#066 Scott McCloud’s “Making Comics”… um, Part One! Yeah, that’s it!

"Making Comics" by Scott McCloudHow could we even attempt to give a brief overview to Scott McCloud’s Making Comics, a book that’s so essential to the mission of our podcast?! We try anyway, before deciding to less review this book than, perhaps, to use it as a guiding force for our comics-creation podcast…

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Storytelling Problem in Civil War #6

We had to read these pages twice before they made sense…

#065 “Box Office Poison”

Box Office Poison

We again slather praise on Alex Robinson, this time for his first book, Box Office Poison. We compare it with Tricked and examine Robinson’s storytelling techniques.

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Legion of Doom

#064 Milton Caniff and “Steve Canyon”

For our final look at Will Eisner’s Shop Talk (and isn’t it about time?), we discuss Milton Caniff, who spent four decades on the daily newspaper strip Steve Canyon. We reminisce about girl-on-girl torture and look at where you can read Steve’s adventures.

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Tim’s other site (for Japanese learners of English)

Humorous Maximus (publishing 1947 Steve Canyon strips)

Comics Curmudgeon (actually, where I found out about Humorous Maximus!)