Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #27 – Self Review

Show Notes

Stephen wants to know about self review, and analyzing one’s own work. It’s something all creators need to do, but there’s a way that it’s helpful, and there’s a way that it’s not. We discuss all the aspects of this and more, before retreating to our private rooms to think about how we did.

Running Time: 00:15:11

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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.

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  1. good ep.
    yah, as an artist I had to learn to cut the cord at some point if I was ever going to get something finished. It does no creator any good to keep reworking their material over and over, to get it just right because as you get older your tastes will change your perspective on things will change life will change. so many artist are inspired by and look up to artist who are pretty well into a healthy career, and wonder why they can’t get their art to look like that. and so they spend an obnoxious amount of time “perfecting” their work. but the thing they always fail to realize is that where that artist they admire is at, is his future. and that at one point he was just as or nearly as unskilled as they are now. it’s a forward moving progressive experience. and with the internet allowing artist to be on display to the world in places like deviant art, artist self consciousness and depression is at an all time high. it’s sad really. but it’s also in a weird, and grotesque sort of way, a culling of the heard.

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