The ladies answer more listener mail! We talk about a great many things, from the illustrious career of Alex Toth to the masterpiece that is Jupiter Ascending*
*a contested fact
This episode may be a bit dry, but its very educational! The ladies discuss this summer's American Library Association conference and how is may or already has affected their careers as publishers.
The ladies discuss climbin' that convention ladder -- from their first cons to their worst cons, and their lists of demands.
In this episode the ladies talk about censorship, editing, self-editing, and go on some tangents about why white people fear the robot uprising and how TV show ratings for kids work. WE HAD FUN.
In this episode we talk about SELF-PROMO! Join our hosts, one of which has The Con Crud and the other broke her butt riding a bicycle. It's a long ep!
Sorry for the weird schedule! Editor has been busy with a lot. We're returning to normal now, with early Patreon eps resuming next week to keep us on a recognizable schedule.
This episode was also kind of a pain to edit, as poor Spike was sick and forgot to put her headphones on, so the echo coming from her speakers had to be edited out as best as possible. It was time consuming, and mostly successful -- there was some choppiness especially at the end.
In this episode we discuss a question we get asked a lot: where do your ideas come from as a comic maker? One of our more casual recordings, if you're into that.
Minor content warning: During the course of discussion, rape as a cheap and exploitative story-telling element is discussed.
The ladies discuss their experiences making and prepping books for printing, sprinkled with a little advice, with a dash of blatant unrepentant product placement.
In this episode, the ladies discuss Comixology -- what it is, and how to use it!
WE'RE BACK, IT'S BEEN SO LONG! We sound different this time, there's been some recording changes, and more are coming. In this episode, we play catch up and talk about what we've been up to since the last episode.
Next episode will be our recordings from the floor of SPX comics back in September!
Note: This episode was recorded way back in January, and it shows.
In this new episode we talk PACING comics... aaaaand other things, since we were terrible and had a hard time staying on track, lol.
Note: This episode has a special guest, Amanda's cat, who yelled in the background in a way that couldn't be edited out. She has a lot of important opinions about comics, y'all.
Today's episode is about doing comics Full-time vs Part-time, pros and cons of both, and our experiences. Plus we dunk on some dumb fallacies, and reveal ourselves to be the worst girl gang.
Whoops sorry for getting busy again, but we have a backlog of episodes recorded. Today's episode was recorded a few months ago, so there are some audio footnotes at the end.
In Episode 20 we talk about our experiences publishing porn with our special guest Erika Moen!
Production note: For the first 10 minutes, Spike sounds like she's in a tin can. This is a problem we've since fixed, but there was no way to up the quality this time. Sorry!
We're back! For real! In this episode we answer some listener mail and talk about, among other subjects, pitches, taxes, impostor syndrome, and a subject of seething, passionate disgust.
See you next week! Also be sure to see Amanda and Kel at Vancaf!
In this episode we loosen our ties and get comfy while we talk about taking care of yourself, at home and at conventions. Should you bathe from head to toe in lemon-scented antibacterial hand sanitizer? The jury is split.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Today's episode is about making and selling merchandise, specifically with conventions in mind.
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Some behind-the-scenes for this episode: Spike was late to recording, so when we started, Amanda was high. That's why they are both fired. We had a good run!
... but for real, see y'all in 2016 with more episodes!
Come, friends, listen to us informally shoot the shit about scripting comics, featuring special guest host: Amanda's barely-audible but no-less-distracting cat, Meato.
In a special live-from-Kel's-living-room episode, we spoke with frequent collaborator and friend Rhiannon about the nitty gritty of PREPRESS. Scared about getting your comic print-ready? Don't worry, Rhi is here to help!
Interested in learning more about and/or hiring Rhiannon? Visit their website: http://rhiannonrs.com/
In this episode recorded around October, we discuss DISTRIBUTION, from shipping inventory out of your bedroom to getting a graphic novel into major bookstores.
After a short hiatus, we're back! In this self indulgent update we talk about what we're working on, what we want to work on in the future, and even take a break for Spike to explain a special kink called "pedal pumping."
Amanda also apologizes for her cat yelling. She tries to edit that out.
In this week's episode we break down this "MY BRRAAANNDDDDD" thing we're always croaking about, what it means and how we apply it practically.
Each of the hosts has a webcomic, so why not talk about 'em? Join us for a very loose history lesson about slapping comics on the internet and making money off them.
In this casual episode we talk about fatigue as a comicker, and how it's pretty much inevitable at some point. We discuss our lowest points, grumpy convention stories, and the highlights that make it worth it.
We're answering listener mail! Our rambling spans across commissions, Chinese New Year, Kickstarter fulfillment companies, our gross desks and how Spike tortures us with recipes.
Get ready for salt, the ladies have opinions about characters and writing them. Apologies in advance. Spike goes on a roll.
Prepare to hear us gurgle-hiss the phrase "MY BRAND" multiple times like withered little comic witches as we discuss selling at conventions
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Further listening: If you're interested in the perspective of organizing conventions, and a large publisher's convention experience, check out the episode of Inkstuds called "The Butcher, The Brothers and The Brandon."