Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! This week, we're joined by writer/actor Gloria Calderón Kellett, co-showrunner of the critically-acclaimed "One Day at a Time." As the coronavirus crisis looms over TV and movie production, Brad thinks this is a great time to pitch your comic as an animated project. Gloria jumps in to talk about the process from her first-hand experience.
Questions asked and topics covered...
- 2020 Goals revisited
- Why weren't there more "neo-comics" like Homestruck?
- The importance of gutters
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A young person majoring in Sequential Art at a well-known art school wrote in with a list of twenty questions for me. I was happy to answer them, but since the questions seemed so universal, I asked permission to answer the questions in the form of a video so I could share it with others as well. This is the second of a series that will be in four parts — maybe more. In this installment, I talk about...
- going on hiatus — how long you can be gone and how to communicate this with your audience.
- How do you find time for social media and things like Patreon?
- When is it time for Patreon/Kickstarter when you're just starting out?
- When should you hire a colorist/assistant/letterer?
- And how do you find a good editor — and how much should you expect to pay?
After leaving the comic-convention treadmill many years ago, I was actually planning to attend this year's Comic Con International in San Diego. Although I wasn't going to work a booth, my podcast partner Dave Kellett and I had planned a live ComicLab show for the weekend. And maybe I'd bring a box of books and sell them at Dave's table for one day.
When the show was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic, he and I started spit-balling how we could replace the convention experience for our readers — and ourselves.
That's how we came up with Studio Con. Here are the details
- Buy a book here during the posted hours
- Receive a link to a Zoom meet-up
- You and I chat — while you watch me draw in your book
- I ship the book to you.
We're even working on a two-camera set-up so you can talk to our face and see our hands actively drawing in your book.