Deconstructing Comics #574: Thumbnailing Pages And A Collaboration Gone Wrong

by Hannah Means Shannon

The Deconstructing Comics podcast is back for a special extra episode this week, diving into the process of making comics with creators, and the possibility of problems arising during collaboration.

Irene and Jason

This week, a couple of old friends stop by to give us their thoughts and advice on comics creation. First, artist Irene Strychalski (Gwenpool) talks about her 10 tips for thumbnailing a comics page. At this stage, your main concern is clear storytelling technique. Listen for some guidelines!

Then, writer Jason McNamara (The Martian Confederacy, The Rattler), now creative consultant for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, talks about recognizing when a comics collaboration isn’t gelling, and knowing when to let go.

Listen up below!