Emmy-award winning artist Dean Haspiel gives some insights on the craft and business of comics, the benefits of being part of a studio community and his current work on the series The Fox with writer Mark Waid. Dean also shares what he believes to be the secret to making better comics: It’s all about hair! For more about Haspiel’s work, check out http://www.deanhaspiel.com and http://www.tripcity.net .
At the French festival Quai Des Bulles (http://www.quaidesbulles.com/) I talked to seasoned comics professional Peter Snejbjerg (http://www.snejbjerg.com/) known for his work on Starman, Books of Magic, A God Somewhere, Preacher, BPRD and the recent French album series World War X. We talk about the differences between the French and the US comics scene, formats and advice for aspiring comic book artists. No one speaks French in this episode, that’s a promise!
Another comic convention, another trip abroad for this tired cartoonist, reporting semi-live from Saint-Malo, France.
This episode is mostly impressions from day 1 and some tips from locals on where to go for conventions in France. For more on the festival I’m at, go to http://www.quaidesbulles.com.
At NYCC I talked to Seth Peck about the Bad Karma writing collective, the succesful Kickstarter campaign behind the book Bad Karma Vol. 1 and about the importance of having partners in crime. For more info on Bad Karma and to get books and merchandice go to http://badkarmacreative.com/
We’re often told to listen to the voice inside ourselves. But what if that voice is preventing you from working on the thing you love most? This morning I went back to the New York Comic Con to talk to Tom Lyle (tomlyle.blogspot.com), comics artist known for his work on Spiderman and Batman & Robin and teacher at the Savannah College of Art & Design (https://www.scad.edu/). And I was surprised and encouraged by the fact that this 28-year comics veteran also hears voices. So it’s not just me!
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I met Jim Zub, writer of Skullkickers, Samurai Jack and the Pathfinder comics at the New York Comic Con and grilled him about why he is letting everyone in on the secret to making comics. Turns out it’s all because of roleplaying!
For more of Zub’s great advice, go to http://www.jimzub.com or follow @jimzub on Twitter.