Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #17 – Art Portfolio with Robert Atkins

Show Notes

Andy Schmidt is taking the week off, and filling in his chair is Robert Atkins, Comics Experience instructor and professional comic book artist. Robert is here to talk with Josh Flanagan about what an artist needs to have in their portfolio.

The portfolio is the resume of the aspiring comic book artist. It’s going to say everything you have to say to editors looking to hire artists, so you’d better do it right. Robert talks about what should be in your portfolio, and what shouldn’t be in your portfolio, and what should be on the pages that do make the cut. This one went a bit long because it is chocked full of useful advice. Whether you want to write or draw comics, it’s worth a listen.

Running Time: 00:21.52

Andy Schmidt 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 there are plenty of classes available in all the disciplines of comic book creation from writing to drawing to coloring to lettering.

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

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  1. Excellent podcast! Jam-packed with valuable info. Thanks guys!

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