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Sketch Magazine Podcast #46, HeroesCon recap and Creating Good Supporting Characters
Bill Nichols
post Jun 8 2011, 05:32 PM
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Sketch Magazine Podcast #46

Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew
Topic: The Sketch Crew discuss Heroes Con 2011 and "Creating good Supporting Characters". John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.

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post Jun 16 2011, 07:22 PM
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This podcast made very excited for a possible "DC Relaunch Bitchfest" that you guys teased about. I'd love to hear an episode where something/someone winds you guys up and you just "go". smile.gif


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post Jun 16 2011, 07:55 PM
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Bob and John have already figured out that if they can get me talking about the art of creating or encouragement or advice, etc., then I can easily take up the whole podcast pretty much. If it's about business or industry stuff, I'll usually wave quietly (mostly) from the corner since I'm not up on a lot of the current stuff...

In the new podcast, there's an announcement about calling in via Skype. (For more details, just listen to the podcast...) Could be fun and get us "going" smile.gif


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post Jun 16 2011, 08:49 PM
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Neat - I look forward to your Skype phone in. I really have to look to getting Skype myself sometime.

I'm really unfamiliar with the current comic book world.. my rabid comic collecting ended around the late 90s, early 2000s... but I do see alot of buzz about what's going on with DC on the interwebs. smile.gif


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post Jun 19 2011, 03:03 PM
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Just wanted to pop in and say I love listening to the podcast on my drive home from work! I just started my own self publishing company so I know I'll be listening to these any chance I get!
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post Jun 20 2011, 05:40 PM
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Cool! If you have any questions or thoughts, just post it. I'd love to hear...


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post Jul 20 2011, 11:40 AM
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QUOTE (Bill Nichols @ Jun 20 2011, 04:40 PM) *
Cool! If you have any questions or thoughts, just post it. I'd love to hear...


Nice to hear from ya Bill!

Here's some thoughts, sorry if these were already covered!

Work-life balance:
Iím currently working full-time from 8-5.When I get home I have about 5 hours of freetime (make dinner, homework, check online life, squeeze in some penciling a page) to myself. I'm curious how others juggle work-life and saving time aside for their comic. Now I use weekends to work on my comic since I started college part-time. I miss having that extra hour per weekday to work on my comic! Anyways, how do you find time? Do you use any scheduling tools like Google Calendar?


Lettering:
I'm still experimenting with lettering my comic the traditional way. Currently I hand write and ink the letters using an AMES guide. I think I may go digital though, I upgraded my computer so it can handle large files. I like the idea of digital because the letters look clean. I would also have more room to mess up without ruining the paper.

However, I noticed in interviews of artists, they create their own fonts. What options are out there with making your own digital font?
Have you ever met someone that letters digitally with the stylus instead of using the fonts?


That's it for now! As always, love the podcast! Thanks!

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post Jul 20 2011, 03:46 PM
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I'm glad somebody's answering in these podcast threads! Woo hoo!

We did do a podcast where we addressed the working all day, squeezing some comics work in, etc. A listener by the name of Antonio wrote in and wondered if I'd ever heard of anyone else doing that. Yup. Lots. But sometimes you feel as if you're the only one. I mean, how do you know? And how do you know what works for someone else...

I used to ink for a few minutes before I went in to work. Of course, I got up at 3am or so and no one else was up, but I was able to focus just on the inking,

Haven't tried the Google Calendar myself...I'd blow the schedule most likely anyway.

I'll bring up the lettering to Bob since he's designed some and done some, among other things.

Good response!

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