22 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!

    Writing the Real World with Laura Gao and Tiffany Yap

    Writing the Real World with Laura Gao and Tiffany Yap

    Laura Gao and Tiffany Yap in conversation with host Josh Sippie about the challenges of writing towards specific real world subject matter, whether in fiction or nonfiction.

    Laura Gao (she/they) is a queer artist, author, bread lover, and everything in between. Originally from Wuhan, China, Gao immigrated to Texas where their art career began by doodling on Pokémon cards and has since blossomed to be featured on NPR, the Museum of Chinese in America, and most notably, their parents’ fridge. Their works include the viral webcomic, “The Wuhan I Know”, and the bestselling graphic memoir that was inspired by it, Messy Roots.

    Tiffany Yap is a conservation scientist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She holds a doctorate in environmental science and engineering and has published studies in Science, EcoHealth, and other scientific journals. Her work has been featured in major news outlets including the New York Times, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and NPR.

    Important links!


    Laura's website: https://www.lauragao.com/
    Tiffany's website: https://tiffanyyap.com/
    Messy Roots: https://www.lauragao.com/messyroots
    Tales of the Urban Wild: https://tiffanyyap.com/tales-of-the-urban-wild/
    Negative Space events: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://negativespacecomics.com/events/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Connect on social media!


    Tiffany's Twitter: https://twitter.com/yap_ta
    Tiffany's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tipyap/
    Laura's Twitter: https://twitter.com/heylauragao?s=20
    Laura's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/heylauragao/
    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

    • 54 min
    Navigating Graphic Memoir with Deb JJ Lee

    Navigating Graphic Memoir with Deb JJ Lee

    Deb JJ Lee in conversation with host Josh Sippie about the challenges of writing graphic memoirs, telling stories that really happened, and all the obstacles nonfiction presents. Deb JJ Lee is a Korean American artist currently living in Brooklyn, NY. They have appeared in the New Yorker, Washington Post, NPR, Google, Radiolab, PBS, and more. Books they have illustrated include The Invisible Boy by Alyssa Hollingsworth (Roaring Brook Press, 2020) and The Other Side of Tomorrow by Tina Cho (HarperCollins, 2024). They enjoy reality tv, sparkling water, and pretending to be an extrovert.

    Important links!


    Deb's website: https://debleeart.com/
    Deb's comics/books: https://debleeart.com/254980163978
    Negative Space events: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://negativespacecomics.com/events/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Connect on social media!


    Deb's Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/jdebbiel/
    Deb's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jdebbiel
    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

    • 57 min
    Reinventing Classics For Comics with Jeremy Holt and Ayize Jama-Everett

    Reinventing Classics For Comics with Jeremy Holt and Ayize Jama-Everett

    Jeremy Holt and Ayize Jama-Everett in conversation with Josh Sippie about the challenges, both creative and otherwise, of reinventing classic stories for modern audiences.

    Jeremy Holt is a non-binary author whose works include Gatsby, Made in Korea, Virtually Yours, Before Houdini, After Houdini, and Skip to the End.

    Ayize Jama-Everett is a writer of speculative fiction, as well as the graphic novels Box of Bones and The Last Count of Monte Cristo. 

    Important links!


    Ayize's website: https://ayizejamaeverett.com/
    Jeremy's website: https://www.jeremyholtbooks.com/
    Gatsby: https://www.jeremyholtbooks.com/gatsby
    The Last Count of Monte Cristo: https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/last-count-of-monte-cristo_9781419745508/
    Negative Space events: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://negativespacecomics.com/events/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Connect on social media!


    Ayize's Twitter: https://twitter.com/AyizeJamaEveret
    Jeremy's Twitter: https://twitter.com/jeremyholtbooks
    Jeremy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jeremyholtbooks/
    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
    Breaking In, Traditional Publishing, and More with Deena Mohamed

    Breaking In, Traditional Publishing, and More with Deena Mohamed

    Deena Mohamed in conversation with host Josh Sippie about the path into traditional publishing, breaking in with a full-length graphic novel, and more. 

    Deena Mohamed is an Egyptian comics artist, writer and designer. Her debut full-length, bilingual graphic novel trilogy Shubeik Lubeik is available now from Pantheon. When not working on comics, she does freelance illustrations for local and international clients such as Insider, Viacom, Google, UN Women, Harrassmap and Mada Masr.

    Important links!


    Deena's website: https://www.deenadraws.art/
    Shubeik Lubeik: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/606934/shubeik-lubeik-by-deena-mohamed/
    Negative Space events: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://negativespacecomics.com/events/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Connect on social media!


    Deena's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/itsdeenasaur/?hl=en
    Deena's Twitter: https://twitter.com/itsdeenasaur
    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

    • 51 min
    Writing History, Adapting For Young Audiences, and More with Scott Chantler

    Writing History, Adapting For Young Audiences, and More with Scott Chantler

    Scott Chantler in conversation with Josh Sippie about writing comics and cartoons in historical settings, adapting those stories for various audiences, and the creative process.

    Scott Chantler is the cartoonist of the critically-acclaimed graphic novels Squire & Knight, Bix, and Two Generals, which was nominated for two Eisner Awards, selected for Best American Comics 2012, and voted by CBC's Canada Reads as one of the 40 best Canadian non-fiction books of all time. His other work includes Northwest Passage (nominated for Eisner and Harvey Awards) and the Three Thieves series (winner of the Joe Shuster Award for Best Comic for Kids and listed by YALSA as a Great Graphic Novel for Teens). In 2015, he served as Writer-in-Residence at the University of Windsor, the first cartoonist to be appointed so by a Canadian university.

    Important links!


    Scott's website: https://www.scottchantler.com/
    Scott's books: ⁠https://www.scottchantler.com/books
    Negative Space events: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://negativespacecomics.com/events/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Connect on social media!


    Scott's Instagram: ⁠https://www.instagram.com/scottchantler/
    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

    • 51 min
    Self-Starting, Branding, and Crowdfunding with Matt Emmons

    Self-Starting, Branding, and Crowdfunding with Matt Emmons

    Matt Emmons in conversation with Josh Sippie about creating your own opportunities, crowdfunding, and turning your creativity into a business.

    Matt Emmons is a comics artist and illustrator living in Philadelphia. Born in the Greater Boston Area and raised on a healthy diet of 80’s monster movies and fantasy novels, he now spends his time drawing monsters and robots for his own books.

    Important links!


    Matt's website: ⁠https://www.secondatbestpress.com/
    Matt's shop: https://www.secondatbestpress.com/shop
    Negative Space events: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠https://negativespacecomics.com/events/⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Connect on social media!


    Matt's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/second.at.best/?hl=en
    Matt's Twitter: https://twitter.com/secondatbest_
    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

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