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The MakingComics.com crew is joined by artists from around the globe to explore the nuances of comic-making.

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The MakingComics.com crew is joined by artists from around the globe to explore the nuances of comic-making.

    119: Palle Schmidt (#2) MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

    119: Palle Schmidt (#2) MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

    The Making Comics Gutter Talk podcast goes international. Again. In this episode, Adam is joined by Denmark's own, Palle Schmidt. If that name sounds familiar to you, it's at least one of two things. Either you have heard the previous Gutter Talk episodes Palle was on, as well as the Comic Con panel back in 2014 moderated by Patrick Yurick, or it's the amazing work he's done in Thomas Alsop or Comics for Beginners, a site dedicated to educating those with the dream of creating comics.



    In this episode, Adam and Palle discuss a wide range of topics. Whether it's the inside scoop on Palle's techniques as an artist or the various ways and differences artists are treated and respected between Denmark and the United States. They even touch on taxes. Taxes! We know, what do taxes have to do with comics? Well, directly, not much. But in the overall grand scheme of things, no one can escape them. Even underpaid artists.



    Make sure you give the Gutter Talk podcast a rating and review on iTunes and check out the MakingComics.com site for all your comic creating needs.













    Palle's Links:



    Palle's site (@Palle_Schmidt)



    Stiletto



    Thomas Alsop



    Comics For Beginners



    Our Links:



    Intro & Outro Song:



    "RetroFuture Clean" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



    Outro Song Behind Vocals:



    "Backed Vibes (clean)" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0

    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



    Transitions:



    InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / www.freesound.org



    Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound / www.freesound.org

    • 1 hr 27 min
    118: Graham Annable (#2) MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

    118: Graham Annable (#2) MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

    For many folks, our esteemed Making Comics Gutter Talk host included, winter is a difficult time of year. Time changes, cold weather, having to constantly correct yourself on the year because it changed and it's hard to get in the new habit of writing the new year. We get it. But Spring is about to... well, spring, and it's time to wake up the sleeping beast that is this podcast. And what better way to rub the sleep out of our eyes than with one of the podcast's favorite past guests.



    In this first episode of 2019, which was admittedly recorded in 2018, Adam is joined by writer, artist, director, and overall swell guy, Graham Annable. If the name sounds familiar, it could be because he was a guest on the podcast a few years back. However, there's a pretty sizable chance you know the name from his wonderful work, such as the Laika production, The Boxtrolls, which he co-directed. It could also be from the hilarious and sometimes poignant sketches and comics, Grickle. Or maybe it's from his more recent graphic novels, Peter & Ernesto, in which he is both artist and writer. And as you'll see, most recently, part-time editor.













    Graham's Links:



    Graham's site (@grickle)



    Graham's books, including Peter & Ernesto



    Our Links:



    Intro & Outro Song



    “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/



    Outro Song Behind Vocals



    “Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    6: GOLDEN RATIO WORKSHOP (#COMICFUEL 8) MAKINGCOMICS.COM GUTTER TALK PODCAST (S01E06) (117)

    6: GOLDEN RATIO WORKSHOP (#COMICFUEL 8) MAKINGCOMICS.COM GUTTER TALK PODCAST (S01E06) (117)

    We have bold new experiment ready for you to enjoy this week - the very first ComicFuel Workshop podcast! Bizhan Khodabendeh’s “Panel Layout: The Golden Ratio” from 2014 is our most popular article ever posted on our website. So, for season 1 of Gutter Talk we’ve decided to revisit the article in the form of a FREE WORKSHOP.



    That’s right! We said FREE WORKSHOP!!!















    I hear you asking:

    “But, Patrick… This is just a podcast. How is a podcast a FREE WORKSHOP?”

    Great question! The idea is super simple:



    If you haven’t yet, read through Bizhan’s Article “Panel Layout: The Golden Ratio”

    Come back to this post at MakingComics.com/guttertalkpod

    Start playing the podcast and follow along with the tutorial below

    Skip ahead to the future and you will have 1 full page of comic art completed that utilizes Bizhan’s Golden Ratio theory.



    I told you it was simple. (I know, that last step is a doozy).



    This is a crazy experiment for MakingComics.com and the Gutter Talk ComicFuel series. We want to know if you liked it, if you hated it, something was confusing, or even if you just want to say hi. All of the feedback is welcome and encouraged. To give us feedback, comment below or email us at patrick@makingcomics.com.





    Oh, and hey, if you like this episode please let us know by signing up to be a Patreon patron, giving us a one-time donation, or giving us a tip on the RadioPublic app.



    For your convenience we’ve broken the podcast down into chapters:*



    00:00:00 - Pre-Roll Ad

    00:01:30 - *NEW* ComicFuel Theme Song

    00:02:17 - Patreon Updates

    00:04:10 - Show Intro

    00:06:14 - Bizhan Introduction

    00:10:55 - Workshop Agenda, Goals, & Deliverables

    00:12:28 - Materials Overview

    00:19:04 - Step 1: Thumbnailing

    00:27:07 - Steps 2 & 3: Page Layout 1

    00:33:54 - Steps 4 & 5: Page Layout 2

    00:42:53 - Step 6: Penciling

    00:52:44 - Step 7: Refining Pencils

    01:01:00 - Step 8: Inking

    01:14:03 - Steps 9-11: Refining Inks

    01:25:25 - End of Lesson & Next Steps

    01:27:31 - "Flats" Definition

    01:32:31 - Closing The Loop: Golden Ratio

    01:36:51 - Closing Credits



    *If you are versed at all with “enhanced” podcasts, we’ve also included chapter markers directly in the episode so you should be able to jump to sections fairly easily from within your podcast player. If none of that makes any sense - ignore me.







    Credits

    Lesson & Photos by Bizhan Khodabendeh (@mendedarrow). Support him and his work by visiting MendedArrow.com.



    All music was graciously provided by our friends “Another Dead Clown” from the instrumentals of “This May No...

    • 1 hr 37 min
    5: Norm Harper – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast (116)

    5: Norm Harper – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast (116)

    We hope your ears are ready for more comic candy, because Gutter Talk has returned!



    With Gutter Talk’s mid-season intermission behind us, Adam Greenfield is back at it with another incredible interview - this time with Eisner Award Nominated writer and publisher Norm Harper!



    This week’s episode is filled with engaging conversation surrounding Norm’s breakout comic, Rikki, and what it means to take an old, well-known tale and spin it with a fresh, comic-style twist! Adam and Norm’s conversation also finds itself exploring the ideas behind belonging to a clan and finding oneself, walking between film and comics, jumping into the world of indie comics, fighting off imposter syndrome, and starting an incredible publishing company!



    Also, for those of you who love listening to the sultry voice of our host and the plethora if diverse guests on the regular, please consider helping us make more episodes by donating at least $1 to the show on patreon: https://www.patreon.com/makingcomics. Hitting our goals means more episodes, which means more tips, tricks, and insight into the comic world for you!













    The Sequels Info

    Website:  www.TheSequelsComic.com

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheSequelsComic/

    Twitter: @TheSequelsComic

    Intro & Outro Song

    “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Outro Song Behind Vocals

    “Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Songs Behind Ads

    “Elmore Heights” by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. (http://freemusicarchive.org)



    “Dirty Wallpaper” by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. (http://freemusicarchive.org)



     

    • 1 hr 21 min
    [Recast] Graham Annable Book Club! – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

    [Recast] Graham Annable Book Club! – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast

    Though our Season 1 Intermission might have arrived, that doesn't mean anybody around here gets to rest - and that means you! That's right, while we scurry about, finishing up the last couple of interviews and other such surprises, we've got some homework for you. But don't worry, it's nothing too difficult. In order to make sure you're prepared for our super secret upcoming book club episode, we decided to re-release one of our most popular episodes from the past - the Graham Annable interview - just in case you missed it last time!



    For those about to listen in for the first time, here's a little episode information: Our hero Adam Greenfield is joined today by Graham Annable, the co-director of the Academy Award nominated movie, The Boxtrolls, as well as the amazing animator and artist behind Grickle. One of the more gracious guests we’ve had on the Gutter Talk podcast, the conversations were open windows into Graham’s thought processes as not just the great artist he is but also what it takes to be a director, even if a co-director, on a major stop-motion picture. Give it a listen, Tweet out some of your favorite moments, and let us know what you think!

    The Original Episode

    91: Graham Annable

    Book Club Book



    * Physical Book: Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

    * Digital Book [Nook]: Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths

    • 1 hr 27 min
    4: Patrick Yurick (#ComicFuel 7) – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast (S01E04) (115)

    4: Patrick Yurick (#ComicFuel 7) – MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast (S01E04) (115)

    How in the world could we do our first season of the MakingComics.com Gutter Talk Podcast without bringing back the #ComicFuel podcast? The #ComicFuel podcast was launched as a question/answer show by our leader Patrick Yurick for the massively popular “How To Make A Comic Book” course on Coursera. Students from around the world submit questions and the seemingly endless fountain of facts bubbling inside of the brain of Patrick does its best to link them with the answers needed. On this seventh installment of #ComicFuel we cover questions like “Am I too old to make a living off of comics?”, “How do you manage a long-form comic project?”, “How do you learn to draw?”, and more. So pop on your headphones, get out a paper and pen, and draw while listening to Patrick traverse the world answering comic-making quandaries.

    Jump-To Sections



    * [00:00:00] Support MakingComics.com Ad

    * [00:00:25] Show Theme

    * [00:01:10] Introduction



    * [00:04:10] Graham Annable Book Club Announcement

    * [00:06:10] Season Intermission Announcement

    * [00:08:00] Season Patreon Campaign Announcement

    * [00:12:50] What happened to the ComicFuel podcast?

    * [00:20:15] Question #1: Am I too old to make a living off of comic books?

    * [00:25:15] Question #2: How do you start outlining a big comic idea that you have?

    * [00:29:27] Question #3: How do you manage a long-form comic project?

    * [00:31:34] Ad Break

    * [00:33:35] Question #4: How do you learn how to draw?

    * [00:43:20] Question #5: Who makes comics? Only aspiring comic creators?

    * [00:47:35] Question #6: How do you collaborate with a team making comics together?

    * [01:01:00] Closing Statements

    * [01:03:00] Show Outro











    Show Notes

    [00:00:25] Show Theme

    [00:01:10] Introduction

    -- Gutter Talk Season 1 Episode 4 (115)

    --- ComicFuel #7

    -- What is ComicFuel?

    --- ComicFuel was a podcast started on May 14, 2016 by MakingComics.com leader, and teacher, Patrick Yurick. The podcast is a Q&A show with questions supplied from students within the "How To Make A Comic Book" MOOC on Coursera (which has over 27,000 enrolled students from all over the world). The show sometimes includes inspirational audio clips referred to as “AudioFuel”.  As defined within the first episode of the course, Comic Fuel is defined as: Any kind of inspirational piece of wisdom that directly results in the encouragement of artistry. Aka - psychological fuel, like coffee, designed to conquer your demons and keep going.

    [00:04:10] Graham Annable Book Club Announcement

    Announcing Our First Season Book Club Book: Graham Annable’s “Peter & Ernesto - A Tale of Two Sloths”

    - More news to come

    - Graham on a future episode

    - Buy the book on Amazon

    - Keep an eye on

    -- the Gutter Talk newsletter: http://eepurl.com/dGp7c9

    -- MakingComics.com Facebook page

    -- Instagram

    -- Twitter

    -- The podcast feed itself…

    [00:06:10] Season Intermission Announcement

    Apologies for the brevity of this episode

    - Teaching animation to some of my students who are sailing around the world in a yacht.

    -- Not returning until the 30th

    -- No internet

    - Mid-season break

    [00:08:00] Season Patreon Campaign Announcement

    - Patreon Readthrough

    -- Patrons: 32

    --- 1-5 Monica Sampler

    -- Pledged: $46

Customer Reviews

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63 Ratings

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Great Stuff!

Great show! 🎶“Random bits of Knowledge with Patrick!” 🎵

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A Great Comic Resource

I have been listening to this podcast for a couple years now and always enjoy having it on while I'm working on my projects. I find it to be entertaining and educational. I also frequent the MakingComics website to pick up tricks and tips on creating comics.

The Flash 274 ,

Love it.

Great podcast. Love listening to other artists stories and what they are up to. Can't wait for each episode.

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