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Make Comics #45 – Studios and Artist Collectives

Show Notes

Just go ahead and get together! We get a question this week concerning the merits of working in a group studio or artist collective. Andy and Josh go way back to find examples of how well this can work for the creative process, both in new and established creators.

Running Time: 00:11:53


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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 agree with Josh, and for real — Art collectives or studios can be great for anyone but ESPECIALLY introverts (this is me also) who are on a team — the exchange of ideas and edits is much more rapid, fluid, and natural.

    I wonder what an artist or comics-optimized Virtual Studio would look like? Someone should invent that. I keep waiting for skype to create a feature that enables live doodling chat, but maybe there are already better services out there that accomplish this for creatives.

  2. Someone PLEASE get Andy a real microphone or have him record his part on his end… its crazy hard to hear him at times.

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