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Sketch Magazine Creating Comic Books

By Robert W Hickey
Sketch Magazine Podcast offers insider tips and techniques about creating comic books.
-- Robert W Hickey
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Should You Build a FANBASE? Creating Comic Books Sketch Magazine Podcast ep 7
Sketch Magazine Podcast Episode 7 hosted by Robert W Hickey and Chris Dreier. Robert and Chris talk about ways of building your fanbase.  Be sure to support Chris's current Kickstarter here: http://kck.st/3vpXisq  If you want to contact either host send an email to sketch@nostalgicnetwork.com.   Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664...    Robert W Hickey links... https://www.robertwhickey.com Store: https://store.skystormuniverse.com/  Camelot Forever Lancelot's Redemption eBook and Print on Amazon https://amzn.to/3JX11mg  Game Studio SKYSTORM GAMES https://www.skystormgames.com  Chris Dreier links... Help support my comic: https://ko-fi.com/freaksandgods Missed an issue of Freaks & Gods? https://www.etsy.com/shop/chrisdreiercomics/   Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork (We have a special Patreon level for Sketch Fans coming that will include access to back issues of Sketch Magazine.)
53:30
April 29, 2022
SOLO or BUILD A STUDIO? Creating Comic Books Sketch Magazine Podcast ep 6
Sketch Magazine Podcast Episode 6 hosted by Robert W Hickey and Chris Dreier. Robert and Chris discuss which works best going SOLO or to build a STUDIO to help finish your project   If you want to contact either host send an email to sketch@nostalgicnetwork.com.   Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664...    Robert W Hickey links... https://www.robertwhickey.com Store: https://store.skystormuniverse.com/ Camelot Forever Lancelot Redemption Novel https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B09F75QYDR&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_P0R0VANEFT990FQZPCZ7&tag=skystorm-20Game  Studio SKYTSTORM GAMES https://www.skystormgames.com  Chris Dreier links...  Help support my comic: https://ko-fi.com/freaksandgods Missed an issue of Freaks & Gods? https://www.etsy.com/shop/chrisdreiercomics/   Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork(We have a special Patreon level for Sketch Fans coming that will include access to back issues of Sketch Magazine.)
51:33
April 18, 2022
HIRING AN ARTIST Pros and Cons NEW Sketch Magazine Podcast Ep 5
Sketch Magazine Podcast Episode 5 hosted by Robert W Hickey and Chris Dreier.  Robert and Chris the Pros and Cons of Hiring A Comic Book Artist.   If you want to contact either host send an email to sketch@nostalgicnetwork.com.   Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664...    Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork(We have a special Patreon level for Sketch Fans coming that will include access to back issues of Sketch Magazine.)
43:55
April 18, 2022
Publisher VS Self-Publish Your comic Book NEW Sketch Magazine Podcast Ep 4
Sketch Magazine Podcast Episode 4 hosted by Robert W Hickey and Chris Dreier. Robert and Chris discuss which way is the most successful working with a Publisher of Self-Publishing.  If you want to contact either host send an email to sketch@nostalgicnetwork.com. YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGmi5rJ_jO8nwPgJo4Cayg Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664... Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork (We have a special Patreon level for Sketch Fans coming that will include access to back issues of Sketch Magazine.)
53:44
April 05, 2022
Comic Books or Comic Strips Which Should You Create? NEW Sketch Magazine Podcast Ep 3
Sketch Magazine Podcast Episode 3 hosted by Robert W Hickey and Chris Dreier. Robert and Chris discuss Which Should You Create Comic Books or Comic Strips and why it's so important to make that decision at the beginning and how it will affect the way that you move forward with your comic.   If you want to contact either host send an email to sketch@nostalgicnetwork.com. YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGmi5rJ_jO8nwPgJo4Cayg Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664... Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork (We have a special Patreon level for Sketch Fans coming that will include access to back issues of Sketch Magazine.)
50:04
April 05, 2022
Creating The Look For Your Comic Book NEW Sketch Magazine Podcast Ep 2
Sketch Magazine Podcast Episode 2 hosted by Robert W Hickey and Chris Dreier. Robert and Chris discuss Creating the Look for Your Comic Book and give hints on sidestepping a few of the pitfalls.  Robert Shows the cover for Sketch Magazine #47 featuring Beau Smith and his creation Wynonna Earp and the process of bringing it from comic books to television. He also announced that the Sketch Kickstarter will begin around the end of March 2022 and that Wynonna fans won't want to miss the special add ons and give-aways. YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHGmi5rJ_jO8nwPgJo4Cayg Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664...    Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork
40:35
April 05, 2022
Characters or Story Which is first? Creating Comic Books NEW Sketch Magazine Podcast: Ep #1
The popular Sketch Magazine Podcast is back hosted by Robert W Hickey and co-hosted by Chris Dreier. These two veterans discuss which comes first when creating a new comic book, characters, or story. Robert announces that Sketch Magazine will be back in the summer of 2022 with a KICKSTARTER!   Recorded using StreamYard (referral link) https://streamyard.com?pal=5028157664...    Sketch Magazine http://www.sketchmagazine.net Nostalgic Network http://www.nostalgicnetwork.com Nostalgic Network Discord https://discord.gg/UCCu5Vh3bk Our Patreon page https://www.patreon.com/nostalgicnetwork
37:22
March 25, 2022
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 23 Research For Comic Book Projects
Robert W Hickey and Bill Love discuss How Much or How Little Research  Do  Creators Do For Their Comic Book Project.
23:42
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 22 Intellectual Properties
ShoutFyre Podcast 22 Robert W Hickey and Bill Love talk about  comic book graphic novel Intellectual Properties and how they can benefit a creator.
28:40
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 21 Creative Life Balance
ShoutFyre Podcast 21 Robert W Hickey and Bill Love discuss “Creative Life Balance”. How to balance being creative and producing with a life outside of the genre.
23:49
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 20 Can Online Shows Replace Comic Conventions
Bill Love and Robert W Hickey talk about can Online Shows Replacing Comic Book Conventions especially Artist Alley.
24:28
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 19 Current State of Comic Books and Distribution
Bill Love and Robert W Hickey talk about the Comic Book Market is changing in 2020 and what may be on the horizon for comic book creators and publishers.
32:03
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 18 Writers and Artists
Bill Love and Robert W Hickey talk about How Comic Book Graphic Novel Writers and Artists can work together and some of the problems that can happen when they don’t.
30:26
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 17 Team Building
Bill and Robert talk about building a comic book graphic novel creative team and being successful.    
26:29
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 16 Ways to connect to your fanbase
What are some of the ways to connect to a fanbase? Bill and Robert discuss the reason for staying involved with your comic book fanbase.
22:26
September 21, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 15 Are Fans Supporting Comic Books or Comic Book Creators
Robert and Bill discuss Are fans supporting comic books or comic book creators?
24:43
August 03, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 14 Fear of Success for comic book creators
Robert and Bill discuss Fear of Success for comic book creators. Can creators sabotage their careers because they fear success? Robert W. Hickey Writer, Artist, Publisher, Comic Book Enthusiast  Robert is the founder & co-owner of Blue Line Pro/Blue Line Art, Creator of Blood & Rose, StormQuest, Clay’s Way, Paradox Wars, Darkness Chronicles, Tempered Steele and HellGirl comics. He is the creator and co-author of Camelot Forever book series, Publisher of Sketch Magazine. Co-owner of Nostalgic Video Games a retro video game megastore located in Northern KY. Bill Love Sketch Magazine Contributing Editor, Lifelong Comic Book Reader Bill has read and collected comic books of all genres spanning the history of comics. From editing in television to years of working in comic book stores, Bill offers a very unique perspective of the comic industry, its creators as well as insights into where the industry is moving to in the future.
21:58
May 12, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 13 Fear of Failure for comic book creators
Robert and Bill discuss Fear of Failure for comic book creators, how they handle it and how they turn it around to success.
21:16
May 12, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 12 How To Create Comic Books
Robert and Bill discuss Discipline VS Creativity for comic book creators and how they handle the difference. http://www.shoutfyre.com Robert W. Hickey Writer, Artist, Publisher, Comic Book Enthusiast  Robert is the founder & co-owner of Blue Line Pro/Blue Line Art, Creator of Blood & Rose, StormQuest, Clay’s Way, Paradox Wars, Darkness Chronicles, Tempered Steele and HellGirl comics. He is the creator and co-author of Camelot Forever book series, Publisher of Sketch Magazine. Co-owner of Nostalgic Video Games a retro video game mega store located in Northern KY.   Bill Love Sketch Magazine Contributing Editor, Lifelong Comic Book Reader Bill has read and collected comic books of all genres spanning the history of comics. From editing in television to years of working in comic book stores, Bill offers a very unique perspective of the comic industry, its creators as well as insights into where the industry is moving to in the future.
19:40
May 05, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 11 How to Create Comic Books
Which came first Comics or Distribution? Bill and Robert discuss the processes of creating and distributing comic books and which is more important. Making your comic book first or finding a way to distribute the comic. http://www.shoutfyre.com   Robert W. Hickey Writer, Artist, Publisher, Comic Book Enthusiast  Robert is the founder & co-owner of Blue Line Pro/Blue Line Art, Creator of Blood & Rose, StormQuest, Clay’s Way, Paradox Wars, Darkness Chronicles, Tempered Steele and HellGirl comics. He is the creator and co-author of Camelot Forever book series, Publisher of Sketch Magazine. Co-owner of Nostalgic Video Games a retro video game mega store located in Northern KY.   Bill Love Sketch Magazine Contributing Editor, Lifelong Comic Book Reader Bill has read and collected comic books of all genres spanning the history of comics. From editing in television to years of working in comic book stores, Bill offers a very unique perspective of the comic industry, its creators as well as insights into where the industry is moving to in the future.
31:15
May 05, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 10 How to Create Comic Books
ShoutFyre Podcast 10 Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey discuss Taking the next step Pinups to Storytelling. http://www.shoutyfre.com Robert W. Hickey Writer, Artist, Publisher, Comic Book Enthusiast  Robert is the founder & co-owner of Blue Line Pro/Blue Line Art, Creator of Blood & Rose, StormQuest, Clay’s Way, Paradox Wars, Darkness Chronicles, Tempered Steele and HellGirl comics. He is the creator and co-author of Camelot Forever book series, Publisher of Sketch Magazine. Co-owner of Nostalgic Video Games a retro video game mega store located in Northern KY.   Bill Love Sketch Magazine Contributing Editor, Lifelong Comic Book Reader Bill has read and collected comic books of all genres spanning the history of comics. From editing in television to years of working in comic book stores, Bill offers a very unique perspective of the comic industry, its creators as well as insights into where the industry is moving to in the future.
29:08
May 05, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 09 the Crowd Funding Arena Being Unique and How to Find Your Audience
ShoutFyre Podcast 9 Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey discuss the Crowd Funding arena being unique and how to find your audience. Robert W. Hickey Writer, Artist, Publisher, Comic Book Enthusiast  Robert is the founder & co-owner of Blue Line Pro/Blue Line Art, Creator of Blood & Rose, StormQuest, Clay’s Way, Paradox Wars, Darkness Chronicles, Tempered Steele and HellGirl comics. He is the creator and co-author of Camelot Forever book series, Publisher of Sketch Magazine. Co-owner of Nostalgic Video Games a retro video game mega store located in Northern KY Bill Love Sketch Magazine Contributing Editor, Lifelong Comic Book Reader Bill has read and collected comic books of all genres spanning the history of comics. From editing in television to years of working in comic book stores, Bill offers a very unique perspective of the comic industry, its creators as well as insights into where the industry is moving to in the future.
18:53
March 12, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 08 Crowd Funding Arena and How To Be Unique
ShoutFyre Podcast 8 Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey discuss the Crowd Funding arena and how to be unique in a crowded field of projects.
21:35
March 04, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 07 Super Stars of Crowd Funding
Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey discuss the Super Stars of Crowd Funding and how they are so successful with there projects. Creating Comic Books,  Helping Creators succeed in creating their comic books. Are you reaching your fan base? Sketch Magazine.
19:18
February 24, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 06 Conventions and Are They Worth the Investment?
Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey talk about Conventions and are they worth the Investment? Time and Money?
28:38
February 17, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 05 Getting Your Comic Books into Comic Shops
Shout Fyre Podcast 005 Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey discuss “Getting your comic books into comic shops?” For more information about creating comic books http://www.shoutfyre.com
29:22
February 17, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 04 Finding Inspiration
ShoutFyre Podcast 004 Waiting for Inspiration by Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey How can you find inspiration to stay creative? 
21:55
February 06, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 03 Can You Handle CRITICISM
Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey Can You Handle “CRITICISM”.  Visit us at sketchmagazine.net for more tips and how-to's. We post weekly How-To's for members weekly.
21:04
January 28, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 02 Building a Creative Community
Bill Love and Robert W. Hickey discuss the need in building a creative community. Visit us at sketchmagazine.net
11:57
January 28, 2020
Creating Comic Books the ShoutFyre Podcast 01
Bill Love and Robert W Hickey discuss what is "ShoutFyre.com"?
13:47
December 16, 2019
Sketch Magazine Podcast #73
Hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert W. Hickey Special Guest Scott Story comic book creator, painter and publisher Topic: Scott Story joins us to discuss his career in comics as a creator, publisher and online. You can find Scott's online comic at http://johnnysaturn.com. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates about Mitch Byrd Kickstarter and bluelinepro.com
01:20:04
January 30, 2013
Sketch Magazine Podcast #72
Hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Setting up Realistic Goals and trying to meet them. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates at bluelinepro.com.
47:24
January 22, 2013
Sketch Magazine Podcast #71
Hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Building a online Gallery to sell your original artwork. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates at bluelinepro.com.
52:37
January 13, 2013
Sketch Magazine Podcast #70
Hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Building an audience by pulling together several studios. Building a Comic Empire. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates at bluelinepro.com
01:04:48
December 19, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #69
Hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Different Types of Conventions.Look at different kinds of conventions to promote your projects. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates at bluelinepro.com
49:38
September 11, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #68
Hosted by Bill Nichols, John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Striking Characters.How your characters need to stand out to showcase your books. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates to the sketchmagazine.net forums.
46:53
August 23, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #67
Hosted by Bill Nichols John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Nobody Wants Us! How do we create an audience for our projects? John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and Robert talks about updates to the sketchmagazine.net forums.
58:55
August 16, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #66
Hosted by Bill Nichols John Wilson and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Uniqueness. What can you do to be seen as something different than all the other comic candidates out there?John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and announces the new Sketch Store.
53:34
August 09, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #65
Hosted by Bill Nichols and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Free or Pay? When your creating a project how do you decide to give it away for Free or go straight to printed comics. Robert updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and announces the new Sketch Store.
38:30
August 01, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #64
Hosted by Bill Nichols and Robert W. HickeyTopic: Perceived Value. How do you convince someone that your comic is worth the financial and/or time investment? Robert updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill updates SketchMagazine.net and announces the new Sketch Store.
34:00
July 21, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #63
Hosted by John, Bill and RobertTopic: Conventions VS Social Medias. Can one work better then the other or do you need to work both. John updates Sketch at ComicRelated, Bill talks about ComicsMentor and Bob talks about SketchMagazine.net.
01:13:12
July 19, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #62
Hosted by Bill and RobertTopic: The guys talk about Social Medias and getting them to connect to each other so you getting more coverage with less work.
01:07:03
July 09, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #61
Hosted by John, Bill and RobertTopic: The guys discuss Heroes Con 2012 and how creators need to use the free media and press to promote thier projects. John updates the Sketch blog at Comicrelated, Bill updates about Comics Mentor and the blog at SketchMagazine.net and Bob gives a update about Sketch Magazine print.
01:08:56
July 03, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #60
Hosted by John, Bill and RobertTopic: The Crew is back! After a hiatus John, Bill and Robert are back to discuss creating comics. This episode includes formating for web so it looks good in print. Bill discuss Comic Mentor is back at Sketchmagazine.net and Robet announces that Sketch Magazine will be back in print beginning Oct/Nov. 
01:00:54
June 26, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #59
Hosted by John and RobertTopic: The Crew talks about Art Books, the Good, the Bad and the....not so good. Robert announces the newly redesigned sketchmagazine.net website and the new Sketch Forums.
55:26
June 22, 2012
Sketch Magazine Podcast #58
Hosted by John and RobertTopic: The Crew talk about creating a Press Release and how to get it published. John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Robert expands on the new ComicRelated.com List a Craig's List for the comic book industry.
42:43
October 10, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #57
Hosted by John, Robert and BillTopic: The Sketch Crew talk about planning for your future in comics and after comics. Bill tells us about his new column at comicrelated.com called "Say So". John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog, Bill gives us an update about Sketch Community at comicrelated.com and Robert announces the new ComicRelated List a Craig's List for the comic book industry.
54:53
October 03, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #56
Hosted by John, Robert and BillTopic: The Crew discuss Self Promotions for creator-owned projects. John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog. Bill gives us an update about Sketch Community at comicrelated.com.
44:43
September 23, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #55
Hosted by John, Robert and BillTopic: Changing your Comics Genre from print to web publishing. John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog. Bill gives us an update about Sketch Community at comicrelated.com.
54:37
September 10, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #54
Hosted by John, Robert and BillTopic: The Sketch Crew discuss how to Create Free Content like Webcomics and make it financially profitable with merchandise.  John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog. Bill gives us an update about Sketch Community at comicrelated.com.
01:04:42
August 30, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #53
Hosted by John, Robert and BillTopic: The Sketch Crew talk about Creating a New Origin for an established Character or Group (Thundercats) and Refreshing a old story or idea.   John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog. Bill gives us an update about Sketch Community at comicrelated.com and Robert talks about the forth coming Sketch BackStage Pass.
01:08:28
August 02, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #52
Hosted by John, Robert and BillTopic: We answer emails one about lettering by Digitally Stylist or Font. We discuss the past Derby City Con which we all three attended.   John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill gives us an update about his kickstarter program and the Sketch Community at comicrelated.com.
38:47
July 21, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #51
Hosted by Robert and BillTopic: The Crew discusses the upcoming Derby City Comic Con.  John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill gives us an update about his kickstarter program and the Sketch Community at comicrelated.com.
46:58
July 14, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #50
Hosted by Robert and BillTopic: Getting your project funded with KickStarter. How it works and getting the most from your funding. Robert catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community you can find both at comicrelated.com.
48:27
July 08, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #49
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Sketch Crew again answers email questions about Starting a Sketch Card Convention, Inking Tips, Black and White cover vs Color and Where to Print your Comic Book.They Also discuss the new Sketch Live Chat where artist can call in and ask questions and discuss the creation of comics (see more info on the Sketch Community at comicrelated.com) and John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
55:59
June 28, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #48
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The crew answers email questions about The Style of Art To Best Tell A Story Type, Story Pacing. Alternatives to Digital Coloring, Scanning Artwork, Education, How to Avoid Health Problems Related to Drawing. They Also discuss the new Sketch Live Chat where artist can call in and ask questions and discuss the creation of comics (see more info on the Sketch Community at comicrelated.com) and John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
01:06:27
June 21, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #47
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The crew answers emails questions and discusses the pros and cons of full page and double page spreads for print and digital comic publishing. Robert announces the new Sketch Live Chat where artist can call in and ask questions and discuss the creation of comics. More info on the Sketch Community at comicrelated.com. John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
46:54
June 16, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #46
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Sketch Crew discuss Heroes Con 2011 and "Creating good Supporting Characters".  John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
43:12
June 08, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #45
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch CrewTopic: The Sketch Crew are on the road visiting HeroesCon in Charlotte, NC.  While at the show, they catch up with four creators to discuss the creative process.
45:23
June 04, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #44
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Sketch Crew discusses "Creating Good Villians" and working on Webcomics.  John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
01:04:53
May 24, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #43
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Crew talk about the recent conventions they attended Wonderfest and Motor City con.  John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
49:18
May 18, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #42
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Sketch Crew discusses the tools, tips and techniques of Inking Comic Books. John catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and Bill the Sketch Community both at comicrelated.com.
49:14
May 10, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #41
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: How Comic Book Distribution works and where it maybe going from Diamond Comics to Digital Delivery. Robert and Bill catches everyone up on the Sketch Blog and the Sketch Community at comicrelated.com 
51:38
May 03, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #40
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Sketch Crew talk about New Horizons and once your there how important it is to "Plan Ahead" and "Keep your Schedules". John and Bill give update on the Sketch Magazine blog and community at comicrelated.com.
47:53
April 26, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #39
Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch Crew Topic: The Crew talk about "Finding Your Audience: and creating some cool merchandise. John and Bill give update on the Sketch Magazine blog and community at comicrelated.com.
53:52
April 19, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #38
Topic: Sketch Crew answers a email about "Taking your Characters and Creating Stories." John updates everyone what's on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and Bill tells us what is currently going on in the Sketch Community and ComicsMentor.com.
43:34
April 12, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #37
Topic: The Crew talk about events that happened at MegaCon and how to protect your artwork and IP. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and us what is currently going on the Sketch Community and ComicsMentor.com.
01:03:55
April 06, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #36
Topic: The Sketch Crew discuss why they prefer to create stories in Comics and not Novels. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and Bill tells us what is currently going on the Sketch Community and ComicsMentor.com.
44:35
March 29, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #35
Topic: John discusses the S.P.A.C.E. convention and Robert gives an update about this years C2E2 Chicago convention. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and Bill tells us what is currently going on the Sketch Communityand ComicsMentor.com.
01:01:00
March 22, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #34
Topic: The Sketch Crew discuss how to make "Cool Merchandise" that will bring in new readers and give your property a professional look.  We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
48:01
March 15, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #33
Topic: Sketch Crew discuss how creators can make Fan Pages, Communities and get the word out about thier projects.  We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
01:25:10
March 08, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #32
Topic: Sketch Crew discuss how we create new characters and the stories that usually follows. We announce that Skystorm Studio now has a blog. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
01:07:26
March 01, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #31
Topic: Sketch Crew discuss how to setup up your display/table at comic book conventions and the kind of merchandise that can help make your convention profitable. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
53:18
February 22, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #30
Sketch Magazine Podcast #30Hosted by Robert, Bill and John the Sketch CrewTopic: Sketch Crew discuss comic book conventions and how they have changed over the years and the do's and don'ts of attending a convention. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
01:16:28
February 15, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #29
 The Crew discuss the task of "Inking". What we like, the tools and how it's not tracing. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community
01:08:09
February 08, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #28
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. The Sketch Crew chat about using Wordpress for your studio who's who. They also discuss a email about traditional printing and move into the benefits of digital distribution.Comics For Cures Benefit is talked about and that the event will be moved to the fall.We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
51:44
February 01, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #27
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. The Sketch Crew talk about your webiste and what should be included in the design. Then they discuss bulding a studio wiki and how this will benefit your studio and the readers.  We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.and announce the Sketch/Blue line/SkyStorm will be at C2E2 2011.
01:03:26
January 25, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #26
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. The crew discusses "Motivation". Where to find it and how motivation can keep you going. We update everyone on the Sketch Blog at comicrelated.com and what is currently going on the Sketch Community.
56:47
January 17, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #25
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson.  In this episode the Sketch crew talk with special guest Chuck Moore from comicrelated.com about how to get press coverage for your project and expanding your network of outlets. Chuck and John discuss their new company Sequential Support and what they offer to creators in need of promotional help. Bill talks about APA 5 in the day and how it helped to build a community of creators around him. The crew wraps with their weekly updates of posts and information.
57:55
January 11, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #24
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the Sketch crew discuss the future of comics books part 2 "Printing". Even in this age of everything digital, printed comics will be around for along time. But how do you get your comics printed and how do you get them to your readers?
55:03
January 04, 2011
Sketch Magazine Podcast #23
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the Sketch crew discuss the future of comics and how digital release, a affordable reader and a creative website will help the comic book market expand.
01:01:31
December 28, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #22
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the crew talk about "Mentors". Finding one, being one and how to benefit from a mentor.
01:10:46
December 21, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #21
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. The Crew chats about our very own Sketch Magazine. How and when it was created, the creators involved over the years, what we are currently offering creators and where the magazine is going in this digital age.
01:31:26
December 14, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #20
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. WebComics is the topic. Creating, running and promoting webcomics is discussed in this episode by the Sketch Crew.
01:17:19
December 06, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #19
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. The Crew talks about Creating and Selling Trading Cards and Sketch Cards. The Do's and Don'ts of Trading and Sketch Cards.
59:55
November 29, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #18
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. The Sketch Crew talks about creating Video Webisodes with your characters and how they maybe the next hot thing on the internet. Then they move into creating your studio's bible and how important it is to keep your properties and characters organized from the beginning.
58:42
November 23, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #17
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. For the first time the Sketch Magazine Podcast was recorded with all three creators together in one room. Surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of pages of original artwork many of which hasn't been viewed in over twenty years. This episode covers archiving your original artwork, recording your studio's history and offering it in digital and print to the public.
46:21
November 15, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #16
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by Publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the Sketch Crew talks about Editors. What an Editor should do and bring to your project and what you don't want from an Edtior. The Crew had a lot to say about Editors.
01:00:37
November 08, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #15
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the Sketch Crew talks about Sketch Cards, Improving Your Art by Drawing Sketch Cards and how to build an audience for your Sketch Card art.  
01:15:19
November 01, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #14
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode we tackle the task of designing a comic book cover successfully. The Sketch Crew discusses where this cover may appear and the benefits of designing for different markets.
01:07:00
October 25, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #13
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the Sketch Crew discuss "Turning Your Written Words Into Comic Book Artwork". And of course they go off in many directions including digital comics, editors, designing covers and more.
01:18:22
October 18, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #12
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode the Sketch Crew talks about "Writing Comic Books" and announce the release of the Sketch Magazine Podcast App.
01:08:30
October 12, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #11
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode they discuss creating comics around your "Day Job" and how to be productive about it. Then they open the door on merchandising your project to your readers and how to be creative with your merchandise that you create.
01:04:57
October 04, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #10
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode they discuss "What makes you creative and how you get your inspirations. Can you be creative on demand and is it productive." Then they fall into a short discussion about Marine Boy the animation. You just never know with the Sketch Crew where the podcast might go. 
01:18:35
September 27, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #9
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey and Senior Editor Bill Nichols. In this episode they discuss "Creating Your Property and pitching it to Publishers" also they answer listeners emails which leads to a discussion about "When are you to old to create comic books".
01:01:50
September 20, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #8
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode they discuss "Building your Art Studio", also they answer listeners emails which leads to a discussion about the borders of printed comic book art boards.
01:16:47
September 13, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #7
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode they discuss "Getting your Comic into Stores"... building a readership and how that helps to get distributed and into retail stores.
01:15:25
September 06, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #6
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. In this episode they discuss "Branding"... Branding yourself, your studio and your projects.
01:09:01
August 31, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #5
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. They answer emails questions from thier listeners which leads to talking about digital coloring then they stumble upon talking about art supplies with many misdirectrions into the art of inking.
01:14:43
August 23, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #4
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. They discuss Self Publishing the Pro's and Con's along with what the future may hold for Self Publishers. How to promote your comic and using social media.
55:01
August 16, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #3
Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. They discuss Building a Portfolio, adding Resources to the SketchMagazine.net site, updates on the Daily Post on Sketch at comicrelated.com and who won the latest Sketch Magazine Art Contest and more.
49:17
August 11, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #2
Back again for Sketch Magazine Podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. They discuss Comic Book Conventions and are they worth the effort, Social Medias and more.
34:43
August 02, 2010
Sketch Magazine Podcast #1
Sketch Magazine first ever podcast hosted by publisher Robert W. Hickey, Senior Editor Bill Nichols and Online Editor John Wilson. They discuss what Sketch Magazine has to offer creators and who they are in the comic industry.
51:06
July 26, 2010