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Andy Schmidt, Founder of Comics Experience

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

We talk with Andy Schmidt, owner of Comics Experience, the online school for comic creators. Andy is a former Senior Editor for IDW Publishing, and a former editor for Marvel Comics, where he worked on most of their notable properties. We discuss his path to working in comics, the creation of Comics Experience, benefits of a stay-at-home career, juggling different roles and businesses, and the power of having cool nerd jobs on your resume.

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‘How to be a Nerd for a Living’ panel from C2E2 2014

In Art, Business & Marketing, Comics, Live Panels, Misc, Podcast by Nerd For A Living

Recorded at Chicago’s C2E2 2014, this panel of nerd industry professionals discusses different types of jobs that exist within pop-culture. Each speaker talks about their career path, from education to on-the-job experience. Topics include small business start-up, the challenges of working for yourself versus corporations, networking and more. Panelists include Lorenzo Lizana (art director, Lion Forge comics), Andy Schmidt (owner, Comics Experience and Brand + Entertainment Solutions), Jaimie Cordero (CEO and art director, Espionage Cosmetics) and Pat Loika (Comixology, the Loikamania Podcast). Moderated by Nerd For A Living’s Wendy Buske.

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Paul Horn (“Cool Jerk”) and Darlene Horn (“Girl with the Donut Tattoo”)

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

This week we talk with Paul Horn, writer/artist of the long-running webcomic Cool Jerk, and Darlene Horn, food blogger for My Burning Kitchen. Together, this couple also produced the illustrated food comic The Girl with the Donut Tattoo. We talk about comics, blogging, self-publishing and selling online, the wonders and pitfalls of San Diego Comic Con, learning to be a “carnival barker” and much more.

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The Alan Moore Interview with N4AL’s Adron Buske

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

Several years ago, Adron Buske received the amazing opportunity to interview comics luminary Alan Moore. The bearded british scribe was promoting his then-latest book, the controversial “Lost Girls”. Adron’s radio interview with Moore covers that 3-volume work of “literary erotica” as well as his sequential art classics Watchmen, V for Vendetta and much more.