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Live at Palm Springs Comic Con: The Man who Created Halloween with Legendary Producer Irwin Yablans and Shelly Saltman

Halloween was one of the formative movies of my childhood. This week on the show, we’re back at Palm Springs Comic Con for one of my favorite panels I’ve ever moderated, because I interviewed a living... Read More
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Setting SMART goals for 2017

Goals are a bedrock to success in any business. When I started setting real, tangible SMART goals in 2015, my career saw hockey stick, exponential growth. Before then, I had a set of goals that... Read More
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Selling books to humans with Humanoids Marketing Director Hillery Pastovich

Hillery Pastovich has been selling and marketing comics for publishers since 2005, most notably for Tokyo Pop and now for Humanoids. Along the way she’s figured out how to sell not only to people at... Read More
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The 5 Best (and Worst) Conventions of 2016

Conventions are the life blood of any artist. They allow us to meet new fans and connection with existing ones. This year saw me make 45 appearances overall, and exhibit at 37 conventions. I thought... Read More
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Interview #40: The Secrets of Crowdfunding Success with Kickstarter Publishing Director Margot Atwell

This week on the show we have Margot Atwell, Publisher of Gutpunch Press, writer of The Insider’s Guide to Book Publishing Success, and publishing director at Kickstarter. Here is her bio straight from www.emdashandco.com. Margot... Read More
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Live at Palm Springs Comic Con: The Writer’s Journey with Justin Kirkman

Palm Springs Comic Con asked me to participate on four panels this year. This was the first one of the weekend, where I talked about the Writer’s Journey with Justin Kirkman from Cali Comics (www.calicomics.com;... Read More
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Interview #39: The Comicraft of Lettering with Elephantmen Creator Richard Starkings

Today we have Richard Starkings on the show. If you don’t know Richard’s work as a letterer, editor, and writer, then I highly recommend you check out Elephantmen, his Image series that’s run for over... Read More
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Live at Loscon: You have a great idea, now what with Tony Todaro, Leslie Ann Moore, S. P. Hendrick, and Justin Robinson

This is the second of two panels I participated in at LOSCON this year. The first was a panel I moderated about editing manuscripts and how to find a good editor, which I posted last... Read More