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119: Palle Schmidt (#2) Gutter Talk Podcast
The Making Comics Gutter Talk podcast goes international. Again. In this episode, Adam is joined by Denmark's own, Palle Schmidt. If that name sounds familiar to you, it's at least one of two things. Either you have heard the previous Gutter Talk episodes Palle was on, as well as the Comic Con panel back in 2014 moderated by Patrick Yurick, or it's the amazing work he's done in Thomas Alsop or Comics for Beginners, a site dedicated to educating those with the dream of creating comics. In this episode, Adam and Palle discuss a wide range of topics. Whether it's the inside scoop on Palle's techniques as an artist or the various ways and differences artists are treated and respected between Denmark and the United States. They even touch on taxes. Taxes! We know, what do taxes have to do with comics? Well, directly, not much. But in the overall grand scheme of things, no one can escape them. Even underpaid artists. Make sure you give the Gutter Talk podcast a rating and review on iTunes and check out the site for all your comic creating needs. Palle's Links: Palle's site (@Palle_Schmidt) Stiletto Thomas Alsop Comics For Beginners Our Links: Intro & Outro Song: "RetroFuture Clean" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Outro Song Behind Vocals: "Backed Vibes (clean)" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Transitions: InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound /
Mar 29, 2019
1 hr 27 min
118: Graham Annable (#2) Gutter Talk Podcast
For many folks, our esteemed Making Comics Gutter Talk host included, winter is a difficult time of year. Time changes, cold weather, having to constantly correct yourself on the year because it changed and it's hard to get in the new habit of writing the new year. We get it. But Spring is about to... well, spring, and it's time to wake up the sleeping beast that is this podcast. And what better way to rub the sleep out of our eyes than with one of the podcast's favorite past guests. In this first episode of 2019, which was admittedly recorded in 2018, Adam is joined by writer, artist, director, and overall swell guy, Graham Annable. If the name sounds familiar, it could be because he was a guest on the podcast a few years back. However, there's a pretty sizable chance you know the name from his wonderful work, such as the Laika production, The Boxtrolls, which he co-directed. It could also be from the hilarious and sometimes poignant sketches and comics, Grickle. Or maybe it's from his more recent graphic novels, Peter & Ernesto, in which he is both artist and writer. And as you'll see, most recently, part-time editor. Graham's Links: Graham's site (@grickle) Graham's books, including Peter & Ernesto Our Links: Intro & Outro Song “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Outro Song Behind Vocals “Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Mar 8, 2019
1 hr 5 min
We have bold new experiment ready for you to enjoy this week - the very first ComicFuel Workshop podcast! Bizhan Khodabendeh’s “Panel Layout: The Golden Ratio” from 2014 is our most popular article ever posted on our website. So, for season 1 of Gutter Talk we’ve decided to revisit the article in the form of a FREE WORKSHOP. That’s right! We said FREE WORKSHOP!!! I hear you asking: “But, Patrick… This is just a podcast. How is a podcast a FREE WORKSHOP?” Great question! The idea is super simple: If you haven’t yet, read through Bizhan’s Article “Panel Layout: The Golden Ratio” Come back to this post at Start playing the podcast and follow along with the tutorial below Skip ahead to the future and you will have 1 full page of comic art completed that utilizes Bizhan’s Golden Ratio theory. I told you it was simple. (I know, that last step is a doozy). This is a crazy experiment for and the Gutter Talk ComicFuel series. We want to know if you liked it, if you hated it, something was confusing, or even if you just want to say hi. All of the feedback is welcome and encouraged. To give us feedback, comment below or email us at Oh, and hey, if you like this episode please let us know by signing up to be a Patreon patron, giving us a one-time donation, or giving us a tip on the RadioPublic app. For your convenience we’ve broken the podcast down into chapters:* 00:00:00 - Pre-Roll Ad 00:01:30 - *NEW* ComicFuel Theme Song 00:02:17 - Patreon Updates 00:04:10 - Show Intro 00:06:14 - Bizhan Introduction 00:10:55 - Workshop Agenda, Goals, & Deliverables 00:12:28 - Materials Overview 00:19:04 - Step 1: Thumbnailing 00:27:07 - Steps 2 & 3: Page Layout 1 00:33:54 - Steps 4 & 5: Page Layout 2 00:42:53 - Step 6: Penciling 00:52:44 - Step 7: Refining Pencils 01:01:00 - Step 8: Inking 01:14:03 - Steps 9-11: Refining Inks 01:25:25 - End of Lesson & Next Steps 01:27:31 - "Flats" Definition 01:32:31 - Closing The Loop: Golden Ratio 01:36:51 - Closing Credits *If you are versed at all with “enhanced” podcasts, we’ve also included chapter markers directly in the episode so you should be able to jump to sections fairly easily from within your podcast player. If none of that makes any sense - ignore me. Credits Lesson & Photos by Bizhan Khodabendeh (@mendedarrow). Support him and his work by visiting All music was graciously provided by our friends “Another Dead Clown” from the instrumentals of “This May No...
Dec 7, 2018
5: Norm Harper – Gutter Talk Podcast (116)
We hope your ears are ready for more comic candy, because Gutter Talk has returned! With Gutter Talk’s mid-season intermission behind us, Adam Greenfield is back at it with another incredible interview - this time with Eisner Award Nominated writer and publisher Norm Harper! This week’s episode is filled with engaging conversation surrounding Norm’s breakout comic, Rikki, and what it means to take an old, well-known tale and spin it with a fresh, comic-style twist! Adam and Norm’s conversation also finds itself exploring the ideas behind belonging to a clan and finding oneself, walking between film and comics, jumping into the world of indie comics, fighting off imposter syndrome, and starting an incredible publishing company! Also, for those of you who love listening to the sultry voice of our host and the plethora if diverse guests on the regular, please consider helping us make more episodes by donating at least $1 to the show on patreon: Hitting our goals means more episodes, which means more tips, tricks, and insight into the comic world for you! The Sequels Info Website: Facebook: Twitter: @TheSequelsComic Intro & Outro Song “RetroFuture Clean” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Outro Song Behind Vocals “Backed Vibes (clean)” Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Songs Behind Ads “Elmore Heights” by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. ( “Dirty Wallpaper” by Blue Dot Sessions is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial License. (  
Nov 9, 2018
[Recast] Graham Annable Book Club! – Gutter Talk Podcast
Though our Season 1 Intermission might have arrived, that doesn't mean anybody around here gets to rest - and that means you! That's right, while we scurry about, finishing up the last couple of interviews and other such surprises, we've got some homework for you. But don't worry, it's nothing too difficult. In order to make sure you're prepared for our super secret upcoming book club episode, we decided to re-release one of our most popular episodes from the past - the Graham Annable interview - just in case you missed it last time! For those about to listen in for the first time, here's a little episode information: Our hero Adam Greenfield is joined today by Graham Annable, the co-director of the Academy Award nominated movie, The Boxtrolls, as well as the amazing animator and artist behind Grickle. One of the more gracious guests we’ve had on the Gutter Talk podcast, the conversations were open windows into Graham’s thought processes as not just the great artist he is but also what it takes to be a director, even if a co-director, on a major stop-motion picture. Give it a listen, Tweet out some of your favorite moments, and let us know what you think! The Original Episode 91: Graham Annable Book Club Book * Physical Book: Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths * Digital Book [Nook]: Peter & Ernesto: A Tale of Two Sloths
Oct 26, 2018
4: Patrick Yurick (#ComicFuel 7) – Gutter Talk Podcast (S01E04) (115)
How in the world could we do our first season of the Gutter Talk Podcast without bringing back the #ComicFuel podcast? The #ComicFuel podcast was launched as a question/answer show by our leader Patrick Yurick for the massively popular “How To Make A Comic Book” course on Coursera. Students from around the world submit questions and the seemingly endless fountain of facts bubbling inside of the brain of Patrick does its best to link them with the answers needed. On this seventh installment of #ComicFuel we cover questions like “Am I too old to make a living off of comics?”, “How do you manage a long-form comic project?”, “How do you learn to draw?”, and more. So pop on your headphones, get out a paper and pen, and draw while listening to Patrick traverse the world answering comic-making quandaries. Jump-To Sections * [00:00:00] Support Ad * [00:00:25] Show Theme * [00:01:10] Introduction * [00:04:10] Graham Annable Book Club Announcement * [00:06:10] Season Intermission Announcement * [00:08:00] Season Patreon Campaign Announcement * [00:12:50] What happened to the ComicFuel podcast? * [00:20:15] Question #1: Am I too old to make a living off of comic books? * [00:25:15] Question #2: How do you start outlining a big comic idea that you have? * [00:29:27] Question #3: How do you manage a long-form comic project? * [00:31:34] Ad Break * [00:33:35] Question #4: How do you learn how to draw? * [00:43:20] Question #5: Who makes comics? Only aspiring comic creators? * [00:47:35] Question #6: How do you collaborate with a team making comics together? * [01:01:00] Closing Statements * [01:03:00] Show Outro Show Notes [00:00:25] Show Theme [00:01:10] Introduction -- Gutter Talk Season 1 Episode 4 (115) --- ComicFuel #7 -- What is ComicFuel? --- ComicFuel was a podcast started on May 14, 2016 by leader, and teacher, Patrick Yurick. The podcast is a Q&A show with questions supplied from students within the "How To Make A Comic Book" MOOC on Coursera (which has over 27,000 enrolled students from all over the world). The show sometimes includes inspirational audio clips referred to as “AudioFuel”.  As defined within the first episode of the course, Comic Fuel is defined as: Any kind of inspirational piece of wisdom that directly results in the encouragement of artistry. Aka - psychological fuel, like coffee, designed to conquer your demons and keep going. [00:04:10] Graham Annable Book Club Announcement Announcing Our First Season Book Club Book: Graham Annable’s “Peter & Ernesto - A Tale of Two Sloths” - More news to come - Graham on a future episode - Buy the book on Amazon - Keep an eye on -- the Gutter Talk newsletter: -- Facebook page -- Instagram -- Twitter -- The podcast feed itself… [00:06:10] Season Intermission Announcement Apologies for the brevity of this episode - Teaching animation to some of my students who are sailing around the world in a yacht. -- Not returning until the 30th -- No internet - Mid-season break [00:08:00] Season Patreon Campaign Announcement - Patreon Readthrough -- Patrons: 32 --- 1-5 Monica Sampler -- Pledged: $46
Oct 19, 2018
3: Glynnes Pruett – Gutter Talk Podcast (S01E03) (114)
We hope you enjoyed the show last week! This week, we’re switching gears and truly getting into the nitty-gritty world of comics. Raise your hand if you’ve ever wanted to see your comic book on the shelves at your local comic book store! Do you know what it takes to get your comics through those sacred doors and into the pulls? Besides hard work (and a healthy dose of tears), there are some fine intricacies that go into understanding what makes a comic sell. Which is why this week, Adam sat down with Glynnes Pruett, owner and operator of one of America’s (and definitely L.A.’s) finest comic shops, The Comic Hideout. Sporting her blue hair and kick-ass attitude, Glynnes dove deep with Adam into the trends that she sees comics heading. From women’s involvement in kicking down age-old gender stereotypes and embracing comics, to building offline communities around comic books and friends, Glynnes proves that sometimes it’s best to be weird and crazy and silly as she channels that energy into fun, creative projects that make her Eisner-nominated business one of the hottest spots around and a place you definitely want your comic to call home! Please consider supporting us so that more episodes of the show can be released by donating at $1+ to the show on patreon:
Oct 12, 2018
2: “The Sidewinder Mutiny” by Jupiter Saloon Presented by Gutter Talk Theatre (S01E02) (113)
The wait for Gutter Talk Episode 2 is finally over and things are about to get intergalactic! You see, one of the most-heard bits of feedback we get from our beloved listeners is that they love listening to Gutter Talk while doodling or sketching or inking. They love the inspiration it brings as they push onward with their often tedious work. It’s sort of a way to give the brain something to focus on while the hands do all the heavy lifting. Well, we took this feedback and we thought, “Hmm, what can we do to really up the ante in terms of entertainment and inspiration?” Suddenly the answer struck! “We’ll take our listeners to the theatre!” Adam joyously proclaimed. And thus Gutter Talk Theatre was born! Not long after, we decided to team up with Podcation, (another project from the inimitable mind of our fearless leader, Patrick Yurick), to take you, our loyal listeners, away from your studios and drawing pads and send you deep into the furthest reaches of the galaxy, on an epic adventure filled with love, loss, and a maybe a stiff drink or two. It is with great pleasure that Gutter Talk Theatre presents: Jupiter Saloon! Please consider supporting us so that more episodes of the show can be released by donating at $1+ to the show on patreon: About Jupiter Saloon This sci-fi comedy audio drama centers on The Jupiter Saloon — a dive bar in space. It’s a place where weird characters from all over the galaxy come for a heavily poured drink, interesting conversation, and the possibility of adventure. Plus, patrons who are short on credits can settle their tab by telling a good story. Sort of like Cheers meets Tales from the Crypt. In space! Full credits for the Jupiter Saloon podcast are available here. To learn more about Jupiter Saloon visit Intro Song: "RetroFuture Clean" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Ad Songs: “Abracadabra” Silent Partner “Elle va au Japon” Nic Bommarito Licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License “Upbeat” Jon Luc Hefferman Licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License Transition: “InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav”Herbert Boland
Oct 5, 2018
1: Scott Marcano – Gutter Talk Podcast (S01E01)(112)
It’s finally here! It’s finally happening! The oh-so official first episode of the new “Gutter Talk Season 1” has arrived and it’s got all of us here at Making Comics more excited than we honestly have any right to be. In case you haven’t heard (how that’s possible at this point, we’re not entirely sure), Gutter Talk is releasing in a new seasonal format. This season, we’re releasing 8 episodes each Friday - all filled to the brim with invaluable insights, terrific tools, and a little dash of Adam’s signature wit on the side. Okay, maybe a little more than a dash. You can even sign up here if you’re in the mood to get email updates (and possible behind-the-scenes goodies) from each episode on the day they drop. Because in this fast-paced day and age, a little reminder here and there never hurt anyone. Anyhow, moving on to Episode 1! Esteemed host Adam Greenfield sits down in an unexpectedly pleasant park with artist, writer, and director Scott Marcano. Known the world around as the writer of the inimitable 90’s hit movie “Bio-Dome” and head of the Diablo Comics publisher, Scott’s enthusiasm for all things media is unstoppably contagious. Adam and Scott’s conversation jumps naturally between topics that range from video games and film rights for comics books to censorship and profanity to even the merits of print versus digital comics. This episode is brimming with deep industry knowledge that even the most battle-hardened comic creators will find enlightening. But don’t take our word for it. Give Episode 1 a listen and tell us what you think! And while you’re at it, drop us a little love on iTunes (or wherever you find your favorite podcasts) with a quick rating and maybe a review if you’re feeling especially happy to hear us back on the air! Please consider supporting us so that more episodes of the show can be released by donating at $1+ to the show on patreon: Scott's Links: Diablo Comics (@mister_diablo77) "The Void Divine" by Corey Snowden Intro & Outro Song: "RetroFuture Clean" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Outro Song Behind Vocals: "Backed Vibes (clean)" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Songs Behind Ads: "Plant Food"  Nic Bommarito Licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License "Please Listen Carefully" Jahzzar Licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License Transitions: InceptionBrassHitMedium.wav: Herbert Boland / Old Fashion Radio Jingle 2.wav: club sound /
Sep 28, 2018
0: Season 1 Teaser Trailer
Just a quick message from Adam on upcoming Making Comics Gutter Talk all new Season 1. Okay, maybe also a message to become a subscriber at our Patreon page, too. Fine! Also a call for any sponsors or advertisers. But when it's all said and done, really, it's still a quick message from Adam. Ad Song: "RetroFuture Clean" Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
Sep 25, 2018
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