Show notes: I’m solo again for this 40th episode. Lately I’ve seen a lot of comics creators online ask, “Where do I begin?” Well, “Just start making comics.” seems like the most honest answer, but I know that there’s a lot more to that question. I don’t have all the answers, but I do share my my comics origin story and thoughts on creating comics.
I offer up some advice, resources, cautionary tales, and more about making comics and getting them out there to readers. Lots of ways to make comics these days, and lots of ways to read comics, too. I’ve seen the pros and cons of doing cons. I don’t offer any real advice on breaking into comics, because like writer/editor/publisher Mark Waid has said, “Breaking into comics is like breaking out of jail: once you find a way, that way is closed forever.” It’s different for everyone. I do however encourage making comics- and hope the info shared in this episode will help you not only avoid the pitfalls I did creating my own comics, but also enjoy similar positive experiences like I did. Looking back they far outweighed the negative.
If you have any questions I didn’t cover feel free to stop by one of the MSCA monthly dinner meetings at the U of M Garibaldi’s Pizza (1st Tuesday of the month, 7pm), or drop me a line. If you’d like to share your experiences creating comics I’d love to have you on the show.
Stay well, stay tooned, and keep drawing funny, good buddy!
Mid-South Cartoonists Association/MSCA (Memphis, TN) – www.midsouthcartoonists.org
My art website – www.linworkman.com
Clip Studio Paint – www.clipstudio.net/en/
Free Comic Book Day – www.freecomicbookday.com
Steam Crow/Monster Rangers – wwwsteamcrow.com/
Making Comics Worldwide/MakingComics.com – www.makingcomics.com/
“Bushi Tales” CGS Ep. 286 (Comic Geek Speak podcast) – www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-407.php
CGSSS’11: Breaking Into Comics Panel – www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-1362.php
CGSSS’10: Creating Independent Comics Panel – www.comicgeekspeak.com/episodes/comic_geek_speak-1117.php
WC11: Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way – www.cbr.com/wc11-breaking-into-comics-the-marvel-way/
C2E2: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way – www.cbr.com/c2e2-breaking-into-comics-the-marvel-way/
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Run time: 58min 11sec
Partying with my wife Nicki at an afterhours con dance party.
Getting engaged to Nicki at the Phoenix Comic Con.
The first comic I ever bought- Amazing Spiderman #171 written by Len Wein and penciled by Ross Andru.
Con sketch by Len Wein.
Drawing a sketchcover in Artists Alley at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, IL.
Finding my comics out in the wild at The Deep comic shop in Huntsville, AL.
With John Ostrander at the MidSouthCon.
With buddy Mike Norton at SDCC.
With the CGS podcast geeks at Ep. 300 in Reading, PA.
Stan “The Man” Lee at the Phoenix Comic Con signing my first art book- “How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way“.