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!
tips for making comics
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.
At cons like NYCC you hear a lot of chatter about “breaking in” to comics. In this episode we get three different perspectives on the subject: from writer Kurtis Wiebe (http://kurtiswiebe.wordpress.com/), artist Rick Parker (http://rickparkercartoons.blogspot.com/) and colorist Jose Villarrubia (http://www.mica.edu/About_MICA/People/Faculty/Faculty_List_by_Last_Name/Jose_A_Villarrubia.html). Some great tips and valuable insights in this one!
Most of us struggle with finding time to work on our comics. In this episode I go over some productivity tips and mind hacks to help you get more stuff done. Let’s go to work!