Making / Podcasts

Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 61 – Re-Issue #13 (Kazu Kibuishi & Jason Caffoe, Part 1)

We round out February with Part 1 of a stellar conversation between Jason Brubaker and the creators of Amulet, Kazu Kibuishi and Jason Caffoe. Before that, Adam is joined by Kevin to talk some Making Comics Worldwide shop, as well as a glimpse of what Kevin is like on caffeine.

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Theory / Philosophy

Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 60 – Sophie Goldstein & Jennifer Jordan

The majority of these Gutter Talk episodes have consisted of one or two hosts and only one guest. While this formula has worked well since we started, in this episode we add a new mix to the fold with two guests and one host. Listen in on Adam’s conversation with Jennifer Jordan and Sophie Goldstein, the creators of the amazing webcomic Darwin Carmichael is Going to Hell, as they discuss everything from collaborating to hoverboards.

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Talking Comics

#TalkingComics with Jared Cullum

Earlier this month, I had an insanely informative chat with the resident gentleman cartoonist, Jarred Cullum. Jared has a wealth of knowledge when it comes to art supplies and using which tools to achieve different effects in your comics. Read on for some great technical talk!

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Making / Podcasts

Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 59 – Three Questions (w/ Jason Brubaker)

Three Questions returns and brings with it one of Making Comics Worldwide’s favorites, Jason Brubaker. Listen in as Kevin Cullen, editor-in-chief here at Making Comics Worldwide, visits Jason in his studio in Los Angeles to discuss growth, process, and preference.

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FAQ

What is your suggestion for printing on cardstock paper with a home printer?

 What is your suggestion for printing on cardstock paper with a home printer? How will printing at home affect the quality of the prints? (Hadiza)

Making your own prints can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Being able to make your own prints gives you the control of testing out different images on the spot. It also allows you to print on demand rather than placing an order with a print shop or purchase online prints in bulk. However, most standard home printers are not sufficient for creating quality prints. You need to be willing to invest in a printer that will produce a nice image.

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Theory / Philosophy

Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 58 – Jared Cullum

What do you get when you mix honesty and humility with a little bit of trepidation and an immeasurable amount of talent? You get an artist like Jared Cullum, that’s what. Adam finally gets a chance to sit down one on one with Jared, who is no stranger to the Making Comics Worldwide calendar. Last year he appeared on one of the panels for the amazing MOOC we did and he has contributed a treasure’s worth of knowledge for the website. This time around Jared opens a window into himself and we guarantee you’ll find it comfortably familiar. Why? Because there’s a pretty good chance you’ve been there before or are there right now.

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Theory / Inspiration

Unnatural Talent Chapter 4: Format

Okay, so you’re totally motivated to take on this artistic endeavor. Based on my advice of not over-planning it, you may have even just jumped right in and started working on it. Good for you. Before you get too far along, I’d like to take a small step backward for a moment to discuss the potential formats your story might take. (more…)

Theory / Philosophy / Podcasts

Making Comics Gutter Talk #57 (Re-Issue #12) Jake Parker

Rounding out the month, as we do, is another awesome Jason Brubaker re-issue. In the words of Michael Yakutis, yahoo!

Today’s episode is with Jake Parker, a fantastic artist and instructor, as well as the creator of InkTober, a challenge that tasks the artist to ink one drawing a day for the entire month of October. He is also the creator of a Kickstart project, Drawings, that blew his initial goal out of the water.

Later in the podcast Jason and Jake are joined by Daniel Lieske, also a very successful Kickstarter artist and creator of The Wormworld Saga.

To start off, join Adam and his co-host Michael Yakutis as they discuss some business and a few things they gleaned from this great re-issue episode.

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FAQ

How do you apply the aspect ratio with varying panel sizes?

How do you apply the aspect ratio with varying panel sizes, such as a vertically oriented panels? And how can you balance panels in a page if each panel is created as an independent shot? (CJMakin)

Fitting panels on a page is like putting together a puzzle. You will almost never get it right on the first try. It’s best to do a quick thumbnail sketch of the page layout before laying down any permanent lines on your page. Experiment with different panel sizes and shapes but make sure that the page reads from top left to bottom right. Long vertical panels work best as either the first or last panel on a page. For intense action sequences, try playing around with angled panels that overlap one another.

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Theory / Philosophy

Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 56 – Lucy Bellwood

All aboard as the Gutter Talk podcast sets sail on a near two hour tour, a comic creating adventure. Join your captain and host, Adam, and his guest co-pilot, Lucy Bellwood, as they discuss everything from weird hometowns to successful Kickstarter projects to tools on her table.

Oh, and Lucy is a sailor so there are some choice drunken sailor-like words. If that makes you seasick and go overboard, don’t worry, we’ll throw you a life preserver. Or maybe we’ll just draw one around you. That sounds fun. Either way, you’ll be fine. Really.

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