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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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Do you struggle with juggling 9 to 5 obligations with your comic creativity? Are you a new writer in need of support? Are you desperate to find inspiration for the first page of your graphic novel? Check out this new indie comic craftsman originally hailing from Haiti. Have no fear, Newton Lilavois is here! He’s…

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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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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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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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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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Rick Osowski | Inside the Mind of a Super Fan On this weeks episode of “Adventures in Interviewing” Chris Hendricks goes deep into the mind of a Comicbook superfan! Get some insight and perspective into what makes a fan, how to find your audience and how to keep your readers happy. Chris and Rick discuss what…

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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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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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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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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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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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  On today’s episode Leigh Jeffery, Steven Rosia and Jamie Norman are joined by Attorney Gamal Hennessy of Creative Contract Consulting. Gamal shares his vast experience in navigating the legal ins and outs of the creative world, gives some free legal advice for Comic creators and tells us about the book he is currently writing…

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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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EPISODE #2 On today’s episode Leigh is joined by Kirsten Nelson, Chris Hendricks, Jamie Moran and Ricky Lima! They discuss Marvel Legacy, how Chris thinks the Big 2 are a bunch of cowards and how to get a fair deal in place BEFORE you start a collaboration project. So please join us as we continue…

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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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Here at ComixCentral, we don’t have favourites, But it doesn’t mean that you can’t! Make your fans feel special by giving them discounts with the Coupons section in your ComixShop. Perhaps you want to say a little thank you to your buyers or to those that helped you get up and running? Say, you post something…

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Welcome weird wunderkinder! How’s your creative genius treating you this morning? Mine has gone into hiding, thanks to the mental magnificence of Swiss illustrator, Jared Muralt. I had the pleasure of interviewing this tremendous talent and it was clear to me that the content of his character is as colorful, multifaceted and exceptional as his…

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Welcome again, my friends, to another dashing dive into the depths of deplorable life choices. I’m your host, CXC staff writer Chris Hendricks, and today we’ll be talking about everyone’s favorite Green Goblin (and no, I’m not talking about James Franco), talking about money. Either way, money and art don’t always mix for reasons unbeknownst to…

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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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For this day of ComixCentral Conversations, we take a bit of an unexpected turn! Today we bring you a newbie to the game. You see, we’re not just interested in how the experts get things done, but also the journey that all creators must undertake to get to “Level expert”. Indie comics are not about…

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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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Hi, I’m Chris Hendricks, and I’ve never written a comic before. ( At the time this was written) Now that you’re aware of my expertise, we can move forward together.  Up, up and away. I’ve always had a passion for writing, and heroes, not necessarily in that order.  I never got into comics as a…

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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.…