Special Edition Podcast

Talksplode #59 – Make Comics with Gabriel Hardman and Jeff Parker

Show Notes

This one has a little bit of everything in it, and covers a lot of ground. You might have to listen twice.

We got Gabriel Hardman and Jeff Parker together to talk about the making of comics. Both creators are talented storytellers, and both have seen both the story and artwork side of a comic book page. Having worked together on multiple projects from Agents of Atlas to a stellar run on Hulk, to an upcoming digital Batman story for DC Comics, they’re very familiar with each other’s style of working.

We talk about everything from their careers in storyboarding to getting into comics, storytelling using the tools available, and incredibly helpful tips on scripting, making your characters shine, your pages work, and working with others on creator owned projects. Plus get Gabe’s #1 and #2 tips to making comics, such as “left to right” and more. We’re also briefly joined by Jeff’s Periscope Studios mates — Colleen Coover, and Steve Lieber — with a couple tips of their own.

If you’re at all interested making comics, from any angle, this is the podcast you need to absorb.

Running Time: 01:28:44

Make sure to follow Jeff Parker and Gabriel Hardman on Twitter, or check out their websites, GabrielHardman.com and Parkerspace.com.

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  1. I may be wrong, Josh, but it seems you don’t often get the kudos you deserve for doing these. Well done, sir! And this episode is stellar, whether you want to make comics or not.

  2. Great episode! Thanks for the free content!

  3. So much fun to listen to. I loved all of the guest stars advice as well.

  4. JFernandes (@jdfernandes) says:

    Awesome episode, Josh. I could listen to Gabe and Jeff going back and forth for hours.

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