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Talksplode #47 – Making and Drawing Comics with Kevin Mellon and Declan Shalvey

November 17th, 2011

Episode 434 of 773 episodes

November 17, 2011 - After our last Talksplode episode about making comics with Blair Butler and Charles Soule from the writer’s perspective, we’re coming at it from the drawing table. Joining Josh Flanagan are Declan Shalvey (Thunderbolts, Northlanders) and Kevin Mellon (Heart, Gearhead). The conversation is long and ranges through many aspects of being an artist in today’s comic book industry. We’ll talk about the origins and breaking in stories, as well as the highs and lows of the industry. We talk about some of the challenges a comic book artist faces, and how writer and artist collaborate. There’s a lot of information to be gained, learning from people who’ve been there, and are still working at climbing their ladder, whatever that ladder may be. If you have any interest in making comics, either as an artist, writer, or whatever, this is an invaluable conversation.