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Episode 21: Make Em Laugh Films and Viera Comics

Episode 21: Make Em Laugh Films and Viera Comics

Greetings Entreprenerds!

My guests this week are Jason and Peter from Make ‘Em Laugh Films and Viera Comics. I first met Jason and Peter at Boston Comic Con last month where they interviewed me for their cosplay interview video and Peter agreed to be interviewed by me for my Boston Comic Con Recap Episode.

Make ‘Em Laugh Films is a group of YouTube stars/popular cosplayers with a simple mission…to bring you endless laughter! Their videos have been featured on IMDb, Cinema Blend, Comicbook.com, Comic Book Resources, the Richest and more! As cosplayers, they regularly attend conventions across the nation to network with likeminded people, film new videos and host panels.

Their base of operations is Viera Comics, owned by Peter. The comic book shop in Melbourne, FL hosts regular events and has gained national recognition thanks to the great work of Peter and Jason.

We talk about a lot of great topics including:

  • How they come up with ideas and film their YouTube videos
  • How to build a cosplay community
  • Attending comic conventions
  • The importance of consistency in creating YouTube content
  • Doing panels at Comic Cons
  • Much more

Here are the links to some of their videos from Boston Comic Con and their event this weekend:

Be sure to check out Make Em Laugh Films on YouTube and give them a follow on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and head to Viera Comics and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

I’d really appreciate any feedback either on Twitter @UndertheCapes, in the blog comments or through a rating on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks and see you soon!

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Episode 10: Rob Salkowitz

Episode 10: Rob Salkowitz

Rob Salkowitz Comic con and the Business of Pop Culture

My guest this week is Rob Salkowitz, author of Comic-con and the Business of Pop Culture: What the World’s Wildest Trade Show Can Tell Us About the Future of Entertainment. Rob writes, speaks and consults on the social implications of digital media and the digital generation. Author of Young World Rising and Generation Blend, Rob is Director of Strategy and Content for MediaPlant, LLC in Seattle and teaches at the University of Washington. He writes about the business of comic books and the pop culture industry for Forbes and ICv2 and frequently speaks and moderates at San Diego Comic Con and other events.

Listen on iTunes or Stitcher.

Rob will be a panelist on and moderating many panels at San Diego Comic-con next week, including:

  • Law and Comics – Tuesday 4:30pm-5:30pm, San Diego Central Library, 330 Park Boulevard
  • How to Get News Coverage – Thursday 10:30am, Room 8
  • Celebrate 50 Years of Underground Comix with Denis Kitchen – Thursday 11am, Room 9
  • Pop Culture Shark Tank – Friday 3pm, Room 32AB
  • The 7 Comic (and Card) Shop Archetypes: Who Triumphs, Thrives, and Survives – Friday 6:30pm, Room 26AB
  • Comics Entrepreneur Secrets – Saturday 5 pm, Room 28DE
  • Spotlight on Sarah Glidden – Sunday 1pm, Room 4

In this episode we discuss:

  • Future of San Diego Comic-con and the comic book industry
  • Making it in the comics industry today
  • Pop Culture Shark Tank
  • The growth of Digital Comics
  • Tips for Pop Culture Writers
  • Mainstream publications covering comics
  • Experiences moderating panels
  • Future projects he’s working on
  • Importance of being open to new opportunities as a creator or entrepreneur
  • Not giving up on your dreams

Here are the links to everything we discussed:

If you’re interested in comic-con or the comics industry I highly recommend Rob’s book, Comic-con and the Business of Pop Culture which offers a really entertaining and detailed look at the future of the pop culture industry

You can read more of Rob’s work on Forbes or ICv2, follow him on Twitter @robsalk or check out robsalkowitz.com.

This Monday I’ll be posting a special pre-SDCC episode where I’ll have some friends on to talk about our plans for the con and I’ll be sharing quick clips from past guests where they share tips for making the most out of San Diego Comic-con. Should be a lot of fun and give you some great tips as you make your way to San Diego.

I’d really appreciate any feedback either on Twitter @UndertheCapes, in the blog comments or through a rating on iTunes or Stitcher. Thanks and see you soon!

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