MIKE GOLD: Important Advice For Comics Artists

Mike Gold

ComicMix's award-winning and spectacularly shy editor-in-chief Mike Gold also performs the weekly two-hour Weird Sounds Inside The Gold Mind ass-kicking rock, blues and blather radio show on The Point, www.getthepointradio.com and on iNetRadio, www.iNetRadio.com (search: Hit Oldies) every Sunday at 7:00 PM Eastern, rebroadcast three times during the week – check www.getthepointradio.com above for times and on-demand streaming information.

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5 Responses

  1. Jeremiah Avery says:

    There are a few working at the Big Two that really need the “Son Of Photoshop Copy Machine” jar.

    I think once someone grasps the fundamentals, they then should focus on doing good work in a short span of time. If it takes someone a week to do one page, odds are most publishers won’t be giving them assignments.

    Anatomy books would definitely be helpful, especially for those who don’t seem to have a clue what a real woman looks like.

    • Or hands and feet. I see a lot of bizarrely or just plain poorly drawn hands/feet and it boggles the mind because almost everyone has at least one they can use as a reference. It’s not like you’ve never seen one.

    • JosephW says:

      “…especially for those who don’t seem to have a clue what a real woman looks like.”

      What do you expect? They’re not drawing real women (or even realistic women–then again, many of those who can’t draw real women can’t draw real men either, but I digress….), they’re drawing the women they want to bang, and for some of them, I’d guess they’re using blow-up dolls as their models. (That is, when they’re not tracing porn magazine models.)

      • mike weber says:

        Kate says most young men would be ashamed to admit they’ve never seen a real nude woman …

        “…but these comic book artists seem to want to brag about it.”

  2. Carrie Oman says:

    Hi! You’ve been to the Paley Center recently for the Justice League: Doom premiere and I wanted to make sure you knew about an event we’re having with Comic Con this Friday – if it’s something you’d be interested in covering, just let me know!

    If you’d like to attend, email Carrie Oman at coman@paleycenter.org

    Viewing Party in New York

    PaleyFest Castle Viewing Party: Panel Live from Los Angeles with a Scavenger Hunt and Trivia from New York Comic Con

    Friday, March 9, 2012

    New York

    Kate Beckett and her fellow officers from the NYPD’s 12th Precinct have become quite adept at catching killers throughout Castle’s four seasons. Yet, there’s one case they can’t crack—the appeal of writer Richard Castle. Providing a service somewhat like Sherlock Holmes’s consulting detectivery, Castle—portrayed by genre-television icon Nathan Fillion—is a consulting writer, helping to solve cases with tips, hints, clues, and insights from the mind of the world’s foremost crime novelist. While a police procedural at its base, with references from steampunk to superheroes and Firefly to Watchmen, Castle takes great joy in incorporating the geeky world of Fillion and his fans.

    Come now, with your fellow fans, to see Fillion and his fellow cast members live from the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles for a PaleyFest panel and premiere screening of an upcoming episode before it hits ABC! Start sleuthing early for a citywide Castle clue scavenger hunt and Nathan Fillion trivia contest at the Paley Center!

    March 9 Schedule:

    4:00 to 8:00 pm

    Scavenger Hunt: The Great Castle Chase

    Featuring fifteen Castle and Fillion-related clues scatted around New York City landmarks and retailers. Find a clue; bring it to the Paley Center to claim your prize. Look for clues on Twitter at #castlechase. Visit newyorkcomiccon.com for full details on how to play.

    8:00 to 9:30 pm

    Prize redemption at the Paley Center.

    Prizes in the Great Castle Chase include Castle DVDs, books, and comics, New York Comic Con tickets, posters, and shirts, and free admission to future Paley Center events.

    The scavenger hunt and prize collection are free and open to all!

    Note: to participate in the trivia and PaleyFest event you need to purchase a ticket

    9:30 to 10:00 pm

    Hardcore Castle/Fillion Trivia Contest at the Paley Center.

    10:00 pm to midnight

    See a new episode of Castle and the PaleyFest panel with Castle cast and creative team livestreamed from the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Presented with New York Comic Con

    Carrie Oman

    Manager, Public Relations

    The Paley Center For Media

    25 West 52 Street

    New York, NY 10019