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Talksplode #16 with Andy Schmidt – Senior Editor at IDW

Show Notes

Running Time: 01:17:03


Josh takes time to chat with Andy Schmidt, the Senior Editor at IDW.  Andy came up working at Marvel Comics, starting as an assistant editor under Tom Brevoort, and being promoted to full editor, where he oversaw such projects as Alias, and the Annihilation event.  At IDW, Andy is in charge of the current G.I. Joe, Transformers, and Star Trek comics lines.  As if that wasn’t enough, Andy is the founder of ComicsExperience.com, offering online classes in making comics, from writing to penciling to coloring.  Additionally, Andy’s also a freelance writer, all at the same time.

Make sure you listen for the secret origin of GI Joe Cobra as well!

Music:
The Editors
An End Has a Start


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Comments

  1. AmirCat AmirCat says:

    After a million years has passed and Aliens come to earth  to find relics, they will find many messages and posts from a being called AmirCat praising GI JOE Cobra and saying that this was his favorite series in 2009. Most of those posts will be on the iFanboy website.

  2. DaveCarr DaveCarr says:

    Philosophy Majors represent!

  3. edward says:

    ooo, that’s a long one

  4. Paul Montgomery PaulMontgomery (@fuzzytypewriter) says:

    Hey, he taught a workshop at my university! Good times! 

  5. AronJulian says:

    on of the most in depth, probing and scope building interviews I’ve ever heard from you guys.

    Thank you. 

  6. xiseerht says:

    Did I just listen to the best talksplode ever ?  I think I just did.     This talksplode (and the Gundam pic in Mike Grab bag)  makes my membership more than worth it.  If you are not a member , you need to join. You are not getting this great quality from anywhere else.

  7. Josh Flanagan josh (@jaflanagan) says:

    Thanks guys!

  8. drakedangerz drakedangerz says:

    Very enjoyable.  I can’t believe G.I. Joe Cobra was an on the spot idea.  So glad it saw the light of day.  Might sign up for the coloring class he talked about, since I can’t seem to get my lazy ass to the drawing table to save my life.

    And it’s great to finally hear what exactly an editor does.  :-D

  9. Unoob Unoob says:

    Could be the best Episode since Paul Cornell.

    The guy’s enthusiasm was infectious. Even I wanted to attend that class and look for work in the Industry. 

    Now I just have to get talent. I hear it’s important.

    And Josh, this guy sounds like the PERFECT contact for you along making your inroads. Good on ya bruddah!

  10. wayne2001bc wayne2001bc says:

    Great interview.  I didn’t know this course was being offered in San Diego.  He shared insights from an editor’s perspective that I never thought of (ie- the skill it takes to pair an inker with a penciller).  Thank you.

  11. Congratulations to this guy in all his comic book career success, but the constant self-congratulation was rather annoying. Only Alan Moore is allowed to be this satisfied with his own comic brilliance. Andy sure is proud of himself.

  12. Jeff Reid JeffR (@JeffRReid) says:

    Excellent interview.  Coming into the interview knowing nothing about Schmidt, I was surprised at how interesting he was.  Now, I want to read GI JOE: COBRA more than ever.

  13. stuclach stuclach says:

    That was an incredibly informative and interesting talksplode.  I love hearing enthusiastic teachers talk about teaching.  He seems to love what he does.  I think I learned more about the actual workings of the comics industry from this podcast than anything else I have ever seen/heard.  If I wasn’t incredibly untalented/very happy with my current career I would absolutely take one of his classes.

    @Josh – You asked excellent questions and did a solid job of letting Mr. Schmidt talk when he was on a roll. Very nice work. 

  14. OnASunday OnASunday says:

    Is he also Crum from Ahhhhh! Real Monsters?

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