20 episodes

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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    • 4.5 • 67 Ratings

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.

    #227 – Writing Solicitations for Retailers and Readers

    #227 – Writing Solicitations for Retailers and Readers

    Andy and Joey talk about writing solicitation copy for retailers and readers and thinking about what audience you're communicating with, and what you want that audience to do. Consistent messaging and tone, what information to give where and when!

    #226 – From Pitch to First Issue with Phillip Kennedy Johnson

    #226 – From Pitch to First Issue with Phillip Kennedy Johnson

    Phillip Kennedy Johnson (Superman, Action Comics, Alien) talks about taking your comics ideas to pitches including his July 31st Comics Experience Master Seminar, how his script writing has evolved over his career, and how he got starting making comics.

    • 35 min
    #225 – Kickstarting Your Comic with Lewelin Polanco, Greg Tjsovold and Steve Urena

    #225 – Kickstarting Your Comic with Lewelin Polanco, Greg Tjsovold and Steve Urena

    Kickstarting your comic with Lewelin Polanco (Astro & Inez: La Novela), Greg Tjosvold (The Lump Sum Saga), and Steve Urena (Zombie Date Night). Three different creators share what they've learned making their own comics, and why Kickstarter.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    #224 – Writing Shared Universes with Fred Van Lente

    #224 – Writing Shared Universes with Fred Van Lente

    Fred Van Lente (Marvel, Valiant, Archie) joins Andy and Joey to talk about writing for a shared universe. Fred shares his experiences writing for comics publishers including last-minute curveballs, being adaptable, working in a team and more!

    • 39 min
    #223 – CEX Publishing

    #223 – CEX Publishing

    Andy Schmidt talks about CEX Publishing, the new publishing imprint from Comics Experience. Andy discusses what led to adding publishing to the CE family, the creator-owned approach, getting comics to retailers and readers and more.

    • 41 min
    #222 – Financial Realities and Comics Success with Jim Gibbons

    #222 – Financial Realities and Comics Success with Jim Gibbons

    Jim Gibbons (Dark Horse Comics, Image Comics) talks with Joey about longevity, pay in comics, costs to make single and multiple issues, different revenue streams, how to think about "success" in making your comics, and more.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
67 Ratings

67 Ratings

Mister Buddha ,

Great show

Great podcast that gives info from self publishing to working for the big 2. A great inside look.

indycre8or ,

Click click breathing

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.

mattc124 ,

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.

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