Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #5 – Convention Networking

Show Notes

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

Outside of the creative part of comics, there is probably nothing more important to getting into the making comics game than networking. And in comics, it’s all about comic book conventions. Andy Schmidt and Josh Flanagan talk about the best way to take advantage of the many comic book conventions, and how you, as a new comic book creator can take the best advantage of them. Whether you’re trying to meet other creators or collaborators, or talk to editors or publishers, there’s a way to do it, and a way not to. There are also plenty of ways in between.

Running Time: 00:13:22

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 they offer live, online courses in writing, drawing, coloring, and lettering comics, as well as a workshop community, where creators can interact with and get feedback from other creators.


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  1. Great show Josh and Andy. The tips on networking are really good and can apply to almost any industry. Its always tricky with the how much time is too much face time. The 3 referrals is brilliant and i will be sure to employ that strategy going forward.

    I’ve heard so many creators mention that big cons like SDCC are the only times of the year they get to see their collaborators and friends so that after hours thing seems like a very delicate time to try and jump in and make a connection.

  2. awesome, great podcast. even if i could get the nerve to talk to other comic creators, i hope i don’t come off creepy. Thanks again. Keep these lessons coming Mr. Flanagan & Mr Schmidt

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