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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.

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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.

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.