Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #16 – Conventions and Critique

Show Notes

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

A listener writes in with a question this week, and it’s about using conventions as a beginning creator. Dave wants to go to some shows, and use the relationships he’s built up as a way to get good and honest critiques of his work, therefore making himself a better creator. Andy and Josh talk about the hows and whys of such a tactic, and the best way to go about it, as well as what Dave’s already doing right. For one thing, he’s decided not to be creepy. So he’s off to a good start.

Running Time: 00:21.19

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!

Got a question for the podcast? Send it to info@comicsexperience.com and put “MAKE COMICS PODCAST” in the subject line!

“Caring is Creepy”
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