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Talksplode #53 – Make Comics as a Professional Artist with David Marquez & Brent Schoonover

Show Notes

It’s another round table conversation on the business of making comics. This time, we’re talking about making a living as an artist, both fully and partly in comics, among many other things to do with professional comic book creators. Strap in for a long, revealing, and fascinating conversation about what it actually means to work in comics at various levels. Joining Josh Flanagan are artists David Marquez (Ultimate Spider-Man, Fantastic Four: Season One) and Brent Schoonover (Horrorwood, Mr. Murder is Dead). The group talks about what it means to be a full time artist at a company like Marvel comics, and what it takes to get there. Conversely, both Marquez and Schoonover have worked for smaller publishers like Archaia and discuss how things operate different at that kind of company. If you’ve ever wanted to professionally make comics, in any capacity, this is a show you need to listen to.

Running Time: 01:29:23

For more on Brent, go to BrentSchoonover.com, and for more on David, check out DavidMarquez.com.

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  1. Is it just me or was someone during the recording of the podcast either brushing their teeth or eating potatoes chips?

    • A regrettable sound, but at the same time, I believe it was the sounds of actually making comics, that doesn’t stop even for a conversation such as this.

  2. Great ep. Highly motivational.

  3. You know it’s a good show when the guests start talking to each other directly and steering the conversation themselves

  4. This is really great stuff. Thanks Josh for putting in the time to do shows like this and the “making comics” podcast. There really isn’t anywhere else to get insight and info like this. Making comics is such a unique and interesting process/business. I listen to podcasts when I draw and stuff like this is really inspiring.

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