10 Steps to Make Your Creations Real

Douglass Neff instructing on what constitutes as attainable.

TweetBy: Nick Eskey The thing about fandom is that on some level, we all wish we be a part of what we love: We want to write a hit novel because we love to read; we want to draw a comic book because we love to draw; we want to be a filmmaker because we […]

MUST-READ: Mark Waid’s Open Letter to Young Freelancers

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TweetMark Waid’s taken to his blog to write some advice for freelance writers who are just breaking in – or trying to break in – to the industry. And as expected, it’s thoroughly compelling, smart, and invaluable stuff. If Mark Waid were ever to take off his glasses, it seems almost certain that we’ll all […]

Steve Bissette: no money YET for Constantine TV show

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Tweet By now everyone including the Hollywood trades has linked to Steve Bissette’s Facebook post about the Constantine TV show and the fact that he won’t get any money for the script currently being written: As of this morning, it appears there will be NO payment to the Constantine creators for this series. This option […]

Dan Berry Almost Quit Drawing Comics!

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TweetOver on his website, Dan Berry has just put up a new comic which explains how he almost quit drawing comics. It’s a story of dark secrets, shameful yearning, and illicit smells.

INTERVIEW: Declan Shalvey on working with Marvel, Dark Horse, Boom, DC, IDW…..

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TweetArtist Declan Shalvey has had an incredible year. Whilst working as regular artist for books like Venom and Thunderbolts at Marvel, he’s also created art and covers for books published at Dark Horse (Conan and The Massive), IDW (Half Past Danger and TMNT), Boom (Robocop) and Vertigo (American Vampire). In February his first-ever cover at Marvel […]

INTERVIEW: Stephen Mooney Goes Creator-Owned for ‘Half Past Danger’

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TweetLater this year IDW will be publishing Half Past Danger, a new series written, drawn, and created by Stephen Mooney. After working as artist on several IDW titles including Star Trek and Angel for the last few years, Mooney decided it was time to set up a creator-owned project, which he’d have full control over. […]

‘Seconds’ from Bryan Lee O’Malley Delayed until 2014

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TweetOver on his Tumblr blog, writer/artist/Backstreet Boys maven Bryan Lee O’Malley has explained that – due to a shoulder injury he suffered last year – his next project Seconds will be delayed until 2014.

Gail Simone is ‘no longer the writer’ for Batgirl

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TweetGail Simone has explained today on Twitter that, as of this week, she will no longer be the writer for DC’s Batgirl series.

NYCC: Everybody is out to get Joe Quinones!

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TweetArtist Joe Quinones tries his hardest to make friends and network at conventions, he really does, but for some reason everybody who comes into contact with him develops a murderous blood lust. Revealed today in a harrowing series of portraits on Quinones’ blog, a full display of cosplayer brutality has now come to light. And […]

NYCC: Six In Six: Brandon Seifert

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Tweet by Matt O’Keefe Welcome to Six In Six, where I ask comic folk six questions and get my answers in six minutes or less. Here at NYCC 2012 I’m asking creators about their experience with and opinions on Image Comics. Here’s my interview with Brandon Seifert. Image clearly had a big year. Name one […]

INTERVIEW: Val Staples explains life as a freelance colourist

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After reading Bon Alimagno’s excellent interview/evaluation with colorist Erick Arciniega on iFanboy, I decided that it was time for more of us to start jumping on the coloring bandwagon. Getting the right colorist on a comic can be crucial to the success of the book, and yet there’s really very little coverage of this side of the industry available. With that in mind I contacted colorist-whizz (and nicest man alive) Val Staples, whose recent credits include books like Swamp Thing, New Mutants, Deadpool and Hulk, to get a basic insight into his life as a colorist.

The Freelance Life: Making it in webcomics in Romania

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The Romanian webcomic Fredo and Pid’jin, has been a big success for its creators Eugen Erhan and Tudor Muscalu, this piece at Next Web tells us, if by success you mean lots of links on Reddit and Digg. What emerges is the story of two guy with a dream and a webcomic about two evil pigeons out to conquer the world. Things looked low, but then a guy who works on the Simpsons came and told them they were on the right track, energizing them to carry on. But…questions remain:

The Freelance Life: What Cee Lo can teach cartoonists

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Since everyone is always comparing the comics business to the music business in terms of retail erosion, howabout looking at a music success story? The New York Times has a profile of musician Cee Lo Green explaining how, despite the economic decimation in the music industry, he’s been able to make some $20 million this year by rigorously branding himself and expanding his activities to including numerous TV hosting gigs, merchandising and Vegas. Along the way some interesting iTunes numbers are dropped.

Although “F&^% You,” Cee Lo’s anthemic yet catchy song of moving on was downloaded some 5.3 million times in the US, that doesn’t mean he made $5 million from it.