Donathin Frye, Kristin Tipping, and Zachary Eckmann come by for the May panel on writing for comics! With a breadth of experience in writing (and working with writers) their comic projects, this trio talks about working in creative teams, doing comics solo, bringing characters to life, and more!
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Tri Vuong comes on this week to discuss some of the founding principles of designing characters, creatures, and comics in general. We talk about shape language, working with colors, the different needs between print and webcomics, and more!
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I recently drove out to Cambridge, Massachusetts to talk with Dan Mazur; he's a founding member of the Boston Comics Roundtable and the Massachusetts Independent Comics Expo (MICE), as well as a comic creator and historian. We recorded in a basement stairway of the Cambridge Public Library, so please excuse the hum. We talked about pulling together the comics community of Boston, where indie and webcomics exist in a historical context, and some great comics that have come out of the group.
There's a lot more to this episode, including some discussion on various other independent comics expos, the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library in Columbus, Ohio, and even a brief run-in with a security guard because it seems we found our way to the wrong part of the library. For all that, and access to the full versions of every episode, simply head over to the Exploring Comics Patreon and pledge just $1 per episode. Any support helps bring these conversations to a wider audience and may even make it so that episodes don't need to come down from Soundcloud.
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For this week's episode of Exploring Comics, Susan Soares comes on to talk about ComiCONN, as well as some other conventions her company runs. We also discussed some input for people attending or tabling at their cons. Also, due to the fact that episodes must be taken down to keep Exploring Comics affordable, I've begun to make episodes available for download! Click through to the SoundCloud page and the option will be available there.
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Tim McLaughlin Jr is an artist, ministry trainee, podcaster, husband, and father.