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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 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

Episode 36 - Scheduling & Deadlines (With Clayton Barton & Ric Bulow)

2/4/2019
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This week in the How To Draw Comics Podcast, Ric Bulow and Clayton Barton get together to talk about the importance of scheduling and deadlines! Most artists don't like to confine their creativity in any way, shape or form, and that includes limiting it to a deadline. But what we don't realize is that schedules keep us on track so that we can remain conscious of what needs to get done and work toward completing it. Most importantly, completing projects in a reasonable amount of time is...

Duration:00:47:15

Episode 35 - The Art of Giving Crit (With Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

1/24/2019
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In this weeks episode of the How To Draw Comics Podcast, Clayton Barton and Ed Foychuk talk about the art of taking and giving critique. Getting feedback on your work is one of the fastest ways to grow as an artist - unfortunately many of us have an automatic defense mechanism that kicks whenever someone points out a flaw in our work. And rightfully so! Our art is an expression of us, an extension of who we are. So when it gets criticized, it feels like we're being personally attacked. But...

Duration:00:48:48

Episode 34 - Resolutions (With Clayton Barton & Ric Bulow)

1/14/2019
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In 2019's first episode of the How To Draw Comics Podcast, Clayton and Ric talk about clearing the slate, and setting new resolutions to reach your goals in the new year. Breaking into the year with a crystal clear idea as to what you want to achieve helps give you direction, priority and most importantly, substantially increases your chances of reaching the goals that matter most. We hope you enjoy this episode and that you take away a whole lot of value from it. Thanks for listening and...

Duration:00:47:47

Episode 33 - The Biggest Learning Mistakes (With Clayton Barton & Ed Foychuk)

12/23/2018
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In this Episode of the How To Draw Comics Podcast, Clayton Barton and Ed Foychuk team up to discuss the biggest mistakes we make when it comes to learning and practicing the art of comic book illustration. We all know the saying "Practice makes Perfect". But in reality, practicing in the wrong way can be even worse than not practicing at all. Perfect Practice is in fact what makes Perfect. So figuring out the right method and approach is oftentimes the great challenge of all, with the...

Duration:00:52:05

Episode 32 - Keeping Your Skills Sharp! (With Clayton Barton & Ric Bulow)

12/19/2018
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In this week's episode of the How To Draw Comics Podcast, Co-Host Ric Bulow and Clayton Barton talk tactics on how to keep your skills sharp - even after you've been away from the drawing board for a while. Taking long breaks from your craft can leave you feeling fearful about getting back into your groove. We believe our abilities just won't be at the level we left them, and that can lead to a severe lack of confidence in what we're capable of artistically. So we end up in this perpetual...

Duration:00:43:40

Episode 31 - How To Draw Comics Q&A Session #2

12/13/2018
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So many of you gained a ton of value out of our first Q&A Session, that we just couldn't wait to do another one! This episode Ed Foychuk, Ric Bülow, and Clayton Barton are back to answer your questions on such topics as - - Camera angles and lighting set-ups for dramatic mood and energy - Building teams to produce comics for Portfolio work - Workflow ideas for practice sessions - Guides to drawing chubby men - Scheduling and planning Plus loads more. This episode is packed full of valuable...

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 30 - Working In a Team (Feat. Comfort Love & Adam Withers)

12/3/2018
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This episode we're joined by the two headed hydra of comics - Comfort Love and Adam Withers. Having published numerous acclaimed comic book titles such as "The Uniques" and "Rainbow In The Dark", Comfort and Adam are a power team who write, draw, color and letter all of their work together. They take equal part and ownership in the production process, brain storming ideas, developing them and ultimately bringing their vision to life. When it comes to collaborating as a team, Adam and Comfort...

Duration:00:50:14

Episode 29 - How To Draw Comics Q&A Session #1

11/28/2018
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This episode I'm joined by Co-Host's Ed Foychuk and Ric Bulow for HTDC's first Q&A session. We'll be answering questions straight from the How To Draw Comic's Community on topics such as - Is self publishing a creator owned title the best way to break into the comic book industry? Is it okay to sell B&W Line Art Illustrations at Comic Con's, or will coloring it (or paying a colorist to do it for you) make your prints stand out amid the crowd? How do you choose the one idea that you'll see...

Duration:00:50:56

Episode 28 - Teaching Art

11/21/2018
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In this weeks episode of the HTDC Podcast, Clayton Barton, Ric Bulow and Ed Foychuk talk about the art - of teaching art. We reflect on our past experiences in the class room as both students and teachers, and discuss what we think it takes to be an effective art instructor who can walk the talk. Like art, teaching is a specialized skill all on it's own. A brilliant artist can create awe inspiring work no problem, but can they articulate exactly how they did it, in a way where their students...

Duration:00:55:14

Episode 27 - Is Drawing a Natural Talent?

11/12/2018
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Is drawing a natural talent that some people are just born with? If so, where does that leave the rest of us - are we doomed to always be two steps behind the elites with little chance of ever reaching their divine level of god-given skill? This is both a question and a statement we hear all too often in the face of a masterfully executed piece of comic book art. When we see someone who can draw well, especially someone young, it's an almost automatic response to exclaim how brilliantly...

Duration:00:46:06

Episode 26 - Where To Begin

10/29/2018
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Where should you begin if you want to learn how to become a comic book artist, ? There's vast oceans of information available online, but how do you sift through the fluff to get to the good stuff? Art school and university seems notoriously ineffective, serving merely as an introductory taste into the extensive skill set one must acquire to become a successful comic book illustrator - plus it's extremely costly. There's online courses and books, containing laser focused information designed...

Duration:00:50:48

Episode 25 - Working With Clients (Feat. Vince Rodriguez)

10/22/2018
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In Episode 25 of the HTDC Podcast, Clayton Barton and Co-Host Ric Bulow are joined by special guest artist Vince Rodriguez to talk about his background in comic books and storyboard illustration - and what it takes to deliver the best possible product to your clients, on time. Vince is an insanely talented artist who like many of us grew up adoring comic books. He was so inspired by artists like Jack Kirby that he pursued a career which allowed him to make the most of his artistic abilities....

Duration:00:51:45