Comics Are Great!

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Sinopsis

The visual storytelling show

Episodios

  • CAG 110 – The Handwriting of Comics, with Mark Siegel

    CAG 110 – The Handwriting of Comics, with Mark Siegel

    07/06/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    To make good comics and graphic novels, all you have to do is draw really well and write pretty well, then mix them together, right? Then why is it so challenging to make comics that connect with audiences? How do you describe that unnameable quality that makes certain art and stories arresting? After a long […]

  • CAG! 109 – Make Comics Like a Photographer, with Peter Baker

    CAG! 109 – Make Comics Like a Photographer, with Peter Baker

    24/03/2015 Duración: 01h02min

    Talking about composition, context, and color on CAG! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=e96lFpKwTS4 Photographers got it easy, right? All they have to do to tell their stories is point their magic box at their subject and hit click. Cartoonists, on the other hand, have to create the reality of their work from scratch. Surely photographers have zero insights to […]

  • CAG! 108 – Comics for the Holidays! with Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

    CAG! 108 – Comics for the Holidays! with Raina Telgemeier and Dave Roman

    19/12/2014 Duración: 01h15min

    El Deafo! Hilda and the Midnight Giant! Roz Chast, and more! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvY3-YoKV5k We’re continuing our tradition of closing out the year with Dave Roman and Raina Telgemeier of The Comics Bakery. Join us for a rapid round of book talks on some of our favorite comics, which you can use as your last-minute holiday gift guide! And […]

  • CAG! 107 – Animals Doing People Things, with John Green

    CAG! 107 – Animals Doing People Things, with John Green

    06/12/2014 Duración: 01h01min

    Talking about the special communicative power of the cartoon on Comics Are Great! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8PsQi99nok Anthropomorphic comics characters have enjoyed a wide appeal almost since the invention of the comic. Who doesn’t love Snoopy? Characters like Garfield have inspired an entire generation of professional cartoonists. Even the critically-acclaimed Maus featured talking animal characters. So what is […]

  • CAG! 106 – Talent or Effort? with Zack Giallongo

    CAG! 106 – Talent or Effort? with Zack Giallongo

    06/12/2014 Duración: 01h17min

    Broxo! Ewoks! Shakespeare! Banjo music, and more! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuLb6XdoQzs It’s time to unbox the age-old question of Talent vs. Effort on Comics Are Great! How does your comics work change when you shift your focus from “expressing yourself” to “putting in the effort?” Are these terms mutually exclusive, or does the focus oscillate between those poles […]

  • CAG! 105 – Banned Books

    CAG! 105 – Banned Books

    06/12/2014 Duración: 01h09min

    Challenged Comics! Censorship! Dave Carter, and more! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5TpS-rpSnI Join us for a discussion on Banned Books Week with David Carter, Librarian at the University of Michigan’s Comics and Video Game Archive. Together we explore censorship in comics and ways we can better advocate for our medium. Links mentioned in this episode (thanks to Eric Klooster […]

  • CAG! 100 – Getting Your Comic Into Libraries

    CAG! 100 – Getting Your Comic Into Libraries

    02/12/2014 Duración: 42min

    Gregg Schigiel! Laura Given! Erin Helmrich! Finding new audiences for your work, and more! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAAzJsOrAys It’s the 100th episode of the Comics Are Great show, recorded live before a studio audience at the 2014 Kids Read Comics Celebration! I’m joined by guest co-host Gregg Schigiel of the Stuff Said Show, librarian Laura Given, and librarian […]

  • CAG! 103 – Blending Cute and Eerie, with Eric Orchard

    CAG! 103 – Blending Cute and Eerie, with Eric Orchard

    22/09/2014 Duración: 53min

    Talking about walking the line between eerie and cute on CAG! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNhieWXymL4 In this special unscheduled episode of the Comics Are Great! show I’ll be joined by Eric Orchard, cartoonist behind Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch, published by Top Shelf. Maddy Kettle is a plucky young girl who faces witches, vampire bats, and […]

  • CAG! 102 – You Got Your Cosplay in My Comic! with Rachel Ashley-Lovelace

    CAG! 102 – You Got Your Cosplay in My Comic! with Rachel Ashley-Lovelace

    21/09/2014 Duración: 01h15min

    Talking about the role of fandom on CAG! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=-of8-cBDmHc Whatever your stance on cosplay, one can’t deny that it’s an active arena in fan participation with media. Is it simply a distracting branch that interferes with the “pure” transactions between fans and creators? Or is it a means for fans to enrich their participation with […]

  • CAG! 101 – Kids v. Adults with Gregg Schigiel and Connor

    CAG! 101 – Kids v. Adults with Gregg Schigiel and Connor

    20/09/2014 Duración: 59min

    Comics Are Great! returns with a battle between kid and adult authors! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2BmkddnAWE We grown-up cartoonists think we know what kids are and aren’t picking up on in our work. After all, we were kids once! But memory can be fickle testimony, so in the next Comics Are Great! I’ll be joined by 12-year-old cartoonist […]

  • CAG! 104 – Talking Muppets Most Wanted, with Dave Roman

    CAG! 104 – Talking Muppets Most Wanted, with Dave Roman

    19/09/2014 Duración: 01h12min

    Muppets Most Wanted, Perils of Retreading, and more! It’s another special audio-only “therapy session” of Comics Are Great! I’m joined by Dave Roman for a discussion on Muppets Most Wanted. Together we explore how this film scratched many of the itches we were left with after The Muppets movie, how revisiting a franchise almost demands […]

  • CAG! 99 – Code of Hero, with Jamie Gambell

    CAG! 99 – Code of Hero, with Jamie Gambell

    19/09/2014 Duración: 01h25min

    Talking about independent publishing on the Comics Are Great! show! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpX5d1IRI2Y This time I’m joined by Jamie Gambell, writer of The Hero Code, for a discussion on the various channels available to us when publishing our comics independently. With so many options like Kickstarter, Comixology, IndyPlanet, Patreon, and publishing on the web, how do you […]

  • CAG! 98 – The Performance Cartoonist, with Mark Mariano

    CAG! 98 – The Performance Cartoonist, with Mark Mariano

    19/09/2014 Duración: 01h18min

    Talking about getting out from behind the desk and reaching out to new fans on the Comics Are Great! show! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2bTGpTg1FU We all know that making the work is only half of the battle facing an author or cartoonist these days. Once the work is done you have to market the work, and for many […]

  • CAG! 97 – What’s so Great about Batman?

    CAG! 97 – What’s so Great about Batman?

    04/09/2014 Duración: 01h27min

    Talking about everyone’s favorite Dark Knight on CAG 97! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_f7EasqzHo You may have heard that 2014 is the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Batman. So for this episode of the Comics Are Great! show we had a roundtable discussion on why the Caped Crusader remains such an enduring character. I’m joined by Dean Trippe, author […]

  • CAG! 96 – The Positive Pro is Pro-Positive, with Jim Lujan

    CAG! 96 – The Positive Pro is Pro-Positive, with Jim Lujan

    29/08/2014 Duración: 01h13min

    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=940vG8Mr7DI Talking about independent animation, working with what you got, and keeping on! In CAG 92 I talked with Ben Hatke about the importance of giving our heroes a reason to quit. Why? Because it’s so, so satisfying to see them not quit when all evidence suggests that quitting is the sensible solution. Why is […]

  • CAG! 95 – Puzzling out Your Comic’s Destiny, with Jason Shiga

    CAG! 95 – Puzzling out Your Comic’s Destiny, with Jason Shiga

    24/08/2014 Duración: 01h29min

    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=3UcBl3mDthw Find a publisher, POD, Webcomic, or all three? Figuring out your comic’s destiny! Whether your hope to get your comic published in the Direct Market or by one of the major book publishers, or self-publish through a Kickstarter or print-on-demand service like Ka-Blam, or publish directly to the web (as either a webcomic or […]

  • CAG! 94 – Make Your Comic Like a Movie, with Kohl Glass, Donald Harrison, and Sharad Patel

    CAG! 94 – Make Your Comic Like a Movie, with Kohl Glass, Donald Harrison, and Sharad Patel

    12/05/2014 Duración: 01h21min

    Talking about what cartoonists can learn from filmmakers on Comics Are Great! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Olua0Ls4JiU Comics and film share a lot of DNA, though their strengths and weaknesses greatly differ. In the end they’re trying to do the same thing–convey ideas and explore narratives visually. So what might cartoonists learn about their own craft by studying the […]

  • CAG! 93 – The Hero who Refuses to Fight, with Kevin Coppa

    CAG! 93 – The Hero who Refuses to Fight, with Kevin Coppa

    11/05/2014 Duración: 01h14min

    Talking Doctor Who, Avatar: The Last Airbender, and Masters of the Universe with Kevin Coppa of The Puppetbenders! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSiN_GupCSs What’s the appeal of action heroes who use violence as a last resort? I’m joined by Kevin Coppa of The Puppetbenders for a discussion on how our hearts can sometimes be captured by an action hero […]

  • CAG! 91 – Comics for the Holidays!

    CAG! 91 – Comics for the Holidays!

    11/05/2014 Duración: 01h07min

    The ultimate comics gift guide on this episode of Comics Are Great! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOx_Erz4ZzM The final CAG of 2013! I’m joined by Dave Roman, Raina Telgemeier, and Sharon Iverson for a list of our favorite comics and graphic novels of 2013 and which ones would make a great gift for that loved one who doesn’t consider […]

  • CAG! 90 – Why are all of the Cartoonists on Tumblr?

    CAG! 90 – Why are all of the Cartoonists on Tumblr?

    10/05/2014 Duración: 01h13min

    Talking about how to get your work seen on the Comics Are Great! show! //www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7lHY0oQBBU There are more ways than ever to share our work with our intended audience. Some solutions are as simple as pushing a button, while others may require a little bit of technical know-how. But how do you find the hosting/publishing/social […]

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