Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 33 – Doug Hills

Sure, it took a little while for us to get a manga artist (let alone manga expert) on the Gutter Talk podcast but we did it. And man, did we do it. Adam sits down one on one with Doug Hills, an artist, a teacher, and he also wrote Manga Studios for Dummies in 2008. While the topic of self-doubt came up, this conversation leaves no doubt that many things the artist experiences, from unnecessary self-doubt to misguided confidence, are a normal part of the process. You are not alone, all you random reading and listening artists out there. You are not alone.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 32 – Dan Mashburn (Haichris Inc.)

The Gutter Talk syndicate moves forward into its eighth month and yeah, we also feel like this thing just started yesterday, too. And in those eight months, we’ve had a mind-blowing array of guests, from artists to writers to editors to publishers. Still, there’s one area of making comics that we would be remiss if we didn’t talk about, marketing and printing your comic. Even if your main avenue is webcomics, there’s something in here for you. How so? Listen and find out.

Adam takes the podcast on the road and heads to the site of Haichris Inc., a local San Diego marketing and print shop, to talk to the president of the company, Dan Mashburn. Listen in as Dan discusses building relationships with the Comic Making Guys (CMGs) and even defines happiness.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 31 – Re-issue #5 (Powernap)

Today’s episode is the 5th re-issue of Jason Brubaker’s old Making Comics podcast and the guests are Maritza Campos and Bachan, the creators of the amazing webcomic, Powernap. But first, Adam and Kevin Cullen sit down to talk Making Comics Worldwide business, from what’s coming up to Comic Con.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 30 – Sabrina Cotugno

It’s Comic Con weekend and you know what that means. Panels, large crowds, and strange smells. It’s also Friday and of course we all know what that means, too. It’s time for another Gutter Talk podcast. Today, Adam is joined by Sabrina Cotugno, a budding young artist with a preference in digital more than print. She has a real knack for character design and if you ask nicely, she may even draw you some vegetation.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 29 – Ted Washington

We’re back to artist interviews this week and today’s episode hits the ground running. Adam sits down one-on-one in his “home studio” with artist-extraordinaire Ted Washington to talk about everything from St. Louis to the Zen of stipple work. And if you’re ever worried your path is an unconventional one, stop worrying. You’re actually in the norm.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 28 – Education w/ Patrick Yurick (Part 2)

We make no claim to know everything. But what we do know is there is change happening in the education system, both good and bad, and the options are limited but simple: You can either fight it or you can figure out a way to positively affect that change. Adam and Patrick sit down to discuss not just some of the changes that are currently happening and why, but also to discuss how and why we here at Making Comics Worldwide plan on being part of that change.

To some our goals may seem lofty. To us, it’s an opportunity to assist in making a difference and learning in an artistic and creative manner. Click play or download this week’s Gutter Talk episode to understand why we feel that is so important and worth the effort.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 27 – Education w/ Patrick Yurick (Part 1)

Currently, there’s a revolution happening in the education realm. We here at Making Comics Worldwide (soon to be our new name!) are helping to fuel the fire of this revolution with our ever expanding repertoire of articles, tutorials, and even podcasts, just to name a few. We feel a change is needed and we don’t need no stinkin’ phone booth; we already have our costume on. That said, we thought the “origin story” of the education system was needed in order to lay down the foundation of our budding empire, as discussed here with Adam and Making Comics Worldwide CEO Patrick Yurick.

Before you click play or download this episode, please know the podcast you are about to listen to is more of an outline of the history of education than it is a lecture on the subject. There are key points in time we felt needed to be mentioned in order to get to where we find ourselves today, yet another turning point in the history of education. And we plan on being right there on the front lines fighting the good fight. Worldwide.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 26 – Re-issue #4 (Skottie Young)

We live in an age where proof something was said or done is sometimes just a click away. Apologies to the time capsule fans and their once highly valued level of patience. In our case, though, these flashbacks to when Jason Brubaker was running the show are great mile markers to see how far he, his co-host Daniel Lieske, and guest Skottie Young have come since this conversation occurred several years back.

Today’s flashback discussion hits on the positives of both publishing your work with a publisher and also going it on your own via self-publishing, a palaver typically consisting of negative rants, drastic hand gestures, and sometimes bitter tears. Yes, we’re big fans of sensibility, too, and we’re happy to bring some to you to put a bow on the month of June.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 25 – Marisa Stotter

Fresh off a very successful Kickstarter campaign, Marisa Stotter, the director and producer of “She Makes Comics,” a documentary about the history and current state of women in the comics industry, joins Adam and first-time co-host Marisa Brenizer on the podcast. Ok, so maybe it’s a little confusing to have two Marisa’s on one show. But we think it only made sense. There is, however, a slight variation in pronunciation. Download the episode or click play in the player below to hear the difference, and more importantly a tremendous conversation with Marisa Stotter and her passion behind the “She Makes Comics” documentary.

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Making Comics Gutter Talk Episode 24 – Ulises Farinas

If you think the only kind of luck you’ll find on Friday the 13th is bad, think again. We at Making Comics (dotCom) are here to exorcise that unlucky mojo you may find yourself in today and provide balance with another Gutter Talk podcast. Join Adam and co-host Patrick Yurick as they sit down with the inimitable Ulises Farinas to discuss everything from art schools to dealing with trolls. The conversation may be long but you do not want to miss one precious second. Or the unlucky mojo comes back. Don’t say you weren’t warned.

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