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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.

Making Comics – Creator-Owned Comic Teams

In this video I go through my creator-owned comic titles and talk about how I currently structure the creative team in terms of roles, expectations and finances. There are many different ways to do this stuff, but this is how it works for me right now. Watch and share.

Making Comics – Story Outlines

A new #ComicsSchool video is up!

This one is about Story Outlines – Should they be detailed or brief? How they work and what to include.

Making Comics – Dialogue Density and Pacing

A new #ComicsSchool video is up!

This one is about Dialogue Density and Pacing – How do you balance text and imagery in comic panels? How much text is too much?

Making Comics – The Power of Short Stories

A new #ComicsSchool video is up!

This one is about The Power of Short Stories – skill development, building relationships with artists, and developing new concepts!

Making Comics – Prose Writers Making Comics

A new #ComicsSchool video is up!

This one is about Prose Writers Making Comics – collaborating with your team and common pitfalls to avoid. Watch and share!