"Making comics for a living is hard. The basics of the craft can take years to acquire, with the subtleties of expressive art taking even longer. And along the way, you somehow need to learn how to run a small business, an entirely separate but equally vital skill set."

I’ve written a short piece advocating mentorship in comics. It’s at TOUCAN, Comic Con’s new blog. 

My own studio, Periscope, has an internship program that works hard at splitting the difference between education and exploitation. Take a look.

  1. adventureseekerroxy reblogged this from stevelieber and added:
    I was lucky enough to have Steve and everyone else at Periscope as a mentor last year. They all made a huge impact on my...
  2. badkiddie reblogged this from erikamoen
  3. aqueerafoot reblogged this from erikamoen and added:
    This would be so amazingly helpful right now. Seriously.
  4. meisterj reblogged this from erikamoen and added:
    Having recently graduated I would love to apprentice with comic artists and learn the business end of comic making. I’d...
  5. moona-mcjune-a reblogged this from erikamoen and added:
    I wish I had known about this stuff much earlier than I did (even though I did graduate from MCAD, which is mentioned...
  6. erikamoen reblogged this from stevelieber and added:
    The mentoring I’ve received at Periscope Studio has transformed my entire life, I would not be successful in my career...
  7. workmadeforhire reblogged this from lucybellwood
  8. lucybellwood reblogged this from stevelieber and added:
    Preach it, Steve.