Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #13 – Story

Show Notes

Josh Flanagan is back with Andy Schmidt to bring you a weekly dose of advice on breaking into and making comics!

It’s all about story, and if you’re making comics, that needs to be foremost on your mind. What’s the story? You’ve got beautiful art, crackling dialog, and the best cover on the stands, but if the story isn’t there, it’s all for nothing. Beginning, middle, and end are the name of the game, and this week Andy and I go over some of the ideas behind making sure your story is the best it can be.

Running Time: 00:16:42

Andy is the founder of the online comic book school Comics Experience, as well as a former editor at Marvel Comics and IDW Publishing. Josh Flanagan has been working on iFanboy.com, talking, reviewing, and thinking about comics for over a decade, as well as writing and creating some of his own.

If you’re interested in going further, you can check out Comics Experience, where creators can take advantage of their workshops and the community to get feedback from peers and fellow creators, as well as meet people, network and get better at making comics. Also be sure to check out the creator workshops offered!


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  1. I see Bob McKee’s photo — did I miss the part where you discuss his excellent ideas about story, or recommend his book? It’s a must for all writers. And probably more useful to aspiring creators than anecdotes about how to edit Peter David!

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