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Erica Schultz, Comic Creator – Swords of Sorrow; Revenge; M3

In Animation, Comics, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

We talk with comic book writer Erica Schultz, one of the writers on Dynamite Entertainment’s massive crossover series, Swords of Sorrow. She also lettered every issue in that series. Erica has written for Marvel (Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne) and DC (Vertigo Quarterly: SFX), and has produced several independent books, including the acclaimed crime thriller M3, comedy adventure The Unauthorized Biography of Winston Churchill: A Documentary, and comedic romance Cheese: A Love Story, all from Vice Press.

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San Diego Comic Con 2015 Panel – How to be a Nerd for a Living

In Animation, Best of Panels, Comics, Live Panels, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

We just returned from the joyous madness of San Diego Comic-Con. For us, SDCC produced a number of personal and professional highlights. Perhaps our favorite part of the show, though, was our “How to be a Nerd for a Living” panel on Saturday, July 11th. We assembled six of our favorite podcast guests to discuss their careers and how they …

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‘How to be a Nerd for a Living’ Panel from Wizard World St. Louis 2015

In Art, Business & Marketing, Comics, Gaming, Live Panels, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

N4AL’s Wendy Buske presents our How to be a Nerd for a Living panel at Wizard World Comic-Con 2015, featuring guest speakers Warren Dion Smith (Weta Workshop), Carol Mertz (Happy Badger Studio), Lorenzo Lizana (Lion Forge Comics), Britta Buescher (freelance graphic artist), and Amanda Nuckolls (GnomeAcres).

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Kevin Mellon, Storyboard Artist for Archer and Comic Creator

In Comics, Podcast, TV & Film by Nerd For A Living

Kevin Mellon is a storyboard artist for Floyd County Productions, where he works on the hilarious animated spy comedy ARCHER, currently in its sixth season on FX. A graduate of the Kubert School, Kevin is also an accomplished comic artist. His work includes GEARHEAD and LOVESTRUCK with Dennis Hopeless, HEART with Blair Butler, and his own series, SUICIDE SISTERS.

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Josh Blaylock, Publisher and Founder of Devil’s Due Entertainment

In Comics, Podcast, Writing & Publishing by Nerd For A Living

We talk with serial entrepreneur, writer and comics artist Josh Blaylock, founder and publisher of Devil’s Due Entertainment. Devil’s Due currently publishes a number of creator-owned comic book titles, including Squarriors, Plume, Drafted, Solitary and Josh’s own Mercy Sparx. Josh also recently launched Blockhouse – his nerd-trepreneur incubator and umbrella for business endeavors outside and alongside comics.

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Dark Horse Comics Editor-in-Chief Scott Allie

In Comics, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

N4AL talks with Dark Horse Comics editor-in-chief Scott Allie. Scott has been an editor on some of Dark Horse’s most popular books, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, Hellboy, B.P.R.D., Star Wars, and many more. He gives us a really in-depth perspective on what that job is, the other editorial departmental positions that support it, and how he and Dark Horse hire their editors.

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Indie Comics Roundtable with Rebecca Hicks and David Accampo

In Art, Comics, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

We talk with indie comic creators Rebecca Hicks (Little Vampires) and David Accampo (Sparrow & Crowe: The Demonaic of Los Angeles) about the craft of making and marketing comics, how to build and sustain a loyal audience, and how to carry over skills from your day jobs into your nerd passion projects. Networking and selling at San Diego Comic Con is a hot topic, and we veer all over the nerd culture landscape in this highly entertaining discussion.