We’re Not The Only Podcast About Making Comics!

Though, if you ask me, Sequential Underground is still the best ;)

Anyway, lemme get to the point — in the past few months, I’ve discovered some new-ish podcasts focused on creating comics:

  • First up is The Process, a comics writing podcast over on Image Addiction. They have two programs. One is their regular show featuring three up-and-coming professional writers discussing their craft. The other is called The Process Sensation Spectacular, and it’s an interview show discussing process with range of different comics writers. Both series are great comics creation podcasts, though I prefer the style of the Sensation Spectacular a bit more.
  • Next up is a show that just launched a couple of months ago called Making Comics. Jason Brubaker talks to different comics creators about the various aspects of creation and publishing. I’d be lying if I told you anymore than that — I just discovered this show today (and I’m still trying to figure out a way to listen to it without having to download it, natch). It’s a young show, so I hope it sticks around!
  • Lastly, there’s ANOTHER Making Comics podcast which just debuted yesterday on the iFanboy site (errr, uhhh, might wanna consider a name change!). It’s focused on the advice of Andy Schmidt, writer and editor formerly with Marvel and currently running an education program called the Comics Experience. I just listened to the first episode, and while it was a bit light for me, I think it’s an incredible starting point for someone who has an idea for a comic but no experience making their own. Ya gotta start somewhere, right?

I’m sure there are more shows out there… though, honestly, most of the others I can think of are like Deconstructing Comics, which focuses more on reviews and critiques and less on the process of creation.

And now, since I just paid all that attention to OPP (other people’s podcasts), let me spotlight what we do on our show:

  • Sequential Underground is the podcast by indie comics creators for indie comics creators. Every episode we tackle a new topic relating to comics creation, publishing, and promotion. We’re not an interview or review show — we’re a conversation podcast filled with personal stories and subjective advice. You get the chance to learn from our mistakes that we’ve made over the years (and occasionally learn about the few things we’ve done right!). We’re not superstars or regulars on your Wednesday racks… yet. We’re hungry, underground creators sharing out experiences and documenting our journey to comics publishing success (or failure, if you’re the cynical type). With over one year and 30 episodes in the can, we’re looking forward to becoming the premier comics creation podcast in 2012… with your listener support, that is! So check us out and let us know what you think.

I hope you enjoy Sequential Underground and these other comics creation podcasts. Maybe one or all of these will spark your creative fire and get you producing comics better and more passionately than ever before!

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About Nick Marino

Comic book writer. Music maker. Occasional doodler.
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