Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #42 – Make a Living

Show Notes

Don’t quit your day job. Is that good advice for an aspiring comics creator? Can you make a living doing this crazy thing? The answer is yes, no, and maybe. Josh Flanagan and Andy Schmidt talk about the economics of a career in comics, and what that means to people who are looking to make their way in the industry.

Running Time: 00:16:39


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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. Funny thing about artist outisde of US. While they/we still have to hunt the for the jobs, and some things aren’t as easy for them/us as the guys in the US (going to cons in other countries, costs A LOT). But for example in Serbia that 50$ a page, that amounts to 1100 $ would pay for entire year of college. Not lying you can check it out. So you can have a bit of a streach here due to lower pirces of living. But the job hunt is hell. Bottom line for everyone: hard work and nothing else. No matter where you’re from, what kind of situation you are in, hard work is essential. Hope I spelled things right.

  2. I was wondering where the Make Comics Podcast had gone from my podcast app, thought there must have been a new rss feed for it, and there is! This is great, I have like 6 or 7 episodes to catch up on. Cheers for these Josh and Andy 😀

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