Deconstructing Comics #578: Helioscope: Steve Lieber, Maria Frantz, and Ben Dewey

Steve Lieber, Maria Frantz, and Ben Dewey

Three more talks with the folks at Helioscope Studio in Portland in this episode!

Steve Lieber, an artist in his own right and also manager of the studio, gives us a brief history of the studio (including its self-naming woes) and tips on how to start your own studio.

Intern/mentee Maria Frantz, a university student and web cartoonist who grew up reading Calvin and Hobbes, explains her internship and the aims of her comics work, and how her generation approaches comics.

Finally, Ben Dewey (Autumnlands, Beasts of Burden) talks about his process of doing art (involving digital pencils and analog watercolors), why you shouldn’t get too fussy over your comics, managing your comics creating time, and what was good about Rob Liefeld’s work.

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Longbox Review 112: Top 5 Independent Comics

Damian, of the world-renowned sleepyreader666 YouTube channel, joins me to discuss our top 5 current favorite independent comics (plus a few more).

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He’s Got Issues #177.3: Independents, 6/3/15

BOOM! STUDIOS

  • Arcadia #2
  • Bravest Warriors #33
  • Broken World #1 (Of 4)
  • Feathers #6 (Of 6)
  • Halogen #4 (Of 4)
  • Help Us Great Warrior #4 (Of 8)
  • Plunder #4 (Of 4)
  • Suicide Risk #25
  • The Woods #13

DARK HORSE COMICS

  • Age Of Reptiles Ancient Egyptians #1 (Of 4)
  • Angel And Faith Season 10 #15
  • Baltimore The Cult Of The Red King #2 (Of 5)
  • Neverboy #4 (Of 6)
  • Rat God #5 (Of 5)
  • Witcher Fox Children #3 (Of 5)

DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT

  • Blood Queen Vs Dracula #4 (Of 4)
  • Justice Inc The Avenger #1
  • King The Phantom #3 (Of 4)
  • Legenderry Red Sonja #4 (Of 5)
  • Masks 2 #3 (Of 8)
  • Red Sonja Vulture’s Circle #5
  • Swords Of Sorrow #2 (Of 6)
  • Uncanny Season 2 #3 (Of 6)

IDW PUBLISHING

  • D4VE #5 (Of 5)
  • G.I. JOE A Real American Hero #214
  • Last Fall #4 (Of 5)
  • Maxx Maxximized #20
  • Millennium #5 (Of 5)
  • My Little Pony Friends Forever #17
  • Samurai Jack #20
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Mutanimals #4 (Of 4)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New Animated Adventures #23
  • Transformers Vs G.I. JOE #7
  • Winterworld Frozen Fleet #2 (Of 3)

IMAGE COMICS

  • Airboy #1 (Of 4)
  • Autumnlands Tooth And Claw #6
  • Big Man Plans #3 (Of 4)
  • Covenant #1
  • Death Vigil #7 (Of 8)
  • The Empty #4
  • The Humans #5
  • Jupiter’s Circle #3
  • Mice Templar V Night’s End #3 (Of 5)
  • Minimum Wage So Many Bad Decisions #2 (Of 6)
  • Morning Glories #46
  • Nailbiter #13
  • No Mercy #3
  • Nonplayer #2 (Of 6)
  • The Wicked + The Divine #11
  • Zero #17

VALIANT ENTERTAINMENT

  • Dead Drop #2 (Of 4)
  • Imperium #5

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