9 episodes

Negative Space Comics holds career-changing comic book competitions — but when we're not doing that, we hold free panels and one-on-one interviews with comic book industry professions to shed light on how to start up your comics career and how to thrive once you're in!

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Negative Space Comics holds career-changing comic book competitions — but when we're not doing that, we hold free panels and one-on-one interviews with comic book industry professions to shed light on how to start up your comics career and how to thrive once you're in!

    The Making of Space Boy, Thriving on WebToons, and More with Stephen McCranie

    The Making of Space Boy, Thriving on WebToons, and More with Stephen McCranie

    Stephen McCranie in conversation with Josh Sippie about engineering a career in comics, the creation process behind Space Boy, and what life is like working full-time with WebToons.

    Stephen McCranie is the author and illustrator for MAL AND CHAD, an all-ages graphic novel series. He is currently working on SPACE BOY, a sci-fi comic about a love that crosses light-years. His stated goal as an artist is to make “Comics that Nourish.” For more info, go to www.stephenmccranie.com.

    Important links!
    Stephen's website: https://www.stephenmccranie.com/
    Stephen's books: https://www.stephenmccranie.com/books
    Stephen's Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/stephenmccranie
    Stephen's Linktree: https://linktr.ee/stephen_mccranie
    Negative Space events: https://negativespacecomics.com/events/

    Connect on social media!
    Stephen's Twitter: https://twitter.com/stephenmccranie
    Stephen's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/stephen_mccranie/
    Negative Space on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NegSpaceComics
    Negative Space on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/negativespacecomics/
    Nahuel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nahui_FA
    Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 40 min
    Creating Squire with Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas

    Creating Squire with Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas

    Sara Alfageeh and Nadia Shammas in conversation with Josh Sippie about creating the graphic novel Squire, going the traditional publishing route, and teamwork in the creation space.

    Sara Alfageeh is a Jordanian-American illustrator and creative director in San Francisco. She is passionate about history, teaching, girls with swords, and the spaces where art and identity intersect. Her award-winning debut graphic novel SQUIRE is on shelves everywhere, and upcoming picture book NOT YET: THE STORY OF AN UNLIKELY SKATER is in the works.

    Nadia Shammas is a Palestinian-American comics and games writer from Brooklyn, NY. She is the writer and co-creator of SQUIRE (HarperCollins), a Harvey Award winning YA Middle Eastern fantasy graphic novel. Nadia is also known for her work on MS. MARVEL: STRETCHED THIN (Scholastic), and her clients include Marvel, DC Comics, IDW Publishing, First Second, Tor Nightfire, Penguin Random House, and HarperCollins.

    Important links!
    Nadia's website: https://www.nadiashammas.com/
    Nadia's books: https://www.nadiashammas.com/comics
    Sara's website: https://www.sara-alfa.com/
    Sara's art: https://www.store.mipsterz.com/
    Negative Space events: https://negativespacecomics.com/events/

    Connect on social media!
    Nadia's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nadia_Shammas_
    Nadia's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadiashammas/?hl=en
    Sara's Twitter: https://twitter.com/saraalfageeh
    Sara's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saraalfageeh/?hl=en
    Negative Space on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NegSpaceComics
    Negative Space on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/negativespacecomics/
    Nahuel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nahui_FA
    Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 56 min
    Writing as a Business, Writing Across Universes, and More with Stephanie Phillips

    Writing as a Business, Writing Across Universes, and More with Stephanie Phillips

    Stephanie Phillips joins host Josh Sippie to discuss the journey to becoming a comic book writer, the creation process, and finding regular work in comics.

    Stephanie Phillips is an American writer known for comics and graphic novels such as HARLEY QUINN, WONDER WOMAN: EVOLUTION, BATMAN: LEGENDS OF THE DARK KNIGHT, SENSATIONAL WONDER WOMAN, WE ONLY KILL EACH OTHER, and THE BUTCHER OF PARIS. Her stories and comics have appeared with DC Comics, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Top Cow/Image Comics, Heavy Metal, Black Mask Studios, A Wave Blue World, and more. Stephanie is currently the writer for the ongoing Harley Quinn series at DC Comics with artist Riley Rossmo.

    Important links!
    Stephanie's website: https://www.stephaniecomics.com/
    Stephanie's books: https://www.stephaniecomics.com/dc-comics
    Negative Space events: https://negativespacecomics.com/events/

    Connect on social media!
    Stephanie's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steph_Smash
    Stephanie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/snapcracklesteph/
    Negative Space on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NegSpaceComics
    Negative Space on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/negativespacecomics/
    Nahuel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nahui_FA
    Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 56 min
    Finding Your Voice, Crafting Characters, and More with Kyle Starks

    Finding Your Voice, Crafting Characters, and More with Kyle Starks

    Kyle Starks joins host Josh Sippie to discuss the journey to becoming a comic book writer, creating stories you love, and how to find your unique voice as a creative.

    Kyle Starks is a two-time Eisner nominated comic creator from Southern Indiana. He is likely best known as the longest tenured writer and occasional artist for Oni Press RICK AND MORTY comic. He was nominated for Eisners for Sexcastle and Rock Candy Mountain for best humor publication.

    Important links!
    Kyle Starks's website: https://www.kylestarks.com/
    Kyle Starks's books: https://www.kylestarks.com/merch
    Kyle Starks's sticker club: https://www.kylestarks.com/merch/p/sticker-club
    Negative Space events: https://negativespacecomics.com/events/

    Connect on social media!
    Kyle Starks's Twitter: https://twitter.com/thekylestarks
    Kyle Starks's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thekylestarks/
    Negative Space on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NegSpaceComics
    Negative Space on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/negativespacecomics/
    Nahuel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nahui_FA
    Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 59 min
    Character Development, Branding, and More with Juni Ba

    Character Development, Branding, and More with Juni Ba

    Juni Ba joins host Josh Sippie to discuss the journey to becoming a comic book writer, the creation process, and how to create uniqye and complex characters that grow throughout the story.

    Juni Ba is the award-winning cartoonist of DJELIYA at TKO Studios and MONKEY MEAT at Image Comics. He was born in Senegal, and after years of living between different cultures, he decided to channel his influences through his passion for illustration.

    Important links!
    Juni Ba's website: https://juniba.wixsite.com/juniba
    Juni Ba's Djeliya: https://tkopresents.com/djeliya
    Juni Ba's Monkey Meat: https://imagecomics.com/comics/series/monkey-meat
    Negative Space events: https://negativespacecomics.com/events/

    Connect on social media!
    Juni Ba's Twitter: https://twitter.com/juni_ba
    Juni Ba's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juni.ba/?hl=en
    Negative Space on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NegSpaceComics
    Negative Space on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/negativespacecomics/
    Nahuel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nahui_FA
    Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 46 min
    Building the World of Black with Kwanza Osajyefo and Sarah Litt

    Building the World of Black with Kwanza Osajyefo and Sarah Litt

    Kwanza Osajyefo and Sarah Litt in conversation with Josh Sippie about crafting the story of Black, building it into an entire universe, and planning the future of the series.

    Kwanza Osajyefo is the creator and author of BLACK, a story that asks, "What if black people had superpowers?" He's worked in comics for nearly two decades and began his career in Marvel's online department before moving into other media roles. Kwanza later returned to comics to launch DC Comics' web imprint and digital publishing initiatives. Aside from his own projects, Kwanza is a creative architect of Humanoids' H1 Comics line. He helped create their flagship titles, Ignited, Omni, and Strangelands and co-wrote Ignited with comics legend Mark Waid.

    Sarah Litt is an editor-at-large for Ahoy comics, the Editor and Producer of Black the comic, and a Career editor with a host of critically-acclaimed graphic novels on her resume. Previously she has worked at Dynamite Entertainment and DC Comics. She brings a sharp expertise on sequential art storytelling and end-to-end comics production.

    Important links!
    Black the comic: https://www.blackthecomic.com/
    Black books: https://www.blackthecomic.com/story
    Kwanza Osajyefo's website: https://www.kwanzaosajyefo.com/
    Negative Space events: https://negativespacecomics.com/events/

    Connect on social media!
    Kwanza Osajyefo's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kwanzer/
    Sarah Litt's Twitter:  https://twitter.com/sarahstarlitt
    Negative Space on Twitter: https://twitter.com/NegSpaceComics
    Negative Space on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/negativespacecomics/
    Nahuel on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nahui_FA
    Josh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sippenator101

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

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3 Ratings

Future imagineer ,

Just what I was looking for!

Insightful and entertaining look behind the scenes of comics. One of my go-to podcasts in the morning.

JSippie ,

A comprehensive look at comics

With fantastic guests that always bring great insights, this show is a blessing to anyone hoping to make it in comics.

Nahuel F.A. ,

Yes!!

Comic book info and tips — exactly what we need more of!! This is amazing!!

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