Here are 15 questions any aspiring comic artist would want to know the answer to, with tips and tricks from our interns and mentors.
Q1: How did you get started with creating comics? What advice would you have for a novice?
Q2: How do you come up with story ideas?
Q3: Do you ever get a creative block? How do you combat it?
Q4: What is the most inspiring book/film/comic you’ve seen or read?
Q5: What’s the most valuable lesson you learnt during your internship?
Q6: Any tips on running workshops?
Q7: What are your favourite materials to draw with? Any pens/paints or digital equipment you love to use?
Q8: Tell us your favourite websites/online resources for inspiration
Q9: I hate showing people my work… any advice for coping with the fear?
Q10: Do you have any nifty suggestions or tricks for creating striking images?
Q11: How do I make a name for myself in comics?
Q12: What’s the most important lesson you’ve learnt as an artist?
Q13: Emma Hayley- What tips do you have for pitching your ideas to publishers?
Q14: Ben Davies – What books would you recommend for aspiring screenwriters and storytellers?
Q15: Ellen Lindner and Jeremy Day- what advice do you have on getting into a comic anthology?
Q16: Jane Goodsir – Is it possible to earn a reasonable living working exclusively in comics and the visual arts?