Tag: comic-creators

How Does One Come Up With Comic Ideas When There Is No Such Thing As A New Idea?

Mark Twain once said “There is no such thing as a new idea.”. It sometimes seems the same with comics – all the super-hero powers have seemingly been done, well, all the good ones. Smelly-shoes isn’t really a super-power that anyone would actually want to have. All the good plots and backstories have been so […]

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How to Take Convention Commissions with Guest Blogger Timothy Delaney

 

I first met Tim at Brisbane Supanova two years ago when he sat next to me at his booth. He had his new comic Sunsets and Sodas for sale, and was taking commissions. He was so busy all weekend.  I had the pleasure of sitting next to Tim again at Gold Coast Supanova April 2017, and it was there I asked him to write an article on how to take commissions at conventions and events.

Being a genuinely great guy and fantastic artist, he agreed on the spot, and it’s with pleasure I present to you:

How to Take Convention Commissions

– Written by Timothy Delaney.

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How Long Does It Take To Produce A Manga?

Facebook is a fantastic tool for illustrators, comic creators and all sorts of creatives to talk to others involved in the industry. Recently, a group I was in had German artist, Olga Rogalski, make a post about how long it took her to produce a manga novel.

 

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How To Make A Comic In 23 Easy Steps!

Hi everyone, it’s Kay here. Just recently, I took on a submission for an anthology comic, and I wanted to share the experience I had from it, and the lessons I learnt from doing everything from the illustration to final editing.

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The Dreamer’s Gate and Tim Stiles

Tim Stiles is the creator of Cthulhu Williams, and today, we are interviewing him. What excites me about this interview is that not only has he successfully funded his Kickstarter campaign for his comic “Cthulhu Williams”, (we all love success stories, right?) but he’s a down to earth creator who values his artists and skills, and has worked in the Killeroo ‘verse that Darren Close has created.

 
   (Big Tim promoting Cthulhu Williams)

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Comic Conventions Part 4 – Practical guide to recording sales at events.

In part 1 of Comic Conventions Part 1: The ins and outs for beginners, I spoke briefly about what to do when you don’t make any sales. Today, we’re going to look at what we do when we do make sales, and how to track each sale to keep for our records. This helps us to see what is selling well and to keep track of numbers of stock.

 

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Poll: What supplies do you use?

I’m interested in finding out more about what you use when you create your art and comics. I invite you to take part in this poll I have created to help me understand your needs as creators. Feel free to click more than one option, and to share with your friends and co-creators on Facebook […]

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Don’t call Mike Barry late for dinner – “Action Tank” in action.

We are really spoilt for choice this week. Mike Barry, the creator of “Action Tank” – a 100 page graphic novel, gets interviewed by MCA Studios – the third comic creator we have interviewed this week!

Mike is a local Sydney creator, and has been doing comic art for quite a number of years. He has worked with other creators over those years, and it’s now time to get ready for “Action Tank”. You can support his Kickstarter here.

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Dr Mike 2000 Explains What “Universe Gun” Is All About

When we say MCA Studios supports Aussie independent comic creators – we mean it!

We travel from Brisbane headquarters to Adelaide, to talk to comic-creator, Dr Mike Cooper, who took some time from his busy schedule to answer a few questions we put forward about his comics, his Kickstarter campaign (which you should definately go and support by 17th Feb 2017!), and himself as a creator. We have a bonus for you as well – Dr Mike 2000 has included some pretty cool pictures of him at work, his inspiration, and his process.

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Gilmore. Dan Gilmore: A chat with a Brisbane local creator.

I met Dan Gilmore a few years ago, I cannot recall if it was at a local drawing group, or an event where he was selling his comics, but since then, I have had the chance to chat with him from time to time, and watch him at his art.

His design and art skill are apparent in his comics, and his stories are engaging and thought provoking.  I had the chance to ask him some questions recently, and this is what we talked about, mostly I just asked questions, and he answered.

(Dan’s comics at ZICS 2015)

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