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Best Jamais Jochim podcasts we could find (updated January 2020)
Best Jamais Jochim podcasts we could find
Updated January 2020
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WCRI is a webcomic podcast devoted to the creation and monetization of webcomics. There are how-to shows on how to create, draw, write, and market webcomics, as well as reviews on webcomics. There are also interview shows with creators, businessmen and others involved with webcomics. In short, if you want to create and make money from webcomics, this is where you start.
 
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The basic rules if you're interested in being interviewed by me.....By Jamais Jochim
 
We review the furry Supercell (https://www.supercellcomic.com (4/5/5/4.7)), the speculative Synthetic Life (http://www.slwebcomic.com/ (3/3/4/3.3)), and the cyberpunk Android Blues (https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/Android_Blues/ (4/4/3/3.7)). Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows).…
 
Today's interview is with Kathe Todd, fantasy author and owner of Rip Off Press. We discuss the basic history of comix, how the Big Boys affected the Little Boys, and how developments in both the real world and comics world affected the indy comics scene. We also look at a way to get around the copyright issue when it comes to fanfiction as well as…
 
Character designs can be hard. We look at how different materials can hep define characters, as well as add to plot elements such as themes as foreshadowing. We also look at how tight a character's clothes defines their confidence, and why naked characters are usually honorable ones. Throw in a quick look at their jewelry and we show how what you w…
 
Critics don't always get it right. We look at why there's a difference between what critics, artists, and everyone else are looking for in a particular. I also look at why critics should avoid genres they don't like, shouldn't charge for reviews, and shouldn't go in with a bias. There's also a swipe at some director and a website of frozen women. P…
 
Comic artists tend to over-use the same basic medium and close shots. We look at expanding that a little bit by looking at how camera shots can be used in comics as well as some advanced concepts. ranging from insert shots to zoom-in/zoom-out transitions. We even look at narration and flashbacks. Hopefully, this will help you look for other ways to…
 
Interview with Arlen Schumer, pop historian and illustrator. We discuss the Twilight Zone's effect on pop culture, Scorsese issues with superhero movies, and generally have fun with a number of side topics. An unedited version is available at the Patreon page. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows)…
 
One of the problems a lot of comics have is limited consistency: They just aren't drawn in the same manner every time. That is, vehicles, bases, even uniforms are drawn different each time. As this creates readership issues, it's something that needs to be worked on. As such, we look at the importance of various details, as well as the basics on ho…
 
We discuss his upcoming comic Jarhead, a supernatural/military comic. Besides his comic, the role of black writers, some of his interview issues, and why we need more black representation in comics and movies is discussed. Note: A longer, more explicit version is available on Patreon. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www…
 
It's Artists Month once again! Today we are stepping back and looking at the four traditional jobs artists have and how a comic artist can use them to do better comic art. This means looking at the penciller (he who does the roughs), the inker (he who takes it the finals), the colorist (master of tones of gray and color), and the letterer (ninja of…
 
Interview with Juan Rosario of Juan Love Apparel (https://juanloveapparel.com/). We discuss the importance of having a story, why you need to consider constantly be updating your inventory, and the advantages of updating your goods, as well as some suggestions on how to handle your merch. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https:/…
 
Diversity in comics is a touchy subject. On one hand, your comic can only benefit from having a wide range of characters but on the other you want to avoid token characters. We look at the problems with having diversity and how to solve those problems for better comics. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/tw…
 
Interview with Chris Hazelton of Misfile (http://www.misfile.com/) and 6 Gun Mage (https://www.6gunmage.com/). We discuss what it takes to work at such a long-running series, concluding it, and then starting over. We also discuss how to make two comics look different and the problems with running two such different comics. Please support WCRI by pl…
 
Where we discuss CGI comics, how important passion is when it comes to art, and the cost of a good comic. Bloodbound can be found at https://bloodboundcomic.com. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows).By Jamais Jochim
 
The Law of Nature is that every animal has a niche; when you look at political structures you note that every person fills a niche. We're exploring how people fit into the web of politics, and look at static versus dynamic structures, how political structures change depending on how well established they are, and even look at just how scary a perso…
 
In the episode, the following webcomics are reviewed: Lonely Vincent Bellingham (4/5/4/4-1/3, http://www.lonelyvincent.com), Misfile (4/3/4/3-2/3, http://www.misfile.com/), and The Adventures of Echo Callaway (4/5/3/4, https://echocallaway.tumblr.com/). [The numbers are grades for Writing/Art/Design/Total respectively.] If you are interested in hav…
 
Your supporting characters can fill so many different roles: They can help define your characters and setting, add depth to your characters, and expand their abilities. We look at why sidekicks are hated and the difference between sidekicks and minions. We look at the different roles friends and families play in a story, and the differences between…
 
Writers strangely ignore all of the additional symbolism a solid fighting style can give their characters. We look briefly at the symbolism inherent to wearing armor, wielding weapons, and even how a character fights, and how looking at and specifying those can be used to create a much more solid character. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Pa…
 
In this episode, the following webcomics are reviewed (numbers are Writing/Art/Design/Overall Rating): Random Slice of Life (3/3/5/3/3.17, URL: https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/that-random-slice-of-life/list?title_no=108427), Theurgy (4/3/4/3.7, URL: http://theurgy.smackjeeves.com/ ), and How To Be A Werewolf (5/4/5/4.7, URL: http://howtobeawe…
 
Rutger Hauer passed on July 24, 2019. This is a look back at his movies and what lessons we as writers can learn from them. This includes looks at Osterman Weekend, Ladyhawke, Flesh+Blood, Blind Fury, Blood of Heroes, Wedlock, Surviving the Game, Crossworlds, Lexx (don't ask), and some silly little movie that we all need to forget the 2049 version …
 
The following webcomics were reviewed this podcast (numbers following are ratings for writing/art/website design/average on a 1-5 scale): Taiduo (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/taiduo/list?title_no=144542 (4/5/3/4)), Wizard Along The Way (https://www.theduckwebcomics.com/wizard_along_the_way/ (3/3/2/2.67)), Galebound (http://www.galebound.co…
 
One of the problems that creators have is making money from their art. We look at how popular you need to be before you should start worrying about making a profit. We also look at how to properly place advertising on your site as well as take a very brief look at merchandising. We explore the difference between sponsors and affiliates, and some of…
 
Interview with the creator of The Stuffed (https://www.webtoons.com/en/challenge/stuffed/), an all-ages comic in the vein of Calvin & Hobbes but from Suzie's perspective. And with more stuffed animals. We discuss the importance of character interactions and why they need to complement each other. We also look at how you can keep a secret in the ope…
 
Food is something that you need to think about when world-building and so we explore what kind of fun you can have with it. We look at how you need to allow for where it comes from, from field to hydroponic bay, and how gives your world an extra dimension from celebrations to the everyday. We also look at how it sets the mood and how it can be used…
 
Magic is used mostly as a deux ex machina in far too many comics. We discuss different thoughts on how to properly integrate magic into a world, from different schools of magic, to magic items and spellbooks. How magic affects the world is briefly looked at, as well as how wizards may organize. The limits of magic are discussed as well as the what …
 
Toxic masculinity is not the only kind of toxicity that a writer should avoid. We look at when writers need to back off a little on feminist and racist topics, looking at why Rim of the World is a racist movie, Jack (Will & Grace) is too Jack, and Zoe (grown-ish) isn't that grown, as well as compare Ghostbuster (1984) with Ghstbusters (1016). We lo…
 
Interview with Ben Dunn, founder and editor of Antarctic Publishing. We discuss the various anthologies of Antarctic Publishing and how to use them to get into the comic business, as well as the history of Antarctic Publishing. We also talk about Warrior Nun Areala, the newest comic-related series on Netflix. Please support WCRI by pledging at our …
 
Sometimes it's easy to forget that we need the support of fans in order to succeed; sure they can be irritating but we need to remember that without fans all creative endeavors are bound to fail, be they patrons, our support, or the people we're counting on to pay our bills. Here we look at ways to show our appreciation for the fans, from merchandi…
 
WARNING: There be spoilers and mature subject matter! This is my breakdown of Game of Thrones, as I look back at how great show was, and a few theories, such as Danaerys' intent to liberate the world and why she didn't go insane, Bran setting himself up as king, and a few other issues of the last season. I also summarize what I think should have ha…
 
Interview with Gordon Firemark (https://firemark.com/), business/entertainment attorney. We cover all sorts of legal issues, ranging from transformative versus derivative works, copyright versus trademark, and even libel versus slander. The advantages to incorporating your comic are looked at, and we even look at using orphan works. Please support …
 
Interview with Natx Wang, nutritionist/podcaster (http://thesavvylifestyle.libsyn.com/) as we discuss the issues facing those trying to find healthy food at a convention. She was given two fast food restaurants (a burger joint and a taco outlet), a convenience store, a carneceria, a microwave, and a refrigerator, and told to have fun. This intervie…
 
Conventions represent their very own risks for the uninitiated. This podcast takes a look at the problem in every convention with an eye towards making sure that you will escape it relatively unscathed. Prepping for the con, from self-defense to costume design, securing your belongings and your table, and even going to a bar afterwards are all expl…
 
After establishing my scale of 1-5, the following webcomics are reviewed: Penny Arcade (penny-arcade.com), Girl Genius (girlgeniusonline.com), and Young Protectors (https://webcomics.yaoi911.com/). If you are interested in having your webcomic reviewed, please drop me a link at jamaisj@gmail.com. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page …
 
One of the biggest problems facing writers is finding an artist; this answers the question of how a writer can do the art. Also, how artists can use these tips in their own art is explored, and using other media is looked at. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows).…
 
Protecting your rights as a creator is something we all need to worry about. With guest Gamal Hennessy, comic book lawyer, we look at the basics of copyright and trademark law, slam the poor man's copyright, and talk about the Fair Use Doctrine. How to lose your copyright is also discussed as well as some of the problems with fanart. Please support…
 
Pacing can be a major problem for new writers as they are more worried about just getting it down. We look at how pacing works and how it makes your comic better, and then we break it down into the "three-act fractal", showing you how your acts, your scenes, and even your strips break down into smaller and smaller three-act structures. We also show…
 
Creatives hate gatekeepers, both the good ones and the bad. We look at getting your comic past the gatekeepers: Why Diamond sucks, the importance of adhering to the submission guidelines and judging your audience, and why your product had best be THAT good. We also look at dealing with trolls, knowing the difference between trolls and those just di…
 
Writing a comic is an interesting compromise between art and business, even if that usually goes to the art side. We look at several problems that can create problems for that equation: Comics that inspire anarchy and their problems are looked at, as well as why focusing on particular ratings and even the use of nudity may be an issue. Why "exposur…
 
Being politically correct has some serious problems from the writer's perspective; while we should encourage diversity there is a problem with taking it to an extreme. We look at some of the problems. and how to make your comic a little better by keeping in them in mind. We look at writing a character for "who" they are as opposed to "what" they ar…
 
Comicsgate is arguably one of the biggest controversies when it comes to comics. In this podcast we look at its main points, why it's right and how wrong it is. We also look at how to fight it and ways we can improve the comics community. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/twosparrows).…
 
Warning: This podcast may feature subject matter that some listeners may wish to avoid. You have been warned. Sex is a complicated subject, and it's one that every writer justifiably dreads considering what it can do. We look at the act from a number of angles, such as symbolically, what it does to relationships, and some of its ramifications. We a…
 
Friendships are something most people don't worry about but maybe you should. In this podcast we explore what defies a friendship, the limits of a friendship, the difference between friends and allies, and what to do when friendships become something else. In short, there are a lot of different issues to consider when it comes to friendships and it…
 
With love in the air, it may help to look at what love means for writers. The definition of "love" is discussed, with an emphasis on how it should be written. We look at why overs need to be equal on some level, and why secrets just don't work. We also look at what love is not, why sex isn't required, and how to use forced romances to best effect. …
 
Artists are sometimes too worried about doing art and not too worried about eating right. They need a little help eating and avoiding the wrong foods. With this podcast you will be able to identify food that's good for you and not so good for you, how to eat healthy at convenience stores and conventions, and how to cook some great and really simple…
 
Artists need some sort of social life in order to remain grounded as well as to make sure that their material remains fresh. Thus we look at social media as a means of establishing contact with others as well as keeping an eye on things, including Facebook and discussion boards. Meeting up with others is also looked at, as well as the social aspect…
 
Writers and artists have problems eating right and getting enough exercise, and that needs to change. We are looking primarily at diet, such as the basic diet, things to avoid and dangerous myths, some quick and basic recipes, as well as how to survive a con, fast food restaurants, and convenience stores. We will also take a quick look at exercise,…
 
When it comes to rides, there are two different kinds of rides most people gravitate towards: merry-go-rounds and roller coasters. Merry-go-rounds are slower, safer, and for romance, while roller coasters are faster, exciting, and for those looking for a thrill. They can also describe different approaches to art; find out which one you are and how …
 
Professional artists and professional athletes share a number of similarities, and so it may be worth looking at how athletes become successful. This includes follow-through, the importance of practice, worrying about the game but strategizing for the season, listening to a coach, working with a team, and playing to the fans, including making appea…
 
Writers have a problem getting into the proper state of mind when it comes to writing. Viking zen, the idea that berserkers attained a meditative state in battle, should help them attain the proper mood for writing. You may not need a battle axe to listen to this podcast it could help. After listening to this you should be ready to charge the typew…
 
Some people like detailing their world to a nicely ridiculous extreme, and that involves time. This looks at defining how time is measured, seasons and their effects, and how to create holidays. How language can be used to build cultures and characters is also looked at. Please support WCRI by pledging at our Patreon page (https://www.patreon.com/t…
 
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