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.
What Does It Take to be a Professional Comic Creator?
Andy and Gamal discuss the personal and professional qualities you need to maintain a long career in comic books and we talk about evolving as a creative person over time.
The Persistent Death of the Comic Book Industry
Andy and Gamal discuss the current state of the direct market in light of recent op-ed pieces and offer some advice on what creators, publishers and retailers can and can’t do to improve the situation.
The Most Dangerous Contracts in Comics
In this week’s episode of the Comics Connection Podcast, Andy and Gamal talk about the pitfalls of creator-owned comics and what to look for in your deal to make sure you don’t become another comic book tragedy.
Balancing Creative Quality and Business Goals in Comic Books
In this week’s episode of the Comics Connection Podcast, Andy and Gamal discuss how comic book creators can thrive with a thousand true fans and the connection between story quality and long-term readers.
The Real Measure of Comic Book Sales
In this week’s episode of the Comics Connection podcast, Andy and Gamal discuss the sales charts that are really important to independent comic book publishers and the opportunities for success that can be found outside the comic shop.
Judging a Comic Book by its Cover
In this week’s episode, Andy and Gamal look at the importance of comic book covers from a sales and marketing perspective and offer you some tips on how to approach your cover for comic shops, crowdfunding, and reader appeal.
Great podcast that gives info from self publishing to working for the big 2. A great inside look.
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Good advice and I’ve enjoyed the product in the past but you guys have to watch your production- audio on recent podcasts has been very poor.
Can the background noises!
This cast is usually informative and helpful but several episodes now have had all sorts of loud background noises and children yelling things being moved around etc. it’s super distracting when trying to listen.