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Creating Characters From Your Story’s Theme :: with Brian McDonald :: Paper Wings Show #28

Storytelling guru Brian McDonald joins us for another mind-blowing interview. In part one of this two-part interview, Brian discusses writing roadblocks, how theme creates character and why you have to send your characters to Hell…

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Creating A Professional Storyboard Portfolio :: Paper Wings Show #27

Paper Wings is back! Marvel Animation storyboard artist Justin Copeland joins the team as the newest co-host of the Paper Wings Show. In this podcast episode, Justin explains the necessary steps to creating a professional storyboard portfolio and responds to some great listener questions. Lora‘s “Lofty Thought” segment offers a healthier way to compare your work to others […]

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Interview With Edgar Delgado, Marvel Comics Colorist & Creator Of ‘Ultra Duck’ :: PWP #26

“Colors are not dressing. They have to tell the story. And as pretty as a cover might be… It might tell a story, but it might not tell the story that’s inside the book. It might be a lie.” -Edgar Delgado Edgar Delgado is one of the best comic book colorists in the mainstream comics […]

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Interview With Ryan Woodward, Creator Of ‘Bottom Of The Ninth’ (Part 2) :: PWP #25

This is part two of our interview with Ryan Woodward, animator, story artist and creator of the groundbreaking iPad comic, ‘Bottom Of The Ninth.’ Click here for part one.

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Interview With Ryan Woodward, Creator Of ‘Bottom Of The Ninth’ (Part 1) :: PWP #24

“I’ve always been kind of an opportunist. You have to be when you’re an artist.” -Ryan Woodward Ryan Woodward makes his living working as a story board artist on some of the coolest movies of our time (including Whedon’s Avengers and a couple of Spider-man films) while producing personal projects like his tear-jerking animated short Thought […]

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Interview With Marvel Studios Storyboard Artist Justin Copeland: PWP #23

“You’re not a professional because somebody pays you to draw. You have to turn your mind toward professionalism.” In this episode, we interview one of Chris’ best buddies in the industry – Justin Copeland – storyboard artist for Marvel Studios. Justin is working on the new Avengers cartoon for Disney XD. He tells us the […]

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How To Gather Healthy Critique Groups & Collaborators :: PWP #22

The fastest way to an artist’s heart is to criticize their work. That is, if your intent is to break the artist’s heart. We all have baggage from failed collaborations and scars from harsh critiques. But without healthy critiques and collaborators, you’ll never grow – as an artist, as a storyteller or as a person. […]

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Interview With Brian McDonald: Storytelling Guru, Author of ‘Invisible Ink’ & ‘The Golden Theme’ :: PWP #21

“Everybody’s looking for the elevator. There is no elevator. You have to climb the mountain.” -Brian McDonald Brian McDonald wrote the two best books on storytelling that I have ever read.  (I have read a lot of books about storytelling.) ‘Invisible Ink’ will equip you as a storyteller.  ‘The Golden Theme’ will give you a […]

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How To Write Comics That Engage Your Audience :: PWP #19

In this episode, listen to Lora and Chris discuss the biggest problem in comics. More importantly, they provide a series of tips that will help you write comics that engage your audience. …and discover Chris’s favorite writing resource!

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Listener Questions Answered :: PWP #18

In this episode, listen to Lora and Chris announce big news– both in their personal projects and the future of Paper Wings. Then they answer YOUR listener questions. [powerpress] Press PLAY to hear them answer: How do you deal with the fear of rejection? When is too late to start a personal project? How do […]

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Creator Interview With Comfort Love And Adam Withers :: PWP #17

In this episode, listen to Lora and Chris interview 2-time Harvey Award Nominees, Indy Comics creators Comfort Love and Adam Withers. …and discover their favorite resource for saving time coloring comics!

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How To Make Money From Your Comic (Part 2) :: PWP #16

Are you slaving over free content for your audience? Do your fans crave more from you? Chris and Lora explore ways to engage your audience and turn a profit in this second installment on monetizing your comic! Press PLAY and listen to Chris and Lora discuss how you can: Prepare to sell the movie rights… Make […]

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How To Make Money From Your Comic (Part 1) :: PWP #15

In a Paper Wings first, Chris and Lora jump in on the discussion about making money from your comic! Is it possible to change the ratio of freelance work to personal work in your life?  To make your comic pay for itself?

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How To Pick Your Next Personal Project :: PWP #14

Are you doing multiple personal projects at once? Or WANT to do a webcomic, short film, picture book or app but are stuck in the idea phase? Press PLAY and listen to Chris and Lora discuss: Why you should consider your dream goal when picking a personal project… How to pick which of your ideas has […]

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Interview With ‘Three Shadows’ Author, Comics Artist Cyril Pedrosa :: ArtCast #56

In this episode, I interview one of my heroes Cyril Pedrosa author of my favorite graphic novel ‘Three Shadows’ and the beautiful new web comic ‘Portugal’. Cyril shares about his early days at the Disney studio in Paris and his break from animation to pursue his true calling as a comics artist. He shares insights […]

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Interview With Chris Oatley :: PWP #13

In this episode Paper Wings host Lora Innes interviews her co-host Chris Oatley about his career and journey as a character designer, writer and podcaster. Press PLAY and listen to Chris and Lora discuss: How Chris got his big break to work at Disney. Chris’ sloppy character design process. How Chris got lost in art […]

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