Holy MOLY, what a whirlwind of amazingness it has been in the time between the release of episode 1 of Comic Fuel and Episode 2! We have had a thousand people download and listen to the episode and I have enough questions that I have to wait for another four episodes before I can put out another call for questions. Wow.
In this episode, episode 2, we’ll discuss project management, the comic creation process, coloring comics, penciling comics, and hosting comics online. The questions came from places like Ireland, India, Brazil, California, and Indiana. For legit #comicfuel we’ll hear about why we do art from Stephen McCranie, transitioning into fame and what is at the core of what artistry is really about from “How I Met Your Mother” actor Josh Radnor, and we’ll also hear about the art of really listening by famed audio producer Chris Watson.
Questions answered in this episode (jump-to specific question times listed below)
- How many pages should a comic issue be to be printed?
- How long would it take to make a comic by yourself; scripting, storyboarding, art and lettering; and self publish it?
- How do you keep up momentum on making comics?
- How long does it take for a comic book artist to make a comic book?
- What is the step-by-step process I should go through to choose colors that will look good?
- What kind of colors can i use?
- Am I just not being patient enough with myself, or am I trying to fit too much, too zoomed out, into one panel?
- What websites are best for starting to post a webcomic?
Another big announcement is that I spent a lot of time this month creating the Comic Fuel Podcast Wiki (http://comicfuel.wikidot.com/) which will serve as a repository for all questions, notes, and links that are mentioned in the show. Check it out. It took me FOREVER to make, but I’m really proud of it.
The show notes for Episode 2 are at: http://comicfuel.wikidot.com/wiki:episode-2