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Make Comics #18 – Comic Book Coloring with Chris Sotomayor

Show Notes

We’ve got a guest once again, as colorist and Comics Experience instructor Chris Sotomayor joins Make Comics to talk about coloring comic books.

A colorist is often one of the most important, but overlooked creative elements of comics today. That color is going to be the very first thing your eyes pick up when you look at a comic book page, but there’s a lot more to it than just knowing how to fill in the lines with Photoshop. Although, you should probably know how to use Photoshop. Find out the basics of coloring, and just what it takes. We also talk about some of the really good coloring in today’s comics, and differences in styles we’re seeing today.

Running Time: 00:16:03

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!

Elliott Smith


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  1. Great, interesting discussion, thanks!

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