The 3 biggest mistakes I made in my comics career – Comics For Beginners Podcast – episode 1


From Writer/artist Palle Schmidt: “The 3 biggest mistakes I made in my comics career”. The first Comics For Beginners Podcast!

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14 Responses to “The 3 biggest mistakes I made in my comics career – Comics For Beginners Podcast – episode 1”

  1. David Buus October 16, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Hey Palle.

    Still love your work with this site – just got back to it, after being to busy for a while. Is there anyway to download these podcasts to my phone (a Windows phone)? Cause they would be great for the morning trip in the train, some of them I would actually like to listen to a couple of times, to imprint some of the good advice you’re giving.

    • Terrek Whitaker February 21, 2014 at 3:56 am #

      Usually you can download to a media player like iTunes or windows media player

      • Palle Schmidt February 21, 2014 at 9:25 am #

        Getting the podcast on iTunes is next on my to-do list, promise! Stay tuned..
        -Palle

  2. Cely Morales March 7, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    Amazing Top 3. I’m 21 years old and been wanting to make a comic book or graphic novel for the longest time now. I’m also encountering the same mistakes. #3 not completely. I know people that want to do comic books but don’t see eye-to-eye. Also, in my country (Puerto Rico) the comic book business is booming and the’re a lot of amazing artists that are printing their work and experiencing a good crowd. Nevertheless, is a little though. However, I found you through YouTube and saw that I finally found the help that I’ve always needed. I’m more motivated, more creative and aware of what my goals are going to be. I really THANK YOU. Maybe after I’m done I can finally talk to those other comic book writers I mentioned earlier.

    • Palle Schmidt March 7, 2014 at 7:15 am #

      Cely, I greatly appreciate your comment. And awesome that I’m able to reach people in Puerto Rico, go internet!

      Like I say in the bonus vid, the Wonders of the Internet, you’re really lucky to be coming up in a time where information is so attainable. I’ve had peers support and guide me through my entire carreer and now I can BE that to someone else. It’s an honor and a privilige.

      Thanks again, Cely, comments like this wake me up better than coffee (7am here as I’m typing this, in bed on my iPhone)!

      Best of luck – and stay in touch!

      -Palle

      • Cely Morales March 23, 2014 at 1:45 am #

        Amazing, that made my day. I’m flattered. It is an honor for me to be guided by someone who really understands and successfully shares the truth about this type of art. I congratulate you.
        So, now I got 2 ideas of what I’m fully committed to write, I have these images in my head that are soon to be drawn and a lot of learning ahead. Now I have more support that I ever imagined from family, friends and peers.
        I’ll be in touch. Who knows if I’m going to be the first puerto rican girl to publish a comic book or graphic novel worldwide. Although, I’m not counting on being a big shot. I want to be happy with what I create.

        I’ll keep in touch! My motto is: “You can’t learn from success”.
        Thanks again!

        • Palle Schmidt March 23, 2014 at 9:04 am #

          Thanks Cely, that motto just sparked a blog post 🙂 Love it!

        • rommel Fernandez March 28, 2014 at 3:24 am #

          Go for it Cely!

  3. Debbie Jenkinson May 5, 2015 at 1:22 pm #

    Hi Palle – thanks for all your very practical and encouraging advice. Especially finding the self-promotion advice (which I am not so good at) useful. You have to get in the water! HOW TRUE.
    All the best
    Debbie

  4. Shahar October 4, 2015 at 7:41 pm #

    Hi Palle,
    I am very excited about your site and guidance and started today with the podcasts and the 7 days course.
    I am starting from zero, no drawing skills- trying to learn from internet, no writing skills- but trying to learn. I am also older(34) but i love comics and if there is anything i want to get involved with is comics . I am not going to quit my day job for now.
    Thanks for your efforts
    Shahar

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