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Make Comics #30 – Story vs. Page Count

Show Notes

Paul wants to fit a lot of comic into a small space, while also introducing a new world. Is there a good way to do this? Can you do a completely story in 3, 5, or 8 pages? Sure you can. But the writer is going to make choices. Josh Flanagan and Andy Schmidt get into this, but also end up talking about the editing feat that is The New 52 from DC among other things, because of the introduction of many, many first acts, and what has to happen to make those issues work.

Running Time: 00:11:33

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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.

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.

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  1. I appreciated this, the dulcet tones of the comic talk on here gets the job done

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