Drawing Words and Writing Pictures

With Drawing Words & Writing Pictures, you'll master the alchemical art of combining words and pictures to make comics. Get a complete, structured course that guides you from creating narrative within a single drawing to orchestrating all the skills involved in creating a multi-page, complex story. learn to exploit word-image juxtaposition explore panel transitions overcome penciling obstacles master the fundamentals

Episode 9: Make it Work Transcript

This is our transcript of Episode 9: Make it Work, adapted from our script. We use a combination of hand and machine transcription, and should be about 80-90% correct. Please verify against the audio before quoting. Building a creative career is like building a machine. There are a million moving parts, and the components you choose

Episode 9: Make it Work

Listen to the show: It’s one thing to finish a story, it’s another to make stories your career. In our final episode of season one of Out on the Wire we talk to three creative professionals, Jakob Lewis of the podcast Neighbors, Dave Kellett of the comics Sheldon and Drive and the documentary Stripped, and
edits - thumb

Episode 8.5: Your Baby’s Ugly Workshop

This week, we're critiquing work from the challenge from the Episode 8: Your Baby's Ugly. Dan Waldschmidt and Matthew Williamson just produced the pilot episode of a podcast called "Ordinary Heroes," but they know they need a new point of view on it — time for an edit! Dan and Matthew bravely volunteered to go
edits - thumb

Feel the burn.

Get better at helping others make their work shine. It’s a wonderful gift to give another storyteller. But it’s not all altruism: every time you work through a story, you learn more about your own work, and how to improve it.


workshop episode 7.5: Dark Forest

This is our 7th workshop episode, where we collaborate and critique work from the Out on the Wire Working Group. This week, we're responding to the challenge from the Episode 7: Dark Forest. Céline Keller is making an autobiographical audio story about how she turned her life upside-down in order to raise two wild baby boars

Episode 7: Dark Forest

Listen to the show: The Dark Forest is where we go when we're deep in the writing process and lose our way. Overwhelming feelings of self-doubt, confusion, and inadequacy threaten to halt our stories’ progress. Sometimes, we forget why we started on the path in the first place. Luckily, many people have been here before,