode, special guest artist Deth Phimmasone joins Clayton Barton to talk about a creative dilemma most, if not all, aspiring comic artists face - Getting whats in your head down onto paper. Oftentimes, the ideas inside our mind seem complex and intricate. But in reality, our brain stores information in a simplified manner, meaning that most of the mental imagery we might visualize is in fact symbolic, sometimes abstract versions of the idea we'd like to manifest on the page. In a...

Duration:00:45:11

Episode 47 - Full Time Freelancing (With Ric Bülow and Special Guest Christopher Wilhelm)

8/11/2019
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In this episode of the How to Draw Comics Podcast Ric Bülow sits down with special guest artist Christopher Wilhelm to talk about developing a style true to you, and what it's like to delve into the world of freelancing for the first time. If you'd like to learn more about Christopher Wilhelm and see some of his art, you can find it via the links below. ArtStation: https://www.artstation.com/barelynormal_activity If you liked this podcast episode, show your support by commenting, sharing or...

Duration:00:46:15

Episode 46 - Do What You Love Most (With Clayton Barton)

8/9/2019
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When you're able to find a passion you can fall in love with, productivity becomes addictive. Sadly, many of us haven't found one yet that truly fulfills us in that way. Lets be realistic, we all have responsibilities and general house keeping to take care of in our lives. Unfortunately that can get in the way of what our heart truly yearns for, sometimes to the point where we become blind to the thing we really want to do most. It gets lost amid the mainstream narrative many of us fall into...

Duration:00:26:26

Episode 45 - Overcome Artistic Anxiety (With Clayton Barton)

7/29/2019
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If there’s one thing that holds us back creatively, its artistic anxiety. In this episode of the HTDC Podcast you’ll learn what it is, why it happens and what to do about it. For the most part, thinking too much is to blame. In the beginning we start out with the best of intentions, pondering the next grand idea we intend to realize. In our mind we figure out every detail it’ll entail, bringing it into focus with sharper clarification before pencil ever goes to paper. Then it begins to...

Duration:00:27:44

Episode 44 - We're Back!

7/28/2019
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You’ve been waiting, wondering where we’ve been. Well, we’re back bearing a host of brilliant announcements you won’t want to miss – because they’re all to do with you, and for the most part consist of the copious amount of comic art know how we’re putting out faster than ever. That includes brand new episodes of the HTDC Podcast, coming back to you pretty much every day. The question is though, where on Earth have we been all this time? The truth is life has been happening for all the hosts...

Duration:00:21:45

Episode 43 - Sequential Summer Slam! (Feat. Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

5/13/2019
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In this episode Clayton and Ed talk about HTDC's first ever competition - how you can enter and what's in it for you! This is the contest you’ve been waiting for. This is the one that’ll finally give you the nudge to get off your pin-up seat, and start working on sequential pages. We all know that Anatomy, Form, Structure, Perspective… they’re all important for making comics. But the most important, the holy grail of sorts, is storytelling. And in our medium, there’s no better way than...

Duration:00:51:37

Episode 42 - Politics in Comics (With Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

5/1/2019
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Ed Foychuk and I finally built up the courage to talk about Politics in Comics in our latest episode of the HTDC Podcast. Have comics changed, and if so have they really changed that much? How have they changed, and most importantly have they changed for the better? There are creators and readers sitting on either side of the old and new, who either read comics for nostalgia sake, or to get a hit of something fresh and meaningful. But at the core, we explore what drove the industry back...

Duration:01:07:33

Episode 41 - Too Cliché or Not Cliché Enough? (With Clayton Barton, Ric Bulow & Ed Foychuk)

4/16/2019
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In this episode of the How to Draw Comics Podcast, Ed Foychuk, Ric Bulow and Clayton Barton team up once more to talk about originality, vs relatabilty when it comes to creating compelling comic books. Cliché's, Stereotypes, Tropes and Archetypes often get a bad wrap for being overdone and boring. But are they really all that bad? The answer is yes, and no. They can be bad, but often times are fantastic for creating an instant connection with your audience. In fact, the only way a cliché can...

Duration:00:49:36

Episode 40 - Getting Commissions (With Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

4/8/2019
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The topic for this weeks episode of the HTDC Podcast is on how to get commissions as a freelance artist. When it comes to making money from art, clients are our bread and butter. Without them there's simply no way to financially sustain our creative trade full time. But where do we find them and how do we get them to give us work? Ed and Clayton share there experience as freelance artists, sharing their insights on how they found, bonded and ultimately worked with clients who were a pleasure...

Duration:00:55:45

Episode 39 - Where's Your Next Milestone (With Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

4/1/2019
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This episode Ed Foychuk and Clayton Barton get together to talk about the importance of setting milestones as an aspiring comic book artist. Having goals in place that you can strive toward not only keeps you on track but holds you accountable to yourself and those around you. They give you a clear vision of what you should be focused on next to make real progress. Without them you've got no compass to guide you along the way when the going gets tough. And at that point it's too easy to just...

Duration:00:49:43

VCAC Lecture 1 - Making Progress In Your Art

3/29/2019
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In this special edition, bonus episode of the HTDC Podcast, Clayton Barton brings you his Friday lecture straight from the Virtual Comic Art Classroom (VCAC). This talk focuses on the topics of: 1. Making 'Real' Progress In Your Art 2. Cultivating Patience and Long Term Determination 3. Having Love and Respect for the Art You Create 4. Drawing Groups of Characters on Double Page Spreads We hope you enjoy this bonus episode of the HTDC Podcast. As always, thanks for listening - and keep on...

Duration:00:30:57

Episode 38 - The HTDC Podcast Returns (With Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

3/25/2019
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The HTDC Podcast is back after a month long break. Join Clayton Barton and Ed Foychuk as they break the ice with a freeflow dump of comic art knowledge and insights focused on topics such as - How to conquer perfectionism Self preservation on the job How to promote yourself as an artist Honing in on your mistake to give your abilities a boost Getting past your setbacks as fast as possible! Is it better to learn from realtime or timelapsed demonstations? And much more. We hope you enjoy the...

Duration:00:52:28

Episode 37 - Kickstarting Your First Comic Book (With Clayton Barton & Rob Arnold)

2/12/2019
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In this episode of the How To Draw Comics Podcast, Clayton's joined by special guest creator Rob Arnold to talk about what it takes to get your first comic book off the ground. Rob Arnold is the creator and writer of Replicator - a post apocalyptic sci-fi comic set in a dark future where disease, famine, violence and robot killing machines are an everyday occurrence. This is a project Rob has been rallying behind for years now to fully realize it - and the journey hasn't been easy. Like many...

Duration:00:45:19