Monday, March 07, 2011

Episode 93--Todd Lockwood and listener questions for the team.

Episode 93 opens with an interview with Todd Lockwood recorded at Illuxcon.

Next we have group discussion of listener questions with Ralph Horsley, Drew Baker, Socar Myles, Patrick McEvoy, Kieran Yanner, and Jeremy What's-His-Face.

Special thanks to Chantal Fournier, Smugbug, Jora Thompson whose questions we had fun addressing.
Listener Tommi ( Aka Tom Hermann) had an interesting question about the future of publishing and I may have a guest lined up for a future episode who can really offer some insight on the topic. I'll make sure to announce that when it comes to reality. :)

Enjoy the show!

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19 comments:

P.J. Magalhães said...

ok i just had to stop the podcast and say: HAHHAHAHHAHAHHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHH

oh man i needed that this morning, Cheers Socar. :D

Ok back to the show!

Aledin said...

Hi guys,

question to Kieran: what's the name of that italian art magazine you mentioned when you talked about your experience in Lucca?

MidnightIllustration said...

Hi Ninjas,

I have a question for Ralph - which UK conventions would you recommend for a freelance science fiction \ fantasy illustrator?

KieranYanner said...

That would be ImagineFX :-D

-Kieran

Aledin said...

Oh, ImagineFX! ahahah ok, thanks. :D

Trows said...

This podcast really is a wealth of information. Thanks guys (and lady!)

Patrick said...

Thanks, Trows - glad to have you on board. :)

Eggowaffles said...

I have a question, I don't know if its been answered yet but what do you bring if your setting up a booth at your first comic con.

Ralph Horsley said...

Hi MidnightIllustration

There are a limited number of UK shows; the main ones are GamesExpo, Dragonmeet and for SF, Eastercon.

As you are UK based any, or all, are probably worth attending, but they don't tend to attract international publishers/AD's - so you should think about heading to a big US show; IndyGenCon in particular.

MidnightIllustration said...

Thanks, Ralph!

Chantal Fournier said...

Thank you for answering my question. I was actually asking because on my way to Illuxcon, the border agent didn't understand what the heck I was going to do and searching my stuff she was suspicious of my business cards (she thought I was a fortune teller, but that's another story.) I was trying to explain that I was going to network to get work later, then she thought I was trying to work in the US without a green card, then I had to explain what a freelancer was. It was a mess. I can only imagine if I go with merchandise (and not just a bunch of postcards and business cards.)
Now, I have another question for a later podcast if it's something you want to tackle. Does any of the Ninjas teach (art) either regularly or giving seminars. If so, how did you decide that you were indeed, qualified to teach? Some people suggest that I should teach but I'm wondering if it wouldn't be presumptuous of me...

Thank you again!

Watertownronin said...

I have a question for your next episode of Ninja Mountain. I"m an aspiring Comic Artist and I've posted work and looked for work on various sites on the internet. I've met up with writers who want me to send them "Test Pages" to see if my storytelling style works well with there writing, even though I've sent them character design samples and a sample of sequential work. Is this normal in the comic book business when your starting out or are these test pages just another way of saying spec work.

Patrick said...

Hi Chantal - amazingly enough we did touch on that subject during our recording for the latest episode. When it's out you can see if we answered your question without knowing it! :)

Watertownronin - I'd say it depends on how excited you are to work with that writer. Does he have a deal set up already, is it the sort of story or character you want do, etc? If it's just to do a project that you're not particularly excited about, then don't do a test. Comics don't make enough money for that (if any).

On the other hand, if it's something you really want to get in on, then remember that writers are NOT the best judge of art. They may need to see what you would do with their ideas on a test page in order to imagine what the book would look like. They aren't Art Directors, after all! :)

Chantal Fournier said...

Cool stuff Patrick! I can't wait to hear that...
*stares* When is it coming up?

Jeremy McHugh said...

Hey guys,

Sorry to be late withthe next episode.
I am hustling on getting sketches to a client and getting my details in order for merry old tax season.
The show will be out later this week and return to our more regular bi-weekly schedule. :)

Thanks for hanging in there!
---Jeremy

Chantal Fournier said...

I wasn't saying that to put pressure on you Jeremy. It was just banter... I'm already grateful that you guys work so hard to bring us the podcast...

Jeremy McHugh said...

Oh I know it was friendly chat. :)

I always feel in a rush when I have an episode just burning to get out there. ;)

---Jeremy

James Gurney said...

Hey everybody!
Thanks for mentioning my books. I just discovered your podcasts, and they rock.

I second the motion about Lucca--it's a great convention for comics, games, and fantasy art, and it takes up a whole medieval Italian town. I was blown away with the European comics talent that are hard to find in the USA.

Patrick said...

Hey, thanks James! It's really great to know you're listening - we all dig your work. :)