Special Edition Podcast

Talksplode #29 with Andy Schmidt of ‘5 Days to Die’, IDW, and Comics Experience

Show Notes

Andy Schmidt is here again! The senior editor from IDW is still at the helm of G.I. Joe, The Transformers and other books, but he’s also the writer of a new 5 issue series called 5 Days to Die, coming out weekly in September. Andy also teaches folks how to make comics like professionals do with Comics Experience. They’ve got a huge slate of star studded panels planned for San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, we’re answering your questions! It’s a giant show, and there’s plenty to talk about, so dig in.

Running Time: 01:35:28

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  1. WHEW! Now that is what I call a Talksplode! Great interview! Love hearing about the inner workings of the comic book industry.

  2. JFernandes (@jdfernandes) says:

    Always love hearing from Andy Schmidt.  Hopefully he doesn’t lose a lung so we can hear another interview with him.

  3. Jeff Reid (@JeffRReid) says:

    Well, Andy sold me on 5 DAYS TO DIE. I just ordered it through DCBS. It’s nice that I’ll be able to sit down and read the entire story when my shipment gets to me.

  4. Great stuff – Schmidt has both the experience & the ability to share it, which is not always a given. And a very good job by you, Josh – it can’t have been easy not knowing if your interviewee was going to make it to the end of the interview! 😉 Also, the first time my name has been mentioned on air – colour me lame but that was very cool.

  5. Great, great show, gentlemen.  Thanks for doing this.

  6. @josh – Thank you very much for using my question.

    @Mr. Schmidt – Thank you very much for the interesting answer.

    Josh has helped me realize that my username is essentially unpronounceable.  Should I change it? 

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