“You’re doing it because it’s what you want to do, and you know you want to do it. And anything anybody else can say really doesn’t matter to you.“
~ Alex Banchitta
Want to know how to create your own comic books?
In this interview with Fright Comics founder, Alex Banchitta, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to get your dream project off the ground and into publication.
Thanks to his insights into the comic book industry, you’ll discover what you really need to be doing…and how to avoid the pitfalls that stop many potentially great comic book projects in their tracks.
Alex Banchitta on How to Create Your Own Comic Books
Although he’s an artist too, Alex Banchitta describes himself as more of a comic book creator these days.
After studying cartooning at the School of Visual Arts in NYC, he soon began to really understand how the comic book industry really works.
He says: “So the way the comic book industry works is that it’s all divided up. You have your penciler, your inker, your letterer, and your writer. In addition to that, you have your editor and the people in charge of production and publishing.
Now, you can certainly do all those things by yourself, but the reason it developed the way it did is because it increases production speed and people start to get specialized in certain fields (such as penciling or inking) and they tend to get very good at that.”
So how do you get your first project out of your head and onto the page?
Here are some of the questions we asked Alex Banchitta on how to create your own comic books…
- How are comics actually made? (02:29 – 05:06)
- How do you put together a team to work on your comic book idea? (06:15 – 10:14)
- How do you get people to really believe in your comic book project? (10:45 – 22:11)
- Why is it so important to finish a project? (30:52 – 34:10)
We hope this week’s podcast interview with Alex Banchitta from Fright Comics helps teach you everything you need to know about how to create your own comic books.
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Here’s to your art!
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