Where are your parents?! Spike, Kel, and Amanda talk about the trope so common in YA stories and Anime, dead or missing parents. Why are these children left to their own devices and what does that do for the story?
Spike, Kel, and Amanda are all US based so this episode we are interveiwing Nina Matsumoto about doing comics Canada.
Spike, Kel, and Amanda are all US based so this episode we are interveiwing Kate Ashwin about doing comics off in the UK
Spike, Kel, and Amanda all talk about working on licensed property comics. What are things to concerned before jumping into that work for hire pool.
Spike, Kel, and Amanda talk about Genre comics vs Literary comics. What's the difference and does it even matter? Spoiler: It doesn't.
You have questions and we got answers!
Spike, Kel, and Amanda go over how they learn lessons from other outside comics that help their comics get better. It could be a lesson in costume design, creating a mood, or general shot compositions.
Spike, Kel, and Amanda discuss setting creative goals and trying to improve our art work or writing. Do you read tutorials? Put time aside to do exercises? Sometimes you just got to do it!
Spike, Kel, and Amanda discuss when people should start conventioning and how they appreciate cons in general.
Spike, Kel, and Amanda talk about how they would adapt Jupiter Ascending into a graphic novel/series of graphic novels. So tune in for all our talk about sexy dog men with angle wings protecting Jupiter, the new queen of earth.
Sometimes you don’t have time to do everything or maybe you just don’t want to. That’s where delegating comes in. Spike, Kel, and Amanda all go over how they approach delegating, when they start thinking about handing stuff over, and when letting someone else take over makes my cringe.
Writer's Block! What is it? Do we even agree that it exists? Why it do what it do? Questions for the ages, answered today.
Spec work! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing.
We got a Spike-heavy episode for ya, where she recounts her first year of distribution for her publishing company!
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
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.