Category Archives: Tutorial

Making Comics Interview – Writer Kieron Gillen

Kieron Gillen has written high profile work-for-hire comics including Thor, X-Men, Darth Vader, and the Eternals along with creator-owned hits like Phonogram, The Wicked and the Divine, and Die. We chat about inspiration, indie publishing, shared universes, and the joy of tabletop gaming.

Making Comics Interview – Artist Todd Nauck

Todd Nauck has been in the comic business for 27 years. He’s done a ton of work for DC and Marvel along with his own creator-owned comic series.

Lots of process work and inspiration here. Enjoy!

Making Comics Interview – Colorist Tamra Bonvillain

Tamra Bonvillain has been coloring comics professionally for almost 10 years. We cover her influences, career, and a bit of process.

Find Tamra online here:
Twitter.com/TBonvillain

Making Comics – In-Depth: Concept, Theme, Pacing, and Script

In this new video I do a deep dive on the story for the Suicide Squad: Amanda Waller one-shot special I wrote that was published in 2014. I go through the working process of coming up with the story, theme, the importance of research, pitching, pacing, scripting, and more.

Making Comics Interview – Artist Max Dunbar

A new interview is up! Max Dunbar has seen incredible growth in his skills after working on Dungeons & Dragons, Gears of War, Legends of the Dark Knight, and Batman Beyond.

This video includes process pics, designs, motivation, and more.

Making Comics Interview – Publisher Spike Trotman

Spike Trotman has been creating comics and helping others build their comic creating careers since the earliest days of comics online. Now she runs her own publishing house called Iron Circus Comics. Spike’s story is inspiring and she has all kinds of great advice.

Making Comics Interview – Writer Josh Williamson

Here’s my next comic creator interview! Writer Josh Williamson has been through the trenches with indie publishing, creator-owned comics, and major runs and events at DC.

We chat at length about the business, inspiration, motivation, writing craft and more. Check it out.

Making Comics Interview – Letterer Nate Piekos

Nate Piekos is a professional comic book letterer who has worked on tons of different projects for almost every major comic publisher in North America. We talk about the importance of Letterers and Nate’s upcoming book about the process.

Making Comics Interview – Writing Duo Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing

Here’s my next comic creator interview! Jackson Lanzing and Collin Kelly are energized with new projects launching at Marvel, DC, and Valiant over the next 3 months.

How does this writing duo deliver the goods and what have they learned along the way?
Watch and find out:

Making Comics – Creative Careers Are a Marathon

In this video, I talk about juggling freelance projects with a day job and the amount of time it took for me to get momentum as a comic writer.

These creative careers are a marathon, not a sprint.