We discuss McCloud’s chapter on building the world that your characters inhabit, and look at how it relates to Alan Moore and Gene Ha’s Top Ten!
A review of Charles Burns’ Black Hole, plus a look at McCloud’s chapter on The Power of Words!
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In discussing Scott McCloud’s ideas on creating characters, we look at two examples: Image’s Lions, Tigers, and Bears, and Tim’s own Spider-Hag!
How 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…
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!)