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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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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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Do you know how to handle diversity in your comic? Do you have the courage to get real with the culture clash of your characters? More importantly, do you know how to handle controversial storytelling with grace? If you want to learn, be sure to check out this week’s podcast with culture comic creator Ben…

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Will we ever run out of stories to tell? Blogger and history junky Stephen McCoy doesn’t seem to think so. On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Stephen McCoy. They tackle the use of tropes in storytelling, how comics represent our modern day mythology and the importance of using Indie comics to shine…

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Comic Creator Anthony Cleveland On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks interviews Anthony Cleveland. The incredibly fascinating Comic writer of the comic Chris calls, the #1 Horror Comic with Heart, Silver Skin. We’re getting personal and awesome up in the Podcast this week with Comic creator Anthony Cleveland. We chat about Anthony’s…

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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 writer of over 100 Comicbook scripts, Johnny Craft! Wanna’ just bro-down about comics, wrestling, stand up comedy and more? We’ve got your back! Hang out with Chris and Johnny as they discuss navigating the world of working in comics as a professional writer.  …

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Sharon Hackney | Indie Game Developer & 3D Environmental Artist. On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks chats with Sharon Hackney, Indie Game Developer & 3D environmental artist extraordinaire! Sharon shares how video games are scripted and developed. Grab some insights into this fascinating indie world! Connect with Sharon using the links below:…

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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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Episode #10 – Interview with 2000 Ad Creator, Pat Mills On this episode, CXC’s Jamie Norman sits down with the Godfather of British Comics himself, Pat Mills! British comics writer and editor who, along with John Wagner, revitalised British boys comics in the 1970s, and has remained a leading light in British comics ever since. His comics are notable…

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Episode #9 – Let’s Meet Comicbook Creator Jeff Haas On this episode, Chris Hendricks interviews Jeff Haas, one-half of the super Father/Son Comic creating duo behind Nighmare Patrol. Listeners might also know Jeff from his writing on Sanctus! Our sweet intro/outro music is brought to you by Pleasure Pool! Thank you so much guys for letting us use…

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Many of us who read comics would love to write them. We’ve studied the art of them for years, perhaps decades, and often assure ourselves, if, given the chance, we could create something kickass. Still, there are some things you need to know before embarking upon this path of comic greatness. Having a story is…

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In this Guest post Gamal Hennessey shares his insights into the things you’ll need to consider to protect yourself when creating comics.  For a more detailed look at this either head to Gamal’s own page or listen to him talk to the ComixCentral team on this podcast The business of storytelling is evolving to take…

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Expositional dialogue makes Chris a dull boy! Originally intended to be a mini-sode, this week Chris Hendricks and Leigh Jeffery have a little chat about making comics, how much Chris hates expositional dialogue, what expositional dialogue is, taste in comic art and we even venture into the digital vs traditional art argument. Also, just a…

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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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Trick or treat, indie idolaters. No, it isn’t Halloween, but it might as well be. You know how I get truly, madly, deeply giddy over spooky, ghastly, creepy storytelling. Now that I’ve reminded you of my bias, we can begin. I don’t know if I would really call my loveable lament a review as much…

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Welcome to our very first ComixCentral podcast! Now, a short disclaimer. We have no idea what we’re doing. Three members of our team found themselves early yesterday morning deciding to make a podcast, and they pulled the trigger. We’re all about just getting things done around here, even if you’re flying by the seat of…

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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…

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We are over the moon today, having scored an interview with professional Comicbook creator Michael Lent. Most of you will know him as the writer behind the Marvel series “Prey”, and more recently, “i, HOLMES”, but his experience stretches across many entertainment genres from non-fiction literature to film and TV. Michael shares with us a…

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My mother was born in a small village in Guanajuato Mexico. Her mother was dirt poor even by 1930’s Mexico standards, which is really saying something. Her father had died before she was born. He was trying to catch a ride on a bus. It was one of those old-fashioned buses with the standing platforms…

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  Well, we doubt the rest of responsible America will be much cheered, but for us personally, there’s at least one silver lining to Trump’s winning the election this year: our new comic isn’t going to seem so dated. When we began writing BOB: NON-UNION PSYCHIC # 1 last year, Trump hadn’t even clinched the…

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Today we are thrilled to be joined by an inspiring comic creator who’s been making comics for “Longer than he’d like to admit”. But you know what? With great experience comes wise counsel, and awesome stories! John is the creative mind behind titles like Ayla – Speaker for the Dead, Joe Bushkin, Boxie and many,…

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Daaamn ComixCentral! Back at it again with a killer Comic Creator interview! Today we are chatting with the hilarious and delightfully quirky minded Chad Colpitts. Chad is a huge advocate for people looking at butt cheeks as much as possible and we’re inclined to help him out! You simply can’t miss his iconic, laugh inducing…

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Oh ho ho! Do we have a treat for all you Comicbook lovin’ good people. We managed to corner the gents from Random Encounter Comics and shake them until all their secrets fell out. These guys are making some shockingly great stories, with some of the most unique art pages we’ve seen.. well.. anywhere! This…

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There were two things driving me in the creation of this series at the start. First, there was the title “Speaker for the Dead.” (And yes I know all about the science fiction series by Orson Scott Card, a series I once loved but would rather not get into reasons for not loving it now.…