Special Edition Podcast

Make Comics #9 – Online Networking

Show Notes

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

Online networking is perhaps the greatest tool prospective comics creators have ever had. Access to other creators, and marketing power, and a world of information has never existed like it does right now. But there’s another side to all that as well. If you’re going to use social networking to forward your comics career, there’s much to consider, including how you present yourself to the world as a creative professional.

Running Time: 00:17:43

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 creators can take advantage of their workshops and the community to get feedback from peers and fellow creators, as well as meet people, network and get better at making comics. Also be sure to check out the creator workshops offered!



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  1. I am a long time comic book fan and I just wanted to say that from the average fans perspective this is a very interesting look at the industry in general. It’s interesting because some of the podcasts could be used from the fans side of things in relating to the artists/writers & editors. For me, however, they have taken on an added meaning as I am in the process of attempting to get published. I’m looking in a slightly different direction than comics but it is interesting to listen to a successful individual in a field that is somewhat parrallel to the one I wish to be a part of. (sci-fi/fantasy genre) Thanks for the tips and the guidance. I think that there has been a nugget or two of information in each podcast that I’ve been able to jot down in my book o’ notes to use later (or even right away) as I try to go out and get noticed by agents, editors, other authors, and fans. Thanks and keep up the great work guys.

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