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 part of a three-part series you can find on my YouTube channel.
In this video, we discuss...
- What is the etiquette of approaching someone you don’t know, like an employer or another artist?
- Do you deal with your finances yourself, and if you do how do manage time for it? Or do you hire a financial advisor? • .
- Being an artist is a risky one, how do you set a safety net for yourself
- What are your thoughts on art school for comics artists?
- If someone is looking to attend art school in the hopes of being a working comic artist after graduating – what should they be looking out for in a good school?
- If school isn’t an option – what are some good resources (outside of Webcomics.com) to prepare one’s self for working as a comic artist? i.e. – books, workshops, groups, etc.
Today's show is brought to you by Wacom — makers of the incredible Wacom One! Brad and Dave talk about writing characters from outside your own personal experience — Empathy as a writing tool! Then, a listener says they're losing interest in their comic — can Dave and Brad help?
Questions asked and topics covered...
- How do you write characters different from yourself?
- Losing interest in your comic
- Zines vs formatted-for-phone comics
- Releasing the comic as an eBook before it appears on your site
- Storytelling structure
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