Video: Lessons from Thomas Alsop

I’ve just finished my work on the monthly book from BOOM!, Thomas Alsop. This video is about some of the lessons I learned working on that book – hopefully there is some value in it for you too!

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7 Responses to “Video: Lessons from Thomas Alsop”

  1. Mil Najr December 22, 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Great things you re revealing to us ! So thanks a lot ; I really do feel less stressed after having watched your vidéo.

    • Palle Schmidt December 24, 2014 at 10:15 am #

      Thanks, Mil! I’m like the anti-stress guru of comics, ha ha. I promise you I was much more stressed while I was working on the book, but in hindsights it looks weirdly easy… Glad this video was helpful to you. Thanks again!

  2. Paulie December 23, 2014 at 3:33 am #

    Dude you never disappoint. The “Scheduling” segment & the “Careless” portion of the video were so perfect for someone like me. Even though I’ve read & heard countless artists, writers, etc. talk about not getting yourself too worked up over your 1st projects because you’ll dwell and end up bailing on it out of frustration; I still refuse to acknowledge their points.hah But after reading your comic, Thomas Alsop, getting the interesting behind the scenes content that your site provides; I think it’s finally sinking in. You’ll never get anywhere if you write & then rewrite before you even finished the first draft of the story or even the first sequence. So thanks that helped. As for Scheduling, I’ve yet to discover an artists site where they break it down like you have. I’m Sure those sites are out there but I’ve yet to find them. You putting it in laymans terms, so helpful. Cheers man. Have a good holiday & get some rest.hah You look exhausted.

    • Palle Schmidt December 24, 2014 at 10:11 am #

      Thanks, Paulie!

      I think my accumulative skills of 15 years as a freelance artists help, but I totally get what you’re saying. As artists, we are prone to fear and doubts and we tend to tie our own shoelaces together before the race even starts!

      We need to build some confidence and the only way to do that is to push forward and finish something. And yes, it is scary and overwhelming. That’s why we need to break it down into manageable parts!

      Thanks again for your comments, really glad this content is connecting. Merry Christmas!

  3. Ian Su March 30, 2017 at 11:45 am #

    Great video, Mr. Schmidt.
    I’d love to see what’s next for you! Keep the incredible work up!

  4. Angela May 12, 2019 at 1:43 am #

    Insightful video article! I appreciated your tip about scheduling. Most of all, I appreciated your thoughts on “not caring,” as I struggle with perfectionism. I especially found it helpful that you placed this advice in the context of demonstrating your process to us. It was enlightening and liberating. Thank you!

    • Palle Schmidt May 13, 2019 at 9:27 am #

      Glad you found it helpful, Angela! Postponing the judgement and giving myself permission to suck is crucial to my workflow. I find it very liberating as well!

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