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FIVE FOR CREATING WITH JOSEPH SCHMALKE Welcome to Five for Creating! An interview series here at ComixCentral where we focus on getting to know Indie Creators and what they are working on through a series of five questions. This week we chat with Comic Creator Joseph Schmalke who is currently Kickstarting his new art book…

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Interview with the creative team behind The Lynx Participants: Marshall Dillon (Editor/Letterer/Graphic Designer), Vittorio Garofoli (Artist and Inker), Michael Lent (Creator/Writer), and Carmelo Monaco (Colorist). INTRO by Michael Lent It was a lot of fun putting together Blog #1 of the THE LYNX, so members of the team behind our book thought you might like to…

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Nailing Page One Participants: Marshall Dillon (Editor/Letterer/Graphic Designer), Vittorio Garofoli (Artist and Inker), Michael Lent (Creator/Writer), and Carmelo Monaco (Colorist). INTRO by Michael Lent The con panel I was on had just wrapped. During the event, we answered several process questions which can be complex and boring for some fans who don’t care to hear…

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Are you a fan of Charon Comics? Interested in making your own Comics? Publishing and marketing your Comics? Starting a publishing house? Then take some time and listen to this informative, motivational and fascinating interview with Frederick Packard & Joshua Valliere, the brilliant minds behind Charon Comics.  These two also happen to be 2 parts of the creators…

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Canada Bear #’s 1 & 2 S & P Comics Creator and Penciller: Paul Farris Writer and Letterer: Sean Wilson Inker: Carlos Azevedo Reviewer: Rob Wrecks After reading this, I am so, so, SO glad I saw ComixCentral on Twitter promoting this comic. I’m even gladder I reached out about potentially reviewing it as well…

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  Coming February 23, 2018.  Now Available! The Award Winning BOB: Non-Union Psychic continues with the upcoming release of BOB: Non-Union Psychic Issue #2. First off, if you haven’t had a chance to dig into the world of BOB: Non-Union Psychic, do yourself an enjoyable and humorous favor by grabbing Issues #0 TRUE TALENT& #1“The Legend of Legros” whenever you…

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  ZOMBIES’ END The zombie sub-genre is a blast, but it’s a bit saturated with the “same old, same old.” How many zombie outbreak stories do we need? How many wasteland wandering zombie stories are there? …Well, how about a zombie story that deals with the end of the plague. We don’t have very many…

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  The First Annual Comics of the Year Awards – 2017 Edition 2017 was an astounding year of firsts here at ComixCentral. When we opened the doors in March of 2017, we could have never imagined that so many incredible Comics of exceptional quality would be added to our marketplace in such a short time.…

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Step 1 Open your ComixShop. Step 2 Add a new product. Step 3 Fill in your Comic book details and add the PDF file so customers can purchase your digital Comicbook. And that’s it! You’re all set. Your Comic will now be submitted for review and will be added to our Marketplace for sale in the…

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Grimwood Crossing Vol. 1 & 2 This one has been a favorite of mine ever since Conner Bartel (writer and creator) put up a free preview on reddit.com/r/comicbookcollabs. It’s a fast-paced supernatural western that entices the reader with its outstanding cover art and keeps you hooked with a suspense-filled story and jaw-dropping old school horror…

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If Ryan K. Lindsay, of recent, much-lauded BEAUTIFUL CANVAS (Black Mask) fame has learned one thing, it’s that you shouldn’t give up on your dreams. As cheesy as that sounds, the old adage put Lindsay right where he wants to be: writing comics. But he also learned the that the only way to chase down…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews  J. Adam Farster “There’s probably gonna be a robot.” Join Chris while he finds out makes the delightfully inspiring and motivating creator of the Humalien series, J. Adam Farster tick! Adam, Indie Comic creator, graphic designer, Kickstarter, and one of the founding members of…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Julio Guerra. In the words of Julio’s profound character Deathbag, “Grumble, grumble, grunt, grumble, grunt.” We couldn’t have said it better. With all seriousness, pop your earphones on, turn up the volume on your bluetooth speaker, tell Alexa to play it loud, however you choose to listen,…

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Welcome to our first ever “Inktober Winner Edition” of CXC Creator Spotlight. Today we are joined by the 2017 CXC Inktober Winner, Joe Francis Totti! During this year’s Inktober, Joe took the road less traveled and created an entire Comic over the 31 day period. Slow rolling a terrifyingly good mini-horror, delighting his Instagram followers…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Thom Burgess. Writer of dark shadowy things, creator of Ghoster, The Eyrie, Malevolents and Hallows Fell. Let’s get creepy with Thom, find out what makes a great horror story, how to build a ghost and learn more about this terrifying and darkly beautiful comic creator…

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On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews our 2017 CXC Inktober Contest Winner! Join Chris and our 2017 CXCInktober Winner J Francis Totti as they delve into the comic illustrator’s creative process, work habits, the social impact and importance of “Friends” in the UK and why Joe self-identifies as a Chandler.…

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Hello readers! Today we have 2 badasses for the price of 1 Creator Spotlight! We are delighted to have the opportunity to pick the brains of the creative team behind the jaw-dropping, action-packed, delightfully comedic and beautifully illustrated, RAGS: Prologue. If you haven’t read the first issue of this comic, stop right now, (well read…

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If ever there was a field where independent creators have it rough, it’s the comic book industry. Completing any project can be a feat in itself but with comics, you have to have it all (as in finished comic book product) and hope that you can recoup your expenses monetarily or at least in the…

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Episode #13 – Interview with Comicbook Creator and Illustrator Nick Johnson On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks gets behind-the-curtain access to illustration wizard Nick Johnson, the artist and co-creator of the comedy-horror series “Wolf Hands.” In a world overrun with social media creators are reminded that success lies hidden within the…

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Let’s Get Roundin’ UP some Kickstarters! Every month we run around Kickstarter looking for stuff that really bakes our potato! And this roundup has gone up a whole.. nother.. level.  Come on in and stay a while! Watch some rockin’ trailers, learn about some great comics and then put your money behind some incredible and…

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Episode #13 – Adventures in Interviewing with Todd Matthy, creator of Robots v Princesses On this episode, Chris Hendricks gets the lowdown on how indie comic creator Todd Matthy ran a wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign. They destroyed their goal and are now bringing Robots vs Princesses to the world! They also have a delightful, impression filled…

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Episode #12 – Interview with Adam Ma & Colin Tan of Random Encounter Comics On this episode, Chris Hendricks goes behind the scenes with the dynamic duo creating the heroic horror, Folklore. Learn how this awesome creative team handles long-distance creation, comes up with jaw-dropping new concepts and keeps the fires burning for the passion…

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How’s it hanging, my handheld hero hooligans? Today, I want to shoot the shiz about a secret bromance between locally brewed liquid courage and indie-pendent ink architects. It’s been a well-hidden rain-bro connection since the days of the great depression, but still, you might be surprised by the twin territory hidden inside the idealism of…

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Hey. Pssst! You! You wanna’ see something cool? I know you do. Come on, all the cool kids are doing it! Come feast your eyes on our Crowdfunding roundup! We’ve got some of the best, un-cut and primo campaigns from Kickstarter. But you know, if you’re not into being awesome. We understand. May we present…

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From an early age, I was exposed to the negative effects of being an artist. I’ll explain. Most every artist (be it Illustrated, digital, paints, etc.) has been subject to psychological evaluation through their art. This is usually done by anyone who views their art. From the earliest caveman all the way up to present…

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Part 1 of Our Ongoing Series – Marketing Your Comics / Simple, Straightforward Advice for Self Promoting Your Comics & Art. Today Leigh Jeffery is joined by expert Marketers Kirsten Nelson and Jamie Moran to discuss how to start marketing your comics in a noisy and uninterested world. We also poke fun at how Kristen…

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 INTERVIEW WITH DOKTOR GERALDO On today’s episode Leigh Jeffery and Steven Rosia are joined by Doktor Geraldo! We meet this digital renaissance man and get the low down on Spec Ops Hobo, Dildo Boy and so much more. So please join us as we continue to learn the craft of Podcasting and are having a…

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A friend of mine had once told me the secret to breaking into the comics biz was to “Just DO the work.” Without name dropping, this friend, who made quite a name for himself in the indie comics world and was becoming a success in his own right. When he gave me this seed of…

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What’s up manga misfits? Today we examine the architectural odyssey of Evian Rising. I do not use the word “odyssey” lightly. As it stands, if Stephen King’s Pennywise is considered “the eater of worlds,” then Latravious Calloway may very well be the clown’s antithesis. A kind, meticulous designer whose love and devotion for his wife…

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Digital art fascinates me. I usually work in traditional media, such as pencils, multiliners, copic markers, coloured pencils, watercolour, and gouache. I use apps on my phone to manipulate my drawings, making alpha layers and background layers, and scaling and making panels. Then I transfer to my laptop and use Photoshop to build pages and…